Moving to Denver Can Be a Family Affair

Family MovingMoving to Denver is a huge task, but you do not have to deal with it alone. Instead, you can transform moving to Denver into a family project that encourages some quality time together and makes the whole ordeal much more doable—and perhaps even pleasant.

Here are several tips to get the whole family involved in the project.

Write Down the Plan

The day prior to packing, conduct a family meeting and talk about the moving functions that need to be accomplished. Appoint tasks to everyone with clear instructions about how to accomplish them. Your kids might enjoy to-do lists—there's something deeply enjoyable about checking something off as complete, no matter what age you are! Young children might enjoy helping you label the boxes, or even decorating them with stickers or crayons. Create a sense of teamwork, and when it is time to begin...

Make It an Event

Packing sounds an awful lot like a chore. Instead of asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it haphazardly in their own time, plan a day or some blocks of time and have everyone packing at the same time. When you get started, whip up a special drink or snack and order some pizza. Encourage everyone to update each other on progress.

Don’t’ forget to incorporate break times for goodies, and decide that when the packing is done, you'll all do something fun as a family. That could mean going out to dinner, or doing something different in your new neighborhood! You could even present prizes for getting the most done in a certain amount of time or for getting rid of the most unwanted or outgrown items. Which leads us to:

Go Through Old Items

There is no value to pack any belongings your kids have outgrown. Conserve the space and time by going through them ahead of time! Even younger children can decide if they have some things they do not play with anymore. You might decide to donate those unwanted belongings to children in need, which can be a gratifying accomplishment for your kids, also.

Get Garage Sale Ready

If you are going to hold a moving sale, think about allowing your children keep the profits from from their items. This might encourage them to purge a few additional toys and clothes they do not use anymore, and it helps them to be more involved in the process. They may be more willing to help you work the moving sale, too!

Let Them Handle Their Rooms

If your kids are old enough, you might let them manage packing their own rooms. Give them a few instructions on how to pack clothes, bulky items, posters, and more. You or the moving company can handle the large or fragile things.

Box Together

Work together in the kitchen and other common rooms. Younger children can simply pack books and other non-fragile things; older children and teens can assist you with belongings like kitchenware and small appliances. Use the time to chat, or take turns choosing your favorite songs to share with each other.

Ask the Pros

Make your relocation more workable yet by enlisting some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can lift the unwieldy stuff and load the moving van, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we provide a full gamut of moving services to perfectly suit your needs in Denver. We can furnish packing materials, or even pack everything up for you. We do not diminish your quality family time, but perhaps you'd prefer to get that at the park, anyway.

Click here to get started on your detailed estimate. We are committed to no-surprise pricing, so you will be aware exactly what you are getting for the rates. This can assist you to stick to your budget and figure out 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.