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Moving During the Back-to-School Season

Aug 17, 2017, 16:34 PM

As summer comes to a close, it is time to get back into our routines and prepare for another busy school year.  Whether it’s you or the kids who are going back to school, there’s no denying that this can be a hectic time of year. If you’re also planning a move during the fall season here are three easy tips to keep in mind so that your moving during the school year can run smoothly.

Plan Ahead – Planning several weeks in advance is a good idea for any move but it’s vital when moving during the school year. Booking a professional mover ahead of time can help with this since the more time you have to you do things before moving day comes, the easier that day will be. This will allow you to have plenty of packing time without interrupting schedules.

Make Special Arrangements for Kids – It is nice to find ways to get children involved with the move, but they will likely have enough on their plates with school in session. Getting acclimated to a new school can be difficult enough, not to mention their normal chores and responsibilities. It may be best to find a babysitter for young children and leave older kids out of the moving process to give them time to adjust.

To help ease the pace and the unpacking process, have a spare duffle bag or suitcase full of things that your kids may need immediately after moving in. These may include clothes, toiletries, toys or anything else that you don’t want to have to search through boxes for at a moment’s notice. After the move, try to get your child’s room in order before turning your attention to the rest of the house.

Kids need special attention during a moving transition, so here are more tips for discussing the move with the kids and how to get them involved based on various ages.

Become a Tourist- moving to a new school and neighborhood is an opportunity for your kids to explore new surroundings and learn new things about new people. In the same way, moving to a new city can also be a great opportunity for the whole family. Take a little bit of time each day or each week to explore something new about the area you’ve moved to. No matter what you do, it will be a special chance for your family to take a break from moving and enjoy your new home.

Moving during the school year can be challenging, but it can also be rewarding. As long as you follow these steps, you’ll be well on your way to a stress-free move, even during the school year.

Source: Kids Health and Moving Rapid Storage

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