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Things To Be Aware of When Moving With Children

by Allyson Hoffman

Moving can be extremely stressful especially if you have children. It is important to be aware of the things that may be a concern to your children when making a move.

A few areas of concern for children when making a move may include:

  • Preschool children tend to worry about being left behind or separated from their parents.
  • Kids aged 6 to 12 can be concerned with how their daily routines will be affected.
  • Teenagers are concerned primarily with fitting in and having their social life disrupted.

A way to ease these concerns may include:

  • Communicating with your child about what the new house will be like.
  • Take them on a visit of the new home and neighborhood (if possible)
  • If you can, visit the school with your child and meet some of the teachers.

Involving your children in the move can help make the transition easier. Your kids can be a great help to you and the move if you involve them such things as:

  • Packing some of their own special belongings, and decorate the box with stickers and markers.
  • Make plans together on how to decorate their new room.


There is a lot to consider during a move and by involving your children you just may relieve the stress your children are feeling, reduce your own stress and be able to focus more on other aspects of your move!

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Back to School in Chicago

by Allyson Hoffman

It's back to school time and kids and parents are busy trying to get everything organized to start the school year prepared. Kids are typically more concerned with buying the right outfit while parents are more concerned with making sure they have the proper supplies for their classes.

To help you with the basic school supplies the Chicago Public Schools website has itemized the essential items needed for all grade levels.

Pre-K through
Kindergarten

  • Large pencils
  • Large crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Kleenex, paper towels


1st through 3rd
  • Pencils
  • Pocket folders
  • Notebook
  • Crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Supply box
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Kleenex, paper towels
4th through 6th
  • Pencils
  • Pocket folders
  • Notebook
  • Crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Supply box
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Kleenex, paper towels
  • Pocket folders
  • Watercolors
  • Sketch pad
7th through 8th
  • Same as 4th - 6th:
    • Colored pencils
    • Spiral notebooks
    • Wide rule notebook paper
    • Additional folders
    • Dictionary
    • Calculator
    • Assignment notebook



9th through 12th
  • Same as 7th through 8th
    • Subject specific supplies given by teachers.
 

Some teachers may request specific school supplies, in addition to the ones listed above. These special requests will be outlined the first few days of classes.

Have a wonderful school year. 

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10 Packing Tips For Your Next Move

by Allyson Hoffman

When you decide to make a move to a new home there are a number of things to take care of including the dreaded packing. Not many people enjoy this process, but it can be a lot less stressful if you are organized and make a plan.

 

Here are a few tips to get you started.

 

  1. Plan ahead and budget for the move. Will you be moving yourself or will you require the assistance of a moving company? If you are planning to use a moving company it’s a good idea to price this out ahead of time by using a moving calculator.

 

  1. Make sure you have plenty of the following: strong packing boxes (more than you think you will need), markers and tags to label boxes, rolls of packing tape, bubble wrap for fragile items, packing paper, scissors and a knife for opening boxes.

 

  1. Pack room-to-room keeping similar items together.

 

  1. Use smaller boxes for heavier items so it is easier to lift.

 

  1. You can use towels, linens and curtains to line the bottom and sides of boxes with fragile items. All fragile items should be individually wrapped. Clearly mark these boxes FRAGILE.

 

  1. Make sure that any opened boxes or jars are tightly sealed before packing them.

 

  1. Use colorful tags to identify the contents of the box and which room it will be taken to in your new home.

 

  1. Pack any rugs last so that they will be the first thing unpacked and placed in the home.

 

  1. Make a master list of all household items and personal belongings.

 

  1. Finally pack a box with all the essentials and mark it “Open Me First”. This box may contain items such as: a few basic tools (flashlight, pocket knife, masking tape, light bulbs), bathroom essentials (toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes & paste, hand towel), Kitchen items (paper towels, coffee maker & filter, paper plates, cups, utensils, pet food, trash bags).

 

Planning ahead will make all the difference to an overwhelming move. Do your research and make a plan.

 

Image courtesy of Lisa Risager/Flickr.com

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