How to Make the Move Easier on the Kids!

Congratulations! You've found the house of your dreams and you're ready to start a new chapter there with your whole family. During this exciting and busy time, it can be easy to overlook the little ones. Arrowhead Title is the best title agency at the Lake of the Ozarks and we have some great tips to help you involve the kids in the moving process. Read on to learn more!

Involve Them in the Process

It's easy to get distracted with the packing, planning, and paperwork involved with moving. But it's important to involve your kids in the process so they are able to adjust to this fun new chapter along with you. The amount that you involve them will depend on their age a level of ability to help. Here are a few considerations to get you started...

Ask for Their Input - Even if you aren't going to buy a home just because your little one likes it best, it can be fun for them to feel involved in the decision process. Ask what their favorite things are about each home you are considering. 

Yard Sale Helpers - Recruit their help in hosting a yard sale to consolidate your belongings before making the big move. Let them host a lemonade stand as part of the yard sale so they can feel like they are part of the process. Little ones can help place pricing stickers on items as well for a fun activity. 

Give Them a Tour - Before the big moving day, bring your kiddos to the house while it is still empty. That will let them experience the home the same way you did when you decided to purchase it. The emptiness and newness feel exciting and can allow your kids to play with their imagination. Show them which room will be theirs and let them think of ideas on how they want to decorate when you do move in. Without taking this step, it can be overwhelming for your child to experience their new home for the first time while it is full of cardboard boxes and unorganized furniture.

Use Daycare

Some kiddos may be too young to deal with the official moving day. If they have sensitive sleeping schedules or are at the stage where they put foreign objects in their mouths, then it may be a good idea to employ a daycare for the day of moving. This can help keep them safer and happier during the moving process. While it is still a good idea to introduce them to the home and let them know what is going on, it could be dangerous to have them underfoot on moving day with so many boxes and heavy furniture moving around. 

Host a Goodbye Party 

Your child likely has an attachment to your current home, especially if they have lived there for their whole lives. Hosting a goodbye party for the house can help your kids reach closure and feel okay about moving away. Ask them what parts of the house they want to say goodbye to and take photos of them to memorialize it for them. Did they love climbing a particular tree in the backyard? Let them climb it one last time and take fun photos to include in a scrapbook. 

Pack a Moving Bag 

Moving can be quick in itself, but the process of unpacking can sometimes take a week or even longer. It can help your kids feel more at home if they have their favorite items with them in a moving bag. Help them pack their favorite toys, outfits, activities, etc. 

Moving into a new home is an exciting time in life, but it can also be a bit stressful. Help your kids adjust and feel more at home in the new house be making them feel like part of the process, allowing them to say goodbye to the old house, and helping them prepare for the big move. At Arrowhead Title, we are happy to help you accomplish your dreams of moving into a new beautiful home. We prioritize integrity and accuracy in every real estate transaction to make it feel as smooth as possible.

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