Moving can be a very stressful experience, but doing this with kids can be even more challenging because you have to consider their feelings and needs as well. While change can be exciting for some, kids will feel scared of the unknown and will not want to move into a new house, room, and environment, and they can become anxious.
The good news is that there are steps you can take to make the process of moving an enjoyable one, and the following tips will take the stress out of moving with kids:
Talk to Your Kids about the Move
This will help them prepare, and they will be aware of the change in advance, so it will be less shocking and less of a surprise. Sit down as a family and share this news and ask them if they have any questions or if they want to express their feelings. Make sure you discuss every aspect of the move, including what they are leaving behind so that they understand that they may have to attend a new school and live in a different neighbourhood. Tell them about the unique features of your new town and talk about your new house so that there is excitement.
Do Not Pack Away Your Child’s Favourite Objects
Packing in advance is a must, but you have to do this strategically so that you avoid packing up your child’s beloved objects. Keep their favourite toys, stuffed animals, blankets, and art supplies separate so that they can be accessed easily during the move. This will provide them with a sense of comfort because they will be able to hold onto familiar things and feel more calm thanks to these items.
Visit Your New Neighbourhood
Take a weekend to show your kids your new neighbourhood and drive by your new house so that they can see their new environment. This will create a sense of excitement, and your child will have a visual of their new space.
Ask them for Help When it Comes to Decorating their New Room
This will get them to feel involved and they will enjoy being part of the process. Ask them for ideas regarding colours and themes and discuss all the ways you can make their new room fun. This will give them something to look forward to, and they will want to move into the new house.
Maintain a Positive Attitude
No matter how stressed or overwhelmed you may feel, it is very important that you maintain a positive attitude because your kids will have a similar attitude and will notice if you are stressed. If you’re cheerful and upbeat, these feelings will rub off on them, so do your best to maintain a positive attitude.
The experts at Econo Moving & Storage will ensure your moving experience is an enjoyable one, and we will do whatever it takes to make the process smooth and stress-free. We are one of the top moving companies in the North and West Vancouver areas, and our movers are professional, reputable and friendly. We offer mini and self-storage options and so much more, so contact us today to hear more about our services.