Plan Before Moving Day
Planning will alleviate many of your moving pains. If you have kids, it’s essential to strategize your time and create a game plan for moving.
Give Your Kids Time to Process The Move
Moving at any age can feel traumatic, but this is especially true for young children. If possible, give your child a least a month in advance to process the news.
Explain Packing
Kids, especially little ones, may not understand that their belongings will go with them to the new house. It’s a good idea to set aside a small box or backpack of their essential toys, clothes, and comfort items.
Give Them Info on Their New Home
Show your kids where your family is moving on a map and the different places you will stop at along the way. Let them know about fun places nearby and the types of activities they’ll be able to do there.
Contact Their New School
Reach out to your child’s new school districts and planned activities before you leave so that your kids will be able to return to “normal” life as soon as possible after you arrive at your new home