When moving with kids, it can seem like an overwhelming task before it even begins. Any parent can start to dread the move months in advance. However, you don’t have to! Moving to a new city, Kansas City for example, doesn’t have to be a nightmare. By making the move fun, both you and your children will enjoy it more than you ever thought possible.
Tips for a Fun Move
- Fun Organization System – Starting early in the moving process – i.e. the packing – implement an organization system that your kids can have fun with. Choose colors and let your children place colored stickers on the boxes, depending on what room the box belongs in (like red stickers for the kitchen). Or, have your kids come up with symbols that go on the boxes. Your oldest may want a triangle to represent his room and your youngest may want a heart for her room boxes.
- Make It a Road Trip – Spread the actual move out for a few days. Don’t be afraid to take consistent breaks. This will keep everyone from getting tired and annoyed with one another.
- Sight See on the Drive – As you’re moving to a big city, there are plenty of sights to see. Take advantage of this! Have your children do some research before the move, and they can act as tour guides as you drive by the Capital building or the Rosedale Arch. They will really enjoy being the whole family’s guide to this new city; it will help them connect to this new place.
Don’t Dread It
You don’t have to dread the long distance move. It can be fun, exciting, and even turn into a family vacation. For more tips on making your Kansas City move the best yet, contact Century Van Lines today!