PODS® Houston Offers Tips for Summer Moves with Children

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HOUSTONJuly 1, 2016PRLog — As June marks the unofficial start of summer, more families are looking at how to help their children handle the stress and uncertainty of packing, moving and relocating to a new home. To help during the summer time surge of family moves, PODS Houston offers a number of tips and things to watch for when moving with children:

n  Plan ahead. Talk to children about your moving plans, develop a graphic of their new room and home, and make a map of new schools, parks, playgrounds, and other features.

n  Make it fun. Make a map of the route to your new home, showing sights along the way. Plan a “family camp” the first night in your new home. Make unpacking a scavenger hunt, by having kids look for hidden items among your belongings. Try making a puzzle out of rearranging the new home.

n  Keep it safe. Especially for very young children, having dangerous items like knives, saws, cleaning fluids or even electronics loose and unprotected can be hazardous, but can also be unavoidable during packing or unpacking. Make sure these items are secure as possible. Also, follow children for about half an hour as they explore new surroundings, making note of what attracts them.

How PODS unique containers and services can help.

PODS moving and storage methods provide unique and effective ways to help ease the disruption and anxiety of moving with children.

n  Pack and unpack on your schedule. This makes it easier to arrange moving around children’s activities, and can provide more time for planning and family discussions. When ready to unpack, you’ll have to help your children better adjust to your new home.

n  Storage to match your priorities. If the new home isn’t ready yet, you can store your PODS containers at one of our secure Storage Centers nationwide. This may allow for a mini-vacation with the children, and more time to prepare for your new surroundings.

n  Load and unload without high ramps. PODS containers are at ground level so it’s easier to get the kids to help with packing and unpacking.

n  Get just the right container. Every move is different, and different houses require different containers. Having the right sizes will make packing and unpacking easier and faster, giving more time for your kids.

n  Get in touch with Customer Service. Our moving consultants are experts at the challenges of relocating. You can get advice just a phone call away, for nearly every situation.

“The process of moving can be a very stressful time especially for parents,” said Tim Preston, Vice President/GM of PODS of Greater Houston. “With our dependable moving and storage options, we can make the move a more relaxing experience, making the task of moving an easy process for all involved.”

ABOUT PODS OF HOUSTON

PODS of Houston is one of the largest independently- owned franchises of PODS Enterprises, LLC in the country and is the leading provider of moving and storage services to residents and businesses throughout the greater Houston area. PODS of Houston is locally owned and operated and began serving Houston-area residents in 2003.

Each year, PODS of Houston donates moving and storage solutions for more than 20 Houston-area charities in support of their contributions to the community. The Salvation Army, Houston Arts Alliance, the YMCA and Toys for Tots are among the many organizations PODS of Houston partners with annually.

PODS is a leader in the moving and storage industry providing both residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK. Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry now preferred by many customers’ increasingly active and mobile lifestyles. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 700,000 long-distance moves, exceeded 3 million deliveries and has more than 165,000 PODS containers in service.

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