Moving to Oklahoma City Can Be a Family Affair

Family MovingMoving to Oklahoma City is a big job, but you don't need to tackle it by yourself. On the contrary, you should transform moving to Oklahoma City into a family undertaking that inspires some quality time together and makes the whole job much more doable—and perhaps even pleasant.

Here are several tips to get the whole family involved in the project.

Get Organized

The day prior to packing, hold a family meeting and review the moving functions that need to be accomplished. Designate responsibilities to everyone with clear directions about how to manage them. Your kids might enjoy to-do lists—there's something deeply rewarding about marking something "done", no matter your age! Young children might like helping you label the boxes, or even adorning them with markers or crayons. Create a sense of teamwork, and when it's time to get started...

Make It an Event

Packing sounds an awful lot like a chore. Rather than asking (or demanding!) the kids to do it haphazardly on their own, set aside a day or some chunks of time and have everyone do it together. When you commence, prepare a special drink or snack and have some pizza delivered. Encourage everyone to update each other on progress.

Remember to take break times for treats, and agree that when the job is finished, you'll all do something entertaining together. That may mean going out to your favorite family restaurant, or doing something unique in your new part of town! You could even present prizes for boxing the most in an allotted time frame or for getting rid of the most unwanted or outgrown items. Which leads us to:

Sort Through Old Items

There is little value to pack and move any things your children have gotten too big for. Save the space and time by getting rid of them ahead of time! Even younger children can decide if they have any toys they don't play with anymore. You might agree to donate those unwanted belongings to children in need, which can be an enriching accomplishment for your kids, too.

Get Garage Sale Ready

If you are having a moving sale, think about letting your children have the proceeds from the items they sold. This may inspire them to purge a few more toys and clothes they do not need anymore, and it helps them to be more a part of the process. They might be more agreeable to help you work the moving sale, too!

Let Them Pack Their Rooms

If your kids are old enough, you might let them manage packing their own rooms. Give them a few instructions on how to pack clothes, bulky items, posters, and more. You or the moving company can handle the big or fragile things.

Box Together

Work collectively in the kitchen and other common rooms. Kids can easily box books and other non-delicate things; tweens and teens can help you with belongings like dishes and small appliances. Use the time to have a conversation, or take turns choosing your favorite songs to share with one another.

Ask the Pros

Make your move more workable yet by hiring some professional help! Yes, a professional moving company can haul the unwieldy stuff and pack up the moving truck, but A-1 Freeman Moving Group can do more than that: we offer a full spectrum of moving services to perfectly compliment your needs in Oklahoma City. We can provide packing materials, or even pack everything up for you. We do not want to take away from your quality family time, but perhaps you would prefer to get that at the park, anyway.

Click here to begin your detailed estimate. We're dedicated to no-hassle pricing, so you know exactly what you're getting for the price. This can assist you to stick to your budget and discern how much of the project you and your family can do yourselves and how much you will need the help of a professional moving company.