Relocating for anybody no matter who you are, is a challenge. However, relocating as a single parent is even more challenge. You are expected to think about everything. That includes making sure the kids pack all that they need during and after the move.
What are the tops things you should bear in mind before you start packing up your current home?
Getting Organized and Planning Ahead
Most importantly, you need to get organized and plan ahead. As a professional moving and relocation company, we tell all our clients to start making lists. Working from a list makes it much easier to make sure you pack everything you need to make life comfortable in your new home. This is especially important if you are moving from one state to another.
Getting the kids involved is a great idea. It gives them a chance to think about what they really need to take with them. Also, it makes them feel part of the experience.
As a matter of fact, it is a good idea to create several lists. One list for all of the stuff you want to take with you, and another list for all of the things you need to do. For instance, you probably want to check out childcare and schools in your new location.
Hire Professionals To Help You To Move
Trying to do everything yourself is not going to do you any favors. Of course, you are probably worried about the costs of hiring a professional relocation service. But, there are smart ways to reduce costs. You can pack yourself and let the relocation company come and move your boxes along with any furniture.
The other thing you should do is to declutter. Moving “light” as we like to call it, will save both money and time. Who knows, organizing a yard sale could cover the cost of your move.
Keep On Talking To Your Kids
Kids do worry about anything which means their lives changing. Keep on talking to them and tell them what is going on. One idea is to give them something to look forward to when you arrive in your new home town. Perhaps you can arrange a party or a special day out at an exciting new location.
Above all, you want to make sure your kids feel involved
Also, don’t forget about any pets that is part of the family. Kids get really upset about the thought of losing their pets. Make sure your pets can join the family either on the day of the move or soon after you have settled in.
Get Others To Help
It is a good idea to ask family friends and friends to help you. It does not matter what they do. Whatever it is, make the most of it. Perhaps someone can help you to fetch moving boxes or crates from a local supermarket. Your best friend would probably like to arrange your leaving party.
Moving with kids does not have to be complicated or result in tears. Get organized, plan ahead, and above all, hire a professional relocation service.