Advice for Moving with Small Children

Moving is stressful without any distractions, and having small children running around at your feet while you try to fit your last items into boxes can make everything feel that much more chaotic. Movers On The Go is one of Boston’s premier local movers, and we have helped families from all walks of life transition to their new home. We know it can feel impossible to get your checklists completed when you have little ones, and here’s a few suggestions to help make moving just a little easier:

1. Prep your children for what to expect

Moving can be a difficult concept for a young child to comprehend. Depending on their age, it’s always best to prep them on what moving means, where they will be going, and what will change in their lives. Sometimes, they are too young to understand the difference, and that’s okay! Just be sure to adjust your conversations to meet their needs.

2. Start packing earlier than you plan to

You might think a week or two weeks is enough time to pack up your whole life, but you would be surprised how much of that time will be spent repacking boxes your children have disassembled! It will take longer than expected and giving yourself that extra time will prevent additional stress from adding up.

3. When family or friends offer to babysit- let them

When the opportunity arises, take it! The amount of work you can get done in a single, child-free afternoon could be the equivalent of two days of work. It’s not every day your loved ones are available to help to help in this way and don’t be afraid to ask for a little help when necessary, too!

4. Take advantage of naptime and bedtime

Moving is emotionally and physically draining, our team understands. Packing up everything you love can be hard to do, and utilizing the times when your kids are asleep can be the perfect time to rid your home of ratty toys and pack away other items that could be difficult to do with your children present.

5. Allow your children to help when they can

Though moving is difficult, it’s a time of transition, and you will want to remember these moments. Give your children small tasks to complete. It allows them to feel as if they are a part of the process while also keeping them busy.

If it feels like moving has just become too much to tackle on your own, it’s time to call a go-to Boston, MA mover. Movers On The Go can help you from start to finish- packing to unloading Dom will be there with you every step of the way. We strive every day to make moving less stressful for our customers and their families, and we would love to work with you.

With more questions about our various moving services, please contact Dom and his team today by calling (617) 545-5353.