KANSAS CITY – So you’re thinking about selling your Kansas City Home and want to buy a bigger house because your family is growing.
This is an awesome goal to have, especially right now because thanks to low mortgage interest rates there’s never been a better time than right now to move up to another home but, moving when you have children also poses several challenges since most children will not understand why you want to move them to a bigger home when they love the one that you already have.
In today’s post we will share with you several tips you can use to improve your experience of moving with children.
Tip #1 – Explain Why You Are Moving
One thing you have to remember as a parent is that children are smart and they will “get it” if you take the time to explain to them why you want to move your family to another home in Kansas City.
For best results consider using the benefits of moving approach like explaining to your children that your next house will have more space in the front and back yard, a swimming pool, or it will be closer to your relatives that they might like visiting.
Tip #2 – Get Your Excited About the Move
After your offer on the new home in Kansas City is accepted you should take your children to that home and show them their new rooms then get their ideas on how other rooms in the home should be used.
For example: if your new home has a large basement you can ask them for ideas on the best use of the basement or you could take them to your favorite home improvement store to get their feedback on paint colors or decorating ideas for their bedrooms.
Tip #3 – Include Your Kids with Moving Preparations
As you are moving out of your old house it’s best to include your children in moving preparations and ask them for feedback on which furniture or personal items you should keep, donate or throw away then you should take them to a furniture store and get their feedback for new pieces of furniture which might look nice in your new home.
Tip #4 – Take Plenty of Pictures and Video BEFORE Moving
Another important thing to do before moving into a new Kansas City home with children is to take plenty of pictures and video of your old home with your children so they will have those pictures or videos they can turn back to in the years to come long after they have grown.
Tip #5 – Throw a Goodbye Party
Last of all, but most important, when you are moving to a new Kansas City Home with your children you should throw a goodbye party for your old home so that your children will officially ‘know” that you are moving onto your new home and they will have the “closure” they need from the old home.
To learn more tips you can use when moving with children, or to view Kansas City Homes for sale, contact Arrow Realty KC today by calling us at (816) 956-5003 or click here to connect with us online.