How to Plan a Successful Long Distance Move with Children

Posted on 19 April, 2016 in Moving Home , Moving with children

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Moving with your family can certainly be an unpredictable adventure for everyone. From a new home or job, to a new school for the kids, freshness and excitement are on the horizon.

Of course, the process of planning and undertaking a move can be a high-stress process. Moving with kids can be a challenging task for a family. And as we focus on the move itself, it's often easy to forget about the actual traveling aspect of the process.

The good news is that with a full-service furniture removal company like Top End Removals, you won’t have to worry about the ins-and-outs of the moving process itself. We’ll take care of all the logistics to help remove your moving-related stress. This will allow you to focus more on your family – and especially your kids – during the process.

Below, we’ve outlined several tips from Top End Removals on how to keep your kids happy, excited, and distracted during your big move.

  • Tip: Let Your Kids Pack Their Own Carry-on Bags

Give your kids a bit of control in the moving process. Give them each one carry-on bag they can fill with their own activities for the travel. This allows them to feel more empowered during the change, and it helps to ensure they’ll focus on their activities throughout the trip.

  • Tip: Make an Activity Book Based on the Move

Now is the time to get creative! Make an activity book for your kids with all sorts of fun games, tasks, and related entertainment. Try and relate the activities to your new home, new city, or even just the ride itself. This will give your kids plenty to do while you’re traveling.

  • Tip: Audiobooks & Movies Are Your Friends

Visual and audio entertainment are great ways to distract your kids during a move. Let your kids listen to a fun audiobook or watch a movie to keep them entertained along the way.

  • Tip: Play Games Along the Way

Moving with children gives you a great opportunity to play lots of fun games throughout your trip. Try and get your kids interactive with the process itself. From playing a game of “I Spy” to spotting different car colours or models, you can play all sorts of travel-related games during your trip. And you’ll be amazed how much this helps to pass the time.

  • Tip: Take Fun Pit Stops

Remember that your moving process is more than just the end point – it’s about the journey too! Make your trip even better by enjoying the ride with fun pit stops. These will help make travel time more enjoyable for everyone along the way. And you'll have more opportunities to create lifelong memories your whole family will treasure.


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