Moving to Houston Can Be a Family Affair05/09/2018Moving to Houston is a big undertaking, but you don't have to deal with it by yourself. Instead, you should turn moving to Houston into a family activity that boosts some quality time together and makes the whole job much more workable—and maybe even fun. Here are some ideas to get the entire family involved in the project. Write Down the Plan The day prior to packing, hold a family meeting and review the moving tasks that need to be done. Assign tasks to everyone with clear directions about how to manage them. Your kids might enjoy checklists—there's something very rewarding about crossing something off a list, no matter if you are young or old! Young children could take pleasure in helping you label the boxes, or even adorning them with stickers or crayons. Create a sense of teamwork, and when it is time to get started... Make It an Event Packing feels an awful lot like a burden. Rather than asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it at random on their own, set aside a day or some blocks of time and have everyone packing at the same time. When you get started, prepare a special drink or snack and order some pizza. Encourage everyone to update each other on progress. Schedule break times for goodies, and decide that when the task is completed, you'll all do something fun as a family. That could mean going out to your favorite family restaurant, or doing something different in your new neighborhood! You could even hand out prizes for boxing the most in an allotted time frame or for getting rid of the most unwanted or outgrown items. Speaking of which: Sort Through Old Items There is no reason to move any belongings your children have gotten too big for. Keep the space and time by purging them prior to your! Even younger children can decide if they have some items they do not play with anymore. You might elect to donate those unwanted things to children in need, which can be a rewarding accomplishment for your children, also. Get Garage Sale Ready If you are going to hold a moving sale, ponder allowing your children save the proceeds from the items they sold. This may inspire them to purge a few extra toys and clothes they don't need anymore, and it helps them to be more interested in the process. They might be more willing to help you work the moving sale, too! Let Them Pack Their Rooms If your kids are old enough, you could let them manage packing 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 things. Box Together Work together in the living room and other shared areas. Younger children can without difficulty box books and other non-breakable items; tweens and teens can help you with items like plates and utensils and small appliances. Use the time to have a conversation, or take turns choosing your favorite songs to share with each other. Ask the Pros Make your moving day more manageable yet by hiring some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can lift the heavy stuff and pack up the moving van, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we provide a full gamut of moving services to best suit your needs in Houston. We can arrange packing materials, or even box all of your stuff up for you. We do not want to take away from your quality family time, but maybe you'd rather get that at the park, anyway. Click here to start your detailed estimate. We are dedicated to no-surprise pricing, so you will be aware specifically what you are getting for the price. 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 help you will want to get from a professional moving company.