Congratulations on your new home! When you’re a parent, it’s important to get the family organized for a swift and successful move. There’s no time to waste when you’re moving in a hurry! Moms, dads, and kids alike can help pack their belongings and get the show on the road to your new future with your family. These are moving organizational tips every parent needs to use.
It’s sometimes hard to part with child drawings you’re used to hanging on the fridge. Invest in an album for artwork that you can easily carry without damaging the paper during your move. Keepsakes such as sculptures and art projects should be handled with care and packed separately with their own labels. If you’re pressed for time while moving, stack folders of schoolwork and important paperwork in labelled boxes to sort through when you’re settled in. These are just a few tips for an organized packing manner because it’s common practice to pack glass in bubble wrap, pack room by room to keep boxes organized.
Start collecting boxes before moving day to save time, stress and a move-tastic day. Different size boxes are suitable for different types of belongings. You will need a variety of different boxes depending on how much you plan to move to your new house. A fun activity to do prior to moving is to sort your belongings to be kept, donated, or thrown away so you won’t need to move as much. Fragile items should be packed with protection and can be combined with towels and sheets for packing purposes. Clothing may not need their own box and can be easily moved in duffle bags and totes, just make sure everything has labels. Move-tastic warns that heavy items such as books should be packed and moved in small boxes.
The best way to make your boxes of belongings easier to move is to label everything. If your children are feeling creative, they can label their own boxes after placing like items in each one. Stuffed animals and bedding can be carefully placed in trash bags with a labeled tie to keep them sealed and safe during the move. All you need for labelling are stickers and markers. Your children can take on the task of labelling boxes with similar items that you can simply place in the rooms of your new house to unpack with ease. Consider tags such as “kitchenware” and “bathroom” and don’t forget to write “Fragile!” if the items are breakable.
While moving can be stressful, the beauty of a new home and new life can be a breeze once you’ve unpacked for good!