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March 04, 2019

Keeping Your Children Entertained If You Arrive Prior to the Moving Truck

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
When you move, you and the moving truck usually depart at about the same time. After all, you should supervise the loading, and then you have no reason to stay around after all your stuff is gone. So, you and your kids and all your overnight luggage load up into your vehicle and set off to the new house. Nevertheless moving trucks are unable to travel as quickly as a personal vehicle and do not always take the identical course. Consequently, they frequently arrive a few hours to a couple of days after the family members doing the moving.

Which results in one of the more fascinating worries of moving to Denver: Vacant House Day. There's certain to be some time in which you will be at the house with a working key and no pieces of furniture or boxes to start unpacking. By yourself, you can merely settle in with some movies on your phone. Or possibly go out and stroll your neighborhood a little. However when you have young children, it's vital to develop a plan. Kids may get wiggly, bored, or even spooked spending a day and night in an empty house prior to when the moving truck gets there.

Right now, we're here to talk about a couple of practical ways for parents to help their children have some fun on Vacant House Day.

Arrange Rooms with Masking Tape

One thing your kids may wish to do is lay claim to their new room. However without furniture, it's hard to accomplish anything after calling 'dibs'. Except if you have a roll of masking tape. With this, it is simple to draw off where the pieces of furniture might be if you had it, a rectangle for the recliner, one for every bed. Even a circle for the family dog bed, if you've got pet gear in route.

Masking or painter's tape is easy to tear and has sticky weak enough to not leave a residue. Which means you can easily put it on floors as well as wall surfaces with no damage to the finish or needing to clean afterward. And you may spend most of a night putting outlines of pictures on the wall surfaces and beds on the floors whilst your children get sleepy enough to camp out for the night.

Supper Out or perhaps Supper In

Then there's the dilemma of an evening meal. There are a few ways to deal with eating for the duration of Bare House Day, from loading a cooler to choosing takeout. If your children are lively and you have the moving funds, take into consideration taking them out to eat to take care of dinner and make moving day memorable.

Current mobile phones as well as laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new home in Denver and helping you to search for a decent place in the area that is open in the evening. Or, if you would rather stay in like an empty house sleepover, get a pizza or takeout. You may even prepare your first supper by bringing ingredients plus some utensils on the drive. Or perhaps swing by a local food store to get supplies. All these tasks could be fun and special, as well as kill a couple of hours, for your children prior to when the professional movers arrive.

Explore the Attic

For those who have a whole day to hang around for the moving truck in Denver, you need to have various daytime hour activities. Running around out in the backyard is a great place to begin, however, you may also investigate the house completely. Likelihood is, you did not notice each and every nook and cranny before deciding to move in. Work with your kids to find access to storage as well as utility spaces and explore the attic and basement should there be any. (Just be sure to watch over the children carefully and use proper safety precautions.)

Stroll to a Local Park

A lot of residential areas have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments as well as HOA communities are wonderful regarding keeping their recreational areas well-maintained and all set for neighborhood kids to enjoy. There could also be a grade school close by that wouldn't mind you spending a handful of daylight hours playing at their recreation area.

Perform a little research, then take your kids for a fun walk to get to know the community. Now is your perfect opportunity to learn the route to the closest park and determine if you are alright with your kids making this trip independently down the road. And they can get their first adventure of an enjoyable place nearby to play.

Sock Glides and Gymnastics Stunts

Finally, there are the activities you can only do if your residence is empty. Like flipping along the wide-open bare floors or sock-sliding across the total size of the tile rooms. Empty room gymnastics are among the ideal ways to help your youngsters think of Bare House Day as a special occasion to enjoy rather than a scary time without pieces of furniture.


When planning a move to Denver with your youngsters, you'll want to take into account that you will invariably arrive ahead of the moving van. Making use of these enjoyable techniques and some that you will naturally think of as you go along, you can make it exciting for your children to spend an exciting few days in an empty home before their stuff catches up with them. For more excellent moving ideas, contact us today!


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