Alpharetta household moving company

Moving isn’t fun for anyone, but it can be even more difficult on kids. Not only do they have trouble understanding the implications of the move, but kids also tend to process their emotions differently. When even the smallest disappointment seems like the end of the world, imagine how challenging it is for them to process moving away from their home.

While it may seem like an impossible task, there are steps you can take to minimize this agony and help them get excited for the move ahead. As Alpharetta household movers, we have years of experience transforming a stressful move into an exciting adventure. Here are some tips for making your move fun for your kids:

  • Introduce Them to Your New Home- If you are close enough to your new home, driving around the area is a great way to get your kids accustomed to the area and make it less intimidating. If you are further away, do some research with them. Show them Google street view of the house, their schools, and other areas nearby.
  • Make Fun Plans- In addition to showing them around the new place, it’s a great idea to give them specific things to get excited for. Maybe that’s a theme park nearby or the local zoo or even a restaurant. Find something that peaks their interest and gets them looking forward to the move.
  • Decorating Fun- Many kids enjoy planning out their space, so take this opportunity to sit down with them and ask what they want.  You may have to tame their wild ideas, but they’ll love being a part of the conversation.
  • Enjoying Your First Night- Depending on when you get to your new house, you may not have all of your belongings yet.  If you are looking at no mattresses and no furniture, turn it into an indoor camping experience. Make a fort or a tent out of the items you do have and turn it into a fun night.  You can even do fun “exploration” activities so they can get used to the layout and feel of the house.

The devastation that comes from leaving your friends, as well as the overall mood and stress of a move, will eventually pass, but these tips are here to help you get to that point. For more moving tips, contact the professional movers at ALS Van Lines. Our team of Alpharetta moving experts are ready to take you where you need to go. Call or visit our website to get your FREE quote today!