You may recall a post I did called “Selling Your House When You Have Kids.” In it, I talked about ways you could keep you house ready for showings and keep your kids occupied. We were very blessed to sell our home in two weeks. Finding a home was a bit trickier, and we were unable to find a place to move to before we had to be out of this home. We did finally find a home we just loved, but it will not close until mid-June. So tomorrow, we move out of our home and into a small apartment for 17 days. You can bet I am counting the days until we close!
If you have moved before, you know how frantic those last few days before a move can be. If you have moved with young children, then you are my hero! I have been working on ways to keep the kids busy and happy while everything they know is being packed up around them. I am blessed with pretty resilient kids, and also kids who don’t notice a ton. We have sold off sofas and other furniture we are not taking to the new place, and they haven’t even noticed them missing. This is a good thing, because it keeps them from feeling anxious. I think it also helps that they were very involved in the house hunting process and are super excited to move to their new house - eventually.
The more involved kids are in every step of the moving process, the easier it will be for them to adjust. (more…)