Moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City is a big task, but you do not need to tackle it by yourself. Rather, you should turn moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City into a family activity that inspires some family bonding time together and makes the whole job much more manageable—and perhaps even pleasant.
Here are several ideas to get the entire family interested in the project.
Write Down the Plan
The day prior to packing, hold a family meeting and discuss the moving functions that need to be accomplished. Assign tasks to everyone with clear directions about how to do them. Your kids might enjoy checklists—there is something very enjoyable about marking something "done", no matter your age! Young children might enjoy helping you label the boxes, or even embellishing them with stickers or crayons. Create a sense of teamwork, and when it's go time...
Make It an Event
Packing seems an awful lot like a chore. Rather than asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it whenever in their own time, schedule a day or some chunks of time and have everyone packing at the same time. When you begin, mix up a special drink or goodies and have some pizza delivered. Encourage teamwork.
Don’t’ forget to incorporate break times for treats, and decide that when the job is finished, you'll all do something entertaining together. That could mean going out to your favorite family restaurant, or doing something unique in your new neighborhood! You could even present prizes for packing the most in a specified time frame or for getting rid of the most unwanted or outgrown items. Speaking of which:
Go Through Old Items
There is no value to move any belongings your kids have outgrown. Save the space and time by going through them ahead of time! Even younger children can decide if they have some items they don't play with anymore. You might elect to donate those unwanted things to children in need, which can be a gratifying accomplishment for your kiddos, also.
Get Garage Sale Ready
If you're going to hold a moving sale, ponder letting your children save the proceeds from their contributions. 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 might be more willing to assist you with manning the garage sale, too!
Let Them Pack Their Rooms
If your kids are old enough, you might put them in charge of boxing up their own rooms. Give them a few instructions on how to pack clothes, awkwardly shaped items, pictures, and more. You or the moving company can handle the large or fragile things.
Work collectively in the living room and other shared areas. Younger children can easily pack books and other non-breakable things; tweens and teens can assist you with items like dishes and small appliances. Use the time to have a conversation, or take turns picking your favorite songs to share with each other.
Ask the Pros
Make your move more manageable yet by hiring some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can haul the bulky stuff and load the moving 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 Tulsa and Oklahoma City. We can arrange packing materials, or even box everything up for you. We do not diminish your quality family time, but perhaps you would rather get that at the park, anyway.
Click here to get started on your detailed estimate. We're committed to no-surprise pricing, so you know exactly what you're getting for the cost. This can allow 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 assistance you will need from a professional moving company.