Katie Howard, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – Moving into a new home can be an exciting, but often overwhelming and stressful, experience.
And a move with children in tow can prove to be even trickier, as feelings of anxiety and nervousness about the change in their new surroundings creep on.
But a local moving company that specializes in moving families says most of the anxiety kids experience can be avoided with proper preparation.
Claudine and Mark Rubin launched You Move Me in May 2013, with the goal of making moving as stress-free as possible.
The D.C. couple strives to add a personal, sympathetic and empathetic touch, particularly taking into account the feelings and worries of each client’s children.
Our family moved this past January and it was perplexing, as well as emotional, for my 6-year-old and 3-year-old girls.
My husband and I fielded many questions, such as, “What was wrong with our old house? What happened to it? Where did it go? Who is going to live in my room? Where are my toys?”
Sure, my husband and I were excited about the shorter commutes to work and the additional square feet, but our children’s nervousness took a bit of a toll on our moods.
Moving day was a challenge for us, and I now appreciate these tips from the Rubins for keeping the little people of your family in mind during the big switch.
Now, all you have to do is get busy packing and organizing. Here’s to a happy and less stressful move!
Editor’s Note: WTOP’s Katie Howard is a mom on the go. With two children under age 5, she’s always looking for ways to provide her family fast and healthy snacks, meals and activities. Katie share her go-to food and family fitness tips every Tuesday on her blog “Good to Go.”