Humboldt Shares Tips on Making Relocating Easier for Kids Boston, Mass – Humboldt Storage and Moving, the oldest moving company in Boston, United Van Lines agent and experts in stress-free moving has moved countless families and children locally and across the country. Moving with children can be a stressful experience due to a whole host of reasons and Humboldt has come up with a number of educational tips to help families who are moving with children; Manage expectations: Be honest, clear and concise with kids and let them know what to look forward to during the moving process. Take time to answer their questions to quell fears and anxiety. Build up the adventure aspect of the experience of traveling in a moving van or an airplane (for interstate moves). Toy trucks and airplanes can help get messages across to young children. Convey that the disorder associated with a move is temporary and that life will return to normal very shortly. Give kids a task: Children enjoy getting involved; moving is no different. Take a little time to find ways for your kids to become part of the transition process by letting them pack up important belongings in special boxes or let them choose how they are going to lay out their new room. Simple procedures help them feel involved and give them comfort. Specific boxes for a child’s belongings helps them know important items  like toys and stuffed animals will be waiting for them in their new home. Have a proper send-off: Take time to help children say goodbye. Creating an address book for kids to keep in touch with their friends after they depart helps them stay connected and visiting favorite places one last time gives them a sense of closure. Each are easy ways of assisting children during a transition.   Get informed: Kids like familiarity and whether you are moving to a new street or a new state, taking time to help your children learn about their new neighborhood is a paramount step to a successful transition. Maps or illustrations can helps kids visualize their new environment and taking a moment to visit a new neighborhood and teachers can better create familiarity come moving day. It is also possible to go online to learn about a new community; what sports teams, schools and community programs are available. More tips on moving with kids and a short video can be seen here; “Moving can be an uncertain and stressful time for children. Parents can create a positive experience with an upbeat attitude and a few easy methods to create reassurance and familiarity,” said James Sullivan, president of Humboldt Storage and Moving.  “Humboldt has helped provide numerous families with children return to regular schedules quickly to help children better adjust to their new environments.” About Humboldt Storage and Moving: Boston moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving, founded in1905 is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and largest United Van Lines agent. The company’s philosophy is “Relax. And get moving.” Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people’s lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. The team at Humboldt Storage and Moving are specialists in assisting with sensitive down-sizing for senior relocations, coordinating highly technical biotech/lab and hospital moves, fine art moving and storage, time-sensitive office movingand relocations, as well as traditional residential relocations, local moving, long-distance moving, international moving and shipping, and packing services. For more information about Humboldt’s expertise and moving services contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit

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