June 03, 2024

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

Moving with Kids

Moving to a different home is a significant step in anyone's life, and when kids are involved, the moving experience becomes even more critical. From transferring to new a school to leaving behind their friends, the experience can be especially difficult for the children of your family. Fortunately, with the right approach and support, moving with young ones can be a smooth and even thrilling journey. Here’s how Corrigan Moving Systems can facilitate the move for your family, ensuring a smooth move.

Understanding Your Little Movers

The starting point is acknowledging that youngsters go through moves differently based on how old they are. Here is a quick overview:

  • Preschoolers: These youngsters expect familiar routines. The The disruption of a move can be frightening and confusing.
  • School-aged Children: Friendships and school activities give a sense of belonging. Leaving these behind can be a major source of anxiety.
  • Teenagers: Teens are figuring out independence and identity. A move can disrupt their social groups and extracurricular activities, likely resulting in frustration and withdrawal.

Preparing for Takeoff: Pre-Move Essentials

Communication is Vital:

  • Age-Appropriate Honesty: Explain the reason for the move and the timeline in an understandable way for your child.
  • Open the Floor: Foster questions and alleviate any concerns or anxieties they may have.
  • Embrace Excitement: Discuss the positive aspects of the new place – schools, parks, proximity to friends or loved ones.

Get Them Involved:

  • Pack a "First Night" Box: Fill it with favorite toys, books, and pjs to give a sense of comfort in the new place.
  • Let them Decorate: Let little ones choose pictures or posters for their new room, building a sense of ownership.
  • Farewell Tours: Coordinate visits with close friends or favorite places to make the goodbyes easier.

Packing Up Without the Meltdown

  • Declutter Together: Have children participate in downsizing their possessions, letting them pick what can go and what should stay.
  • Label Everything: Label boxes clearly to help little ones find their belongings easily in the new house, reducing stress.
  • Create a "Sentimental Box": This box holds treasured items kids can't bear to pack up, fostering comfort on the move.

Moving Day Mayhem: Keeping Calm in the Chaos

  • Plan for Entertainment: Pack a special bag with books, games, and activities to keep children occupied during the move.
  • Snacks are Saviors: Be sure that kids have access to favorite and healthy snacks to keep them fueled on the day of the move.
  • Designated Play Area: Set aside a space in the new place for children to explore and play while boxes are unpacked.

Landing at Your New Home: Building a New Nest

  • Unpack Essentials First: Prioritize unpacking common areas and bedrooms providing a feeling of normalcy.
  • Routine Rescue: Follow familiar routines as soon as possible, especially bedtimes and mealtimes.
  • Explore Together: Plan outings to local attractions like libraries and parks to help little ones familiarize themselves in their new surroundings.

How Corrigan Moving Supports Families

Moving with Kids with Corrigan Moving Systems

Expert Planning and Coordination

Recognizing these challenges is the initial step in overcoming them, and here is where Corrigan comes in with customized solutions.

Once you choose to relocate, Corrigan Moving Systems provides expert planning services considering your family’s specific needs. We know that relocating with little ones needs extra care, and our coordinators work closely with you to ensure that every detail is managed with care. This includes arranging moves around key family events or school schedules to limit disruption.

Packing Services Designed for Families

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

Quick and Efficient Moving Day Execution

On moving day, Corrigan Moving Systems ensures that the entire process goes as smoothly as possible. Our experienced movers are quick and efficient, minimizing the time your possessions are in transit. This means you can get started setting up your new place sooner, which is crucial for helping children adjust. We emphasize setting up kids' rooms first, so they have a safe, comfortable space as soon as possible.

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

We know that a move isn’t just about relocating possessions—it’s about moving lives. Our all-inclusive moving services are made to manage the physical demands of moving so you can devote your attention to helping your little ones through the move. With nearly a hundred years of experience, Corrigan Moving Systems has helped many Ann Arbor families move effortlessly, proving that with the right support, moving with youngsters can be a pleasant, stress-free experience.

Whether you are moving across Ann Arbor or across the country, let Corrigan Moving Systems manage the logistics while you and your family prepare for the new experiences that await in your new home. Together, we can turn the challenges of moving into opportunities for growth and fresh starts.

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