Moving with Young Children
Moving is just as stressful for children as it is for adults, and in some cases, it can be more stressful. Stress aside, moving house with children is a challenge in and of itself, but there are ways to ease this process for you and your little ones:
- Take the kids on a tour of the new home
- Leave them with friends and/or family on moving day
- Talk to them about the move
- Let them help with the packing
Take the Kids on a Tour of the New Home
Letting the kids tour the new house is an excellent way to introduce them to the moving process. Take them on a tour of your new space and allow them to explore their surroundings freely. It can be especially helpful to explain to them that the new house belongs to your family and let them explore their new room and/or play space. Just remember to make this introduction fun and interactive for the kids.
Leave the Kids with Friends or Family on Moving Day
Trying to move with small children can be frustrating, chaotic and even dangerous. All of the commotion could be either exciting or confusing for them, leading to rambunctiousness, crying, accidents and more. With so much going on, it could be impossible to tame or soothe them. The best solution is simply to leave them with friends or family for the day; explaining the move and what will happen after you pick them up.
Leaving your kids with a sitter will not only make your move smoother, it will also give you time to set up their new rooms, at least to some degree. Pack boxes with each child’s favourite or must-have things, and be sure that these boxes are easily identifiable for fast unpacking.
Let Them Help with Packing
Packing can be stressful, especially with kids, but only if you don’t allow them to get involved. To make things easier, let the kids pack and unpack their own things, especially their toys. Additionally, give them small tasks to help with the packing. If you’re moving out of a rental property, they can also help with cleaning, but since bond or end of lease cleaning is so involved, you might consider forgoing the process altogether and hiring a bond cleaner. These cleaners will ensure your home is cleaned to the property manager’s satisfaction. To find a cleaner, Brisbane families only need to make one call to Brisbane Bond Cleaning.
Talk to the Kids About the Move
When you’re moving, it’s important to keep your children in the loop, even if they’re young. Tell them about the move right from the start and outline some of the changes they may experience. Try to stick to their normal routines as much as possible. Most importantly, try not to let them see you stressed and always talk about the move in a positive or even enthusiastic tone. The more positive and excited you are, the more they will be, too.
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