• Keep kids to the same routine until you’re in your new residence. For smaller kids, don’t start toilet training or attempt to move from crib to toddler bed.

 

  • Transfer school records from the old school to the new school.
  • Arrange for someone to watch the kids on moving day.

 

  • Involve kids in the countdown to move activities (planning, purging, packing) as appropriate for their age.
  • Kids can design and color (or print) stickers for their moving boxes.
  • If possible, take kids for a visit to the new residence, tour the neighborhood and meet the neighbors.
  • Make room décor plans for their space in the new residence.
  • Whether moving across town or across country, emphasize to kids that it’s a start to a new adventure.
  • Have kid-friendly drinks/ snacks on hand if they are around on move day.
  • Setup the kids’ rooms first at the new house so they can start to adjust to their new surroundings.
  • Ask your moving company if they have a kid’s fun pack or activity book.
  • Parents: Remember to stay calm, upbeat and positive during move day.