Moving to Colorado Springs--It's A Family Affair

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is a family affair. Having said that, just because you're the adult doesn't imply you should do all the coordinating and packing on your own. Even if you're employing a professional moving company in Colorado Springs, every person in the household has a job to carry out when you are moving. Make clear that you do not expect them to load the moving truck, however that there are many ways they're able to pitch in and assist--here are a few age-appropriate options they can do just that.
 

Toddlers

Toddlers and preschoolers are not a lot of help, but they're so fantastically occupied through unfilled boxes, rolls of tape, as well as bubble wrap that you simply do not care. Give a four-year-old free rein with packing supplies and you could push through their stuff prior to them getting uninterested and start eating the packing peanuts. In all seriousness, offer your littlest ones a box and some tape and go to work. Inquire which playthings they wish to give away to friends or share with other youngsters they might not know--it can be a small item that enables them to feel as if they may have a little say in the proceedings.

Elementary Age

For those who have youngsters in this age group, they may be in the sweet spot--old enough to be hard workers, however, not so old that they've got robust opinions. Here are several jobs a third grader can easily achieve.

· Sort through their things and decide what to donate.

· Put boxes together, prepare packing supplies, put color-coded labels on cartons.

· Put giveaway stuff in bags and boxes.

· Help clean out closets as well as cabinets to get ready for the professional movers.

This is a great age range to discuss donating old games and toys to charitable organizations, as well as to talk about the reason why you pick the ones you do. When the non-profit you select possesses a thrift retail outlet, bring your youngsters in and permit them to see what it looks like.

Middle School

Pre-teens as well as teenagers are theoretically capable of genuinely pitching in, but it may take some ingenuity to make that happen. These children are leaving friends, athletics, and school, and might be more motivated in small-time sabotage compared to really getting into the swing and packing up the attic. If you need to turn to bribery to get them on board, it is sort of a little expense to pay.

· Offer to let them to select the shade and pieces of furniture for their new bedrooms.

· Obtain their feedback on what they would enjoy to acquire in a new home. Obviously, they must be practical, yet inform them their views matter. Inquire about back yards (trees, playhouses, area for a basketball goal), basements, rec rooms, and other items that might be on their wish lists. Whenever you look at houses online, show them what you like along with what you don't--and talk about exactly why.

· Market unwanted stuff and split the proceeds. Try different selling sites to determine which of them are the best. Most websites require that sellers be 18 years old, so you will have to set the accounts up and handle the auction or sale listings, but your teens might take the photos, upload them, and write the descriptions.

· Go the garage sale route and allow them to set up the tables and place price tags on things.

High School and College

These are the difficult years--it is not easy to move at any age, however it is exceptionally hard for high schoolers. The good news is that while they're fairly sad, they are old enough to do a bit of heavy lifting while they sulk. Here are several items your young adults can perform to pitch in.

· Help with taking apart home furnishings.

· Smile and let them adorn their rooms completely like they desire. They may be moving out soon enough, and you could definitely paint over their choice.

· Go up in the attic and carry stuff down--teenagers are much more nimble than their mom and dad (and the majority of professional movers will not enter in the attic).

· Drive loads of stuff to the second hand outlets or the dump. Cover their gasoline and junk food in the process.

· Arrange trips returning to see pals or go ahead and arrange for pals to come visit.

· Permit them to sell their own items via the internet should they be more than 18 years of age and keep the earnings.

· If you have a yard sale, allow them to handle the funds and the online sales.

Be truthful--if you have children in college, it's completely possible that you've previously turned that bedroom into an exercise room or perhaps an office. When your college students are home on a break before you move to Colorado Springs, be certain they're going through all their old bins of stuff--you'll still have to move them, but perhaps they will purge enough to cut down on the volume.

 

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