Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:07

Tips and Tricks for Long Distance Moving with Small Children

Is Your Family Moving Out of State?

If your family is getting ready to make a big move, you’re probably watching tasks pile up on your to-do list. From finding your new home to getting utilities turned on and making sure you know how to get your kids into the right school, there’s a lot of logistics to consider when moving out of state. One of those considerations is also making sure your little ones are safe, comfortable, and cared for throughout the moving process.

Our expert teams of packers and movers at Great Plains Moving and Storage have compiled this list of tips for families who are moving with small children.

Be Prepared and Be Honest

Kids of all ages will need your help making a successful transition to a new home, new school, and new environment. You don’t have to have all the answers to what they might ask but give them examples of what their new home or school might be like so that they can anticipate that change. Moving out of state can be exciting and challenging; be honest in your own emotions about the move, so that they know they can be honest with you, too.

Find Little Ways for Them to Be Involved

Not only does getting involved help them understand more about the changes that will take place, but it helps them feel some agency and ownership over making those changes with the family. Moving out of state might be out of their hands, but they can participate in the moving process alongside other members of the family, too. Let them sort through toys during your organizing period or pack their own box of plush toys.

Arrange for Care When You Need It

There will be days during your move when you won’t be able to be a primary care provider for your children. Have a few strategies set up in advance so that you know who to call, and are sure of who’s available, before you run into any timing trouble. Expect to need dedicated time to organize, pack, create travel bags for each member of your household, and prepare your car for the move, too.

If your family is moving out of state, let the experts in residential moving at Great Plains Moving and Storage help make it easier on each member of your household. Contact us today to get started with your free, comprehensive quote.