Moving to Little Rock is a huge undertaking, but you do not have to deal with it alone. Instead, you can transform moving to Little Rock into a family activity that encourages some quality time together and makes the whole ordeal a lot more manageable—and perhaps even enjoyable.
Here are a few ideas to get the whole family taking part in the project.
Make a Plan
The day before you pack, hold a family meeting and review the moving functions that need to be accomplished. Assign tasks to everyone with clear instructions about how to manage them. Your kids might enjoy to-do lists—there is something pretty gratifying 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. Create a sense of teamwork, and when it's go time...
Make It an Event
Packing feels an awful lot like a burden. Instead of asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it whenever on their own, plan a day or some blocks of time and have everyone packing at the same time. When you get started, whip up a special drink or snack and order some pizza. Encourage everyone to communicate with each other if they need help.
Don’t’ forget to incorporate break times for goodies, and agree that when the task is finished, you will all do something entertaining as a family. That may mean going out for a meal, or doing something different in your new area! You could even hand out prizes for boxing the most in a certain amount of time or for donating the most unwanted or outgrown items. Which leads us to:
Go Through Old Items
There is little value to move any items your kids have outgrown. Keep the space and time by going through them before you move! Even younger children can decide if they have some things they do not want anymore. You might agree to donate those unwanted things to children in need, which can be a gratifying accomplishment for your children, also.
Get Garage Sale Ready
If you're having a moving sale, think about allowing your children have the proceeds from the items they sold. This could encourage them to purge a few additional toys and clothes they don't want anymore, and it helps them to be more a part of the process. They might be more willing to assist you with manning the garage sale, too!
Let Them Handle Their Rooms
If your children are older, you can 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 heavy or delicate things.
Work together in the family room and other common rooms. Kids can simply box books and other non-delicate belongings; tweens and teens can assist you with things like dishes and small appliances. Use the time to talk, or take turns choosing your favorite songs to share with each other.
Ask the Pros
Make your moving day more manageable yet by getting some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can lift the bulky stuff and load the truck, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we offer a full spectrum of moving services to best suit your requirements in Little Rock. We can arrange packing materials, or even pack everything up for you. We do not want to take away from your quality family time, but perhaps you'd prefer to get that at the park, anyway.
Click here to begin your detailed estimate. We're dedicated to no-hassle pricing, so you know exactly what you are getting for the cost. This can assist you to stick to your budget and discern how much of the project you and your family can do on your own and how much assistance you will need from a professional moving company.