Moving is tough. Moving with kids isn’t a walk in the park. And moving with a sick kid? That’s a whole other ball game. You might be pondering how you can possibly handle it. Well, it’s not that bad. You just need to follow the tips provided by our friends at Safebound Moving & Storage. Keep reading to see how you can turn a tough situation into a manageable one!
Make the Kids a Partner in the Plans
The young members of the household are unaware of the lease’s expiration date and their desired new location, but the parents know. Talk to the kids in an age-appropriate way, outlining all the wonderful reasons you are moving and what it will mean for them. Explain how you will pack everything and how you will reserve a space that is box-free and cleared for children to play in until it’s time to leave. If they are old enough, discuss keeping all of their favorite items in a separate bag, so they always have comfort items on hand, such as pacifiers, food, or toys, when they need them.
Know your strategy for who will watch the kids and any pets on moving day before having this chat. It’s dangerous for them to be running wild around open doors and heavy goods being pushed down halls. For the kids to organize some enjoyable activities while you watch the move, like a movie with popcorn, a living room campout, or a trip to the park, it would be ideal for someone in your support network to enjoy having kids around.
A fantastic strategy to assuage the children’s fears is to provide them the opportunity to comprehend what will happen before, during, and after the relocation. Tell them that a fun long distance moving company is going to help you move. Tell them that it’ll be a new adventure for the whole family. You are welcome to have these discussions again or space them out over a few weeks, depending on their personality and requirements.
Give the Kids Small Tasks
“But they’re sick!” We understand that. But keeping the child distracted from not feeling so great will do wonders for everyone involved. Think about how you feel when you’re sick. Don’t you notice that the time goes by quicker when you’re up and about rather than laying in bed just focusing on how bad you feel?
So, maybe get the kids involved in creating a new environment they can conceive and construct when you arrive, if their age permits. They could like to create drawings with you of a brand-new reading nook for their room before selecting some amusing, reasonably priced cushions to adorn it. As many cheap kits you buy online, like broccoli sprouts, come with seeds and have a 3-5 day development cycle, you could create a sprout farm on the window sill. At the conclusion, you’ll have a nutritious garnish for your avocado toast or salad and a sense of achievement to enjoy.
The Packing Part
Avoid overpacking your boxes and be sure to place heavier objects at the bottom of the box to avoid it from tumbling over on young children. When a box is nearly filled, crumple up balls of packing paper to cover the spaces, and be sure to close it well with a few layers of tape running in crossover directions.
Boxes shouldn’t be stacked too high since children can bump into them and they like to climb. Once a box is packed, label it to your heart’s content. If you need something right away when you get there, labeling will be your savior.
Give them a secure place to play where you can watch them while you pack heavily on days when you spend a lot of time wrapping large stoneware dishes or long-stemmed glasses. As the quantity of boxes increases, be sure to provide enough room for the family to move around the house. Depending on how long it takes you to pack the entire house, you’ll still need to get ready every morning, use the common areas, and operate for a few weeks. You might wish to leave empty shelves bolted into the wall until moving day if you have a small climber in the house to avoid a tipping danger. You can request in advance that your movers be ready to do this.
Patience is a Virtue
In the end, every parent has a sense of humor on hand to handle some of the highs and lows of parenthood, and this is especially true while traveling. Be patient with yourself as well as the small ones and be prepared for some mayhem. On sunny days, put off unpacking in favor of exploring the area and taking in your new surroundings.