Moving can be very difficult, especially when there are little ones involved. It’s hard to get everything done while still keeping your kids entertained, and it can make moving seem overwhelming. Moving Kings is here to make your move as easy and stress-free as possible. We’ll work with you every step of the way, with packing and storage services and staff available to answer your questions even if it’s 3 am. Here’s a few tips on how to overcome the challenges in moving with kids and keep on track as much as possible.
1. Ask for Help and Make A To-Do List
Don’t be ashamed to ask friends or relatives for help. Try setting up playdates to get the kids out of the house and give yourself the freedom to get things done. Start a to-do list and tackle a few tasks at a time. Having a list of things you need to get done will help you stay on track and keep the stress to a minimum.
2. Give Your Kids A Task
Let your kids get involved! Explain what’s going on and let them help. They can pack a box or two of their toys and other things you’re not worried about breaking. It lets them be a part of the process and it will keep them busy, giving some much needed time to accomplish other tasks.
3. Prepare (Early) for Moving Day
Long distance moves include a lot of variables, so it’s important to prepare ahead of time. Make sure you have change for any tolls if you’re driving and make sure you have an emergency bag with toiletries and a change of clothes in case the delivery takes a little longer than anticipated. Local moves have plenty of their own challenges, but there are a lot of moving parts when it comes cross-country moves and coordinating with your moving company is key. That’s why Moving Kings prioritizes communication, and strives to make sure you understand what’s happening for every step of the move.
4. Work While They Sleep
If you try to pack toys while the are awake, you know they’ll just pull them all back out of the boxes and start playing with them. Sort through the baby dolls and racecars while they sleep and create piles for the toys that you plan to donate or sell. Going through the toys when they aren’t watching can help avoid any temper tantrums.
Moving does bring a lot of joy, and a chance to organize your life, but you will also face some stress and worry throughout the process. They might not mean to, but kids can make preparing for a move more complicated. With the correct approach, you can empower them by letting them participate and make moving easier for everyone, and turning to a moving company you can trust will streamline the process. Moving Kings will treat you like family and handle your belongings with care, whether you are making a local or long-distance move. Call today to get started!