1. Keep the Chaos at a Minimum

Do the best you can to have friends and family help during the packing process so your child remains living in as soothing an environment as they are usually accustomed to. If this isn’t possible, we recommend packing when your child is napping, in bed for the night, or at school.

2. Let Them Help Pack Their Items the Week Before You Move

When packing up, leave plenty of your child’s belongings out so they have enough to wear and play with the last week before the final move. Have them help with anything they can – putting their stuffed animals in a bag, boxing up their books, emptying their shoes into a box – things like that. This allows them to feel some sort of control, and they will know where all their things are and what they’re all going with them to their new home.

3. Make it Fun

Make it fun by playing music, dancing, make a game out of throwing soft items into a box, let them play in the boxes. Have them draw on and decorate the boxes their things are going in. Remind them these are THEIR boxes for their new room and this is a fun adventure!

4. Introduce Them to Your New Home Throughout the Process

Kids love surprises, but have them visit their new home as often as possible throughout the process so they get comfortable there. Show them which spaces are the kitchen, living room, their room, and yours. Help them imagine where they would like to put their bed, their toys, the TV, the kitchen table. Let them make some decisions about their belongings specifically. Showing them where their things are in the new home during the process will help them with any confusion about where things have gone as you move them from your current home to their new home.

5. Get Them Something New to Make it Exciting

Think about an item for their room that might make this move a little more exciting for them. A new bean bag or fun pillow for their bed? Maybe a new comforter they can help you pick out? A fun nightlight? Something to keep them excited for their first night in their new home. Good luck and let us know how it went!

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  • Avatar Emily Schnell ★★★★★ a week ago
    Alpha Moving did a wonderful job helping us move into our new apartment! They quickly got multiple large pieces of furniture out of a suburban house and … More into a 4 story walk-up apartment in the city. The movers themselves were very gracious and went out of their way to help us set the furniture up and make sure everything fit into our space. Their prices and quality were unbeatable and they were very timely, communicative and prompt the day of. I would highly recommend them and will be using them again in the future!
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    The Alpha team was amazing. From proposal, to scheduling, to the actual move day…the team delivered on everything promised in a courteous and professional … More manner. My movers took the time to protect floors and door jambs during the move. They carefully wrapped items to ensure safe transport. They were kind enough to handle some reshuffling once we got to the destination. It was a pleasure working with the team and I would highly recommend their services.
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    Alpha Moving is the best moving company I have ever dealt with and we have moved quit a bit. They arrive on time, move very quickly and efficiently. … More From the office staff to the moving crew they are all very professional and polite. Their pricing is right on compared to other quotes we received. This is the second time we have hired them within 6 years and we will definitely use them again for our next move.

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