To Properly Pack Kids' Stuff You'll need:
- Lots of love and time
- Attention to feelings
- Packing Tape
- Blank newsprint
- Medium and large boxes
Instructions on How To Pack Kids' Stuff:
- If your kids are still small, pack their rooms last. Try to prepare your children for the move ahead of time; the move will be much easier for both of you if your kids can make a smooth transition into their new home.
- Give older children – ages 5 and up – extra time to pack their rooms. In addition, help them to pack their rooms. Time spent packing with them is a great opportunity to talk about matters that might worry or depress your children – i.e. leaving friends, going to a new school, living in a new home, etc. Understanding feelings and offering your reassurance will ease the transition for them.
- Allow them to select some items to take with them in the car or in their carry-on bag.
- Most kids’ toys are somewhat durable and can go in boxes with some wadded newsprint or extra clothes to fill in spaces.
- Breakable toys like models or porcelain dolls can be wrapped in extra clothes and packed in wadded newsprint.
- While the kids are packing, ask them to think about where they’d like things to go in their new rooms.
- Be sure to drain water from messy materials, like squirt guns and seal paints. Pack these items together in a box lined with a plastic bag.
- Have your kids seal the boxes and write their names or put their favorite stickers on each box. Now you’re done!
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