Moving to Wichita Falls Can Be a Family Affair

Family MovingMoving to Wichita Falls is a large job, 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 several 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. Assign responsibilities to everyone with clear directions about how to manage them. Your kids might enjoy checklists—there is something very gratifying about marking something "done", no matter what age you are! Young children might take pleasure in 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 sounds an awful lot like a burden. Instead of asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it at random on their own, plan a day or some chunks of time and have everyone do it together. When you get started, mix up a special drink or treat and order some pizza. Encourage teamwork.

Schedule break times for snacks, and agree that when the job is done, you'll all do something relaxing as a family. That could mean going out to dinner, or doing something fun in your new part of town! You could even present prizes for getting the most done 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 and move any belongings your kids have stopped wearing or playing with. Save the space and time by purging them prior to your! Even younger children can decide if they have some items they do not want anymore. You might agree to donate those unwanted belongings to children in need, which can be an enriching process for your children, also.

Get Garage Sale Ready

If you are going to have a moving sale, ponder allowing your children save the proceeds from the items they sold. This may encourage them to get rid of a few extra toys and clothes they don't need anymore, and it helps them feel more involved in the process. They might be more willing to assist you with manning 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 family room and other common rooms. Younger children can easily pack books and other non-fragile 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 getting 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 discern how much of the project you and your family can do on your own and how much assistance you will need from a professional moving company.