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Guest Blog: Help Children Ease Into the Moving Process
August 06, 2014

Summer is around the corner, and it is the time most San Diego families choose to move. While moving is stressful for most people, it can be especially difficult for kids. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we move thousands of local families each year and we’ve compiled these tips for making a smoother move for your children and family:

  • Tell your kids about moving plans as soon as possible. The more time they have to prepare, the easier it will be for them.
  • Let kids participate in the decision-making, such as picking the wall color in their new room. If children feel included and take ownership of their new home, the transition will go much easier.
  • Involve kids in the packing process and start packing items that won’t be needed right away.
  • Stay upbeat and calm. Give children a chance to express their feelings and try to be honest about your own feelings.
  • Most children will feel some anger, sadness or may worry about the move. Reassure them they aren’t alone and it is OK to have these feelings.
  • Keep sentimental items that children treasure, like special blankets, favorite stuffed animals and photo albums, nearby throughout the move.
  • If you are moving far, make sure children say goodbye to the important people in their lives. Help them prepare a list of phone numbers and email addresses so they can stay in touch.

Hiring a trustworthy moving company is crucial to making a smooth transition for your family. A professional moving company has experience moving families and will take the time to explain the moving process so your family is prepared for move day. Consult the BBB standings of companies you are considering prior to hiring a mover. 

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are more than 260 national locations and 1,800 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates 280 locations and 1,900 trucks.  Each location is independently owned and operated, and sells boxes and packing supplies. Locations complete home and business moves, as well as packing and unpacking services.  

For more information, call the San Diego TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® at (858)877-2100 or visit www.twomensandiego.com.

Summer is around the corner, and it is the time most San Diego families choose to move. While moving is stressful for most people, it can be especially difficult for kids. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we move thousands of local families each year and we’ve compiled these tips for making a smoother move for your children and family:

  • Tell your kids about moving plans as soon as possible. The more time they have to prepare, the easier it will be for them.
  • Let kids participate in the decision-making, such as picking the wall color in their new room. If children feel included and take ownership of their new home, the transition will go much easier.
  • Involve kids in the packing process and start packing items that won’t be needed right away.
  • Stay upbeat and calm. Give children a chance to express their feelings and try to be honest about your own feelings.
  • Most children will feel some anger, sadness or may worry about the move. Reassure them they aren’t alone and it is OK to have these feelings.
  • Keep sentimental items that children treasure, like special blankets, favorite stuffed animals and photo albums, nearby throughout the move.
  • If you are moving far, make sure children say goodbye to the important people in their lives. Help them prepare a list of phone numbers and email addresses so they can stay in touch.

Hiring a trustworthy moving company is crucial to making a smooth transition for your family. A professional moving company has experience moving families and will take the time to explain the moving process so your family is prepared for move day. Consult the BBB standings of companies you are considering prior to hiring a mover. 

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company both in the United States and internationally. Currently there are more than 260 national locations and 1,800 trucks operating in the U.S.; in total, the company operates 280 locations and 1,900 trucks.  Each location is independently owned and operated, and sells boxes and packing supplies. Locations complete home and business moves, as well as packing and unpacking services.  

For more information, call the San Diego TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® at (858)877-2100 or visit www.twomensandiego.com.