Our Junior Moving Guide

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Over the past 20 years, we have helped countless families achieve their Real Estate goals in the Fraser Valley. Whether you’re Buying or Selling, we are here to help every step of the way to make your Real Estate experience as easy as possible. 

If you’re moving with younger children, they may find the idea of switching homes overwhelming. We believe the best way to mediate this issue is to make your kids feel involved in the moving process. That’s why we have created Our Junior Moving Guide! By involving them, you’ll get them excited to make memories in your new home. 

Discuss The Move:

Include your kids in the conversation early on, this will help put them at ease during the transition. Listen and answer their questions about the move. You can even read children’s books about the moving process so it feels more familiar.

Check Out The New Neighbourhood:

If you know the community that you plan on moving to, consider exploring the neighbourhood beforehand. Bring your kids there for a walk, stop for a treat and explore what the community has to offer. Allowing them to get a feel for their new neighborhood will make the move seem less scary.

Pack Their Room:

Get your kids involved by allowing them to facilitate packing some boxes in their room and sorting out older toys and clothes to give away or donate. This is a great opportunity to get creative with fun labels and colourful (washable) markers.

Arrange For Childcare On Moving Day:

This will not only allow you to relax but it will also keep the kids away from the upheaval of moving day. Arrange childcare or ask a family member to watch your kids on moving day. You’ll thank us later for this tip!

Unpack Your Kids Room’s First:

Unpack the basics of their room so they can feel comfortable and settled on the first night in the new place. Pre-pack a backpack of first night essentials so they have everything they need to be as comfortable as possible. Some things to include would be diapers and wipes, essential medications, a first-aid kit, clothing, pajamas, favorite toys or stuffed animal, snacks, water, juice, a night light, cozy blankets, an ipad with games, favourite books and more. Anything that will make your children feel comfortable that first night. We recommend packing a separate bag with essentials for mom and dad as well. (Wine, chocolate and late night snacks are definitely a good idea!)

Set Up Backyard Or Outdoor Activities:

This is a great idea if you have an outdoor space in your new home. Set your kids up with fun outdoor activities to do while you unpack the inside of the house and keep an eye on them.

We hope you find these moving tips helpful! While moving with younger kids may seem like an added stress, there are lots of easy ways that you can make the process a whole lot easier!

If You’ve Just Started Thinking About Moving:

If you’re looking for expert advice when it comes to Cloverdale Real Estate, Surrey Real Estate, Langley Real Estate, White Rock Real Estate and surrounding communities, our team can offer a wealth of information.

Our team offers unparalleled levels of experience, industry knowledge and exceptional customer service. We empower our clients by providing them with all the tools and information necessary to feel confident in theri real estate transaction. It is our primary goal to make your Buying and Selling experience as easy as possible.

Call us at 604.537.4281 or email us at kim@kimsproperties.ca for details!