The moving process can be just as stressful on children as it is for the parents. They will have to take in many new things introduced to them at once. New home, new bedroom, new backyard, losing old friends and finding new friends, new school...and the list goes on! There are ways you can minimize the stress overload that can accompany a child during the transition. Preparing the child, get them used to the idea and include them in the moving process can make a huge difference in how they handle the move. On the weekend, bring
them to their new school to the playground and let them socialize with other kids from the new neighborhood. Find ways to get your children excited about the move.
We offer free use of our wardrobe/garment boxes. They will hold approximately 2 feet wide closet space of clothing. The
clothing never leaves the hangers and will be transported to your new home wrinkle-free. Sometimes, there is extra space in the bottom of the
boxes which you can put to good use for shoes, handbags, etc. Another idea for using the wardrobe boxes is to hang your linens or
curtains/drapes for transportation. No matter how you use it, they are convenient and cost saving. After we unload the items into your new closets, we take the boxes back. No charge added!
Too often, we get so wrapped up in the tasks involved with moving that we tend to forget about our other family members....our pets. Many animals need to be introduced gradually to their new environment. An abrupt move can cause the animal to feel anxious and behavior problems may develop. Consider taking your pet to your new neighborhood prior to your move. Take your dog for walks...maybe even meet new neighbors. The more exposure to the new surroundings will ease the transition.
On moving day, it would be best to arrange for a pet sitter for safety and efficiency. This will keep little paws out from under the movers preventing accidents and slowing down the moving process. Check out some additional tips on moving with pets at ASPCA or Michigan Humane Society.