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How to Pack for Your Family in 10 Steps

How to Pack for Your Family in 10 Steps

Get rid of everything

Well, you don’t have to necessarily get rid of everything, but try to de-clutter. You won’t be taking any unnecessary clutter to your new house, so your move will hopefully feel a lot lighter!

Set up stuff to sell

Once you have gone through your house and gotten rid of anything you don’t need anymore, it’s time to sell! You can also donate any unwanted items, but why not have a little fun with it? Your kids will want to get involved and this will be a fun activity for the whole family.

Delegate tasks

Delegating tasks will help facilitate the move and keep everyone involved. Sometimes kids like to feel like they can help, so give them small tasks around the house to keep them busy.

Put moving tasks on a calendar

Creating a calendar with tasks will hold everyone accountable and will make your family feel a lot more organized. If you have young kids you can get creative and make a DIY calendar and let them put a sticker or a pin on the calendar anytime they complete a task.

Pack ahead

The last thing you want is to be rushing to get everything together just before moving day. Corpus Christi movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage offer professional packing services to get this done for you. The professional packers will have you packed up and moved without you having to even lift a box. If you aren’t using a packing service, be sure to start packing early.

Load boxes from the same room together

When you start packing, be sure to pack room by room. This keeps everything organized and makes unloading and unpacking quicker because everything will already be sorted by room. Moving a family can be tough because there are so many people, but going room by room will help to expedite the process and keep everyone involved.

Sort by category

Pack items by category in each room – clothes with clothes, shoes with shoes. You’ll thank yourself when its unpacking time.

Pack personal overnight bags

Moving day is going to be exhausting, and the last thing you are going to want to do when you finish unloading everything, is go through those boxes to find the essentials for night one in your new house. To avoid opening random boxes to find your bed linens or tooth brush, pack an overnight bag. If you have kids it might be a good idea to throw some toys in their bags.

Make copies of important documents

It is always important to make copies of your personal documents, in case any get lost in the typical moving chaos.

Teach the kids their new address

It might be a fun idea to teach the kids their new address. If your kids are old enough, it is important that they know this information. It is useful and will keep the kids busy!

Follow this guide from your Corpus Christi movers to successfully prepare your family for a transition.