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Moving The Easy Way

I have never been one of those people who is naturally inclined to stay organized, but a few months ago I realized that I would need those skills if I was going to move successfully. I started focusing heavily on moving in an organized manner, and I started by getting rid of all of my belongings that I knew I wouldn't need. It took a lot of work, but by the time I cleaned things out, I knew that moving would be a snap. This blog is all about moving the easy way, leaving the mess behind, and being able to enjoy the journey.

Moving The Easy Way

Family Move – Utilizing Packing Material For First Night Fun

by Kyle Hamilton

The movers have helped you move in the last of the boxes and you begin the tedious process of unpacking your things. Those essential kitchen items come out of the boxes first, then what your family will need for the next day. Gradually, you begin to accumulate a pile of boxes and packing materials but no toys or video games to be found anywhere. So, what do you do? Well, you turn those packing materials into something fun for the entire family.

Creative Fun with Boxes

You'll have yourself a nice selection of boxes to play with. Big, little, or medium, it doesn't matter – something fun can be done with all sizes.

Large boxes, of course, will become forts, clubhouses, tanks, trains, planes, and castles. You'll just need a box cutter, maybe some paints or markers and some duct tape. Configure the boxes in different ways. Once you find an arrangement that the kids like and agree on, begin taping them together and cutting holes in the boxes to connect them from the inside. Before you know it, you'll have a mansion to keep the kids busy while you work to unpack more boxes.

Medium size boxes can be transformed into doll beds, soldier forts, dinosaur lairs or even stacked to become a fun game. Stack the boxes and use pillows to toss across the room to see how many boxes can be knocked down at once.

Use the small boxes to stack and turn into a fairy village. Tape them together and cut holes so that your little one can reach in and position her toy fairies inside or simply pretend that the fairies are in there having a good time on their own.

Packing Peanut Art

Who doesn't love to play with packing peanuts? Don't just toss them – put a bowl on the floor with a plate filled with toothpicks and/or shish kabob sticks. Run the sticks through the packing peanuts to create all sorts of things.

If the peanuts are the biodegradable ones, you can give the kids a small dish of water and show them how when they get slightly wet, they can be stuck together without using the sticks. Just use your finger to dampen the peanuts and press them together gently.

Your movers have helped you get into your new home, now let the moving supplies help you make the hard work pay off with a little family fun the first couple nights. Your kids will surely remember the fun they had, and so will you. To learn more about hiring home movers, contact a company like Integrity Moving