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 Brandon Smith ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    I completed a move last month with Alpha Movers, and was super pleased with their service. I've moved a lot in the past 6-7 years, and have used a … More handful of different moving companies, and this was for sure the easiest / smoothest move of all of them. The crew showed up and finished right on time, and were very professional and careful with my things (perhaps even more so than I would've been myself!). Their office staff was also very professional and responsive. I hope I don't have to move again soon, but in any case, I would absolutely use Alpha Movers again.
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    I had a great experience with Alpha Moving & Storage!
    When I initially contacted, Marc was responsive and helped get an on-site estimate set up. Andrew
    … More came out and took inventory of all my moving items to provide an estimate, so there would be no hidden costs. He was professional, thorough and gave great peace of mind.
    Day of the move, the movers showed up on time and ready to go. They were professional and very efficient taking stock of everything and getting the move underway. The entire 1 bedroom apartment was moved out and moved in within 3.5 hours door-to-door, even with the rainy conditions.
    The four movers worked super efficiently together and had a great system in place. They were professional and detailed making sure everything was placed in the desired location in the new space. Having the estimate done in advance was also very helpful as the only difference in price was to account for tax. It was nice to have no big surprises with moving costs and keep within budget.
    Alpha was recommended to me by my realtor and I would also highly recommend using them for your next move!
  • Avatar Emily Schnell ★★★★★ 2 months 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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