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How to Help Your Kids Cope with a Move

While moving can be a stressful process for adults, it can be even more difficult for children who have formed an emotional attachment to their home and its surrounding neighborhood. It's not uncommon for children to feel sad, confused, or even angry with their parents in light of the move. Fortunately, there are some steps that parents can take to turn moving into a positive and exciting experience. Here is a guide that you can use to help your kids cope with an upcoming move:

Woman and little girl in a new home unpacking

Include Children in Important Decisions
Once you have made the decision to move homes, be sure to discuss these plans with your children. Keeping them informed early on is a good way to avoid shock or sadness once the big moving day comes. Assure your little ones that they will be able to help out in the new house and will play an important role in selecting new furniture, bedding, and paint colors for their individual spaces.

Familiarize Children with the New Home and Neighborhood
You can help your children to picture themselves in their new home by taking them on a tour of it several times before moving day. If it's not possible to actually take them into the home, then drive them past the property frequently so that they can see what their new neighborhood looks like and how far it might be from their favorite places in town. Discover fun parks, theaters, or other attractions in the area that you and your children can visit after moving day.

Hold onto Precious Items Your Children Value
If you're going to be downsizing, then consider renting a mini storage unit from a reputable storage center where you can store your children's items that won't fit in the smaller home. Be sure to include your children when determining which items will be placed into the storage unit and remind your children that those items will remain safe and sound until you all require them once again.

If you could use a helping hand during your upcoming move, then be sure to contact Chelsea Mini Storage. We have all of the packing supplies you require and can also assist you with your moving and storage needs. Give us a call today at (888) 549-4090 to learn more about our services.