Moving to Little Rock Can Be a Family Affair

Family MovingMoving to Little Rock is a big undertaking, but you don't have to deal with it alone. Rather, you can turn moving to Little Rock into a family project that boosts some family bonding time together and makes the whole job a lot more doable—and perhaps even enjoyable.

Here are several pointers to get the entire family interested in the project.

Get Organized

The day prior to packing, hold a family meeting and review the moving assignments that need to be completed. Assign responsibilities to everyone with clear instructions about how to accomplish them. Your kids might enjoy to-do lists—there is something pretty satisfying about checking something off as complete, no matter if you are young or old! Young children may enjoy helping you label the boxes, or even embellishing them with markers or crayons. Create a sense of teamwork, and when it's go time...

Make It an Event

Packing sounds an awful lot like a chore. Instead of asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it haphazardly on their own, schedule a day or some chunks of time and have everyone pitching in. When you commence, prepare a special drink or snack and have some pizza delivered. Encourage everyone to communicate with each other if they need help.

Remember to take break times for treats, and agree 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 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. Speaking of which:

Go Through Old Items

There is little value to pack and move any belongings your children have stopped wearing or playing with. Conserve the space and time by getting rid of them prior to your! Even younger children can decide if they have some items they do not play with anymore. You might choose to donate those unwanted items to children in need, which can be an enriching process for your kiddos, too.

Get Garage Sale Ready

If you are going to have a moving sale, ponder allowing your children save the profits from their contributions. This might inspire them to get rid of a few extra toys and clothes they don't use anymore, and it helps them feel more a part of the process. They may be more willing to help you work the garage sale, also!

Let Them Handle Their Rooms

If your kids are old enough, you can have them pack their own rooms. Provide some quick instructions on how to pack clothes, awkwardly shaped items, pictures, and more. You or the moving company can handle the big or fragile items.

Box Together

Work collectively in the living room and other common rooms. Younger children can easily pack books and other non-delicate things; older children and teens can help you with items like plates and utensils and small appliances. Use the time to talk, or take turns picking your favorite songs to share with one another.

Ask the Pros

Make your moving day more controllable yet by hiring some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can move the heavy stuff and pack up the moving van, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we offer a full gamut of moving services to best compliment your requirements in Little Rock. We can arrange packing materials, or even pack your things up for you. We don't 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're dedicated to no-hassle pricing, so you will be aware specifically what you're getting for the price. This can allow you to stick to your budget and discern how much of the project you and your family can do on your own and how much you will need the help of a professional moving company.