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Including Your Kids as You Prepare to Move

Chris Holm

Whether buying or selling, hundreds of clients in the Armstrong and North Okanagan area have relied on Chris Holm since 2007...

Whether buying or selling, hundreds of clients in the Armstrong and North Okanagan area have relied on Chris Holm since 2007...

Nov 6 2 minutes read

Including Your Kids as You Prepare to Move

Moving can be stressful for everyone involved - including your kids! Depending on whether you're moving to a new home in the same school district, or you're packing up and moving cross country, varying levels of anxiety can ensue. 

Making sure that your children are included in the moving process can help them feel more at ease with the idea - and can help them get excited along the way too! 

Here's a fun way to get them involved:

Create bins for your kids to decide what items they'll keep, donate, or toss/recycle. 

When you’re packing up your items, have them reflect on whether they actually need to bring everything to your new home. A good rule of thumb is that if it hasn’t been used within the last 6-12 months, it’s safe to let go of. This goes for everything from toys to clothing.

Your children can help sort through their bedrooms and play areas to downsize what makes the move. Have labeled bins ready for them to decide what they want to keep and bring with them, donate to a local charity so another family can enjoy it, and what has seen better days and just needs to be tossed or recycled. 

BONUS TIP: "Gamification" is a great way to make this fun for kids; for example, for every item they donate, they earn 5 minutes of screen time, or something else they enjoy that will motivate them!

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