Moving Into A Rented Apartment With Children? Follow These Tips
Moving from one rented accommodation to a new one calls for a lot of hard work. But, it becomes an even more challenging task if you are a parent. Children get attached to a place much more strongly than adults. Uprooting them from their existing place of residence is an overwhelming experience for them.
Here are some tips that you, as a parent, may follow to ensure an easy transition:
Talk to them
Before you finalise your new place, talk to your children about your plans. Apart from explaining to them the reason for this move, also try to make them a part of the process. For instance, take their help in packing stuff.
Take them for a tour
When you narrow down on a few properties and plan to visit them, take your children along. Their opinion should matter equally. They can take a look at the property and get familiar with it and before your family moves in. Are there any neighbours? Do they have kids? Let your children become familiar with them.
A well-equipped locality
When visiting, make sure the locality is well-equipped and safe for your children. Take them around to the park, check around for CCTV cameras, etc. Ideally an apartment should be a perfect fit for a healthy growth of your child, both physical and mental. Also, make sure they do not have to travel much for school.
Involve your children from the very beginning. Let them take the responsibility of packing their things or may be bringing them to you. Let them mark their boxes to know which one holds what stuff. Let them unpack, too, once you move into the new home.
The moment you reach your new accommodation, make sure the children's boxes are brought to the home first. This will give them a feeling of being special. Also, those are boxes that you should be unpacking first. Let the children be surrounded by their things like their toys, games and books, etc. This would help them settle and feel comfortable.
Take them around
Once settled in, take them around to meet the new neighbours, to the park and let them interact with kids living in the locality. This will help them make new friends and also, get familiar with people they could get to in time of need.