Moving with kids is always a challenge, but a temporary move or a year season of life with one move after another has it’s own set of challenges to work through as a family.
Kids can usually bounce back after a transition pretty easily, as long as the adults in the situation are able to keep their calm and make it fun and as easy on the kids as possible.
If you have a job move or any other type of temporary relocation coming up with your family, these tips can help everyone adjust quickly and have fun in your new city!
One way to reduce stress in your kids is to minimize your own stress. Worries are generally passed down from the adults to the kids, even if the kids aren’t quite sure what they are worried about!
One way you can make life easier for yourself is pre-stocking the new house with essentials. Your first trip into the home, bring trash bags, paper cups, snack bars, light bulbs and toilet paper. This way, you’ll be prepared for most anything that can come your way as you or movers bring in the rest of your things. Trust me, you don’t want to be digging through boxes trying to find cups so you can take a drink!
Another way to make it easier on everyone is to plan something fun for your first night in the new place. It won’t be perfect yet, and there will likely be boxes all over the floor, but that doesn’t mean you can’t curl up together and watch a movie on some one’s laptop and munch takeout.
If you are doing a temporary move one of the biggest things you can do to reduce stress on your family is to rent furniture. This will keep you from having to pack up and move everything you own, just to be relocated for a few months.
CORT Furniture Rental can make life so much easier by bringing in a sofa, bed and even decorations to make your new house feel like a home. You won’t have to do any of that moving by yourself, and when you’re finished with the furniture and housewares, they will come pick it back up again!
Honestly, this is also a great way to brainstorm your dream home aesthetic. I could definitely relate to Kayla in her post about furniture rental and room decorations until you decide how you want your house to flow together.
You can choose specific pieces that you’d like to rent, in case you just have one or two pieces you don’t want to move, or even rent rooms they’ve already designed.
I love browsing their site for room inspiration, because there are so many different ways to make furniture work together cohesively. I feel like I learn something new every time I’m on the CORT Furniture Rental site! You can experiment with making 1 room 3 ways and see which one you and your family love the most! I have the hardest time knowing if I’d like something without seeing it first, so I love that CORT takes that guess work out of it for all of us!
As you relocate with your family, remember this is temporary, and the most important part is having fun and enjoying life together, wherever you may be!