Moving to a new home may have been straight forward when you were doing it alone, but a toddler can make the process much more complicated. These tips will help you get through it:
Put Aside The Essentials
There are certain things that you'll want to avoid packing right away so that you have them on hand for your moving day. This includes some drinks and snacks for your kid, an extra set of clothes in case they have an accident, and any necessary medications that your child is taking. If your child is still in diapers, make sure to put extra diapers and wipes aside as well.
Accidentally packing these things up early could cause you to get in a jam where you need to make a run to the store for an emergency or dig through sealed up boxes.
Have Your Child Pack A Backpack
Chances are that your child has some favorite toys that they love to play with. However, you can't leave everything out on their moving day. Tell your child that they can pack whatever they want into their backpack as long as it zips up. This will help avoid the unexpected meltdown as your child wants to know where their favorite toy is. If they are responsible for packing some toys to play with until they are unpacked at the new place, they'll have everything that they need.
Have Your Child Decorate Their Boxes
Kids love to color, and a great way to make them feel like they are a part of the moving process is to decorate the boxes that are for the things in their rooms. Let them go wild with markers and stickers to draw whatever they want on the outside of the box. Not only will it be easy to find their boxes when it gets to your new home, but your kids can help identify them as well. You can even put large numbers on the outside of their boxes and turn it into a game where they have to count them up before and after the move.
Realize that you cannot do everything alone. It will be difficult to move boxes while managing your kid, so be sure to hire movers to help you do it. They can help handle the packing and the heavy lifting if you wish, that way you can focus on keeping your kid happy on moving day.
Contact moving companies in your area for more information.
I began collecting dolls at an early age. I especially adored dolls wearing beautiful, elegant clothes. When I moved into my current home, I purchased a curio cabinet to store some of my favorite dolls in. Unfortunately, I couldn’t display all of my gorgeous dolls in this piece of furniture. Do you lack the space to comfortably store all of the dolls you own? Consider renting a storage unit to place your doll collection in. Whenever you desperately desire to look at your belongings, you can visit your storage unit. On this blog, I hope you will discover the undeniable advantages of securing a storage unit to safely store an important collection in. Enjoy!