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March 04, 2019

Keeping Your Youngsters Amused When You Arrive Prior to the Moving Truck

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
If you move, you and the moving truck generally leave at about the same time. After all, you'll need to oversee the loading, after which you have no need to stay around after all your belongings are gone. Therefore, you and your children and all your overnight totes pile up into the vehicle and head out to the new home. Nevertheless moving trucks are unable to move as fast as a personal vehicle and don't always take the identical course. Therefore, they typically arrive a few hours to a couple of days after the family doing the moving.

Which leads to one of many interesting concerns of moving to Dallas: Bare House Day. There is certain to be a bit of time where you're at the house with a working key without furnishings or cartons to commence unpacking. On your own, you could merely relax with some movies on your phone. Or perhaps choose to walk your neighborhood a lttle bit. However when you have kids, it's important to develop a plan. Kids may get wiggly, bored, or maybe scared spending the day and night in a vacant house prior to when the moving truck shows up.

Today, we are here to talk about a few helpful ways for parents to help their kids have some fun on Bare House Day.

Organize Spaces with Masking Tape

One thing the kids may want to do is claim their new space. Yet with no home furnishings, it's difficult to do anything after calling 'dibs'. Except if you employ a roll of masking tape. With this, it is possible to cordon off where the household furniture could be if you had it, a rectangle for the recliner, one for every bed. Even a circle for the dog bed, if you've got dog accessories on the way.

Masking or perhaps painter's tape is easy to tear and contains glue weak enough not to leave a residue. Therefore you can safely put it on flooring surfaces along with walls without damaging the finish or needing to scrub after. And you can spend most of the night putting outlines of artwork on the walls and beds on the floors whilst the kids get tired enough to camp out for the night.

Dining Out or perhaps Dining In

There is the question of an evening meal. There are a few strategies to cope with eating in the course of Vacant House Day, from loading a cooler to ordering takeout. If your kids are energetic and you have the moving money, consider taking them out to eat to take care of an evening meal and make moving day memorable.

Today's phones and laptops are more than efficient in charging up in the new home in Dallas and allowing you to locate a great place nearby which is open at night. Or, if you'd rather stay in like an empty residence sleepover, get a pizza or takeout. You can also cook your first dinner by packing ingredients as well as some utensils on your drive. Or perhaps swing by a local food store to get necessities. All these tasks can be entertaining and unique, as well as kill several hours, for your kids before the professional movers arrive.

Explore the Attic

If you have a complete day to wait for the moving truck in Dallas, you need to have various daylight hour adventures. Playing out in the backyard is a fantastic starting point, but you can also investigate the residence completely. Chances are, you didn't find every little detail before deciding to move in. Work with your children to discover access to storage and also utility spaces and check out the attic and basement should there be any. (It is important to watch over the youngsters cautiously and make use of proper safety measures.)

Go walking to a Local Park

A lot of communities have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments as well as HOA communities are fantastic about keeping their parks well-maintained and prepared for local kids to enjoy. There could also be an elementary school nearby that might not mind you passing a handful of daylight hours playing at their playground.

Do a little research, then take the youngsters for a fun walk to get to be familiar with the community. Now is your ideal time to learn the course to the closest park and determine if you are okay with your children making this trip by themselves eventually. And they'll get their first adventure of a neat spot nearby to play.

Sock Glides and Gymnastics Tricks

Lastly, there are the things you can only do if your house is bare. Including flipping along the wide-open bare floors or sock-sliding over the full length of the tile areas. Bare room gymnastics are one of the ideal ways to help your children think about Vacant Home Day to be a special event to enjoy as opposed to a scary time without furniture.


When planning a move to Dallas with your children, you'll want to remember that you will generally get there prior to when the moving truck. Using these entertaining techniques and some that you'll invariably come up with as you go along, you can make it entertaining for your kids 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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