Moving to a new town or neighborhood with your kids can seem daunting—especially
when you consider how hard it is just to get them to and from the grocery
store. Fear not; there are many techniques and ideas that parents who
have gone before you have developed. Take a look at the following
moving prep tips for making a relocation easier on you and your children.
Talk to your children ahead of time.
Before you really begin the process of moving your home, be sure that you
include your children in the discussion. Explain why you are moving, and
why it will be a good thing. Get input from your children about what your
new home should be like. Foster a sense of inclusion and control so that
the kids don’t feel helpless.
Find the right neighborhood.
Make sure that the home you choose is in an area that works for your children.
Are the schools good? Can the kids play safely in the front yard or in
the street? Are there theaters, sports clubs, and other entertainment
options nearby? Consider what your family likes to do throughout the year
and try to make all of the same activities available.
Give young kids helpful tasks.
Young children can be made to feel much more in control if they are given
tasks and responsibilities that help with the move. Packing up his own
room might not be fun for your 8-year-old, but he may want to help plan
the route, label boxes, or tackle other “grownup” jobs before
the moving company shows up.
Explore your new surroundings.
Once you have all moved in and unpacked, get your family back out the door
to see what
your new neighborhood has to offer. Perhaps there are fun bike trails or parks nearby. Maybe
your new town has restaurants and shops that your old town didn’t.
Get your kids excited about their new home!
Bluemound Express Moving & Storage Co. is ready to help when you and
your family need to relocate in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Call (262) 650-1870
to learn more about our rates and services.