Moving to Dallas is a large undertaking, but you don't have to tackle it by yourself. On the contrary, you should transform moving to Dallas into a family activity that inspires some quality time together and makes the whole job a lot more workable—and perhaps even pleasant.
Here are some pointers to get the whole family taking part in the project.
Write Down the Plan
The day before you pack, hold a family meeting and discuss the moving functions that need to be done. Designate responsibilities to everyone with clear instructions about how to manage them. Your kids might enjoy to-do lists—there is something very satisfying about checking something off as complete, no matter if you are young or old! Young children may enjoy helping you label the boxes, or even decorating 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. Instead of asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it whenever in their own time, set aside a day or some blocks of time and have everyone do it together. When you get started, prepare a special drink or goodies and order some pizza. Encourage everyone to communicate with each other if they need help.
Remember to take break times for treats, and agree that when the packing is done, you'll all do something entertaining as a family. That could mean going out to your favorite family restaurant, or doing something unique in your new part of town! You could even award prizes for getting the most done in a specified time frame or for getting rid of the most unwanted or outgrown items. Speaking of which:
Sort Through Old Items
There is no value to pack any things your kids have gotten too big for. Keep the space and time by purging them ahead of time! Even younger children can decide if they have some things they do not want anymore. You might choose to donate those unwanted belongings to children in need, which can be a gratifying process for your children, also.
Get Garage Sale Ready
If you are going to have a moving sale, ponder letting your children save the profits from the items they sold. This could inspire them to purge a few more toys and clothes they do not need anymore, and it helps them to be more interested in the process. They might be more agreeable to assist you with manning the moving sale, too!
Let Them Pack Their Rooms
If your children are older, you could have them pack their own rooms. Provide some quick instructions on how to pack clothes, awkwardly shaped items, pictures, and more. You or the moving company can handle the heavy or delicate items.
Work together in the family room and other shared areas. Younger children can without difficulty box books and other non-delicate things; tweens and teens can help you with items like kitchenware 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 controllable yet by getting some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can haul the heavy stuff and load the moving van, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we offer a full spectrum of moving services to best suit your needs in Dallas. We can provide packing materials, or even pack your things up for you. We don't diminish your quality family time, but perhaps you would prefer to get that at the park, anyway.
Click here to begin your detailed estimate. We're committed to no-hassle pricing, so you know exactly what you're 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 on your own and how much assistance you will need from a professional moving company.