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Important Things to Know when Moving with Children

A relocation is major step in your life. It enables you to be closer to important people and places, lets you expand yourself, indulge in a new lifestyle try new things, meet new people and much more. Taking this step is accompanied by a lot of work, in which you will dedicate yourself to. 

You have to plan the process thoroughly, and you can spend weeks packing all of your things in boxes so they will be safe and so you can carry them. Tackling heavy lifting is no easy feat and will require all of your strength and energy. Transportation is another rampant aspect and one you must take seriously. If you are moving with young children and want to know what to expect and how to overcome potential problems, then read on.

All of these steps can be tough and the process itself can be but it is worth it. However, young children will have a harder time assimilating to all this as they will be unsure what is going on, be worried that you are busy and cannot show them as much attention and they may struggle after the household move.

The experience can be totally alien to a child so you must explain everything to them thoroughly. Your son or daughter will have to be told exactly what will happen and what is going on. Tell them about how you are leaving your current address for a new one and how things will change. Try not to make the experience sound scary for them but also never lie. Being dishonest about things can cause problems later when your child realise what you said wasn’t true.

Getting your children involved with the move is the best step to take. This will help them understand the process and get used to things quickly. It will also make the experience fun for them. Show them around the houses you are considering and let them know where their room will be. Let them help to select wallpaper, carpets, etc of their room and they will be able to get directly involved and enjoy things.

Some children will not take well to the idea of a move so you must be prepared for any negative behaviour they demonstrate. Your child may lose their appetite, become angry and upset, start to misbehave and even exhibit bed-wetting. You should not be too alarmed about this though because he or she will just be anxious. Assure them that the move is nothing to be worried about and keep them in their routine as much as possible. Try to make the process seem like an adventure while letting them know that noting major will change. The promise of a gift or reward for behaving and or give them something to look forward to can help.

On the day of the move, it can be stressful for your child and he or she can get in the way. To combat this, you could leave them with relatives or friends who you child trust for the day. This will allow you to focus on the many tasks, knowing that your child is safe and happy. You could bring them to the new home once you have tidied up a bit and let them unpack their own things. Having their room set up before they arrive will let your child instantly feel a home and that everything is normal. If your child struggles to get used to their new surroundings, be patent with them and let their teacher know, especially if your son or daughter has had to start new school.

Are you moving soon or in the near future? Moving the traditional way puts an unbelievable amount of trash and other waste into our landfills which are harmful to the planet. Consider getting green plastic moving boxes from us at Rentabox. We’ll deliver them to you and pick them up from your new address so you don’t have to worry about it. With Rentabox, moving can be a streamlined, pleasant experience all the way around!

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