How to Help Kids Pack

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Packing is one of the most tedious and dreaded parts of moving, especially for kids. Not only does the process seem like a huge chore, but it can also make them feel unsettled to see their room coming apart. Whether your kids are small or teenagers, a move can have a stressful impact on them.

Prepare them for the move
Moving is a stressful experience for anyone, but kids can take it especially hard. You may be able to ease their mind by keeping them in the know. Explain why you are moving, what the timeline is, and what they can expect. Also, get them excited by showing them the new home and exploring their new community so they will feel more at home when moving day comes rather than dreading the entire process. You can get them involved in sports and school activities before the move.

Labeling boxes
If your child can write, give them the most important job of labeling boxes. They can write where the box goes in the new home (i.e., bedroom, kitchen, bathroom), and they can also decorate the boxes with markers. You can keep the kids busy by having them draw some of the items inside the box or just doodle as they please. Having a “designated labeler” doesn’t save you a ton of time, but it does keep your kids busy and involved while you’re focused on packing.

Essential belongings
When you start packing up your child's room, first pack up an essentials box. This will be the first box that you open when you get to your new home. It should include items your child will need, such as clothing and bedding, and a few items that will help your child feel comfortable in their new room, such as a few of their favorite toys or decorations that you can put up right away to help your child feel comfortable in their new space. Have your child help with important items to put in this box.

I hope you find these tips helpful for your move or your future plans of moving. Got more tips? Comment down below and let me know your thoughts!

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