Moving can be a complicated process, especially for parents of young children. It is already hard enough to focus on the move and all of
the things that need to get done before, during and after, but having to keep your children busy at the same time can be frustrating and almost impossible.
Unless, of course, you get them involved in the moving process and come up with ways in which they can help out and contribute.
If your children are old enough to be able to help out with the move, then why not let them? They'll be grateful that you trust them enough to let them be a part of such a major event, and you'll have an extra pair (or pairs) of hands to help out around the house on moving day.
Here are a few ways in which your kids can help out around the house with when it comes time to move.
A great way of getting your kids involved in the move is having them survey all of the rooms just prior to moving day and checking off the moving inventory list you give them to make sure nothing is missing.
This is another great way to get your children involved and give them a manageable, yet somewhat important job that will make them really feel like they are a part of the move.
Helping the movers
On moving day, you can keep your kids busy by designating them as your movers' little helpers, making sure they know beforehand how they can help without getting in the way of the movers.
- Have them hold the front door open for the movers as they carry in furniture or heavy boxes
- Bring the team of workers some glasses of water or lemonade when they get thirsty
- Explain that they should not try to lift anything without first being told to do so
Ultimately, your kids will be glad to help out on moving day and pitch in to give the movers a hand when called upon.