Moving to Little Rock is a huge undertaking, but you do not have to deal with it alone. Instead, you can change moving to Little Rock into a family undertaking that boosts some quality time together and makes the whole situation much more doable—and maybe even fun.
Here are several tips to get the entire family involved in the project.
Make a Plan
The day prior to packing, conduct a family meeting and review the moving functions that need to be accomplished. Designate jobs to everyone with clear instructions about how to accomplish them. Your kids might enjoy checklists—there's something pretty enjoyable about marking something "done", no matter your age! Young children might take pleasure in helping you label the boxes, or even beautifying them with stickers or crayons. Generate a sense of teamwork, and when it is time to get started...
Make It an Event
Packing seems an awful lot like a chore. Rather than asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it at random on their own, schedule a day or some chunks of time and have everyone pitching in. When you get started, mix up a special drink or goodies and have some pizza delivered. Encourage everyone to update each other on progress.
Schedule break times for goodies, and decide that when the job is completed, you will all do something fun as a family. That might mean going out for a meal, or doing something fun in your new part of town! You could even present prizes for packing the most in a specified time frame or for getting rid of the most unwanted or outgrown items. Speaking of which:
Go Through Old Items
There's no value to move any items your kids have outgrown. Conserve the space and time by getting rid of them prior to your! Even younger children can decide if they have any toys they do not want anymore. You might agree to donate those unwanted things to children in need, which can be a rewarding process for your children, also.
Get Garage Sale Ready
If you're going to hold a moving sale, think about allowing your children keep the profits from their contributions. This may inspire them to purge a few extra toys and clothes they do not use anymore, and it helps them feel more a part of the process. They might be more agreeable to help you work the garage sale, too!
Let Them Handle Their Rooms
If your kids are old enough, you might put them in charge of boxing up their own rooms. Give them a few instructions on how to pack clothes, awkwardly shaped items, pictures, and more. You or the moving company can take care of the large or breakable stuff.
Work as a group in the family room and other shared areas. Younger children can simply box books and other non-fragile things; tweens and teens can assist you with items like plates and utensils 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 move more workable yet by enlisting some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can haul the unwieldy stuff and pack up the moving truck, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we provide a full range of moving services to best compliment your requirements in Little Rock. We can provide packing materials, or even pack everything up for you. We do not want to take away from your quality family time, but perhaps you'd rather get that at the park, anyway.
Click here to begin your detailed estimate. We are committed to no-hassle pricing, so you will be aware exactly what you're getting for the rates. This can help you to stick to your budget and decide how much of the project you and your family can do yourselves and how much help you will want to get from a professional moving company.