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How to Keep Your Children Safe While Moving

February 29, 2016

How to Keep Your Children Safe While Moving

Moving into a new home can be very stressful. There are many details involved surrounding moving times, packing, cleaning, and other logistics. Another issue that is important not to neglect is how your children are involved in the move and maintaining their safety throughout the process.

There are certain hazards that can put your children at risk during a move. For example, you don’t want them to be exposed to harsh cleaning agents or get hit by big furniture as it is being moved.

Below are a few useful tips for how you can make your move child-safe:

  • Talk to your kids. Make them understand what’s happening, why you’re moving, and what you expect from them. Ask them to cooperate and stay out of trouble, so it will be easier for everyone.
  • Secure harmful chemicals. Do not let your children have contact with harsh chemicals and cleaning products. Keep them in a secured container and label it, so you know what is inside. Teach your kids which items they should always stay away from.
  • Keep them away from big furniture and movers. Your kids should stay away from furniture that could hurt them if it fell on them. Ask them to stay out of the way of the movers to avoid accidents.
  • Seal all your boxes. Do not let them have easy access to everything. Not only could it slow the process down if they dig around in boxes that have already been packed, but they could come in contact with things they shouldn’t. Label your boxes for easy identification.
  • Have someone look after them. If you need your kids to be with you on moving day, have someone reliable to look after them while you are busy. Otherwise, let them stay with relatives or friends during moving day.
  • Pack all their essentials. Make the move hassle-free for the kids and make it convenient for them by packing all that they need in one bag. Add extra clothes, some food, games, and a first aid kit.
  • Create a diversion. Give them something to play with like a board game while you are busy. If the weather is nice, ask them to play in the backyard.
  • Allow big kids to help. This will make them feel responsible and a part of your move.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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