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When people think about moving to a house, they would immediately associate it with a time-consuming, stressful and boring chore – and no one can blame them. Moving requires a lot of packing, labeling, cleaning and organizing and not everyone is thrilled with the idea of doing any of these. Plus, moving needs to be done in a fast and timely manner so everyone can get back on track. However, when you’re a parent who’s about to move to a house, all of these emotions are heightened. Not only should you condition yourself for the move but everyone in the family as well. You’ll need all the help you can get and theirs will count. Instead of looking at the move as something that’s negative, turning things around can go a long way.
You might not know it but moving to a house can become an avenue to create the best moments with your family. You’ll never know how fun stacking boxes or sorting old stuff can be once you’re doing it with your children! There are many moments to remember when moving to a new house and listed below are just some of these:
Being thrifty with the family: When moving to a house, you want to pay for minimal costs. As much as possible, you want to save on the moving expenses so you can spend money on other important things such as food and medicines during the move. This is why attempting to be thrifty can be one of the best moments during the move. You’ll have fun thinking how to do it and work together to decide which to purchase. Consider the points below to help you out:
Have a garage sale: A garage sale is an easy way of getting rid of unused items while earning money. This can also mean lesser moving expenses. And when you’re doing garage sales with the family, anything can happen! You can come up with different contests and games that will encourage sportsmanship. And because this is your garage sale, everyone can have a say on what the rules and prizes are. After this, everyone in the family will think of garage sales as a fun and challenging activity!
DIY everything: In a family, there will always be someone who is interested in DIY projects. Someone who’s always fond of creating scrapbooks or storage spaces in their room. Now that you’re moving, have this family member take the lead. She might have ideas on how to pack things more effectively without spending too much. Creating projects like these can bond everyone in the family. Everyone will also have the chance to learn something new. Also, check out the benefits of blackout blinds with kids. My kids sleep in much longer because of blackout blinds. It’s a great addition to a new home for sure.
Hiring the pros: A moving company for your family might come with a price but this is actually cost-effective. When you hire professionals, they will handle all of your valuables with the best care. This can result in lesser expenses because you don’t need to replace any damaged items. Plus, working with a moving company can serve as a new experience for everyone in the family which allows them to learn what really happens during a move.
Solving problems together: When you’re a parent, you would always want your family to experience convenience all the time. However, no amount of planning can prepare you or your family for emergencies. The same is also true when it comes to moving. For instance, you might already have a date for the move but because of harsh weather conditions, you have no choice but to reschedule it. Or the moving company you hired might charge you for an additional fee on the day of the move. Experiencing any of these can be troublesome but these can also encourage the family to contribute ideas as possible solutions. This can foster communication and teamwork.
Traveling to new places: Moving to a house will require adjustment from everyone. Where you’re living can play a big role in your lifestyle. Drastic changes can happen especially if you’re moving out of the country. But on the other side of the coin, moving can also mean new sights to see, new people, to meet, and new food to try out. Everything is basically new to you and your family and for sure, everyone will have fun doing all of these together! You can free your schedule a few weeks after the move so you can have time to roam around the area with your family. And don’t worry about getting because that’s part of the experience. All of your family members will only have a good laugh once this happens!
Taking countless pictures: Smartphones and other handheld devices are common to almost all households – and for sure, your own household has these too. When moving to a house, have these ready as this can capture all the memories you and your family will make together. Start taking pictures the moment you decide to pack your valuables. How you and your sibling has done this task together can be a very good souvenir. Also, don’t forget to snap pictures of your family during and after the move. Everyone might not be at their best but these pictures will surely highlight the best moments to remember when moving to a house. Once you’ll see these pictures a few years from now, you’ll reminisce the good times you had with your family during the move.
Focus On The Positive
Just because moving to a house requires time and effort doesn’t mean it has to be a pain in the neck. Moving also comes with beautiful things. And once you’re able to change your perception about everything you’re doing for the move, you’ll soon look at things differently. You’ll look at chores as an avenue to have fun and boring tasks as a way of knowing other family members. Let this article give you an idea of how memorable moving can be once you do it with the right attitude and the right people.