A stress-free move with children might seem like somewhat of an oxymoron, but it is possible. Take it from a removals company that has seen and done it all, when it comes to moving families locally and even interstate, there are ways to take the stress out of moving when you’ve got little ones running about. Also, don’t forget that leaving ones home can be pretty traumatic for a kid, so making moving day as fun as possible is also important for helping to alleviate their stress and reducing the risk of melt-downs.
Take note of these proven tips and ensure your family’s move is a positive experience for everyone:
1. Give them a Task: While a small child won’t be able to do any heavy lifting and you won’t want to entrust them with packing the dishes, there are simple jobs you can give them to make them feel important on moving day, not to mention keep them occupied. Small kids, for instance, can be tasked with giving the people from the removals company water or other refreshments, and older kids can be on hand to tell movers where certain pieces of furniture and boxes go. Or, get them to clean and sweep out an emptied room.
2. Packing Games: If you’ve decided to some or all of the packing yourselves instead of entrusting this task to a removals company, get your kids involved. There are a variety of packing games you can create, but the following have been kid-approved.
A Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of all the items you wish to pack and have the kids ‘hunt’ for them around the house. Your children will enjoy the challenge of finding and collecting items while you’ll be able to check one more thing off your list.
Basketball: Obviously, you don’t want to play this game with anything that’s fragile, but if you’re looking to round up the kids’ stuffed animal collection or the heap of clothes on the floor, it can be a lot of fun. Open a suitcase or box in the middle of the room and see who can get the most ‘baskets.’
3. Hire a Removals Company: Hands-down, the easiest way to make moving day a breeze for the entire family is to hire professionals. With less on your plate, you’ll be better equipped to help your children adjust to the exciting new adventure they’re about to embark on.
For information on the services offered by one of the most trusted names in the Brisbane moving industry, call Ready Movers: 1300 787 934.