Referring to Part One of this blog, here is the second part.
As you know, moving is somehow a stressful life event that everyone has to go through once in their life. There are so many things happening at that time that you concentrate on the finances, timing, and the unknown balance that will be paid at the end. Well, having kids can make that move more stressful as they also have needs that are to be attended. Luckily, there are things you can do to help prevent your kids from ruining the moving day and make this process easier for them.
Pack up the house while they’re sleeping (particularly their toys!) If your kids want to help, then let them but if they are likely to cause trouble then, better let it be! Remember to leave some of their toys out so that they have something to play with.
Request help from the children, and lots of it. You need more assistance with the children than with packing. In the event that companions or family truly need to serve you, request that they engage the children in the piece of the house you’re not pressing. Or on the other hand, request that they remove the children from the house so you can center.
Ask for help with packing, with a couple of provisos. If individuals need to enable you to pack, ensure you’re set up with provisions and a particular classification that you can appoint without micromanaging. Try not to request that they pack family treasures or tokens in case you’re only going to drift.
Use color-coded tape. The best tip is to use shading code the majority of the containers with pipe tape. It will be easier to recognize which boxes go where when you are unpacking. For example, you can use blue tape was for the kid’s things and yellow tape for the kitchen, etc.
Start months (not weeks) the sooner you might think is sensible. It is better to pack early so that you don’t get confused or intimated with all things going on later on. With the kids, it is going to look longer to pack everything as you will be needed in parenting!
Sell or dispose of things around evening time. Take things that you are not going to use to the storage compartment of your vehicle around evening time so you can drop them off the following day without the children seeing that one toy they never played with. Since they will choose it’s their preferred toy, and you’re a beast for giving it away.
Use online yard deal and other groups. Through Craigslist and other gathering, you can be able to sell a lot of your old items. Always follow this rule – If you don’t use, then sell it!
Pack every family member one bag as there can be some unexpected situation that can occur. Always permit one bag for each of you. If you have an infant, then take a duffel bag to put everything that you know your baby would need.
Have a couple of new and exciting surprises. Buy a couple of new toys for the move and plan an excursion to your preferred family restaurant for the end to keep up assurance. You might be sad about the farewells, yet there is as yet another experience before you.
Bid farewell to your old house and welcome the new things as a family. Do have last goodbye to all the rooms with your child. It helps them with moving out the pressure. Yes, it will be a lot to take in but be sure to check all room in order to be sure if there is something left out. Even if you are saying goodbye, when moving to the new place, try new things. Go out along with your kids and visit the surroundings. Have lunches and dinners in places that are found near your new home. Remember to make it comfortable for the kids!
Give yourself and your children time. Moving is mentally muddling and sincerely debilitating. It takes time to get used to a specific new place. It is better to give time to your kids to adjust to the new environment. Let them take time to make new friends, practice these tips with your child: make eye contact, smile, and keep your arms by your side.
Keep up with the family traditions and routines. It is important to maintain normalcy such as sticking to the old bedtime and mealtime. If you have a family tradition for Easter or Christmas, then keep it up. This will help your kids in knowing that even if the house is not the same anymore, the traditions are still the same.
Relocating is a hell of stress, but it also brings a lot of joy and a chance to organize your life throughout the whole process. From letting your children help pack the boxes to relieving your stress, moving with kids can be interesting and fruitful.