Favorite Tips: Moving Across Country with Kids

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Real Estate Agent with Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC 172320
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From sending the dogs to travel with your spouse to playing games, here is advice from the pro's (a.k.a My friends who have "Been There, Done That") when it comes to Moving Across Country (or States) with Kids:

 

"Before the trip, look up things to find along the highway or in the new place you're moving to - like landmarks.  Gives them a sense of time 'til home."

 

"When we moved from Texas to Oklahoma, I made sure that each kid got a duffel or small bag and put all of their most important things they loved and needed daily (i.e. favorite stuffed animal, blanket, makeup for teen girls, etc..."

 

"We don't have kids, but we have dogs who are like our kids..Best thing I did was send all 3 of the dogs with their daddy.. it made it easier on me."

 

"Best one yet, especially with small kids, drive the majority at night!  And if you can't, you better have a DVD player in the car"

 

"Been there three times.  We moved from Texas to Utah and then from Utah to Oklahoma and then back again to Utah!!!  We have seen so many cool things along the way.  And always had a duffel bag for each of us - it's seriously like traveling for a vacation with your entire house."

 

"I made a list while I was packing of things we would need fast.  I wouldn't have survived without my list!!!"

 

"We also played the license plate game"

 

"Put a couple of pairs of pj's, clothes, a toothbrush, comb, brush, like we were just going on a short trip.

 

"Had them bring their favorite pillow and either a sleeping bag or blankets and/or bring a few airbeds and pump.  We put those things in our car and anything else that you would want to jump start your life at the new house until everything was unpacked."

 

"Make a game out of it, like a scavenger hunt to keep them occupied 'til you've arrived."

 

"You really need a sense of humor and patience because sometimes (most of the time) things don't go as planned!!"

 

"Lots of patience..."

 

Thank you Friends for sharing your favorite tips!

 

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Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP

Broker/Owner
Buy and Sell Oklahoma LLC
405.837.6511

 

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James Dray
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Morning Alesha.

My wife and I like to take road trips.  IMO it is the only way to see the U.S.  Sometimes we fly, out of necessity.

May 18, 2018 01:47 AM #1
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Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP
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Howdy James Dray,
We need to take more road trips - I agree it is a great way to see the U.S. (:
Have a wonderful weekend!  And thank you for stopping by. 

May 18, 2018 11:41 AM #2
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Alesha  - I have never moved cross country but had plenty on long country car trips.  All those suggestions are great.

May 30, 2018 03:13 AM #3
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Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP
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Thank you Grant Schneider (:
I have not moved cross country either - but glad my friends and family were willing to share some tips.  I am sure that technology helps make the long trips a little nicer for the kiddos.

May 30, 2018 02:08 PM #4
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Alesha and this is a interesting post for people moving with children.

Please stop by my latest post about reaching out to ActiveRain members that are following me at the AR network, your name showed up #245 on my list ;o) 

Please not: The number order has nothing to do with who's my favorite, I am going from the first page of followers and I am on page 72 and there approx 12 members per page.

Jun 06, 2018 08:28 AM #5
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Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP
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Howdy Robert Vegas Bob Swetz (:
WOW!  That's impressive!!   I will definitely check your post out.  Thank you for taking the time to send me a comment today (:

Jun 06, 2018 05:16 PM #6
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Hello Alesha, you are very welcome and this is how you do it ...;o)

I did read your comment minutes ago and replied. Have a great rest of the week selling ...

Jun 06, 2018 08:50 PM #7
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