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4 Tips For Moving With Children

Moving to a new home with your family can be exciting, but also stressful. Here are some easy and simple tips from our expert movers to help you make the best of your relocation. 

Moving is hard for everyone, but it’s especially challenging for families with young children. Hiring professional movers is often the best option because they can help:

  • make your move faster and more efficient.
  • free up your time so you can better look after your children's needs.
  • minimize any risk of injury to you and your children.
  • create a more cost-effective and pleasant moving experience.

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4 Tips To Make Moving Day Easy With Children

Moving is an overwhelming and stressful time for everyone, but especially so for children who may be too young to understand what is happening. Trying to make the move easier for young children is the best way to create a smoother, happier process for everyone!

Here are some tips for families moving with young ones:


1. Don't Procrastinate

Many parents assume that the later your tell your children you’re moving, the less time they’ll have to worry. However, experts say that the earlier your tell your little one, the better.

Children need time to get used to the idea of moving house, so don’t put off telling them. Instead, try to highlight all the positive reasons for the move such as:

  • New friends and school
  • A bigger garden
  • Being closer to family

Most children have an inner explorer, so try and make the whole experience into an exciting adventure.


2. Keep Familiar Items

If you’re planning on redecorating your child’s room, it’s best to wait until you are fully settled in your new home before you do so. While there’s nothing wrong with adding new decor, it’s comforting for children to have their familiar bed and furniture in a new place.

CALGARY MOVING TIP: If possible, try to arrange your child’s bedroom furniture the same way in the new home as it was in the old one


3. Involve Them in the Process

Moving is very unsettling for children, so it’s important to find ways to let them exercise some control over the process. Do this by welcoming any questions they have and going through what will happen on moving day.

You may also want to consider:

  • Making them responsible for packing their own rooms
  • Taking the time to help them start decorating their new room in their heads
  • Arranging a day out to your new area to visit any playgrounds or other attractions
  • Allowing them to pick out the paint colour for their new room

Giving your child a say in the process will give them some investment and power, making them feel more settled and easing the stress of your move.


4. Help Your Children Say Goodbye

Sometimes, parents think that if they don’t make a big deal about moving, neither will their children. But REMEMBER: for your child, a move involves leaving friends, schools and favourite hangouts behind.

Helping your child say goodbye properly and setting up ways to stay connected to their old home can help them better deal with this change in their life.

You may want to consider:

  • Hosting a goodbye party for friends and classmates. Emphasize how easy it is to keep in touch through e-mail and the telephone
  • Plan a trip back to your old hometown to visit friends
  • Take photographs of your child’s favourite places and people and help them make a scrapbook with the memories
  • Give each of your children their own address book and make the party an opportunity for them to record their friends' personal contact information.


5. Hire a Calgary Moving Company

To help ease the stress of this transition, one of the best tips for movers with children is to hire a professional relocation service.

From storage and packing, to transporting heavy furniture and setting up your new home, residential movers can take care of all aspects of your relocation so you have more time to look after your children.


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To find out more about how we can help ease the transition into your new family home, contact our Calgary moving company today at 403-540-4393 or fill in our online contact form.

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