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How to Keep Kids Busy on Moving Day

How to Keep Kids Busy on Moving Day

Moving with kids is a challenging transition for parents. Not only will you have to do your best to accomplish everything without changing your daily routine but you also need to keep them safe during the process, answer their numerous questions, and help them adjust to the changes for their well-being. 

During the moving day, it's best to have a plan and keep your kids occupied and away from potential hazards when Toronto movers arrive and load your belongings in the moving truck. 

Have a look at our tips below on how to keep your kids busy when moving day comes.

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Get your kids involved

If your kids are old enough to pitch in, make moving day easier by giving them tasks to do. You can assign the following tasks to them:

  • Helping pack belongings around the house - linens, extra towels, pillows.  

  • Let them pack their own “first-night” box - pyjamas, favourite stuffed animal and blankets. 

  • Let them decorate the boxes.

  • Sort their clothes and shoes. 

  • Clean their own room. 

Doing this will give them confidence and some control over the move and changes that they are currently facing plus, it saves you a job too. 

Take your kids for a walk

If there is more than one adult or a family member who can step away for a little bit then separate from the move and let them take a walk around their old neighbourhood one last time to have a proper goodbye with the area. 

Ask relatives/friends or hire a babysitter to look after your kids

If you and your partner need to supervise the move, the most straightforward option is to ask your sibling/family member to hang out with your kids. They can go for a walk or they can play video games together. If you don't have any family members close by to come and watch your kids, hiring a babysitter to come over and watch your kids will help you focus more on things like packing and overseeing the work of movers. 

Keep your kids busy outside by playing in the backyard

If it’s a nice day outside and your yard is safely enclosed, outdoor activities are a great way to keep kids out of the movers’ way. You can suggest a game such as hide-and-seek, games of tags or let them play with your pet dog. Don’t forget to have some rules if you leave them playing.

Set up an activity room

If you can’t spare your spouse or decide on an away activity, you can create an activity room and provide them with some snacks and drinks in a cooler or any leftover materials like your extra moving boxes and let them play whatever they like. If your kids are too young, you can let them have picture books to look at or watch their favourite cartoons. 

Keep these child-friendly ideas in mind to make moving day with kids easier. And since there's so much going on when moving home with kids, it’s always a good idea to hire trusted Toronto movers for stress-free delivery. They can help eliminate the stress and hassle of moving, leaving you with more time to spend with your children on moving day. 


When looking for trusted movers to hire, you can always use Top Move. With just one enquiry, Top Move will then reach out to Canada’s trusted moving companies ready to make your home move as stress-free as possible. Aside from home move, you can also find transport providers for motorcycle transportation, car transportation and even boat transportation within the platform.

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