Moving abroad comes with a lot of challenges, many of which could seem insurmountable. It can be even more so if you’re bringing your kids along. It can be heart-breaking for a kid to leave their friends and familiar school behind. If you want to make things easier on your kids during the move, here are several top tips to help you achieve that goal:
Make a Family Wish List
This way, you’ll know what each family member wants out of the new home. Some kids want a bigger room, a playroom or even separate rooms. Other children, however, simply want to be closer to the beach or the city. Those are all considerations you’ll want to factor in.
Find a Dependable Moving Service
When D-Day comes, the last thing you want to hear is that the friend of a friend who promised to help you out is nowhere in sight. If you want a better guarantee of reliability, spare yourself the trouble and stress by hiring an international moving service to do the job. That way, you can count on them to be there right when you need them.
Allow Them to Pack a Treasure Box
Give them a box they could decorate with stickers, says Parents. They could fill it up with their favorite toys. Doing so can help your kids get excited about the move. That’s one way to make it easier and less stressful for them.
Enlist Professional Assistance
While your kids get busy packing their treasure boxes, you’ll want to make sure everything else in your home that needs to be packed and shipped are packed and shipped. But it’s going to be hard enough dealing with school, work and kids. That’s another good reason to hire an international moving service. These service providers often come with packing assistance so you won’t have to worry about boxing and taping your way through your belongings. They’ll pack everything up for you so you won’t have to waste time doing it on your own.
Prepare a Survival Kit
You’ll want to put together a survival kit for D-day. This can include snacks and drinks, a lot of paper towels along with disposable plates and utensils, bathroom essentials, change of clothes for you and your kids and handy extras like pencils, colors, crayons and trash bags. Don’t forget the most important of all: your kids’ medical records along with their passports and the lease agreement or mortgage paperwork and deed for your new home.