Moving--It's A Family Affair

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

Moving is a family event. However, just because you are the adult doesn't imply you have to do all the preparing and packing by yourself. Even when you are working with a professional moving company in Wichita Falls, every person in the household has a role to perform when you're moving. Explain that you don't demand them to load the moving van, but that there are many ways they can pitch in and assist--here are a few age-appropriate ways they could do just that.


Toddlers and also preschoolers usually are not a great deal of help, but they're so fantastically occupied simply by empty boxes, rolls of tape, and bubble wrap that you simply do not mind. Give a four-year-old free rein with packing materials and you can blow through their things prior to them getting bored and commence eating the packing peanuts. Seriously, offer your littlest children a carton and some tape and go to work. Find out which toys and games they would like to give away to pals or share with different kids they might not know--it is a minor thing that assists them to feel as though they may have a bit of say in the process.

Elementary Age

When you have children in this age group, they are in the perfect position--old enough to be very helpful, although not so old that they have robust sentiments. Here are some duties a 3rd grader can certainly achieve.

· Look through their stuff and select what to donate.

· Put boxes together, organize packing materials, place color-coded labels on cartons.

· Put giveaway stuff in bags or boxes.

· Help clean out closets as well as drawers to get ready for the professional movers.

This is an excellent age group to discuss contributing old games and toys to charitable organizations, and to discuss why you choose the ones you do. In the event the non-profit you select has a thrift retail outlet, bring your youngsters in and permit them to see precisely what it looks like.

Junior High School

Pre-teens as well as teenagers are hypothetically competent at truly pitching in, however it could take a bit of ingenuity to make that happen. These children are leaving pals, sports, and school, and could be more motivated in small-time sabotage than really entering into the groove and sorting through the basement. If you need to use bribery to get them on board, it's sort of a modest price to give.

· Offer to let them to select the paint and household furniture for their new rooms.

· Obtain their insight on what they will enjoy to have in a new house. Clearly, they should be realistic, but let them know their views matter. Find out about back yards (trees, playhouses, room for a putting green), basements, rec rooms, and other stuff that could be on their wish lists. Whenever you view residences on the internet, show them what you prefer along with what you do not--and explain the reason why.

· Sell old belongings and split the earnings. Try various selling places to figure out which ones work most effectively. Most websites require that sellers be 18 years old, therefore you'll want to set the accounts up and manage the auction or sale listings, however your teenagers might take the photos, upload them, and compose the information.

· Go the garage sale direction and permit them to organize the tables and put price tags on things.

High School and College

These are the challenging years--it is tough to move at any age, yet it's especially hard for high schoolers. The great thing is that although they are fairly upset, they really are of sufficient age to accomplish a little heavy lifting while they pout. Here are a few items your young adults can perform to pitch in.

· Help with disassembling home furnishings.

· Smile and allow them to adorn their rooms precisely like they really want. They are leaving soon enough, and you may always paint over their choice.

· Get up in the attic space and bring things down--teenagers are far more nimble compared to their mother and father (and most professional movers will not enter the attic space).

· Drive loads of items to the second hand outlets or perhaps the garbage dump. Pay for their gasoline and junk food on the way.

· Arrange trips returning to visit friends or go ahead and plan for pals to come visit.

· Permit them to sell their own items via the internet should they be more than 18 years old and keep the profits.

· If you hold a garage sale, allow them to handle the money and the internet sales.

Be honest--if you have children in college, it is entirely possible that you have previously transformed that bedroom into an exercise room or an home office. When your university students are home on a break prior to when you move, make certain they go through all their old boxes of stuff--you'll still need to move them, however maybe they will purge enough to cut back on the volume.

As the saying goes, “Many hands make light work.” We think this applies perfectly to moving. Get the whole family involved and quicker than quick, you will be on your way to your new abode. If you need help for any step of the way, give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls a call!!


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