Clever Ways To Integrate The Kids Into The Moving Process

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Clever Ways To Integrate The Kids Into The Moving Process
Clever Ways To Integrate The Kids Into The Moving Process

What is the Clever Ways To Integrate The Kids Into The Moving Process?

Parents with kids face some of the most challenging tasks when relocating and moving into a new locale. Children will often feel disappointed that you are forcefully taking them away from their friends. Their young minds cannot comprehend why they must move to a new neighborhood and attend a different school. Fortunately, the transition does not have to end in tears. By planning well and involving your kids in every aspect, you can nail the moving process.

Keep them appraised

Inform your children as soon as you finalize plans to move. The most appropriate time is when the family converges at the dining table. Tell them without being too detailed the reason behind the move. Explain what will happen in the coming weeks as well as on a moving day.

Take them with you when looking for a house

If you are still looking for an apartment, bring your children along when you next go hunting for a place. Ask them to tell you the kind of house they would like. Engage them in conversations on the type of bedroom they would love. For an online search, show them images of possible homes that you could soon rent or buy; having them as a part of your house selection process helps build anticipation.

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Assist them in packing their belongings

Children often get nervous and scared when they sense something is about to change. When you buy packing materials, let them participate. Give them a carton to fill with their toys, shoes or clothes. Show them how to label the container and explain why it is crucial.

Maintain their old routines

Kids do well when their lives run on a schedule. Shaking it up destabilizes their lives. Therefore, maintain their programs in the usual way before and after arriving in the new locality. If the children wake up at 9 am to a welcoming breakfast of milk and cereals, do not change anything. Make sure to pack these last before you leave and unpack them first in the new home.

Assign to them the inventory list

Let your children note down the things you put into a box. Go with them to every room as you pack. Request another child to copy the list on another sheet of paper as soon as you fill up a container. Together, stick the first copy and keep the second one in a folder. Move to another carton in the same way. They will enjoy the task.

From the start, keep your children updated on the moving process. Bring them along when you go on a house-searching trip. When you start packing, let the children fill up a box of their own. Show them how to and let them label it. Stick to their routines before and after relocation. Assign them the more involving task of preparing an inventory list, its duplicate and show them where the copies go. By cleverly involving kids when planning a move, it takes away their fear.

Joe Webster
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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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