Moving to Colorado Springs Can Be a Family Affair05/09/2018Moving to Colorado Springs is a large task, but you do not need to tackle it by yourself. Instead, you can change moving to Colorado Springs into a family activity that inspires some family bonding time together and makes the whole ordeal a lot more workable—and perhaps even enjoyable. Here are a few pointers to get the entire family involved in the project. Make a Plan The day prior to packing, conduct a family meeting and discuss the moving assignments that need to be completed. Assign jobs to everyone with clear directions about how to manage them. Your kids might enjoy to-do lists—there's something very rewarding about crossing something off a list, no matter what age you are! Young children may like helping you label the boxes, or even beautifying them with markers or crayons. Generate a sense of teamwork, and when it is go time... Make It an Event Packing seems an awful lot like a chore. Rather than asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it whenever on their own, schedule a day or some blocks of time and have everyone pitching in. When you commence, prepare a special drink or treat and order some pizza. Encourage everyone to communicate with each other if they need help. Don’t’ forget to incorporate break times for nourishment, and agree that when the packing is finished, you will all do something entertaining together. That might mean going out to your favorite family restaurant, or doing something fun in your new neighborhood! You could even award prizes for getting the most done in a specified time frame or for getting rid of the most unwanted or outgrown items. Which leads us to: Sort Through Old Items There is little value to move any things your children have gotten too big for. Conserve the space and time by going through them ahead of time! Even younger children can decide if they have any toys they don't want anymore. You might agree to donate those unwanted items to children in need, which can be a rewarding accomplishment for your children, too. Get Garage Sale Ready If you are going to have a moving sale, think about allowing your children save the money from their contributions. This could inspire them to get rid of a few extra toys and clothes they do not want anymore, and it helps them feel more a part of the process. They could be more agreeable to help you man the garage sale, too! Let Them Pack Their Rooms If your kids are old enough, you can put them in charge of boxing up their own rooms. Give them a few instructions on how to pack clothes, bulky items, pictures, and more. You or the moving company can take care of the large or delicate things. Box Together Work together in the family room and other common rooms. Kids can without difficulty pack books and other non-delicate items; tweens and teens can help you with items like kitchenware 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 relocation more workable yet by enlisting some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can move the cumbersome stuff and load the moving truck, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we provide 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 do not diminish your quality family time, but maybe you'd rather get that at the park, anyway. Click here to begin your detailed estimate. We are committed to no-hassle pricing, so you will be aware precisely what you're getting for the rates. This can allow 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.