How to Safely and Securely Pack Kids Toys For a Move
When you are moving house with toddlers be aware that children will try to hold onto their things a little more tightly than they usually would. Moving is all about change and the more their lives are changing, the tighter they’ll hold on to the things they can. Children often feel like their losing so many things they love when they move – school, friends, teachers, playgrounds, a home they love – that they’ll want to keep that old doll or ragged sweater – things that make them feel secure.
Follow our easy to read guide on how to pack kids toys for a move
- Pack your kids’ room last if they are small (ages five years and under)
- Older children (ages five years and older) advance time to pack their rooms. Help your kids with packing and it is also a good time to talk about moving and their feelings about leaving friends’ school, etc. This will offer them comfort and feelings to ease the moving and transition process.
- Pack the toys in boxes with some wadded newsprint or clothes to fill spaces. All fragile toys can be wrapped in extra clothes and in wadded newsprint paper.
- Let your kids some of the items they wish to take in the car or in the carry-on bag. Also ask them to think about their new room and where they’d like to place their things.
- Drain water from squirt guns and seal paints and other messy materials in bags or containers.
- Pack all items in appropriate boxes and have your kids seal the boxes and write their names or let them decorate their boxes.
Moving is also a good time to consider giving toys away that your kids no longer play with