Moving is difficult for adults and kids alike. Not only can it be physically draining, but it can be psychologically draining as well. If you’re a parent, there are a few ways you can make the transition easier on you and your kiddos. Check out these parent and kid-approved long distance moving tips.
Pack Your Children’s Things Last
Younger kids have a difficult time seeing their beloved stuffed animals packed away in a big box. Instead of packing your kids things first, make their room the last room in the house to be packed. Let your child pick out a few of their favorite things and put them in a clear plastic bag to keep with them as you travel.
Let your child Help With Packing
This might sound like a nightmare on the surface, but if you can get your child to help with small things like labeling boxes and gathering up packaging materials they’ll be happier with the move. Also, put your child’s name on boxes of their things. This makes them feel like they are a part of the process and might even make them feel special.
Plan for the road with snacks
The last thing you want is cranky kids once everything is packed up and ready to go. Plan ahead by purchasing some healthy snacks and plenty of good things to drink. Carrots, apples, and cheese sticks are some good things to keep with you in a car-friendly cooler.
Get some kid-friendly car games
Once you have your snacks packed up, invest in a few games for your children, and possibly even a tablet or other item to keep your child busy. The road can be a difficult place for young kids, so make it easier on them by getting some games together for them in advance.
Keep these tips in mind as you move across the country.