Everyone knows that moving can be stressful. Whether it’s across town or across country, moving isn’t an easy thing to do. Moving can become even more complicated and stressful when you have kids in tow during the process. Not only are you stressed, the kids honestly don’t understand what you’re doing and that stresses you out even more. Luckily, there are some tried and true tips to help you reduce the stress when moving with your kids underfoot, not only to help you but to help them as well.
With that being said, read on below for a few tips to help you with the stress of moving, even with the kids in tow.
Hire a Moving Company
The best way to relieve the stress of moving with the kids is to hand over the moving of your household to someone like the North American moving companies. Not only can they help you relieve the stress of having to pack and move everything yourself, they realize that every house and its occupants are unique and will work with you to create the perfect moving solution for your household.
Another good reason to hire a moving company to help move is it will end up costing you less money and time in the long run. If you think about it, you have to put gas in the trucks that you are using to move, pay whoever you get to help you, and make numerous trips back and forth between the two homes. That is quite a bit of money and stress that you could avoid just by hiring a reputable moving company to do it for you instead.
Turn Packing for Your Move into a Game
Many times, the move comes up on you a lot more quickly that you would like. You find that you have very little time to pack before you need to be out of the old house and into the new. Not only does this stress you out, it stresses out the kids as well. Instead of just doing it yourself, enlist the help of your little ones to get the job done. One surefire way to get your little ones excited about helping you move is by putting boxes in their room and letting them label and decorate them the way they choose to. Create a game to get things from their shelves into the boxes to be moved and you will be surprised at how fast things will get done and how much less stressed you all will be during the process.
Plan Meals a Few Days in Advance
Moving days are long and confusing, not only for you but for the kids as well. They get tired, cranky, and hungry. Your best bet of staying stress-free is to plan out your meals for a couple of days of moving and on moving day. For a fun treat, let the kids help you plan out the meals by looking for their favorite snacks at the grocery store or helping you pick the restaurant or deli you are going to get take out from, if that is the option you’re going with during your move.
These are just a few of the top tips you should follow when trying to move with your kids in tow. Including them in the process is your first line of defense when it comes to a stress-free move. Make sure to hire a moving company to take some added stress off of you as well. You will be in your new home with the kids in bed and soothing music playing in no time at all with the tips above.
About the author: Katherine Smith (Kat) is a San Diego based freelance writer who enjoys writing on a wide variety of fitness and entertainment topics. In her free time Kat enjoys the beach and playing volleyball with family and friends.