Keeping Your Children Amused When You Arrive Ahead of the Moving Truck

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Whenever you move, you and the moving truck typically leave around the same time. After all, you'll need to supervise the loading, after which you have no need to stick around after all your things are gone. And so, you and your children and all your overnight luggage load up into the vehicle and head out to the new house. However moving trucks can't go as fast as your own car and don't always take the exact same route. Therefore, they invariably get there a few hours to a few days after the family doing the moving.

Which leads to one of the most interesting concerns of moving to Colorado Springs: Vacant House Day. There is bound to be some time in which you are at the house with a working key with no furniture or cartons to begin unpacking. By yourself, you can easily relax with some movies on your phone. Or perhaps choose to walk the area a little. However when you have children, it is advisable to develop a plan. Youngsters could get wiggly, frustrated, or maybe scared spending a day and night in a bare residence before the moving truck arrives.

Presently, we are here to mention a few practical techniques for parents to help their children have a ball on Empty House Day.

Arrange Rooms with Masking Tape

One thing your children may want to do is claim their new room. However with no furniture, it's tough to do anything after calling 'dibs'. Unless you employ a roll of masking tape. With this, it is simple to draw off where the household furniture would be if you had it, a rectangular shape for the couch, one for each bed. Even a circle for the doggy bed, should you have canine accessories on the way.

Masking or painter's tape is not difficult to rip and has sticky weak enough not to leave a residue. And that means you can easily put it on floors and also walls with no damage to the finish or requiring you to scrub afterward. And you can expend much of the night drawing outlines of artwork on the wall surfaces and beds on the flooring while your kids get drowsy enough to camp out for the night.

Supper Out or Supper In

Then there's the dilemma of supper. There are some strategies to deal with eating in the course of Empty House Day, from packing a cooler to getting takeout. If the kids are full of energy and you have the moving money, contemplate taking them out to eat to handle an evening meal and make moving day memorable.

Current mobile phones and also laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new residence in Colorado Springs and allowing you to search for a decent place in the area that's open in the evening. Or, if you'd prefer to stay in and have an empty residence sleepover, order a pizza or takeout. You can even prepare your first supper by packing ingredients plus some utensils on your drive. Or perhaps swing by a nearby food store for supplies. All these tasks could be fun and unique, and kill a few hours, for your kids before the professional movers arrive.

Explore the Attic

If you have an entire day to wait around for the moving van in Colorado Springs, you'll want various daylight hour things to do. Playing out in the yard is a wonderful place to begin, however, you can also explore your house thoroughly. Chances are, you didn't find each and every little detail before choosing to move in. Work with your children to discover entry to storage space and utility spaces and check out the attic and basement should there be any. (Just be sure to oversee the kids carefully and use suitable safety precautions.)

Walk to a Nearby Park

A good number of neighborhoods have a park somewhere within walking range. Apartments as well as HOA neighborhoods are fantastic about keeping their parks well-maintained and ready for neighborhood youngsters to enjoy. There could also be an elementary school close by that wouldn't mind you spending a couple of daylight hours running around at their playground.

Conduct some research, then take the kids for a fun hike to get to know the neighborhood. Here's your perfect chance to find out the path to the closest park and determine if you're alright with your youngsters making this trip independently in the future. And they will get their first adventure of a neat area in close proximity to play.

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Stunts

Finally, there are the stuff you are only able to do if your home is bare. Including rolling along the wide-open bare floors or sock-sliding over the total size of the hardwood spaces. Bare room gymnastics are one of the best ways to help your children think of Empty Home Day to be a festivity to celebrate rather than a scary time without furniture.


When planning a move to Colorado Springs with your kids, it's important to remember that you'll generally arrive before the truck. With these fun approaches and some that you'll surely come up with along the way, you can make it enjoyable for your kids to spend an exciting couple of days in an vacant house before their stuff catches up with them. To get more excellent moving tips, contact us today!


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