Moving to Atlanta Can Be a Family Affair

Family MovingMoving to Atlanta is a large task, but you don't have to tackle it by yourself. Rather, you can turn moving to Atlanta into a family undertaking that boosts some family bonding time together and makes the whole ordeal a lot more doable—and perhaps even pleasant.

Here are some ideas to get the entire family interested in the project.

Make a Plan

The day prior to packing, conduct a family meeting and review the moving functions that need to be accomplished. Assign responsibilities to everyone with clear instructions about how to accomplish them. Your kids might enjoy to-do lists—there's something very satisfying about crossing something off a list, no matter your age! Young children might take pleasure in helping you label the boxes, or even decorating them with stickers or crayons. Generate a sense of teamwork, and when it's go time...

Make It an Event

Packing sounds an awful lot like a chore. Instead of asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it at random on their own, 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 snacks, and decide that when the packing is finished, you'll all do something entertaining together. That could mean going out to your favorite family restaurant, or doing something different in your new part of town! You could even hand out prizes for packing the most in an allotted time frame or for donating the most unwanted or outgrown items. Which leads us to:

Go Through Old Items

There's no value to pack any items your kids have gotten too big for. Save the space and time by going through them prior to your! Even younger children can decide if they have some items they don't play with anymore. You might choose to donate those unwanted items to children in need, which can be a rewarding process for your kiddos, also.

Get Garage Sale Ready

If you're going to hold a moving sale, think about allowing your children save the proceeds from the items they sold. This may inspire them to purge a few more toys and clothes they don't want anymore, and it helps them to be more interested in the process. They could be more willing to help you work the yard sale, too!

Let Them Handle Their Rooms

If your kids are old enough, you can 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 fragile stuff.

Box Together

Work collectively in the living room and other common rooms. Kids can simply box books and other non-breakable things; older children 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 moving day more controllable yet by hiring some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can haul the cumbersome stuff and pack up the truck, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we provide a full range of moving services to best compliment your requirements in Atlanta. We can provide packing materials, or even pack your things up for you. We don't diminish your quality family time, but maybe you'd rather get that at the park, anyway.

Click here to get started on your detailed estimate. We are dedicated to no-surprise pricing, so you will be aware specifically what you're getting for the rates. This can help you to stick to your budget and figure out 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.