Moving to a new house can be an exciting time, especially if it’s for a better job or to a new city. But it can also be a really stressful, scary life event, especially for kids. So if you have kids, you’re sure to expect some pushback from them regarding moving. But fortunately, there are a few ways you can make the move easier on them. So let’s take a look at a few tips to keep in mind when preparing for a move.
Kids of all ages are bound to have questions when you tell them the family is moving. They might ask why you’re moving and where to. It’s important to take the time to sit down, listen, and answer all of their questions. If you’re as open as possible about the process, it may help ease their concerns. They may also have questions about the new house and the area you’re moving to. If they’re going to be attending one of the 30,861 private schools in the U.S., they are probably going to want to know more about the school. Answering all of their questions as best as you can help them get used to the idea of moving before it actually happens. The more they know, the more prepared they’ll be.
When a family relocates, it’s important to try to get everyone excited about the move. And a great way to get your kids excited is to let them decorate their new room. If you can, take them to the new house before the move so they can get used to it and see their new room. Then, let them choose what colors they want to paint their room and even pick out new bedding or decoration. This way, they’ll feel like they’re really making their new room their own. You can even let them help decorate and plan the rest of the house — not only does Home Advisor show a basement remodel can have a 70% ROI, but allowing your kids to turn the basement into a playroom can be a great way to let them make the house really feel like a home.
If your kids are old enough, it’s important to include them as much as possible in the actual moving process. From looking at potential houses to packing and loading your items into the moving van, including them in the moving process can help them feel more comfortable with the idea. And with the average household having 300,000 items in it, you’re going to need the help packing anyways. Packing up their belongings can be sad, but it can also help them transition into their new life in the new house. Having this sense of responsibility can also make them feel proud and excited that they’re being asked to help with moving.
For kids of all ages, moving can be challenging. But if you keep these tips in mind and make sure they feel as comfortable as possible, the move will go easier than you may think.