How to pack children’s toys when you are moving house

When you are moving house be aware that children will often hold on to their things a little tighter 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 they are loosing so many things they love when they move – school, friends, teachers, playgrounds, a home they love. Which is why they’ll want to keep that old doll or ragged jumper- things that make them feel secure. The decision to move is, after all, taken by the adults and the child feels powerless because it can not, and should not, influence that decision. Of course a move planned and managed well, distress is not always the out come.

[box font=”palatinol” fontsize=”20″]                    Follow our guide on packing children’s toys for a move [/box]

[icon type=”vector” icon=”momizat-icon-180″ size=”32″ icon_color=”#63c2f9″ ]Pack your childs room last if they are small ( 5 years and under)

[icon type=”vector” icon=”momizat-icon-180″ size=”32″ icon_color=”#63c2f9″ ]Older children ( 5 years and older) can pack their room in advance. Helping your child pack is a good time to discuss the move and their feelings about leaving friends, school etc. This will offer them comfort and should               ease the moving and transition process.

 [icon type=”vector” icon=”momizat-icon-180″ size=”32″ icon_color=”#63c2f9″ ]Let your child pick out some of their toys to take with them in the car or carry bag. Also ask them to think about their new room and where they would like to place things.

[icon type=”vector” icon=”momizat-icon-180″ size=”32″ icon_color=”#63c2f9″ ]Drain all water from squirt guns and seal paints or any other messy materials into bags or containers.

[icon type=”vector” icon=”momizat-icon-180″ size=”32″ icon_color=”#63c2f9″ ]Pack the toys in boxes with some wadded newsprint or old clothes to fill spaces. Fragile toys can also be wrapped in extra wadded newsprint or bubble wrap.

[icon type=”vector” icon=”momizat-icon-180″ size=”32″ icon_color=”#63c2f9″ ]Once all items are packed into appropriate boxes have your children seal them and write their name on them, you could also let them decorate the box.

[icon type=”vector” icon=”momizat-icon-180″ size=”32″ icon_color=”#63c2f9″ ]When you arrive at your new home make your child room a priority. The sooner they feel settled and secure they will feel a lot better about the move.

 The most important thing throughout the moving process is reassurance. Throughout the whole process there will be lots of questions and worries that your child will want to talk about. Be prepared to listern and reassure them that change is a part of life and can be a good thing. Discuss with them plans to make new friends, explore the new area and have fun days out.

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