After the stress of packing, which is imminent even with the help of one of the best moving companies in Miami, settling in a new home is the hardest adjustment your kids will have to make. Saying goodbye to old friends is especially hard, but you can help your children adapt to the new environment in several simple ways. For one, the excitement of moving to a new home can sometimes help reduce the initial discontent they might feel. In order to help your children adapt to the new environment, here are some tips and suggestions by Purple Heart Moving Group.
Taking a tour of your new home is one of the best ways to do so
Even if your entire family has seen the house before, you should take a tour. Getting familiar with your new abode can help your children adapt to the new environment. If you are moving from Chicago to Florida, maybe you can take a virtual walkthrough space. Discuss with your children what each room will be, describe how it’ll look, what activities you’ll all enjoy. Finally, ask what each member thinks about organizing the space. It can really help your kids settle into a new home. Do not forget any room, including the yard and garage. But then let each child take their own time to explore the space as they wish.
- Play hide and seek or tag. This game will work great for kids to settle because it encourages them to explore.
- You can even make a treasure hunt, with teams and prizes. Why not use such a fun way to help your children adapt to the new environment.
Help your children adapt to the new environment by unpacking their rooms first
Actually, the first room you should probably prepare in the kitchen. But don’t spend too much in the kitchen. Just unbox the basics for the first few days. After that, start with the children’s rooms. Getting each kid to unpack their own boxes is an amazing tool that will ultimately help your children adapt to the new environment. They will feel like the new space is theirs in a matter of hours. It is common sense. Because the sooner a child’s room is ready, the quicker they’ll adjust to space — because it’s playtime!
Get back into a routine as quickly as possible
Aim to keep bedtime hours, mealtimes and playtimes the same as before moving. We know it’s complicated — but this is an essential part of the moving process. If you can afford it, it is very helpful to consider hiring our unpackers to help you with this process. Call us, because what will certainly take you days or weeks to complete, our unpackers can complete in just several hours.