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Moving day is hectic and stressful--not only for you, but for your kids as well. They may do their best to help with the move and may have even packed up their items all on their own before moving day. But, when it comes to the move itself, it's best for everyone involved if your children are kept busy and away from all the action. 

If you need a few ideas for how to keep your kids busy on moving day, keep reading. These activities will keep your kids busy and safe while you get your move underway. 

Hire a babysitter 

If your friends and family are already there helping you with the move itself, hiring a babysitter to come and attend to your children during the move is an easy way to make sure your children are occupied and safe during the move. A babysitter you've used before will help keep your child calm and stress-free during the move. 

Schedule a play date 

Sending your child away for the day could be your best option for moving day. Scheduling a play date with one of their friends is a simple way to let them have fun and enjoy the day while you're back at home working. Not only will you know your child is safe and away from the move, but it will give them one more chance to play with their friends, if they're moving far away. 

Set up safe zones for playing 

If you can't find a babysitter or live too far to set up play dates, set up safe zones for your child to spend time in throughout the day. Whether it's the backyard or their play room, make sure that they know they are allowed to play in those particular areas but no where else while the move is underway. 

Arts and crafts 

Either with the babysitter or in one of the safe zones, set up an area in your home where you child or children can do arts and crafts. Ideally this would work best in a room that is already packed up and empty so that any of the removalists or moving help don't have to walk in and out of it frequently to disrupt the children nor will the children be under anyone's feet. 

This room doesn't have to be solely for arts and crafts though. You could leave out a few toys, puzzles or colouring pages for them to work on and books for them to read. The idea is to keep them entertained and busy while you're taking care of the move. 

Hire professionals 

If you just don't want to worry about keeping your children occupied while you attend to the move, the easiest way to do that is to hire a removal company! The right removalist can take care of your entire move from start to finish leaving you with more time to spend with your children on moving day. 

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on October 22, 2015 - Moving Expert
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