Moving to San Antonio Can Be a Family Affair

Family MovingMoving to San Antonio is a large job, but you don't have to tackle it by yourself. On the contrary, 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 doable—and perhaps even enjoyable.

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

Write Down the Plan

The day prior to packing, conduct 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 could enjoy helping you label the boxes, or even decorating them with markers or crayons. Create a sense of teamwork, and when it's go time...

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 snack and order some pizza. Encourage everyone to communicate with each other if they need help.

Schedule break times for treats, and agree that when the task is done, you'll all do something fun 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 and move any things your kids have stopped wearing or playing with. Conserve the space and time by purging them ahead of time! Even younger children can decide if they have some items 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, think about letting your children keep the profits from from their items. 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 may be more agreeable 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. Provide some quick instructions on how to pack clothes, awkwardly shaped items, pictures, and more. You or the moving company can handle the large or delicate items.

Box Together

Work together in the living room and other shared areas. Younger children can easily box books and other non-delicate things; tweens and teens can help you with items like kitchenware and small appliances. Use the time to chat, or take turns choosing your favorite songs to share with each other.

Ask the Pros

Make your move 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 San Antonio. We can provide packing materials, or even box your things up for you. We do not 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 allow 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.