Keeping Your Children 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 typically leave around the same time. After all, you will 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 kids and all your overnight luggage load up into the vehicle and head out to the new house. However moving trucks can't move as fast as your own automobile and don't always take the same course. So, they invariably get there a few hours to a few days after the family doing the moving.

Which results in one of the more interesting concerns of moving to Colorado Springs: Vacant House Day. There is certain to be some time in which you're at the house with a working key and no furnishings or cartons to start unpacking. By yourself, you may easily relax with a few movies on your phone. Or perhaps choose to stroll the community a little. But when you have children, it is advisable to develop a plan. Youngsters may get wiggly, frustrated, or maybe scared spending a day and night in a bare residence before the moving truck gets there.

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

Plan Rooms with Masking Tape

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

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

Dinner Out or Supper In

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

Current mobile phones and laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new residence in Colorado Springs and allowing you to search for a great place in the area that is 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 cook your first supper by packing ingredients plus some utensils on your drive. Or swing by a local grocery for items. These tasks could be enjoyable and unique, and kill a few hours, for your kids before the professional movers arrive.

Explore the Attic

For those who have an entire day to wait for the truck in Colorado Springs, you'll want various daylight hour activities. Playing out in the yard is a wonderful place to begin, however, you may also explore the house thoroughly. Chances are, you did not find each and every little detail prior to choosing to move in. Work with your children to discover entry to storage space and utility spaces and visit the attic and basement should there be any. (Just be sure to monitor the children carefully and employ appropriate safety precautions.)

Stroll to a Nearby Recreation Area

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

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

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Stunts

Lastly, 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 length of the hardwood spaces. Empty room gymnastics are among the best ways to help your kids think of Bare Home Day to be a festivity to celebrate rather than a weird time without furniture.


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


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