Moving to Tulsa Can Be a Family Affair

Family MovingMoving to Tulsa is a huge undertaking, but you do not have to tackle it by yourself. Rather, you should turn moving to Tulsa into a family project that encourages some family bonding time together and makes the whole situation much more doable—and perhaps even enjoyable.

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

Get Organized

The day prior to packing, hold a family meeting and talk about the moving functions that need to be accomplished. Designate tasks to everyone with clear instructions about how to do them. Your kids might enjoy to-do lists—there is something very enjoyable about marking something "done", no matter if you are young or old! Young children could like helping you label the boxes, or even embellishing them with stickers or crayons. Build a sense of teamwork, and when it is go time...

Make It an Event

Packing feels an awful lot like a chore. Rather than 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 pitching in. When you begin, prepare a special drink or goodies and have some pizza delivered. Encourage everyone to update each other on progress.

Remember to take break times for nourishment, and decide that when the packing is finished, you will all do something relaxing together. That might mean going out to your favorite family restaurant, or doing something different in your new neighborhood! You could even present prizes for boxing the most in a specified time frame or for donating the most unwanted or outgrown items. Speaking of which:

Sort Through Old Items

There is no reason to pack any things your children have outgrown. Keep the space and time by getting rid of them ahead of time! Even younger children can decide if they have any toys they do not want anymore. You might elect to donate those unwanted belongings to children in need, which can be a gratifying accomplishment for your kiddos, too.

Get Garage Sale Ready

If you're going to hold a moving sale, think about allowing your children save the proceeds from from their items. This may encourage them to get rid of a few more toys and clothes they don't need anymore, and it helps them to be more interested in the process. They might be more agreeable to assist you with manning the yard sale, also!

Let Them Pack Their Rooms

Depending upon the age of your kids, you can put them in charge of boxing up their own rooms. Have a quick tutorial on how to pack clothes, awkwardly shaped items, posters, and more. You or the moving company can take care of the heavy or fragile items.

Box Together

Work together in the family room and other common rooms. Kids can without difficulty box books and other non-breakable things; older children and teens can assist you with belongings like plates and utensils 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 workable yet by hiring some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can haul the bulky stuff and load the moving van, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we offer a full gamut of moving services to best compliment your needs in Tulsa. We can arrange packing materials, or even pack everything up for you. We don't want to take away from your quality family time, but maybe you would prefer to 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 are getting for the price. This can assist 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.