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How can I make it easy to pack with 3 kids? Any hints and tips?

Posted by mom376374, 26th June 2019

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  • Make it a game with a point system/rewards and get in early, last thing you want to do is be packing last minute.

  • Start at the end of the house and work your up to the front of the house. When hubby and i moved the first room i did was the guest bedroom. I packed it all up and cleaned the room top to bottom. Once a box was packed and labelled it went in there. Have a box for the op shop and a box for rubbish. Ask the kids to fibd some toys that they would like to donate and give them small tasks that they can help you with. Good luck mumma

  • Give the kids jobs and distractions. Start early do one huge clean out of stuff and then do another one.

  • I would recommend making lists and labelling. Come up with a system of labelling that woks for you and that you understand so that when it comes to unpacking it’s easy too.

  • We recently moved and I made the mistake of not decluttering earlier enough before the move and still have a lot sitting in storage boxes! I would start small – one area at a time and concentrate on things that could be packed now, items to give away or put in a garage sale and items that you will use/need in the the next few months. Happy packing and good luck.

  • Having just moved Interstate, I know what a mammoth task it is – let alone having 3 children to work around too! Planning, organisation and everyone helping are a must – as is starting the work early, don’t leave anything until the last moment! Declutter – don’t pack anything you no longer need or want; delegate/allocate jobs where you can; and clearly label all boxes with both the contents and the room they need to go in. Good luck!

  • Delegate a chor to each child. If you need to pack alone which may be easier ask someone to mind the kids while you get stuff organised.

  • Also give everyone an age appropriate task to help out with a reward at the end.

  • Declutter and lots of organisation.

  • Never easy with kids especially 3, I would suggest dont wait to pack near your moving date, try packing the things which you dont need 1-2 months before like shoes, kitchen items, seasonal clothes. Get lots of cartons and start packing slow and steadily beforehand it will help a lot.

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