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New York Moving: How to Keep Kids Entertained During a Long-Distance Move

Posted on: May 8, 2020 | by: Hall Lane Movers May 8, 2020

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There’s definitely nothing easy about moving with kids. While teenagers can normally keep themselves busy, younger children require a lot more hands-on entertainment. Adults typically enjoy the long rides that road trips entail – but that’s definitely not the case for kids! Luckily, with the following advice for New York moving from our specialists at Hall Lane Moving and Storage, you’ll be able to keep your little ones happy on the car ride to your new home during your long-distance relocation.

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Pack lots of snacks

First and foremost, the key to a stress-free long-distance move is by far packing lots of snacks. Before planning everything for New York moving, purchase or dig out your cooler for the ride. Use it to store several healthy snacks like carrot sticks and dip, fruit slices, and cut-up veggies. Water and juices are also good to bring along to quench your thirst. Get the kids involved in making fun snacks like “Road Mix” with a variety of dried fruit, popcorn, and cereal. Add some mini marshmallows and M&Ms and you’re sure to see their faces light up. Keep in mind that your backseat will likely be a bit messy after the trip, but that’s all par for the course!

Bring a variety of entertainment

A great trick for keeping very young children entertained is to hide a box of extra toys in the trunk. That way when they get bored with the ones they have in the car, you can swap them for “newer,” more exciting options. Older kids can pass the time with their tablet playing educational apps, listen to book on CD, or practice their reading with favorite stories. Another fun thing to do is let them prepare the backseat like a fort, with various stuffed animals, crayons and coloring books, along with blankets and pillows.

Take pictures, record videos

New York moving is made infinitely easier and more fun if you turn it into a cross-country adventure. Look at it as an opportunity to bond with your family. Plan ahead and research fun spots along the way to discover such as national landmarks and quirky roadside attractions. Let the kids take pictures and even record their own videos. Once you arrive at your new home, you can create a mini-documentary of your road trip, letting your children narrate. The possibilities are endless, so go wild and have a blast!

Worried about moving with kids? Hall Lane Moving and Storage can help! Visit our quote form today to book a free quote for your upcoming relocation.