Moving with kids – It can be fun
Summer is often a time when families move in Nanaimo. It is important to get settled into a new home before the school year begins. Moving with kids can be stressful, but perhaps, it can be fun too.
I was reading an article by Realty Times on making moving with kids fun. They offered ten tips on making moving fun. Here are a few of the best ones:
1. Movie night: Watching one of your family's favorite movies can make your new house feel familiar. Order pizza and have root beer floats! Forget about the day's stresses and enjoy each other's company, along with a meal that is easy to clean up.
2. Indoor camping: Turn a negative into a positive. When beds are still packed, camp out on your living room floor. This can be a great adventure for the kids. Plus, sleeping in the same space can be reassuring to young children.
3. Pet Project: Most rooms need personalizing. Let your child have a hand in this! Their age will dictate the level of their participation. Younger children could help pick a favorite accent color or a few new accessories. Older children could pick design styles, new bedding, and even paint color. Their involvement will help them feel ownership of their new space.
We moved to Nanaimo with our kids four years ago. It was a big move for us, and a stressful one. Before we moved we decided that we would plan to take a trip a week after we moved into our new home. That turned out to be a brilliant plan. It gave us all something to look forward to after leaving our friends and old neighbourhood behind.
For additional ideas on taking the stress out of moving with kids please give me a call.