Like most people, you probably wince at the mere thought of moving to another location. It’s a lot of work, and it can be pretty stressful. But when you have a family to think about, the stakes are even higher. So how do you ensure your family move is as smooth and stress-free as possible? We’ve put together an epic moving checklist to help make your family move easier and safer!
Coordinate the moving plans with your family members and ensure everyone knows what they’re responsible for and when it needs to be done.
Also, make a timeline and do your best to stick to it. This will help reduce the amount of stress you experience during the move.
Prepare Kids Ahead of Time
Have a conversation with your kids about the move. Explain to them what will happen and when, so they aren’t caught off-guard by any part of it. This is especially important if you have younger children who may not understand why everything is packed up around them.
Also, have them help pack their boxes and pick out some of their favorite things to take with them to the new home. This will make them feel more involved in the process and give them a sense of ownership over their new space.
When packing, make sure you pack strategically. Think about what you’ll need first in your new home and pack those items last so that you can unpack them first. Pack the things you won’t need immediately in boxes that will be placed on the moving truck last to make them easier to find when it is time to unload.
Also, pack your kids’ rooms last and unpack them first. This will help them settle into their new home as quickly as possible.
Create a Binder for Important Documents, Instructions, and Contact Info
Keep track of everything by creating an “Important Documents” binder that includes essential documents like your moving contracts and receipts. Be sure to take pictures of all major appliances before they are boxed up or disconnected. This will help you with any warranty issues later on if something goes wrong.
Also, keep all of the manuals and instructions for appliances in this binder so that they are easy to find when needed. If you don’t have time to read the manual before moving day, take a picture of it instead!
Make sure you label each box with its contents and the room intended for when unpacking. This will make unpacking go much faster and give you an idea of what items are in each box before opening it up to sort through everything.
Choose a Time or Period That Is Convenient for Everyone
Try to choose a time or period that is convenient for everyone involved in the move. If possible, avoid moving when kids are in school or during the holidays when family members are busy with other things.
There are many apps available that can help you manage your to-do list and keep track of where boxes are located in the house. They also make it easy for everyone involved with moving day to communicate effectively from one central location using text messaging or email notifications.
Make It Fun!
Moving can be a lot of work, but it can also be fun! Create some family traditions around the move to help make it feel more like an adventure. For example, sing songs while packing or playing games to see who can pack their boxes the fastest. Also, take breaks and enjoy your new neighborhood on walks together after moving in.
Choose a Family-Friendly Moving Company
If you’re moving with a family, you want to choose movers that cater specifically to families. This means they can offer services like packing and unpacking and storage options for things like toys or clothes.
Also, if you have pets, make sure the movers you choose are pet-friendly and will take care of your furry friends during the move.
Talk to Us
Do you need help relocating your family to a new city? At Perfect Moving, we offer a wide range of family-friendly moving services and can make your move as easy and stress-free as possible. Call us today for a free quote!