Moving is not a one person decision, but a family affair. For that reason, the first thing you do as the decision maker should be to bring your entire family together and inform them of the intended move. For sure kids might be excited to have the moving trucks rumbling on the homestead but they surely suffer a shock for the change. It is therefore advisable to tell when the move will take place and the reason why you are moving.
A get together with friends
If possible, a few days before the move, have a get-together for your kids and their friends. A picnic will be a great idea also. Let them talk about their friendships and get used to the fact that they will be parting ways. In this way, the shocking of relocating and leaving their friends will be minimal.
The toy story
Kids may have a container full of toys! But it may be impossible to carry all those to the new location. Kids get so used to some of their toys that telling them to leave those toys may hurt them. You should therefore sit down with your kids and explain to them that movers may have excellent moving services but may not be able to take all their stuff to the new place. Let them pick a few toys that must go and give the rest to their friends or give them for garage sale
School check out
And finally, before the moving vans from those moving companies descend to carry your stuff away, you should take time to clear your kids from their current school. Let them interact with their teachers and especially their favorite teachers. If there are transfer documents to be taken for the office, get them before they get into difficulties enrolling to their new school.