Moving to Austin Can Be a Family Affair05/09/2018Moving to Austin is a large job, but you don't need to deal with it alone. Rather, you can transform moving to Austin into a family project that boosts some family bonding time together and makes the whole situation much more doable—and maybe even fun. Here are several tips to get the whole family taking part in the project. Get Organized The day prior to packing, conduct a family meeting and talk about the moving assignments that need to be completed. Appoint tasks to everyone with clear directions about how to do them. Your kids might enjoy checklists—there is something very gratifying about crossing something off a list, no matter if you are young or old! Young children could enjoy helping you label the boxes, or even adorning them with stickers or crayons. Build 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 at random in their own time, schedule a day or some blocks of time and have everyone do it together. When you commence, whip up a special drink or treat and have some pizza delivered. Encourage everyone to update each other on progress. Schedule break times for treats, and decide that when the task is done, you will all do something fun together. That may mean going out for a meal, or doing something fun in your new area! You could even award prizes for getting the most done in a specified time frame or for donating the most unwanted or outgrown items. Speaking of which: Go Through Old Items There is little reason to pack any things your children have stopped wearing or playing with. Keep the space and time by purging them ahead of time! Even younger children can decide if they have any toys they don't want anymore. You might agree to donate those unwanted things to children in need, which can be a rewarding process for your children, also. Get Garage Sale Ready If you're having a moving sale, ponder allowing your children have the proceeds from the items they sold. This may encourage them to purge a few additional toys and clothes they don't need anymore, and it helps them to be more involved in the process. They could be more agreeable to help you man the moving sale, too! Let Them Handle Their Rooms Depending upon the age of your kids, you can have them pack their own rooms. Give them a few instructions on how to pack clothes, awkwardly shaped items, posters, and more. You or the moving company can take care of the heavy or delicate items. Box Together Work collectively in the kitchen and other common rooms. Kids can simply pack books and other non-delicate belongings; tweens and teens can help you with things like dishes and small appliances. Use the time to talk, or take turns choosing your favorite songs to share with one another. Ask the Pros Make your move more workable yet by getting some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can move the unwieldy stuff and load the truck, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we provide a full range of moving services to best suit your needs in Austin. We can arrange packing materials, or even box your things 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 start your detailed estimate. We are devoted to no-surprise pricing, so you will be aware precisely what you are getting for the rates. This can allow you to stick to your budget and decide how much of the project you and your family can do yourselves and how much assistance you will need from a professional moving company.