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March 04, 2019

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

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Whenever you move, you and the moving truck normally depart at about the same time. After all, you will need to supervise the loading, after which you have no reason to stick around after all your things are gone. And so, you and your youngsters and all your overnight totes pile up into the automobile and head out to the new place. Nevertheless moving trucks cannot move as fast as your own vehicle and don't always take the exact same route. Consequently, they invariably arrive a few hours to a couple of days later than the family members doing the moving.

Which ends up in one of the more interesting dilemmas of moving to Colorado Springs: Empty House Day. There is certain to be a little while in which you're at the house with a working key with no home furnishings or boxes to start unpacking. Alone, you could merely settle in with a few movies on your phone. Or maybe just go go around the community a lttle bit. But if you have children, it is critical to develop a strategy. Children can get wiggly, bored, or maybe spooked spending the day and night in an empty residence before the moving truck shows up.

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

Organize Spaces with Masking Tape

One thing your children may want to do is stake out their new room. However without pieces of furniture, it's difficult to accomplish anything after calling 'dibs'. Unless you use a roll of masking tape. With this, it is possible to mark off where the furniture might be if you had it, a rectangle for the sofa, one for each bed. Even a circle for the dog bed, if you have canine accessories in route.

Masking or perhaps painter's tape is not difficult to tear and has adhesive weak enough to not leave a residue. And that means you can safely use it on flooring as well as wall space with no damage to the finish or having to scrub afterward. And you may expend much of a night drawing outlines of artwork on the wall space and couches on the floors while your children get sleepy enough to camp out for the night.

Dining Out or Supper In

Next, there's the question of supper. There are a few strategies to take care of eating in the course of Vacant Home Day, from loading a cooler to choosing takeout. If the kids are lively and you've got the moving money, contemplate taking them out to eat to handle an evening meal and make moving day memorable.

Modern phones and also laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new house in Colorado Springs and allowing you to locate a great spot in the area that is open in the evening. Or, if you'd prefer to stay in like an empty house sleepover, order a pizza or takeout. You may also cook your first supper by bringing ingredients and a few utensils on your drive. Or swing by a local grocery store to get items. Each of these tasks will be entertaining and special, and also spend several hours, for your kids before the professional movers arrive.

Explore the Attic

If you have a complete day to hang around for the truck in Colorado Springs, you need to have more than a few daytime hour activities. Running around out in the yard is a good place to begin, however, you can also check out the house completely. Chances are, you did not discover each and every nook and cranny prior to choosing to move in. Work with your kids to seek out entry to storage space and utility areas and explore the attic and basement if there are any. (Just be sure to watch over the kids diligently and make use of proper safety precautions.)

Stroll to a Nearby Recreation Area

A good number of residential areas have a park somewhere within walking range. Apartments and also HOA neighborhoods are great regarding keeping their recreational areas well-maintained and all set for neighborhood kids to use. There may also be a grade school close by that would not mind you passing a few daylight hours running around at their playground.

Conduct some research, then take the youngsters for a fun walk to get to be familiar with the community. Here's your perfect time to discover the route to the closest park and determine if you're alright with your kids making this journey independently later. And they will get their first experience of the fun spot close by to play.

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Stunts

Finally, there are the activities you can easily do when the residence is bare. Like rolling all over the wide-open floor or sock-sliding over the entire span of the tile areas. Vacant room gymnastics are among the ideal ways to help your youngsters think about Vacant Home Day to be a special occasion to celebrate instead of a creepy time without home furnishings.


When preparing a move to Colorado Springs with your children, it's important to take into account that you'll typically arrive ahead of the truck. With these fun techniques and some that you will naturally come up with on the way, you can make it enjoyable for your children to spend an adventurous couple of days in the bare house before their stuff catches up with them. For additional excellent moving ideas, contact us today!


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The Mickelson Family
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