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Road Trip Travel Activities & Hacks When Moving Long Distance with Kids to or from Manhattan, NYC

Moving with kids can be stressful. Finding a new home, new school, new neighborhood, the whole logistics of organizing, packing and saying goodbye to friends, neighbors and family can all take a toll on you emotionally. With all these things to take care of, it might slip your mind that you’ll need to keep children entertained for a long trip. If you aren’t prepared, it could be a nightmare! Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, it’s good to have a plan in keeping kids busy. Bored kids can easily become restless and irritating kids.

Moving Road Trip Activities for Kids

1. Activity books. Giving kids things to do will distract them and will help pass the time. Take a little bit of time before the move to make a crafty activity book tailored to your kids. Use a binder or folder and some imagination and add sheets of stickers, coloring book pages, games and puzzles. Have a pencil case with crayons, colored pencils and markers so there are lots of options. This activity book can be used to journal or draw whatever they like.
2. Treasure map. Kids get cranky when traveling for a long time and frequent stops are sometimes necessary. If you can make a list of landmarks or interesting sightings, you’ll be passing along the way it can break the trip down into smaller legs. You can even have a little treat prepared when you get to each stop. You can also make a countdown with each stop getting you closer and closer to your new home.
3. Movies and audio books. If you have a DVD player in your car you can play movies to pass the time. If watching a movie makes your children feel motion sickness, then consider having them listen to an audiobook. The whole family can also listen to a book that can entertain everyone.
4. Play ‘I Spy’ bingo. Play bingo by using restaurants, makes of cars or license plates. You can print these road trip bingo cards from your computer. When children find them, they can use stickers to try and get a line or to fill the whole page. You can have treats or small prizes for the winners.
5. Alphabet game. This is an easy game for kids to play. Take a paper plate with your child’s name in the center of it and write the alphabet around the rim of the plate and cut a slit between each letter. Each time they see an object that starts with one of the letters they can fold that letter down till they’ve found them all and have prizes for the winners.

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Tired and cranky kids strapped into car seats or seatbelts can be a nightmare. Use these activities or come up with your own to help the time pass by more quickly and get you to your destination a little less stressed. Contact RC Van Lines to take care of the packing and moving part to allow you to concentrate on your kids!

Tips for Long Distance Moving Santa Style in Bronx, NY; Stay Organized, Open Presents Not Boxes & Celebrate Christmas During the Move

So you get to make a long distance move during Christmas week. Your job demands it. The kids are none too pleased and are quite reluctant about the move. Bad enough their friends, family and all they know are being left behind, but now they are concerned Santa Claus won’t know where they are. It’s time for the parents to pull out some holiday magic and make the move a little more Christmas themed. Moving during the holidays is tough enough without adding unhappy kids, that is why RC Van Services and Santa Clause has banded together to make your long distance move a little more fun and a little more jolly.
1. Organized moving. Being organized helps. To make your long distance move a success and to ensure it is a Merry Christmas you will want to stay just as organized as possible. A 3-ring binder with pockets, a notebook, a mechanical pencil and pen is optimal. Have in your binder all documentation like school records, heath care information, and important information that you need easy access too. For age appropriate kids, have some crayons and Christmas coloring and workbooks to keep them occupied. Include some fun Christmas apps on their tablets and encourage them to wear festive colors and themed clothing for the road.
2. Spend Christmas opening gifts, not moving boxes. Waiting for kids is agony. The gifts should be packed in a unique box can help you locate the presents fast. They won’t be lost in the moving truck. Finding the coffee pot might be a glorious gift for you, but the kids need a positive and the gifts will help distract them what’s ahead.
3. Celebrate Christmas while moving. Keep the tunes centered on Christmas to keep the car jolly. Watching your favorite holiday movies, with a delicious cup of cocoa for the kids, wine for the adults and some holiday goodies can invite the warmth of the holiday spirit; whether you are camped in a hotel room or crashing in your new home. The emotional support this can create is an incredible help to not just the kids, but to you as well.
4. Don’t forget the milk and cookies for Santa when moving. By tradition, the milk and cookies are mandatory. No matter where you are on the road, indulging on some milk and cookies will remind the kids Santa is on the way, and there is nothing wrong with some tasty comfort food.
5. Don’t forget to spread the cheer. Wishing others a Merry Christmas, earned or not can be a great way to spread the holiday cheer and it is contagious! Don’t be afraid to wish folks around a happy holiday especially those in the service industry and encourage your children to do the same.

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Different Types of Moving Boxes to Make Packing for Your Move Easier in Brooklyn, NY; Small, Medium, Large, Wardrobe & More

Moving is a task that most people are not looking forward to. The new place is usually the reason that people move because they are ready to get in a new home or apartment. The actual process of packing, loading, driving and unpacking are the parts of the move that cause trouble and can be hard work. Many people choose to enlist the help of family and friends but with that comes packing mistakes. This can then lead to things be broken and never making it to your new house. A better option is to hire a professional mover that will come out and pack your belongings. They have the correct type of materials to pack and load your items for a safe move.

RC Van Services Lists the Different Types of Boxes & What You Should Pack in Each One

Small Moving Boxes: This is a box that is typically called a book box. The box is small so that you can pack several books without weighing down the box too much. You never want to load a lot of heavy items such as books in a large box since it is quite heavy to move.
Medium Moving Boxes: This is a great size box that is typically about three cubic feet. The box is a very standard box that is used for general packing. You can move nearly anything in these types of boxes like the kids toys, movies and much more. This box is used most often when packing a standard home.
Large Moving Boxes: This is a bigger style box that you can use for larger items as long as they are not very heavy. You never want to load a large box with heavy items for fear that the box will tear open or someone will be injured trying to lift it. You can easily use this size to pack your bedding such as pillows and blankets.
Wardrobe Moving Boxes: This is a great box to use when you are ready to pack your closet. The great thing is that they are tall so that your items can hang in the box without becoming wrinkled. You can also move them on the hanger since they have a rod that runs across the top of the box. This also makes the packing and unpacking of your closet so much easier because you can lift them right out and into the new closet.
Kitchen Moving Boxes: This is a box that has some design elements to make moving dishes easier and without damaging your glass. The box has some reinforcement and also dividers so that the dishes can be packed in sections to make the move easier.
Mirror & Artwork Moving Boxes: Mirrors are usually expensive and so is artwork. You want the best chance to get your items to your home in one piece. You never want to start off moving into a new home with a broken mirror.

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