Moving to a new home is quite hectic for kids because they are uprooted from their familiar settings and have to leave their friends behind for leaving in a new strange place. So while engaging packers & movers in Odisha and other locations for the relocation process make sure your kids are happy about it.
Sudden disruption to their daily routine also adds to their stress. While the task of relocation can be efficiently managed by professional packers & movers Balasore, the task of managing the moving process and the children of the house at the same time rests on parents and other adults.
Here are some of the tips which help in making the moving process less traumatic for kids:-
Involve your children in the pre-moving process
The children should get involved in the pre-moving process before moving. Show them the various properties you are interested in and even take them on house hunting trips and make them feel more involved that will generate excitement in them.
Take the opinion of your children regarding various aspects of the new home such as the color of the walls of the living room or their room or decorating all the interiors of the house with different types of color.
Giving them the freedom to decorate their room also excites them which makes them look forward to living in a new house.
Involve your children in the packing process to keep them engaged
Even though you hire professionals to pack the household goods, allow the children to pack some of their things at the time of home shifting. These can be anything such as their books and school supplies, toys, clothes & secret collection of comic books and magazines, etc.
The packing process will keep your kids busy and prevent them from creating any kind of ruckus inside the house. They can also decorate their boxes with stickers and attach their names or labels to their boxes. You can also put labels bearing your children’s names on the boxes which will increase their excitement to a new level.
Acclimatize your children to the new place
To mentally & emotionally prepare your children to settle in a new place, you have to acclimatize your children with the new place. Make them believe that the new place is better than the old one. Help your kids to familiarize themselves with the new environment, place, classroom, and neighbors. It would be better for you to make them mingle with the kids of the neighbors of your new place. In this way, it will be better for you to make your kids get settled peacefully in a new place.
You can also take them to the playground or a recreational area of your new neighborhood. It is a very good technique to use and make sure that the children will not get surprised after moving to a new place. Use this technique whenever you relocate to a new area in your city, state, or country.
You can take your children to their favorite spots too
Kids have many spots in the town that they are passionate about and have warm memories built during their short lives. Take them to those spots before shifting your household to a new place. The spots can be anything such as a park, restaurant, mall, friend’s house, etc.
Organizing a farewell Party
Throwing a farewell party in your old house and inviting all the school friends of your children and the neighborhood kids is a good plan to convince your kid or kids. The farewell party will also give a sense of closure to your children and encourage them to prepare for life in a new place.
Moving Day Pack
It may take even a week or more for the all boxes containing your household goods to be taken out and arranged in the new house. But some things are belonging to your children that they cannot take out during moving and certainly not for a whole week or more.
These things can be anything such as video games or favorite toys. The best solution is a moving day pack containing everything they need. You can also put snacks and chocolates in the bag to make it all the more exciting for the children.
Make your children craft a memory book in which they stick photographs of the old house and their friends. They can also write the contact numbers of their friends & associates. This will be appreciated by the children even when they grow up.