Moving to Denver Can Be a Family Affair05/09/2018Moving to Denver is a huge task, but you do not have to attempt it alone. Instead, you can change moving to Denver into a family project that encourages some quality time together and makes the whole ordeal much more doable—and perhaps even enjoyable. Here are some tips to get the whole family involved in the project. Write Down the Plan The day prior to packing, hold a family meeting and review the moving assignments that need to be completed. Assign jobs 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 seems an awful lot like a chore. Instead of asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it haphazardly in their own time, schedule a day or some blocks of time and have everyone pitching in. When you begin, whip up a special drink or goodies 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 may mean going out for a meal, or doing something unique in your new neighborhood! You could even present prizes for packing the most 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 items 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 money from from their items. This might encourage them to purge a few extra 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 assist you with manning 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 stuff. 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 talk, or take turns choosing your favorite songs to share with each other. Ask the Pros Make your relocation more controllable yet by enlisting 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 provide a full range of moving services to perfectly suit your needs in Denver. We can arrange packing materials, or even pack all of your stuff 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 begin 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 allow you to stick to your budget and figure out how much of the project you and your family can do yourselves and how much assistance you will need from a professional moving company.