How to make home moving fun for the whole family
Home moving is difficult. If you’ve ever moved home before, you’ll know. The fact that you’ll be leaving behind your old home, lifestyle and probably your friends too, make it all the more difficult. But at the same time, there is also the joy and excitement of starting something new.
With so many emotions involved, families sometimes have a very difficult time planning a home move.
To avoid a situation like this, it is important to keep in mind that everyone is going through an emotional rollercoaster ride. The key is to communicate your true feelings with each other and get everyone involved. This way, no one will feel left out.
One of the most common mistakes adults make is to leave children out of the planning. We’ve learnt from experience that families that do involve kids in the planning of their home move, have a better experience than families that don’t.
To make it easy and fun for the whole family, here are 5 things you can do.
Sing a funny packing song
Packing your stuff for a home move is one of the most boring things to do. But you can add some fun to it by singing songs.
You can also encourage the kids to get creative and make a song of their own. Or you can simply sing each ones favourite songs.
Hide a surprise treat for the kids
It could be anything, from their favourite candy bar to an old toy they once loved. You could hide it somewhere and ask your kids to find it as they finish packing. This will keep them excited about packing. If they get a treat, it’ll also help them happy.
Decorate the boxes
Packing can be boring. But your boxes don’t have to be. Once you’ve packed all the boxes, get your kids to put stickers and labels on the boxes. Encourage your kids to make colourful labels and stickers, and use colourful markers to write.
Let each member decorate their own room
Depending on how old the kids are, you can get them to unpack boxes and decorate their own room. This will also help them get used to the new house quickly. And because they’ve decorated their own room, they’ll love it too.
Create DIY arts with the moving boxes
After you’ve shifted to the new home, the cardboard boxes won’t be of much use. Let your kids play with them. If you’ve used bubble wrap, they’ll especially enjoy playing with it. Let them get creative and make something cool with the boxes. It could be a tent or a showpiece. The point here, is to let the kids have fun.
Are you moving home soon? Looking for movers and packers to shift you from one city to another?
MM-Transporte helps you pack and move with ease. To hire packers and movers, get in touch with us here.