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 normally depart around the same time. After all, you'll need to oversee the loading, and after that you have no reason to stay around after all your things are gone. Thus, you and your kids and all your overnight totes load up into the automobile and set off to the new house. Nevertheless moving trucks cannot go as fast as a personal automobile and do not always take the same course. So, they frequently 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 a little while in which you're at the home with a working key with no pieces of furniture or cartons to start unpacking. On your own, you may simply relax with a couple movies on your phone. Or perhaps go out and walk the area a lttle bit. But if you have youngsters, it's important to employ a strategy. Youngsters may get wiggly, frustrated, or perhaps scared spending a day and night in a vacant home prior to when the moving truck gets there.

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

Organize Areas with Masking Tape

The first thing the kids may want to do is stake out their new room. But without furniture, it's hard to accomplish anything following calling 'dibs'. Except if you use a roll of masking tape. Using this, it is possible to mark 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 have dog accessories 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 floors along with wall surfaces with no damage to the finish or needing to clean afterward. And you may spend a lot of a night putting outlines of artwork on the wall space and couches on the flooring surfaces whilst your kids get drowsy enough to camp out for the night.

Dinner Out or Dinner In

There is the question of dinner. There are a few strategies to deal with eating for the duration of Empty Home Day, from packing a cooler to ordering takeout. If your youngsters are lively and you've got the moving cash, contemplate taking them out to eat to take care of dinner and make moving day memorable.

Today's mobile phones and laptops are more than efficient in charging up in the new residence in Denver and helping you search for a good spot nearby 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 local supermarket to get supplies. Each of these tasks will be enjoyable and special, and also wipe out a couple of hours, for your children before the professional movers arrive.

Investigate the Attic

If you have a complete day to hang around for the moving van in Denver, you'll want several daytime hour things to do. Playing outside in the yard is an excellent starting point, but you can also explore the residence thoroughly. Odds are, you didn't find each and every nook and cranny ahead of deciding to move in. Work with your kids to seek out entry to storage as well as utility areas 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.)

Stroll to a Neighborhood Park

A good number of residential areas have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments and also 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 would not mind you spending a few daylight hours running around at their recreation area.

Conduct some research, then take your children for a fun stroll to get familiar with the community. Here's your perfect opportunity to discover the course to the closest park and decide if you're alright with your children making this journey independently down the road. And they will 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. Such as flipping along the wide-open floor or sock-sliding over the entire length of the hardwood spaces. Empty room gymnastics are one of the best ways to help your children think about Bare House Day as a special event to enjoy as opposed to a weird time without pieces of furniture.


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


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