As the school calendar inches its way to a close, it is never to early to plan on helping your kids moving home from college.  Here are a few tips to help them prepare and plan for their move back home.

  • Before the end of the school year, have a chat with your child and discuss their plans.  Are they coming home for an extended period of time? Will they be seeking employment? Are they spending a short time at home only to move back early for school, projects or employment?
  • Once you have a clear understanding of their plans, you can help them take the steps they need to make an easy transition.  If they are planning on moving out of their dorm room and heading home for the summer, you may want to help them find a short-term storage option if they are far away.  If they are planning on driving home or you picking them up, chances are they will not necessarily need this as an option.
  • In the midst of their studies, they may be preoccupied.  Therefore, if they are planning on getting a job for the summer, you may want to remind them to take steps early especially in this competitive job market.
  • If this is the last year of school for your child, not only will he or she be completing their studies but also trying to find employment.  Therefore, their end destination may not be clear.  Discuss with them various scenarios and how you could be of help.  They will be faced with transitioning from student to professional life and moving will be an integral part of this new start.  ClickandMove is always there to help.  With a click of a button, your child can take his or her inventory and submit this to several movers for a quick estimate.  By understanding the cost involved, they will be able to budget for it accordingly.