Moving to Denver--It's A Family Affair

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is a family affair. Having said that, just because you are the grownup doesn't imply you have to do all the coordinating and packing by yourself. Even when you are working with a professional moving company in Denver, every person in the family has a job to do when you are moving. Explain that you don't expect them to load the moving truck, but that there are lots of ways they are able to pitch in and help--here are a few age-appropriate options they're able to do exactly that.


Toddlers as well as preschoolers aren't loads of help, but they're so wonderfully occupied simply by empty cartons, rolls of tape, and also bubble wrap that you really do not mind. Give a four-year-old free rein with packing supplies and you can plow through their things prior to them getting uninterested and begin eating the packing peanuts. In all seriousness, provide your littlest kids a box and a little tape and get to work. Ask them which toys and games they want to present to friends or share with other kids they don't know--it can be a minor item which helps them feel as though they have some say in the process.

Elementary Age

If you have children in this age range, they may be in the ideal spot--old enough to be hard workers, however, not so old that they have robust points of view. These are a few jobs a third grader can readily accomplish.

· Sort through their stuff and select what to donate.

· Put cartons together, arrange packing supplies, place color-coded labels on boxes.

· Put giveaway things in bags and cartons.

· Help empty closets as well as cabinets to get ready for the professional movers.

This is a good age group to talk about contributing gently used games and toys to charitable organizations, as well as to talk about the reason why you choose the ones you do. When the non-profit you select has a thrift retail outlet, bring your kids in and allow them to check out exactly what it looks like.

Junior High School

Pre-teens and teens are hypothetically able to genuinely pitching in, however it may take a little ingenuity to make that happen. These kids are leaving behind buddies, athletics, and school, and might be more interested in small-time sabotage compared to genuinely getting into the groove and cleaning out the basement. If you wish to resort to bribery to get them on board, it is sort of a modest price to pay.

· Offer to permit them to select the paint and furniture for their new bedrooms.

· Acquire their feedback on what they might enjoy to acquire in a new house. Clearly, they should be reasonable, however let them know their thoughts make a difference. Ask about back yards (trees, playhouses, area for a putting green), basements, rec rooms, as well as other items that may be on their wish lists. If you view residences on the internet, show them what you prefer and what you don't--and explain the reason why.

· Market gently used stuff and divide the proceeds. Consider various selling websites to figure out which companies are the most effective. Most websites require that sellers be 18, therefore you'll want to set the accounts up and control the listings, however your kids might take the pictures, upload them, and write the product descriptions.

· Go the yard sale option and let them arrange the tables and place price tags on stuff.

High School and College

These are the challenging years--it is hard to move at any age, yet it's exceptionally difficult for high schoolers. The great thing is that while they may be rather unhappy, they are old enough to perform a little hard work whilst they pout. Here are a few things your young adults can carry out to pitch in.

· Help with disassembling pieces of furniture.

· Smile and let them adorn their rooms exactly like they really want. They are moving out soon enough, and you could always repaint.

· Head up in the attic and bring stuff down--teenagers are much more nimble than their mom and dad (and most professional movers will never enter the attic space).

· Drive loads of things to the second hand stores or even the garbage dump. Buy their gasoline and junk food on the way.

· Organize journeys back to visit pals or proceed to plan for pals to come visit.

· Permit them to sell their own items on the internet if they are over 18 and keep the profits.

· If you have a yard sale, permit them to take care of the cash and the internet sales.

Be truthful--if you have children in college, it is entirely possible that you have previously turned that bedroom into an exercise room or perhaps an office. Whenever your university students are home on a break before you move to Denver, be certain they sort through all their old bins of stuff--you will still need to move them, however perhaps they can clear away enough to cut back on the volume.


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