Guest Blogger, Cheryl Conklin
As parents, we all want the best for our kids. Finding a safe home where they can grow up and play without fear is a key and will bring you confidence that you are doing what is right for their well-being. Before you move into a rental property, it is important to do your research, and we are here to help. At There For My Kids, we love to see children thrive with their families, so we have some tips for how you find the best place to call home.
Look at the Statistics
The first thing that you should do if you want to move somewhere new is to look at the crime statistics in that area, which you can do by looking online. You can look at the particular city of interest and see what types of crimes happen and how often.
Next, drive down to the neighborhood where you plan to live and see it in person. Consider going there a few times, especially during the day, at night, and on weekends. You may go there in the middle of the day and see a calm city but at night it could be dangerous and crowded and that may not be what you want for your child. Check out various times of the day. You can also talk to the potential landlord and ask them directly if this is a safe place to live. If they hesitate for even a moment, you may want to reconsider.
Look Online for Available Apartment Listings
Once you start to narrow down where you choose to live, start looking online for potential properties. When you do, take note of the exact location. Is it close enough to your job and the school where your kids will attend class? You will also want to look at prices and ensure that one will fit within your budget. Remember to account for a potential security deposit and determine if you bring in enough money each month to pay the rent.
You will likely see many listings, so you’ll want to look at all of the details. For instance, if you’re looking for apartments in Athens-Clarke County, you will want to look at each property that appeals to you and check out the square footage, number of rooms, and if it has a yard, and look at the condition of the interior. Once you find one you like, contact the rental company and discuss moving in.
Take the Hassle Out of Moving With Kids
Many parents dread moving with their kids because they believe that it will be too hectic. Moving alone is crazy enough. However, you just need to have the right strategy. Start by getting your kids involved. Have a family meeting to talk about making the move. Use active listening to understand their feelings. Include them in the moving process. Have them start packing their own room as they decide what they want to keep and what they don’t. You can follow the same strategy when you move into a new apartment. Have them help unpack their boxes and set up their rooms just how they like them.
You can also keep your kids happy and excited by maintaining a positive attitude as you go through the moving process. It will be stressful but if you let it get to you and you have an outburst then your kids might get scared and not want to move. Also, try to keep some of the same routines during the move so the change isn’t so drastic. That might mean taking your family walks at the same time every day or having the same meal times. The point is to not add to the stress of the move.
As you can see, it is important that you are smart about moving with your kids. Just remember to do plenty of research, talk with your children, and view plenty of online rental listings so you can find a safe rental to call home. If you would like to learn more about the services then please contact us at 706-308-7403, or our website, https://wellnesscentral.info/
Cheryl Conklin created Wellness Central from her desire to share various resources and her thoughts on wellness. Apart from blogging, she enjoys traveling and going on endless adventures, and writing about her experiences at the end of the day.