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Moving Tips: Setting up the child's new room

Setting up a child's new room takes planning.

Setting up a child's new room takes planning.

Many families need to ensure that their kids have their rooms set up early on in the move so that parents can take care of the bigger items when unloading furniture from their moving company. There are some plans that should be mapped out before you arrive at your new home.

It is important to know if your child's old room is comparable in size to their new dwelling. This can help give you a better idea if all of the items can fit in there comfortably, or if you need to make adjustments. If the room is bigger, you may be able to plan out how to set the area up, which can take a significant amount of stress out of the process when you finally do move in.

Make sure you paint the room before you move any items in. If you have the entire room dedicated to painting, it will cut down on inconvenience when getting the project done. In addition, by keeping everything else in another area, you won't risk these things getting damaged or ruined by paint. If you don't have a choice, make sure every item is covered in a drop cloth and moved away from the side of the room you are painting.

It may be a good idea to move any area rugs in the room, especially if it is a finished wood floor. This can help the child prevent injury when playing in there. However, if you prefer having a carpet installed, it is important to do this before moving the items into the home. When moving twice in a short period of time, you can easily overexert yourself and get injured.

If your child is old enough, don't be afraid to ask for input on setting the room up. They will be spending most of the time in there, so having them organizing the bedroom in their own way may take some tasks away from you, and it will help them feel like they are more involved with the moving process.

By solving these issues before you finish packing at your old home, you could give yourself a leg-up in the unpacking process, and finishing earlier is always a good thing.