School’s out for the summer, which means it’s also the most popular time for families to move. Statistics show that more and more African-American families are moving south. This exodus has been termed, “The Great Reverse-Migration.”
Moving is already hectic enough, but having young children can make it even more difficult. Not only do you have to consider packing-up toys, books, and clothes, there is also summer camp, sports, and other activities that you have to do on your busy schedule.
Statistics show that more and more African-American families are moving south. This exodus has been termed, “The Great Reverse-Migration.”
Here to lessen the stress of moving with children is Ross Sapir, Founder and President of Roadway Moving, one of NYC’s top-rated moving companies. After his decades in the industry, he’s compiled a handy list of tips to help you move with ease during summer vacation.
- Subscribe to/pick up the town paper – Local papers carry great information about recreational activities for children as well as family events in town.
- Don’t pack important papers and documents into random boxes – Keep documents such as birth certificates, closing papers, credit card information, etc. on hand so you can easily access them at all times.
- Pack up your child’s favorite belongings in one box – Keep this box with you for your child to open as soon as you move in.
- Pick up some fun stickers and let the kids label their boxes – Involving your children in fun ways will help them associate moving with fun. Additionally, when the boxes head to the new house, they will be able to get excited about finding the ones that belong to them.
- Book your move early – Hiring a moving company will make your move quicker and more efficient.
- Pack with your child in mind – Be sure to pack at least two days worth of necessary items you will need for your children in a separate box, eliminating the hassle of digging through numerous boxes to find specific items.
- Keep the kids and pets away from the moving site – With all of the commotion on moving day, it can be dangerous for your children to be running around in the middle of it all. To keep your children safe and to help you focus on your move, set up a play date with other children in the neighborhood. Make arrangements to contain your pets while the move is taking place.
- Unpack your child’s room first – Moving is exhausting for everyone, but organizing your child’s belongings first will help to keep them calm while you unpack the remainder of the house.