Moving to Wichita Falls Can Be a Family Affair

Family MovingMoving to Wichita Falls is a huge undertaking, but you do not have to tackle it by yourself. Instead, you can turn moving to Wichita Falls into a family project that encourages some quality time together and makes the whole ordeal a lot more manageable—and perhaps even pleasant.

Here are some tips to get the entire family taking part in the project.

Get Organized

The day prior to packing, have a family meeting and talk about the moving tasks that need to be completed. Appoint responsibilities to everyone with clear directions about how to accomplish them. Your kids might enjoy checklists—there is something pretty gratifying about crossing something off a list, no matter what age you are! Young children might like helping you label the boxes, or even adorning them with markers 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 burden. Instead of asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it whenever on their own, schedule a day or some chunks of time and have everyone do it together. When you begin, mix up a special drink or treat and order some pizza. Encourage everyone to communicate with each other if they need help.

Remember to take break times for nourishment, and agree that when the job is done, you'll all do something relaxing as a family. That may mean going out for a meal, or doing something fun in your new area! You could even present prizes for packing the most in a specified time frame or for donating the most unwanted or outgrown items. Which leads us to:

Go Through Old Items

There's no value to pack any things your kids have stopped wearing or playing with. Save the space and time by getting rid of them before you move! Even younger children can decide if they have some items 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 kiddos, also.

Get Garage Sale Ready

If you are going to hold a moving sale, think about allowing your children keep the proceeds from the items they sold. This may encourage them to get rid of a few additional toys and clothes they don't need anymore, and it helps them feel more involved in the process. They might be more willing to help you work the yard sale, also!

Let Them Pack Their Rooms

Depending upon the age of your kids, you can put them in charge of boxing up their own rooms. Provide some quick instructions on how to pack clothes, bulky items, posters, and more. You or the moving company can handle the big or fragile items.

Box Together

Work together in the living room and other common rooms. Younger children can without difficulty pack books and other non-delicate items; tweens and teens can assist you with things like dishes 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 relocation more workable yet by hiring some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can lift the unwieldy stuff and pack up the truck, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we provide a full gamut of moving services to perfectly suit your needs in Wichita Falls. We can supply packing materials, or even pack everything up for you. We don't diminish your quality family time, but maybe you would rather get that at the park, anyway.

Click here to start your detailed estimate. We are committed to no-surprise pricing, so you will be aware exactly what you're getting for the cost. This can assist you to stick to your budget and figure out 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.