Relocating to another city or country can be a difficult task especially if there are kids involved. There is a lot to pack and so much to put in place before you leave your old home. You most certainly will need the help of movers to help with the heavy lifting and to move the boxes. But before you seek the help of home movers, you want to ensure that you have packed everything that will be moved in boxes and given away or sold the items that you won’t be taking along with you.
Here are a few tips to make it easier to move with the kids.
- Get the Kids Involved
The best way to get the kids excited about the whole idea of moving to a new home is to get them involved. Let them help out where they can in the packing. They can also help out to clean and run errands. You will need a lot of help and the kids are more than willing to get involved. Remember to make it worth their while.
- Start to Pack on Time
No matter how small your current home might be, there are a lot of things to pack. This is why you need to start packing weeks or months before you move. This allows you enough time to get rid of the stuff you won’t be taking along and to pack everything you need. It is best to set out different time for different areas of the home. You can clear out the garage the first few days and then pack all the kitchenware before you clear out the bedrooms.
- Use Colors Codes
If you will be moving a lot of stuff, you will need a lot of boxes which is why you will need to use different colors to make it easy to differentiate. You could get color tapes or use a marker to write on the boxes after packing. You also want to indicate the boxes that contain the fragile stuff so that anyone handling them can see it clearly. Furniture and other items that are not going into a box should be wrapped and protected with plastic to prevent them from dirt and scratches.
- Take Out the Trash At Night
It is best you clear out the unwanted stuff at night when the kids are asleep. This is because kids find it hard to give away toys even when they no longer play with them. So if you are going to take out their broken action figure or remote control car you want to make sure that you do it without their knowledge.
- Make it Fun for the Kids
Relocating should be fun and exciting for everyone. Go for family dinner or sightseeing one last time before you leave town for good. You could also organize a dinner or cookout with close friends and neighbors to bid them farewell. This is also a good time to get the kids new toys and gifts just to lighten up the mood.