Moving to El Paso--It's A Family Affair

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

Moving is definitely a family affair. Having said that, simply because you're the grownup doesn't imply you must do all the coordinating and packing yourself. Even if you're getting a professional moving company in El Paso, everyone in the household has a role to perform when you are moving. Explain that you don't need them to load the moving van, but that there are lots of ways they're able to pitch in and help--here are some age-appropriate options they're able to do just that.


Toddlers as well as preschoolers aren't a lot of help, but they're so incredibly amused by empty cartons, rolls of tape, as well as bubble wrap that you simply don't care. Give a four-year-old free rein with packing materials and you can now plow through their stuff prior to them getting uninterested and start consuming the packing peanuts. Seriously, give your littlest ones a box a bit of tape and get to work. Inquire which toys and games they would like to give away to pals or share with other kids they don't know--it's a minor thing which enables them to feel as though they've got a little say in the process.

Elementary Age

If you have kids in this age range, they may be in the ideal spot--old enough to be hard workers, but not so old that they've got robust opinions. These are a few chores a third grader can easily complete.

· Go through their stuff and decide what to keep.

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

· Put giveaway items in bags or cartons.

· Help empty closets and also drawers to prepare for the professional movers.

This is a good age range to mention contributing gently used games and toys to charitable organizations, and also to talk about the reasons you choose the ones you do. When the non-profit you select possesses a thrift store, bring your youngsters in and permit them to see exactly what it looks like.

Junior High School

Pre-teens and also teens are hypothetically able to truly pitching in, however it might take a bit of ingenuity to make that happen. These kids are departing from friends, sports activities, and school, and could be more engaged in small-time sabotage rather than genuinely entering into the swing and packing up the basement. If you need to use bribery to get them agreeable, it is sort of a small expense to give.

· Offer to let them to select the paint and furniture for their new bedrooms.

· Obtain their feedback on what they will enjoy to have in a new home. Obviously, they must be realistic, but let them know their opinions make a difference. Inquire about back yards (trees, playhouses, area for a swimming pool), basements, rec rooms, along with other stuff that may be on their wish lists. If you evaluate homes via the internet, show them which you prefer and what you do not--and express the reason why.

· Market unwanted things and divide the proceeds. Try several selling websites to understand which companies are the most effective. Most web pages require that sellers be 18 years old, therefore you will have to set the profile up and control the sale listings, but your teenagers might take the pictures, upload them, and prepare the descriptions.

· Go the garage sale direction and permit them to organize the tables and put price tags on stuff.

High School and College

These are the challenging years--it's not easy to move at any age, however it is especially difficult for high schoolers. The good thing is that while they may be quite disappointed, they really are of sufficient age to do some heavy lifting whilst they pout. Here are a few tasks your young adults can perform to pitch in.

· Help with disassembling pieces of furniture.

· Smile and permit them to adorn their rooms exactly like they desire. They may be moving out soon enough, and you can always paint over their selection.

· Go up in the attic space and bring items down--teenagers tend to be more nimble when compared with their mom and dad (and the majority of professional movers will never go into the attic space).

· Drive loads of things to the second hand stores or even the dump. Cover their gas and junk food along the way.

· Set up journeys back to see friends or go on and arrange for pals to come visit.

· Let them to sell their own stuff via the internet if they are over 18 and keep the earnings.

· If you have a yard sale, permit them to take care of the money and the online sales.

Tell the truth--if you have kids in college, it's completely likely that you have previously transformed that bedroom into a fitness room or perhaps an home office. Whenever your college students are home on a break prior to when you move to El Paso, make sure they sort through all their old boxes of stuff--you will still need to move them, but possibly they will purge enough to cut down on the amount.


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