Moving to Little Rock Can Be a Family Affair

Family MovingMoving to Little Rock is a huge task, but you don't need to deal with it alone. Instead, you can transform moving to Little Rock into a family project that inspires some quality time together and makes the whole ordeal much more workable—and perhaps even fun.

Here are some pointers to get the entire family taking part in the project.

Make a Plan

The day before you pack, conduct a family meeting and talk about the moving functions that need to be completed. Designate responsibilities to everyone with clear instructions about how to manage them. Your kids might enjoy to-do lists—there's something very satisfying about marking something "done", no matter what age you are! Young children could like helping you label the boxes, or even embellishing them with markers or crayons. Create a sense of teamwork, and when it is time to get started...

Make It an Event

Packing feels an awful lot like a burden. 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 packing at the same time. When you commence, whip up a special drink or snack and order some pizza. Encourage teamwork.

Don’t’ forget to incorporate break times for treats, and agree that when the task is finished, you will all do something fun as a family. That may mean going out to your favorite family restaurant, or doing something fun in your new area! You could even award prizes for getting the most done in an allotted time frame or for getting rid of the most unwanted or outgrown items. Speaking of which:

Go Through Old Items

There's little reason to move any items your kids have stopped wearing or playing with. Save the space and time by going through them ahead of time! Even younger children can decide if they have some things they do not want anymore. You might decide to donate those unwanted belongings to children in need, which can be an enriching accomplishment for your kiddos, too.

Get Garage Sale Ready

If you are going to hold a moving sale, think about allowing your children save the profits from their contributions. This could encourage them to get rid of a few extra toys and clothes they do not want anymore, and it helps them to be more a part of the process. They could be more willing to help you man the yard sale, also!

Let Them Pack Their Rooms

Depending upon the age of your kids, you might put them in charge of boxing up their own rooms. Have a quick tutorial on how to pack clothes, awkwardly shaped items, pictures, and more. You or the moving company can handle the heavy or delicate things.

Box Together

Work collectively in the living room and other shared areas. Kids can without difficulty pack books and other non-breakable items; older children and teens can help you with belongings like plates and utensils and small appliances. Use the time to have a conversation, or take turns choosing your favorite songs to share with one another.

Ask the Pros

Make your moving day more controllable yet by getting 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 gamut of moving services to best suit your needs in Little Rock. We can furnish packing materials, or even pack your things up for you. We do not diminish your quality family time, but maybe you'd prefer to get that at the park, anyway.

Click here to get started on your detailed estimate. We're committed to no-hassle pricing, so you will be aware precisely what you are 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 yourselves and how much you will need the help of a professional moving company.