June 03, 2024

Moving with Kids: How Corrigan Moving Systems Can Ease the Transition

Moving with Kids

Moving into a new house is major milestone in anyone's life, and when kids are involved, the moving experience becomes even more important. From changing schools to leaving behind lifetime friends, the process can be particularly challenging for the younger members of the family. Luckily, with the right approaches and support, moving with children can be a seamless and even enjoyable adventure. Here’s how Corrigan Moving Systems can assist with the move for your family, ensuring a smooth transition.

Understanding Your Little Movers

The first step is accepting that kids go through moves differently according to their age. Below is a quick breakdown:

  • Preschoolers: These little ones excel with familiarity and routine. The The disruption of a move can be frightening and confusing.
  • School-aged Children: Friendships and school activities provide a sense of belonging. Leaving these behind can be a notable source of anxiety.
  • Teenagers: Teens are figuring out their identity and independence. A move can be disruptive to their social groups and afterschool activities, potentially leading to frustration and withdrawal.

Preparing for Takeoff: Pre-Move Essentials

Communication is Vital:

  • Age-Appropriate Honesty: Explain why the move is happening and the timeline in a way your child can understand.
  • Open the Floor: Foster questions and address any fears or anxieties they might have.
  • Embrace Excitement: Discuss the upsides of the new area – parks, schools, closeness to friends or family.

Get Them Involved:

  • Pack a "First Night" Box: Fill it with their favorite toys, books, and pajamas to create a sense of comfort in the new place.
  • Let them Decorate: Allow children to choose decorations for their new room, offering a sense of ownership.
  • Farewell Tours: Set up visits with their friends or favorite places to make the transition of goodbyes easier.

Packing Up Without the Meltdown

  • Declutter Together: Have children participate in decluttering their stuff, so they can pick what can go and what should stay.
  • Label Everything: Clearly labeled boxes help children find their stuff easily in the new location, minimizing stress.
  • Create a "Sentimental Box": This box will hold cherished items kids can't stand to pack up, fostering comfort while moving.

Moving Day Mayhem: Keeping Calm in the Chaos

  • Plan for Entertainment: Pack a separate bag with books, games, and activities to keep children distracted during the move.
  • Snacks are Saviors: Be sure that children have easy access to preferred and healthy snacks to prevent hunger on move day.
  • Designated Play Area: Set aside a space in your new home for little ones to explore and play while boxes are unpacked.

Landing at Your New Home: Building a New Nest

  • Unpack Essentials First: Unpack common areas and bedrooms first providing a sense of normalcy.
  • Routine Rescue: Re-establish familiar routines as quickly as possible, such as bedtimes and mealtimes.
  • Explore Together: Plan excursions to local parks, libraries, or attractions to help little ones learn their new surroundings.

How Corrigan Moving Supports Families

Moving with Kids with Corrigan Moving Systems

Expert Planning and Coordination

Identifying these hurdles is the initial step in addressing them, and here is where Corrigan steps in with customized solutions.

Once you decide to move, Corrigan Moving Systems offers expert planning services that address your family’s unique requirements. We recognize that relocating when you have kids requires additional considerations, and our coordinators collaborate with you to make sure that every element is managed with care. This includes arranging moves around key family dates or school schedules to reduce disruption.

Packing Services Designed for Families

Packing can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of relocating. Corrigan Moving offers full-service packing solutions that not only make you more efficient but also ensure that your items, from children's toys to cherished family keepsakes, are securely packed and transported.

Quick and Efficient Moving Day Execution

On the day of the move, Corrigan ensures that the entire process goes as efficiently as possible. Our skilled moving team are speedy and efficient, cutting down the duration your items are in transit. This means you can begin organizing your new home faster, which is vital for helping kids settle in. We focus on preparing kids' rooms first, so they have a safe, recognizable space as soon as possible.

Corrigan Moving Systems: A Partner in Your Family’s Journey

We recognize that a move isn’t just about relocating items—it’s about relocating lives. Our comprehensive moving services are designed to manage the physical demands of moving so you can focus on helping your little ones through the transition. With nearly a hundred years of experience, Corrigan Moving Systems has helped countless Grand Rapids families relocate effortlessly, proving that with the right support, moving with kids can be a pleasant, worry-free experience.

Whether you are moving across Grand Rapids or across the country, let Corrigan Moving Systems take care of the logistics while you and your family look forward to the new adventures that lie ahead in your new house. Together, we can transform the difficulties of moving into opportunities for growth and new chapters.