Moving is always stressful, but when you have young children, the process can be even more overwhelming—for all of you. Fortunately, you can take some of the hassle out of moving with kids with a little planning. At Chelsea Mini Storage, our affiliated company Moves LLC provides moving services that can work hand-in-hand with our storage services to make moving more convenient than ever. Take advantage of our moving services to make your transition easier, and use these tips to tackle some of the issues that arise when you move with young children.
Use Naptimes for De-cluttering
Before moving day, you will want to de-clutter your home, but that is easier said than done when your kids are around. Young children can become very emotionally attached to items you want to get rid of, even if they haven’t reached for them in months. If you do your de-cluttering while your kids are sleeping, especially if you are clearing out some of their older items, then you can avoid the meltdowns that may otherwise occur.
Involve Your Kids in the Process
Kids may not be up to most of the tasks involved in moving, but there are things that they can do to help that can make things easier for you both. One simple thing you can do is to give your kids a box and ask them to put some of their belongings in it. Even if the box is not ready to tape up when they’re done, it will make them feel more involved and make the idea of moving less scary.
Rely on family and friends to keep your kids busy for a few hours on moving day, so you can focus on the details of the move. Giving your kids some time out from what is going on at home will ease some of the stress they are feeling and will give you a few less things to juggle.
Whether you need boxes, movers, or a storage unit to keep some of your belongings, Chelsea Mini Storage is here to make your move easier. Learn more about all of the services we provide at our moving and storage company in Manhattan by calling (212) 564-7735.