It can be difficult to ride across the country alone with children. Moving across the country with children can be daunting. Moving cross-country doesn’t have to be a daunting task. You can make moving across the country less stressful with some planning and an adventurous spirit.
Preparing the Children
This move might make you really happy. Perhaps you and your partner were offered a promotion or a new job. Maybe you have the chance to move to your dream destination. No matter the reason, your children may not be thrilled about your move. No matter how old your children are, you may find that they react with whining, wailing, and tantrums to your “great news”.
You might hear, “But what about my friends?” The wailing might start with “But what about school?” There are many reasons that even the thought of moving can cause fear in your children’s hearts. These could include friends, family, teams, activities, and close friends. No matter how you respond, be it fear, anger, or sadness, it is crucial that you listen to your children’s concerns. You can keep in touch with your family and friends via email, Facebook, Skype, and even the phone. You can get them excited about new friends and the possibilities for activities in any city.
Explain in detail what will happen and when. Allow your children to ask questions if they are young and then answer them clearly. Avoid complicating the situation by giving too many details. This can lead to more problems, especially for young children.
Some children find packing up their belongings frightening. Children who have never moved before may not be able to understand the reality of returning their belongings. It is a great time to get rid of unused items. However, it is best to not get rid of too much. Ask local moving companies for advice on packing and storage. You will have more time to help your children adjust if you can help them pack the house. Some children can’t handle the idea of having to pack up their belongings, move out of their home and give away their stuffed animals at a thrift shop. You should assess the stress level of your child and plan accordingly.
Your children can help you pack. Let your children help you pack. Keep your favorite items in the car and take them with you on the journey to your new home. The kids will feel more relaxed if they have a doll, stuffed animal, or some of their favorite Legos or cars in a bag.
Surviving the Trip
It’s just like any other road trip once you have all your bags and boxes packed. You can enjoy your trip by allowing a cross country movers to transport your belongings to your new residence. Make sure to charge tablets for your children, big and small, so they can play games or watch movies. A cooler with familiar snacks and fun snacks is a must. It’s not the right time to ponder about nutrition on a long-distance road trip. You can make your road trip more enjoyable by allowing your children to have their cheese crackers for breakfast. It’s all part and parcel of the adventure.
Flexibility is key
Your sanity and happiness with children are dependent on your ability to be flexible. Although you may have a timetable in your head for reaching your destination, remember that the journey is just as important as the destination. You can stop at interesting landmarks along the way, get to know the history of the area, and even eat at roadside stands. The journey can be made more like a vacation than about “getting there”, which will make it more enjoyable and inspire your children to explore the new area.
Prepare for Emergencies
Not having a first-aid kit in your car is enough to be prepared for an emergency. It is essential to keep your medical records and insurance cards on hand in case of an emergency. It’s a good idea for your children to have emergency numbers printed on a piece of paper. Anyone who has had their child wander off without warning never imagined it.
You might be surprised at how stress-free your cross-country move can be, even with children. Call us to get a free quote when you’re ready for the next adventure.
Texas Movers Group provides long-distance and local moving services in Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Allen, Carrollton, Richardson, Katy, Celina, Montgomery, Texas.