Moving to Denver Can Be a Family Affair
Moving to Denver is a huge job, but you don't have to deal with it alone. On the contrary, you should change moving to Denver into a family undertaking that boosts some family bonding time together and makes the whole situation much more doable—and maybe even enjoyable.
Here are several pointers to get the entire family involved in the project.
Write Down the Plan
The day before you pack, have a family meeting and review the moving tasks that need to be done. Assign responsibilities to everyone with clear instructions about how to do them. Your kids might enjoy checklists—there is something very gratifying about checking something off as complete, no matter your age! Young children could take pleasure in helping you label the boxes, or even embellishing them with stickers or crayons. Generate a sense of teamwork, and when it's time to get started...
Make It an Event
Packing seems an awful lot like a chore. Instead of asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it whenever in their own time, plan a day or some chunks of time and have everyone packing at the same time. When you commence, prepare a special drink or goodies and have some pizza delivered. Encourage everyone to communicate with each other if they need help.
Remember to take break times for treats, and decide that when the task is completed, you'll all do something entertaining together. That could mean going out to your favorite family restaurant, or doing something fun in your new part of town! You could even award prizes for packing the most in an allotted time frame or for donating the most unwanted or outgrown items. Which leads us to:
Sort Through Old Items
There is no value to pack and move any items your kids have outgrown. Conserve the space and time by purging them before you move! Even younger children can decide if they have some things they don't play with anymore. You might choose to donate those unwanted things to children in need, which can be an enriching accomplishment for your kiddos, also.
Get Garage Sale Ready
If you are going to hold a moving sale, think about letting your children save the money from from their items. This may inspire them to get rid of a few extra toys and clothes they do not use anymore, and it helps them to be more interested in the process. They might be more agreeable to assist you with manning the yard sale, too!
Let Them Handle Their Rooms
If your kids are old enough, you could have them pack their own rooms. Provide some quick instructions on how to pack clothes, bulky items, posters, and more. You or the moving company can handle the large or delicate things.
Work together in the kitchen and other common rooms. Younger children can simply pack books and other non-fragile things; tweens and teens can assist you with things like dishes and small appliances. Use the time to have a conversation, or take turns picking your favorite songs to share with each other.
Ask the Pros
Make your moving day more manageable yet by hiring some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can move the unwieldy stuff and load the moving truck, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we offer a full spectrum of moving services to perfectly compliment your requirements in Denver. We can furnish packing materials, or even pack all of your stuff up for you. We don't want to take away from your quality family time, but perhaps you would prefer to get that at the park, anyway.
Click here to begin your detailed estimate. We're committed to no-surprise pricing, so you will be aware exactly what you're getting for the rates. This can help you to stick to your budget and discern how much of the project you and your family can do yourselves and how much you will need the help of a professional moving company.