Keeping Your Youngsters Entertained When You Arrive Ahead of the Moving Truck

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
When you move, you and the moving truck generally depart around the same time. After all, you'll need to supervise the loading, and after that you have no need to stay around after all your things are gone. Thus, you and your kids and all your overnight bags load up into the automobile and go forth to the new house. Nevertheless moving trucks cannot move as fast as a personal car and do not always take the exact same route. So, they typically get there a number of hours to a few days later than the family doing the moving.

Which ends up in one of many fascinating worries of moving to Denver: Bare House Day. There is sure to be some time in which you are at the property with a working key with no pieces of furniture or cartons to begin unpacking. Alone, you may simply relax with a couple movies on your phone. Or maybe just go walk the community a lttle bit. But if you have youngsters, it's important to have a strategy. Youngsters could get wiggly, frustrated, or perhaps scared spending a day and night in an empty house prior to when the moving truck arrives.

Today, we are here to mention a couple of handy techniques for parents to help their kids have fun on Bare House Day.

Organize Rooms with Masking Tape

The first thing the kids may want to do is stake out their new space. But without furniture, it's difficult to accomplish anything following calling 'dibs'. Except if you use a roll of masking tape. Using this, it is possible to draw off where the household furniture might be if you had it, a rectangle for the sofa, one for every bed. Even a circle for the dog bed, if you've got dog gear in route.

Masking or painter's tape isn't hard to rip and has sticky weak enough to not leave a residue. Which means you can easily use it on flooring as well as wall surfaces without damaging the finish or having to clean afterward. And you may spend much of a night putting outlines of artwork on the walls and beds on the flooring surfaces whilst the kids get drowsy enough to camp out for the night.

Supper Out or even Dinner In

Then there's the question of supper. There are some strategies to cope with eating throughout Bare Home Day, from packing a cooler to ordering takeout. If your kids are energetic and you have the moving cash, contemplate taking them out to eat to take care of dinner and make moving day memorable.

Today's mobile phones and also laptops are more than efficient in charging up in the new residence in Denver and helping you look for a good spot close by which is open at night. Or, if you would rather stay in and have an empty residence sleepover, get a pizza or takeout. You can even make your first supper by packing ingredients and a few utensils on the drive. Or maybe swing by a nearby supermarket to get supplies. Each of these tasks will be enjoyable and memorable, and wipe out a few hours, for your children before the professional movers arrive.

Investigate the Attic

If you have a complete day to hang around for the truck in Denver, you will want more than a few daytime hour things to do. Playing outside in the yard is a fantastic place to start, however, you can also explore the residence thoroughly. Odds are, you didn't notice each and every nook and cranny ahead of choosing to move in. Work with your kids to seek out entry to storage as well as utility spaces and investigate the attic and basement if there are any. (It is important to supervise the children carefully and make use of appropriate safety measures.)

Walk to a Neighborhood Park

A good number of residential areas have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments and HOA neighborhoods are fantastic regarding keeping their parks well-maintained and all set for neighborhood children to enjoy. There may also be an elementary school in the area that wouldn't mind you spending a few daylight hours running around at their recreation area.

Conduct some research, then take your kids for a fun walk to get familiar with the community. This is your perfect chance to discover the course to the closest park and decide if you're alright with your kids making this trip independently in the future. And they'll get their first adventure of a neat area close by to play.

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Tricks

Finally, there are the activities you are only able to do when the residence is vacant. Like flipping along the wide-open flooring or sock-sliding over the entire size of the hardwood spaces. Empty room gymnastics are among the best ways to help your kids think about Bare House Day as a festivity to celebrate as opposed to a weird time devoid of household furniture.


When preparing a move to Denver with your children, you'll want to keep in mind that you will generally get there prior to when the moving van. Making use of these fun techniques plus some that you will naturally think of along the way, you can make it exciting for your kids to have an exciting couple of days in an empty house before their stuff catches up with them. To get more awesome moving tips, contact us today!


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