If you have kids, you will have to deal with plenty of toys when you start preparing for the move. Due to the amount of toys your children have (it,s always hills and mountains of toys with no end in site, but you still buy them nevertheless), packing them all can be really challenging undertaking.
Organizing, packing and protecting your children’s toys will ensure a smooth move. And, most of all, it will keep your children calm because they can be assured that you will take every piece with you. Intermove doesen,t know why but it,s very important for your children that nothing is been throw away. It,s another mystery of cosmos that can,t been explained. Even the smallest and the oldest toys must be relocated or otherwise you have cosmic chaos. That,s why Intermove Bosnia is here to protect you and your children from moving anxiety by giving you some advices about packing and moving toys in order to survive moving chaos and that your kids can again enjoy, destroy, throw, bounce, disassemble and assemble their toys.
Guide on how to be a best parent whom best interest of the toys is of essential importance!
1. Sort through your toys and decide what should be transported to your new place (note to the careful ones-all have to be transported to the new place). Convincing a child to give up on some toys, even if they are broken, is not an easy task. You will need to come up with a special approach that will help you make them realize that not each toy should be part of the new environment (Intermove wish you luck in such a task. It is smarter to give up and let your children have they way).
Make your children understand that letting go of certain items is part of a moving process is normal, but it can be pointless, so, by Intermove experience, it,s better to surrender to your children because after all they are the boss of the house. That, s why we at Intermove can say – long live our small bosses.
2. Get appropriate packing supplies. Since your children’s toys are of different size and shape, you will need different type of packing supplies as well – small, medium and large moving boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, tape, marker,… (nothing is too good for they toys)
3. Before getting packing supplies you should know exactly what should be taken to your new home (everything goes). Don,t made a beginners mistake to throw something out.
4. Set aside toys that your children like most and keep them handy, especially if you are traveling long-distance to your new home. Your kids may become nervous and upset at some point, so having their favorite toys handy will ensure their peace of mind. And, also, they will stop bugging you and bringing higher your moving stress indicator.
5. Use packing paper to line the bottom of the boxes in order to ensure proper protection. (If you forget to do that you are doomed)
6. Sealing bags are suitable for keeping tiny pieces and small toys togetherduring transportation.
7. Put large toys in appropriate boxes and fill an empty space with smaller and softer toys and crushed packing paper (remember that your children may find packing paper as a playfull toy).
8. Delicate, fragile and expensive toys needs special attention and caution. Use a lot of bubble wrap and make sure your children’s precious toys are stable during the move (otherwise moving would be picnic in compare to unpacking and finding damage toys- trust Intermove)
9. Consider getting an insurance for extremely expensive toys. If your household insurance doesn’t provide sufficient coverage, take an additional one.
10. If your children’s toys are going to be stored for a while, make sure they are properly packed in airtight containers in order to avoid damage caused by mold, mildew, extreme temperatures,…(but it would not stay in the warehouse for that long. Your bandits won,t allow it)
11. Overpacking moving boxes can be risky. Always keep a normal weight of the boxes for the toys so that children might lift it (and runaway with it). Also, toys which are not breakable can be transported in plastic bags.
12. An outdoor play sets like swings, teeters,… are more complicated to handle, since they have to be taken apart for easier transportation. Disassembling huge and bulky parts of the set will help you get through the process without major troubles and effort.
13. Remove dirt and debris from the outdoor play set. Dirty or wet items are likely to contaminate other belongings in the moving truck and become affected with mildew.
14. Take photos while you are dismantling play set so that you can easily reassemble it once you reach your new home (that,s your alibi). Just reverse the process and bare in mind that familiar environment layout will make your children feel more comfortable at the new place, despite the stress and confusion the relocation caused. Remember, the sooner you make your new place feel like home, the easier it will be for your children to adjust to the new environment. Especcially when they throw all of their toys from the boxes on the floor and they can again feel like they are in their home. When the chaos emerges.
Good luck from Intermove
Note: All of employees have children so we know what we are talking about.