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Guest BloggerDalton Quick is a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia studying strategic communication and psychology. Coming from a town with a population of 109, Dalton hopes to work in the entertainment marketing/promotions field and live in one of the major U.S. cities following his graduation in May 2016. He also plans to attend graduate school for either business or communication.

If you have school aged kids, relocating can be much more complicated, and stressful. But if you can move into your new home before the first day starts, you can avoid the added anxiety of uprooting your family during the school year. Time is running out, but there is still almost two months (in most areas) to purchase a home and still be able to get settled before your kids are back in school.

Here is some added incentive to finalize your move before school is in session.

Rest Up

Moving is tiring – both mentally and physically. And while it may seem like your kids (especially if they’re under the age of seven) have an unlimited amount of energy, you know all too well what happens when they don’t get the rest they need. Whether they get sick or just become the sort of grouch that rivals the Grinch, rest is important. Arriving at your new home before school begins will ensure you have the time it takes to unpack and still have time for some well-deserved R&R.

Start Networking

Moving during the school year may have your kids feeling like you’ve thrown them into the lion’s den. Okay, maybe they’re exaggerating a little, but it can be scary – to be the “new kid on the block.” Your children are dealing with missing friends they’ve left behind and, if you move them in the midst of term, haven’t had the time to replace them with new relationships. Moving during the summer allows time for your kids to establish some roots and meet new friends in the neighborhood before school begins. It gives them time to focus on having a little fun and developing friendships before being thrown into their studies.

 Establish a Routine

Kids need structure, especially in a situation as unsettling and hectic as moving, and that’s hard to develop overnight. Think of all of the things your child fits into an average day: wake up and get ready, eat breakfast, go to school, arrive home, complete homework, do their daily chores, eat dinner, have some fun time, wind down, go to bed. You’ll need some time to help them adjust to their schedule in their new surroundings. And giving them some added responsibilities, like organizing their school supplies, planning what they will take for lunch or laying out their school clothes the night before, will help them adjust to their new routine, and even take away a little anxiety. It only takes a few days to establish the parameters of a new routine – so getting settled before school starts can make a big difference.

Yes, summer is almost over, and that means time is running out to move before school starts. You’ll probably need help from professionals who understand the ins and outs as you move forward with this process. At PrimeLending, we are home loan experts and we pride ourselves on having some of the fastest turnover rates of any mortgage company in the industry. We will do our best to work with you and your schedule to ensure your deadlines are met so you and your kids can settle in to your new home before the first day of school begins.

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