Tips to Make Moving with Small Children Easier

Posted on: September 5, 2018 | by: Advantage September 5, 2018

Moving can be hard enough all on its own, but when you are moving with children, it can become unbelievably challenging. But, no matter what city you are moving to, chances are that it will be rich in its own history and filled with things for you and your kids to go do. Once the movers have been in your new home and unloaded everything, your life is going to become a whirlwind of getting everything put away and getting all settled in.

What About Your Kids?

Have you given any thought to what your kids are going to be doing while you are working hard at getting your house put back together? You could just leave them to their own devices in your new home, but depending on their age, they probably need to be kept occupied and under supervision. Thankfully, there are several different things you can do to make the whole move a more enjoyable experience for everyone.

It should all start long before you make the move. This is a good time to put the full force of the internet to work for you.  Things to look for include preschools, child care centers, even places like libraries that might have lists of babysitters and mentors. Keeping your kids entertained can be a lot easier this way and at the same time can give you the time needed to get everything at home taken care of.

What About All of You?

Your kids are not the only ones who are going to need breaks from time to time. Most cities have plenty of local parks, splash parks, and other family-oriented activities such as museums, playgrounds, theme parks, swimming pools, and more. The first thing to find is the nearest local park with a playground. These are the perfect place for everyone to take a break and play around a bit.  This will help all of you to catch up with each other and get away from the fun of unpacking and putting everything you own in its new home.

When everyone is at home and you are still working, try doing things like finding small tasks your little ones are capable of and offer rewards for getting them done. Maybe a reward for simply playing quietly while you work. Perhaps set up a TV and a stack of movies for them to watch.

 

One thing to remember is that moving with children doesn’t have to be a nightmare, plan ahead and use top-quality movers like Advantage Moving and Storage. For more information, contact Advantage at (847) 584-3908 today!