If someone mentions moving house or moving supplies, having fun is the last thing we think about. Moving is hard work. It's time consuming, stressful, and really not something we look forward to. But where your kids are concerned it can be a great time - especially after the move is done. If you give them the used moving supplies to play with they will be as happy as larks for days; maybe even weeks if you're lucky.
The first thing that comes to mind here is bubble wrap. I don't care how old you are, who doesn't get a kick out of squeezing those little bubbles until they burst? I know I do. I think a lot of us could sit in the sofa and go up one row and down the other. It's almost therapeutic after the stress and strain of moving. So perhaps the bubble wrap is one thing to keep for yourself.
The moving boxes on the other hand - they can go to the kids for any number of projects. Have you got a couple of boys between the ages of 9 and 12? Give them three or four wardrobe boxes, a roll of unused packing tape, and a removal blanket or two, and they'll give you a fort that will rival the best of them. The girls would love your large or medium cardboard boxes to turn into their own custom doll house. And for the toddlers? Well, they're just happy to spend the day climbing in and out of the empty boxes...and biting them.
If you've got kids there's plenty of fun to be had with your used moving supplies. All they need is a little help from you, and some imagination, and they'll re-purpose anything. The sky's the limit!
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