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Packing to Move Your Toddler

Moving alone can be stressful, but moving with children is even more overwhelming. The Columbus packers and movers at All My Sons want you and your family to have the most pleasant move possible. We are here to tell you how to pack to move your toddler- stress-free!

First, ask for help! Do not be afraid to ask your family or friends to watch the kids for a little while. You might think you can do it all by yourself, but before you know it, your toddler will be taking every toy out of every box or getting into dangerous things. You will be able to get so much more done if you aren’t worried about your little one running around and getting into trouble. Your friends and family will be more than happy to help you out.

Since your child is young, you are going to have to do their packing for them. Pack all of their essential clothing, shoes and practical items first to separate these items from everything that will be going on the truck. This is important because when you arrive at your new place, your child will have the essential items before you guys start unpacking boxes. Sometimes kids want to help, but there’s only so much they can do. If you let them decorate some of the boxes or help them seal the boxes with packing tape, they might feel like they are helping. All My Sons Columbus has all of the packing supplies that you need to get your child packed efficiently.

You should do any and all de-cluttering of your child’s belongings while he or she is asleep. The second your toddler sees you throwing out that toy that they never ever play with, all of a sudden it becomes their favorite toy. Save yourself a headache from the meltdowns and start going through their stuff while they are at school or resting. Also, make sure you don’t leave anything in the kitchen trashcan. Take it all the way out of your house, because little kids snoop, and they will not be happy to find their “favorite” toy or art project in the trash.

It’s usually a good idea to pack the kid spaces last, so that their play spaces are minimally disrupted. Loading your toddler’s furniture and play station last will help keep their spaces feeling as normal as possible and also entertained for as long as possible. Another bonus to packing their stuff on the truck last is that it will be the first things off the truck on moving day. Children like comfort and familiarity, so the Columbus packers and movers suggest getting their furniture and toys into their new bedroom as quickly as possible.