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Moving with kids – tips and tricks

AM Moving Company — October 26, 2019

So, you have decided to relocate? Good for you! Moving is an exhilarating moment in anyone’s life. However, it is full of hardships. Especially if you are moving with children. There are so many things you have to think about and so little time. You also need to pay attention to your kids and not disregard them while only thinking about your move. That is why we are here! We have created this article with one aim only. To help you! So, moving with kids, what do you need to know?

Moving with kids – what’s to know?

There are a couple of things you need to take care of if you want your move to be successful. Some of these things are hiring a reliable Dallas moving company, creating a moving checklist and inventory, packing your stuff, and reducing the amount of stuff you want to move. In this article we will go in detail about these things, and what is the best way to go about it all.

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Allow your kids to help you with making an inventory

Creating a moving checklist

For your move to be successful, you need to be properly organized. Proper organization is vital for everything in life and that applies to moving as well. One of the best ways to create proper organization is to create a moving checklist. A moving checklist is a list containing every single thing you plan on doing during the moving process. So, it should contain everything from looking for a reliable long-distance moving company to unpacking after the move. This is important because it will help you think of everything during the moving process. It will help you imagine possible problems, and think of solutions to these problems.

Another important step in organizing your move is creating an inventory. The inventory list should contain every single thing you plan on moving. So, you first need to create a list of things you want to get rid of. We will talk more about this later, now we will focus on the inventory list. The best way to organize your inventory is to divide the items by room or by type. A great way to label everything is to put labels on the boxes. A good idea for labeling can be writing with a marker on the boxes.

However, since you are moving with kids, we need to make it more interesting. Get some colored stickers and ask your kids which color should correspond to which room. For example, a red-colored sticker will correspond to your living room, and each box from your living room should be labeled with a red-colored sticker. After that, write the contents of each box in your inventory list. Organizing has never been easier!

Hiring a reliable moving company

This is also an important step in the moving process. You need to find a good and reliable moving company, especially when moving with kids. The best way to find reliable moving companies is to ask your friends and family. If you know someone has moved recently, ask them about their moving company and their experience with them. If they do not know any reliable moving companies, worry not! There are still ways to find good Lakewood moving companies.

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Hiring a reliable moving company is a n important step when moving with kids

Look for moving companies online

There are many websites online that offer you the service of finding good moving companies. Websites such as BBB and Yelp are great in this regard because they are review websites with reviews from real people. Find some good reviews for a couple of moving companies and call all of them. Then you should compare the services and the prices. Companies that have the BBB Seal of Approval should have an advantage. This is because the website awards the moving companies with the highest ratings and you can be sure that they are reliable. You should also be wary of companies with bad reviews. They probably got them for a reason and do not get baited by the low price for their services.

Getting rid of extra stuff

Another important thing when moving with kids is to get rid of extra stuff. It is also a great thing to do before your movers arrive. There are several ways to do so and we will go through them now.

Having a garage sale is maybe the best way to go about this. You get rid of extra stuff and earn money in return. It is a win-win situation. But, in order to have a good garage sale, you need to be prepared. You need to know how to advertise your sale. The best way to do so is to print out flyers and posters. Then you should “hire” your kids to hand the flyers out to passers-by and put posters up on notice boards. In addition, you can use Facebook to create an event and invite people to your sale.

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Label each box accordingly

Packing with your kids

The next step is packing. You need to involve your kids in the move so you need to give them assignments. For example, you can award the kid who packs their room faster, with your supervision of course. Make it into a competition and it will make the move easier for them. You should also talk to them if they show signs of sadness. Moving is a hard process for kids and it may have some side-effects. These kinds of packing games and garage sales can make your kids feel like they are part of a team and all of you are working towards the same goal. You can also get some colorful packing tape and markers, and let your kids draw on the boxes.

Who knows, maybe your kids create a masterpiece. You can later use these moving boxes as decorations in your new home. It will also help your kid adjust to the new neighborhood easier.

Well, we hope that this article was helpful to you. Good luck moving with kids!

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