Moving to Colorado Springs is a huge undertaking, but you don't have to deal with it alone. On the contrary, you should change moving to Colorado Springs into a family activity that encourages some quality time together and makes the whole ordeal a lot more manageable—and perhaps even fun.
Here are some tips to get the whole family interested in the project.
Write Down the Plan
The day before you pack, hold a family meeting and talk about the moving assignments that need to be done. Assign jobs to everyone with clear directions about how to do them. Your kids might enjoy checklists—there is something very satisfying about checking something off as complete, no matter if you are young or old! Young children might take pleasure in helping you label the boxes, or even beautifying them with markers or crayons. Build a sense of teamwork, and when it is time to get started...
Make It an Event
Packing sounds an awful lot like a chore. Rather than asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it whenever in their own time, plan a day or some chunks of time and have everyone packing at the same time. When you begin, prepare a special drink or goodies and have some pizza delivered. Encourage teamwork.
Schedule break times for treats, and decide that when the job is completed, you'll all do something fun together. That could mean going out to your favorite family restaurant, or doing something different 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. Speaking of which:
Go Through Old Items
There's little value to pack any things your children have outgrown. Keep the space and time by going through them ahead of time! Even younger children can decide if they have some items they don't want anymore. You might elect to donate those unwanted things to children in need, which can be a rewarding process for your kids, also.
Get Garage Sale Ready
If you are going to hold a moving sale, consider allowing your children have the profits from their contributions. This might inspire them to purge a few additional toys and clothes they don't use anymore, and it helps them to be more involved in the process. They might be more willing to help you work the garage sale, too!
Let Them Handle Their Rooms
If your children are older, you can let them manage packing their own rooms. Have a quick tutorial on how to pack clothes, awkwardly shaped items, posters, and more. You or the moving company can take care of the heavy or fragile stuff.
Work as a group in the living room and other common rooms. Younger children can without difficulty pack books and other non-fragile items; older children and teens can help you with belongings like kitchenware and small appliances. Use the time to chat, or take turns choosing your favorite songs to share with each other.
Ask the Pros
Make your move more manageable yet by hiring some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can haul the heavy stuff and pack up the truck, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we offer a full range of moving services to best suit your requirements in Colorado Springs. We can provide packing materials, or even box your things up for you. We don't want to take away from your quality family time, but maybe you would rather get that at the park, anyway.
Click here to get started on your detailed estimate. We're dedicated to no-surprise pricing, so you will be aware specifically what you are getting for the price. This can allow you to stick to your budget and decide 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.