Moving to Tulsa--It's A Family Affair

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is definitely a family event. However, just because you are the adult doesn't mean you should do all the preparing and packing yourself. Even if you're employing a professional moving company in Tulsa, everybody in the family has a role to perform if you are moving. Make clear that you do not demand them to load trucks, but that there are numerous possibilities they're able to pitch in and assist--below are some age-appropriate ways they could do exactly that.
 

Small Children

Toddlers and also preschoolers aren't a lot of help, however they are so fantastically entertained by unfilled cartons, rolls of tape, as well as bubble wrap that you really will not care. Provide a four-year-old free rein with packing supplies and you can now blow through their things before they get bored and begin consuming the packing peanuts. In all seriousness, give your littlest children a box a bit of tape and get to work. Inquire which playthings they want to present to buddies or share with other kids they don't know--it's a small item which assists them to feel as if they may have some say in the process.

Elementary Age

For those who have kids in this age category, they are in the sweet place--old enough to be hard workers, although not so old that they have solid opinions. These are some duties a 3rd grader can easily complete.

· Go through their things and decide what to give away.

· Put cartons together, prepare packing supplies, put color-coded labels on boxes.

· Put giveaway items in bags and cartons.

· Help clear out closets as well as drawers to be ready for the professional movers.

This is a great age group to talk about contributing old toys and games to charitable groups, as well as to explain the reason why you pick the ones you do. In the event the non-profit you select possesses a thrift shop, take your children in and let them see exactly what it looks like.

Junior High School

Pre-teens and teens are hypothetically competent at genuinely pitching in, however it may take some creativity to make that happen. These kids are leaving behind friends, sporting activities, and school, and could be more engaged in small-time sabotage compared to actually getting into the groove and sorting through the basement. If you need to turn to bribery to get them on board, it's sort of a modest price to pay.

· Offer to permit them to select the color and pieces of furniture for their new rooms.

· Get their insight on what they would really like to acquire in a new house. Clearly, they should be realistic, but make sure they know their thoughts matter. Ask about yards (trees, playhouses, area for a putting green), basements, recreation rooms, as well as other stuff that might be on their wish lists. Whenever you look at houses online, show them what you prefer as well as what you don't--and talk about the reason why.

· Sell old stuff and split the earnings. Look at different selling places to determine which of them work most effectively. The majority of web pages require that sellers be 18 years old, therefore you will need to set the accounts up and manage the auction or sale listings, but your teenagers could take the photographs, upload them, and write the descriptions.

· Go the yard sale option and allow them to arrange the tables and put price tags on items.

High School and College

These are the challenging years--it can be not easy to move at any age, yet it's extremely tough for high schoolers. The good thing is that even though they may be fairly sad, they're old enough to accomplish a bit of heavy lifting while they pout. Here are a few things your young adults can perform to pitch in.

· Help with disassembling pieces of furniture.

· Smile and let them embellish their rooms completely like they desire. They may be leaving soon enough, and you could always paint over their selection.

· Head up in the attic and get things down--teenagers tend to be more agile than their mom and dad (and the majority of professional movers will never go into the attic space).

· Drive loads of stuff to the thrift shops or perhaps the dump. Cover their gasoline and junk food along the way.

· Organize journeys returning to see pals or go on and plan for pals to come visit.

· Permit them to sell their own items via the internet if they are more than 18 years of age and keep the proceeds.

· If you hold a garage sale, allow them to take care of the funds and the internet sales.

Tell the truth--if you've got kids in college, it is totally likely that you've previously turned that bedroom into a fitness room or perhaps an home office. When your university students are home on a break before you move to Tulsa, be sure they go through all their old boxes of stuff--you'll still need to move them, however maybe they will clear away enough to cut down on the quantity.

 

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