it can be challenging trying to convince your kids to leave behind old toys, even if they haven't touched them in years. Brandon Transfer has some tips.
When moving, one of the
things you're probably going to want to do is to downsize your belongings, even
if it's just getting rid of things that you no longer use or have need of. There's
no reason to waste money having these items moved and then taking up space at
your new home, after all. However, it can be challenging trying to convince
your kids to leave behind old toys, even if they haven't touched them in years.
The following are a few tips on how to convince your kids to get rid of their
old toys before moving day:
them that they can take all their other toys -
Asking kids to leave some of their toys behind will sometimes make them feel
like you are taking everything away from them. Make sure to point out that they
can take all of their favorite toys.
them to be part of the decision process - Start by
showing them their room and help them plan how they want it to look. This will
immediately help them feel like they are part of the moving process. This way,
when you ask them to choose old toys to leave behind, they won't feel like the
moving process is out of their control.
them about the things you're leaving behind -
You don't want them to feel like they're being singled out, so show them the
items you're leaving behind.
them to help you with donations - Explaining that the old toys they
leave behind will go to children who may be a little less fortunate than them
can help make them feel good about themselves when it comes to choosing what
toys to leave behind. In fact, if they're old enough. get them to help you
bring those toys to wherever you're donating them.
them that they will be getting new toys in the future
- Remind them that because they are leaving old toys that they never play with
behind to be donated, that they will have more space for new toys in the
These are just a few tips to
help you convince your kids to sort their toys and to choose which toys they're
willing to donate and leave behind. If you're planning a move to or from West
Palm Beach, then be sure to contact us at Brandon Transfer & Storage to request a free estimate today.