Moving day is the one day where every parent can use all the help they can get. Traveling with little ones is hard in general but it becomes a downright nightmare when you are traveling long distances during a big move. Everything has a way of turning into chaos because little kids, in general, don’t particularly like it when their daily routine is thrown off, let alone their entire little world.
If you are planning a big move in the near future with your tiny children then hopefully these few tips can help you ease through all the chaos and drama just a little bit smoother.
Pack when your kids are asleep
Packing when kids are running about is mission impossible. The moment you start packing, they become intensely curious about everything that goes into the box and wants to inspect. In the end, they either unpack a lot quicker than you can pack or they mess up your box content like you cannot believe. It is much better to get everything boxed up when your children are sound asleep, even though that might mean sacrificing a bit of sleep time for yourself.
Use a moving company
Moving heavy furniture with little ones constantly getting in the way is no joke. It can even be dangerous. And making all of those trips between your old and new home is exhausting when your kid just doesn’t want to do car time anymore. A moving company like Umzugsfirma Basel might cost you a little bit extra but will definitely save your sanity. These pros can manage your packing for you, will load all of your furniture including all heavy items for you and will safely transport all of your belongings in a single trip. You can simply box up the things you need for your kids in your own vehicle and they will take care of the rest. A moving company will save you hours of frustration, a lot of energy and a lot of tears and screams. When it is time for unpacking everything is also much smoother since no one is in a foul mood and everyone still feels quite refreshed and excited about the big move.
Ask for help
One of the best things you can possibly do is to ask for help. Help to take care of your kids while you pack will benefit everyone a lot. Help with packing also goes a long way and saves you from a lot of effort.
Color code your boxes
Color coding your boxes makes it much easier to get things sorted out and placed in the right rooms before you open them. This saves you plenty of times when you are busy unpacking.
De-clutter as much as possible
Getting rid of old things you don’t use anymore will save up plenty of space on your moving truck and will also enable you to make a clean and fresh start. It also saves you from doing all that unnecessary packing and you have a much tidier and more organized home when you get rid of things you just don’t need.