Moving to El Paso is a large task, but you don't have to deal with it alone. On the contrary, you should turn moving to El Paso into a family activity that inspires some quality time together and makes the whole job much more manageable—and maybe even fun.
Here are some pointers to get the whole family involved in the project.
The day before you pack, conduct a family meeting and review the moving functions that need to be completed. Appoint responsibilities to everyone with clear directions about how to do them. Your kids might enjoy checklists—there's something pretty rewarding about marking something "done", no matter if you are young or old! Young children may take pleasure in helping you label the boxes, or even adorning them with stickers or crayons. Create a sense of teamwork, and when it's time to begin...
Make It an Event
Packing feels an awful lot like a chore. Rather than asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it whenever on their own, plan a day or some chunks of time and have everyone pitching in. When you commence, whip up a special drink or goodies and have some pizza delivered. Encourage everyone to communicate with each other if they need help.
Schedule break times for treats, and agree that when the packing is finished, you'll all do something entertaining together. That may mean going out to dinner, or doing something fun in your new part of town! You could even award prizes for getting the most done in a certain amount of time or for donating the most unwanted or outgrown items. Which leads us to:
Sort Through Old Items
There is little value to pack any belongings your kids have stopped wearing or playing with. Conserve the space and time by purging them before you move! Even younger children can decide if they have any toys they don't play with anymore. You might decide to donate those unwanted items to children in need, which can be a gratifying process for your kids, also.
Get Garage Sale Ready
If you're going to have a moving sale, think about letting your children save the proceeds from the items they sold. This might encourage 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 could be more agreeable to help you work the yard sale, too!
Let Them Handle Their Rooms
If your kids are old enough, you could have them pack 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 big or fragile items.
Work collectively in the kitchen and other common rooms. Younger children can easily pack books and other non-breakable items; tweens and teens can help you with belongings like kitchenware 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 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 range of moving services to best suit your requirements in El Paso. We can furnish packing materials, or even box all of your stuff 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 get started on your detailed estimate. We're dedicated to no-hassle pricing, so you will be aware specifically what you're getting for the price. This can assist 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 you will need the help of a professional moving company.