Moving is stressful enough when you think about all the boxes you have to pack, how you’re going to get them to their final destination, and how much your move is going to end up costing. If you’ve got kids, the stress of a move can soar to new heights.

As a professional moving company for San Francisco residents, we know how to make every move go as smoothly as possible, and that includes moving with children.

Here are 3 easy-to-follow moving tips that will make moving with children less stressful.

Give Your Kids Something to Do

Moving is stressful for you, but it’s stressful for your children too. Especially since they may feel like they have no control over where or why they’re moving. One way to help your children feel at ease is to give them something to do.

Even very young children can help pack up their room. It’s also a good idea to let your children pick which items they’d like to put in their moving bag to keep with them throughout the process.

Older children can help pack, but they can also help label. Artistic children may enjoy decorating the boxes, which can help you determine what items can be found inside.

Find Sneaky Ways to Cut the Clutter

Moving is a great time to get rid of stuff you don’t need. Unfortunately, kids aren’t always very good at getting rid of stuff. You might have to be sneaky about cutting the clutter.

Tell your children they have to get rid of a certain number of toys, if you think they can handle it. Set a good example by inviting them into your closet as you get rid of some of your stuff first.

If you know your children are going to have a hard time letting go, consider whisking items away when they are sleeping or at school. Just make sure you only get rid of items they won’t notice are missing!

Hire a Professional Mover

If you’re moving with kids, you’ve got enough on your plate already. Let a professional team of San Francisco Movers take some of the weight off your shoulders by doing the heavy lifting for you.

Having been in business for over 35 years, so we know how to plan and execute a personalized, affordable moving plan for any and every residential customer. And, it all starts with a free estimate.

Give us a call or fill out our online form. We’ll provide you with free pricing and tell you more about how we can make moving with kids easy.