Moving to San Antonio is a big undertaking, but you do not need to attempt it alone. Instead, you should change moving to San Antonio into a family activity that boosts some quality time together and makes the whole job a lot more manageable—and perhaps even pleasant.
Here are some pointers to get the whole family taking part in the project.
Make a Plan
The day prior to packing, hold a family meeting and discuss the moving assignments that need to be completed. Assign tasks to everyone with clear directions about how to accomplish them. Your kids might enjoy to-do lists—there is something pretty enjoyable about crossing something off a list, 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. Generate a sense of teamwork, and when it is time to get started...
Make It an Event
Packing sounds an awful lot like a burden. Rather than asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it haphazardly in their own time, set aside a day or some blocks of time and have everyone pitching in. When you commence, prepare a special drink or snack and order some pizza. Encourage teamwork.
Schedule break times for goodies, and decide that when the task is done, you will all do something relaxing together. That may mean going out to dinner, or doing something unique in your new area! You could even present 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 is no reason to pack and move any things your children have outgrown. Conserve the space and time by going through them before you move! Even younger children can decide if they have any toys they don't play with anymore. You might elect to donate those unwanted belongings to children in need, which can be an enriching accomplishment for your children, too.
Get Garage Sale Ready
If you are going to hold a moving sale, consider allowing your children save the profits from their contributions. This could inspire them to get rid of a few more toys and clothes they don't want anymore, and it helps them to be more interested in the process. They might be more willing to assist you with manning the yard sale, too!
Let Them Pack Their Rooms
If your children are older, you can put them in charge of boxing up their own rooms. Have a quick tutorial on how to pack clothes, bulky items, pictures, and more. You or the moving company can handle the large or fragile things.
Work as a group in the kitchen and other shared areas. Kids can easily pack books and other non-delicate things; older children and teens can assist you with belongings like dishes and small appliances. Use the time to chat, or take turns picking your favorite songs to share with each other.
Ask the Pros
Make your relocation more controllable yet by enlisting some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can haul the unwieldy 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 compliment your requirements in San Antonio. We can provide packing materials, or even pack all of your stuff up for you. We do not want to take away from your quality family time, but maybe you'd rather get that at the park, anyway.
Click here to start your detailed estimate. We're committed to no-surprise pricing, so you know precisely what you're getting for the rates. This can help 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 you will need the help of a professional moving company.