Moving with children will be a breeze…right?
Between packing, organizing, and buying a new home, you have a lot on your plate. If the thought of moving with your kids is causing your head to spin, don’t worry – we completely understand. It might feel as if getting your kids just to school is an exhausting effort in and of itself and moving on top of that will cause you to go over the edge. Thankfully, BSR Realty Group has a team of dedicated, experienced, agents (as well as parents!) and we can help!
Here are five tips for a smooth move when children are in the mix:
1. Create A Plan
First thing is first; make a plan of attack! If your new home has been purchased and now you are just coordinating the move, put pen to paper and outline your game plan. Determine your move-in date, movers, and a timeline of when you need to be out of the house. Markdown a room-by-room plan for packing and schedule out your days with your top five tasks that need to be complete. Get everything out on paper, then devise a plan to make sure everything is complete by moving day. It might appear overwhelming, but if you write down a plan and stick to it, you will be able to get through this process seamlessly.
2. Get The Kids Involved
Once you have your plan, delegate some smaller tasks that can go to the kids. Make it fun and make it a game for them. Pending their ages, you can ask them to start going through their clothes and sorting what they want to keep or don’t want to keep. You can also task them with placing their toys in boxes. Not only will this help you tackle your to-do list, but it will also teach them the importance of purging what you don’t need as well as carefully packing special items for the move. They will appreciate being involved and might even come to love packing and could help you out with other projects along the way.
3. Stick to Routine
Their routine is important, so try not to veer away from their day-to-day. Keep soccer practice on the schedule, make school a priority, and don’t make any major changes until the actual move. It’s important to keep them on task and in a good headspace so that they don’t get overwhelmed or stressed by the move.
4. Hire A Babysitter
Sometimes, as much as you want your kids to be involved in the moving process, it’s just not happening. And that’s okay! If you have a ton of things to do on your list, hire a babysitter to watch the kids while you work through your to-dos. This way, you won’t be spread too thin, and you can focus on the tasks at hand while knowing the kids are being entertained and taken care of. You can even involve family members to help take care of the kids, or even plan play dates around your timeline. If you simply cannot watch the kids and prepare for the move, it’s okay to ask for help!
5. Stay Positive
Moving is stressing in and of itself. Adding kids into the mix doesn’t make it any easier. This will be stressful and overwhelming at times but think about the payout – you get to move into your brand-new home! This is a time to be excited and make lasting memories. So, stay positive, smile, and know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel – known as, the day AFTER move-in day!
Are you ready to get working on your big move? Contact BSR Realty Group today, and let’s get to work! We look forward to helping you get ready for this new chapter in your life.