From scheduling playdates for young children to getting the older kids to help out, we've got ideas to maximize your packing time and minimize the hassle.
Getting ready for a move can
be quite a challenge once you take into account everything that needs to be
packed. This entire process can seem even more difficult if you have kids
around. If you have younger children (such as pre-kindergarten age children),
you might want to schedule a playdate for them or get someone to babysit them
outside of the house to give you time to focus on packing. However, older kids can help with
packing their own stuff. The following are a few tips to get your kids to help
boxes - Kindergartners and elementary school kids may be too
young to pack their own things, but you can get them to help out by writing on
the boxes. Get them to write what's in each box and what room they belong in,
especially on their own boxes.
small items - Younger children may be able to
pack things that aren't too fragile. You don't want them to handle anything
that could break and injure them. Set up a box for them and tell them what to
put inside of it, whether it's board games or books. If your kids have a messy
room, this will help them organize their things as well. Just keep in mind that
they will have short attention spans, which means they'll lose interest after a
little bit. You can give them goals, such as if they finish one box, they can
go play for 15 minutes, to incentivize them.
outside of their rooms - Children who are in grade school
and above will be able to help throughout the rest of the house. Just make sure
you only give them tasks you know they'll be responsible for. For example, if
your child is somewhat of a perfectionist, then you can get them to pack dishes
- as long as you show them how to do it carefully.
everything in their rooms - High schoolers should have no
trouble packing all of their belongings. Just make sure that you provide
instructions and deadlines since may put it off as a result of being high
These are just a few tips on
how your kids can help with packing up your home. To make the moving process
easier, make sure that you schedule your move ahead of time. For a free moving
estimate, contact us at Brandon Transfer & Storage today.