It is known that “Moving Day” is considered to be one of the
most stressful things you can do in life and it certainly isn’t the
most exciting activity to look forward to. Exclusively when it is
with your kids. Moving an apartment is a significant milestone in
family life, let alone with children. Nevertheless ,with the right
planning and preparation, moving home with the kids doesn’t
have to be such a load.
Here are 5 tips to help you to turn this special, but hard day
lighter and calm:
1. Use a helping hand- a family activity!
Children can take part in the packaging, and are a great
help! For the small children, I recommend only a symbolic
part in the packing. The appearance of the room with bare
walls and without any toys can be a little scary and
unnecessary. It is recommended to pack the last children's
rooms and arrange them first in the new home. It is wise to
share with the children the organization of the new room –
location of the furniture, bed, table, shelf, and of course, do
not forget to take the beloved supplies – pictures, games and
other things that they chose to take with them. Buying new
equipment for the room should be done in collaboration with
the child. Also, many times the kids don’t want to keep all
their furniture or toys as they want a change and to make the
room quite different, and leave us with a big bed or table with
no ide wht to do with it. A good solution for that is self-
storage as an option, saving you the bother of where to store
all your items. Find out more here.
2. Pack it smart
Moving an apartment is a great opportunity to get rid of
objects and equipment that are no longer in use or needed
by you. Therefore, even before packing, go through the
house and remove any clothes, tools, equipment and
furniture that you do not need. The donated items can be
donated to nonprofit organizations or thrown into the
recycling bins. This approach will significantly save the
volume and transportation costs, and make it a lot easier for
you. Also, make sure you order all the boxes and packing
materials you need, so you’re fully prepared for every
3. Plan forward!
Start packaging with the products that are not in daily use,
and the boxes are placed close to the wall so that they will
not disturb the house or the kids space in the house while
Just as you are preparing for each week, set yourself daily
goals for packing. Be as specific as possible: set the living
room on Monday, the children's rooms in the third, or any
other method that is convenient for you.
4. O-r- g-a- n-i- z-a- t-i- o-n- !
Pack the boxes by subjects, mark the boxes with numbers
by room, and put a number on each door. This will make it
easier for the movers to separate everything in the
appropriate rooms and spare yourself unnecessary juggling.
Mark or write the contents of the box on its side sidepieces
(so when the crates are in the stack you can locate the
things you need). Avoid mixing products from different rooms
in the same box.
5. Leaving the old nest for a new one
Adapt the idea and share with the child with the intentions of
moving. At this stage, quite a few oppositions and objections
are expected, alongside enthusiasm and the desire for
This is a convenient time to "cook" and let them adapt to the
idea. The involvement and sharing with the children does not
mean to confuse them, but to make it lighter and more fun!