Moving to Austin Can Be a Family Affair05/09/2018Moving to Austin is a large undertaking, but you don't need to deal with it alone. Rather, you can change moving to Austin into a family project that boosts some family bonding time together and makes the whole job 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, hold a family meeting and talk about the moving functions that need to be completed. Appoint jobs to everyone with clear directions about how to do them. Your kids might enjoy checklists—there is something very gratifying about marking something "done", no matter if you are young or old! Young children may enjoy helping you label the boxes, or even adorning them with stickers or crayons. Build a sense of teamwork, and when it is go time... 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. Remember to take break times for treats, and decide that when the task is done, you will all do something fun together. That could mean going out for a meal, or doing something fun in your new area! You could even hand out prizes for packing the most 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 and move any things your children have gotten too big for. Conserve 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 choose to donate those unwanted belongings to children in need, which can be a rewarding process for your kiddos, 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 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 could be more agreeable to help you man 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, 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 chat, 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 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 dedicated to no-surprise pricing, so you will be aware precisely what you are getting for the rates. 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.