Moving with young children
While moving can be a stressful endeavor on its own, moving with young children in NYC throws a monkey wrench into the equation. A lot of times, this is the child’s first move and a change of scenery can cause some trouble. There may be some trouble and tears but we at Serenity, your local NYC moving company, have a guide to help make your move with a small child as smooth as possible.
When moving with children in NYC, you want to make sure they know exactly what to expect. Have a discussion with them letting them know where they are going, how the move is going to work, and the process of the move. Your child might be confused or scared at first, and that’s perfectly normal, but preparing your child for a move is going to be a challenge, and you should try to help in any possible way.
Pay attention to their needs
While there are many reasons to move and many concerns you and possibly your partner may have, you should take the time to understand your child’s concerns. Moving kids comes with its ups and downs for everyone, so make sure to try and accommodate your child’s concerns. It will not only make it easier for you but it will also be easier on the child once you move to your new home. To learn more about children’s behavior, check out this useful guide.
Let them pack
Children moving can be stressful on them, especially during the packing process, where they won’t have access to all of their toys. If they are old enough, let them pack up some of their own stuff. It’ll give the child a better sense of involvement in the moving process. It will also make them a little less nervous because they’ll know exactly where all of their personal belongings is going to be and won’t just disappear suddenly. To learn some more moving tips, check out our NYC moving checklist from your local NYC movers and office movers.
If possible show them the house before
If you have the luxury of being able to access your new home before you move in, show your child around! It’ll give them a sense of what to expect and they can have a better idea of what they’re new living space will look like. Maybe you can make a plan or a drawing of what the room will look like when you move into your new home so they know exactly what to expect.
Keep them entertained on move-in day
This is a very important aspect of the actual move-in day process. You’re going to be running around with a New York moving company trying to organize everything, and the last thing you want is a child crying or being difficult throughout this day. So take it upon yourself to have some toys and games ready for the actual move in day. Maybe your child has a particular game they enjoy playing, or maybe even buy them a new game to keep them busy for the next day or two. It can also be useful to make sure their box of toys is packed onto the moving truck last so that you can have it right away when you move into your new home. Learn more about things you should do on the first day you move into your new apartment.