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

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
When you move, you and the moving truck generally leave at approximately the same time. After all, you will need to watch over the loading, and then you have no reason to remain around after all your belongings are gone. So, you and your youngsters and all your overnight luggage load up into the vehicle and head out to the new home. Nevertheless moving trucks can't move as fast as your own automobile and don't always take the same route. Consequently, they invariably arrive a couple of hours to a few days later than the family members doing the moving.

Which ends up in one of many fascinating worries of moving to Dallas: Bare House Day. There's certain to be some time in which you're at the home with a working key with no furnishings or boxes to start unpacking. Alone, you can simply settle in with some movies on your phone. Or possibly choose to go around your neighborhood a lttle bit. But when you have children, it's important to develop a plan. Youngsters may get wiggly, frustrated, or maybe scared spending the day and night in an empty home prior to when the moving truck gets there.

Presently, we are here to discuss a couple of practical techniques for parents to help their children have some fun on Bare House Day.

Organize Spaces with Masking Tape

The first thing the kids will want to do is lay claim to their new room. But with no home furnishings, it's tough to do anything following calling 'dibs'. Except if you have a roll of masking tape. Using this, you can easily draw off where the household furniture could be if you had it, a rectangle for the couch, one for every bed. Even a circle for the dog bed, if you have canine stuff on the way.

Masking or painter's tape isn't hard to rip and has glue weak enough not to leave a residue. Which means you can easily use it on floors along with wall space without damaging the finish or needing to scrub afterward. And you could spend a lot of the night drawing outlines of bookcases on the wall surfaces and chairs on the floors whilst your children get sleepy enough to camp out for the night.

Dining Out or Supper In

Then there's the question of an evening meal. There are some ways to cope with eating for the duration of Vacant House Day, from packing a cooler to getting takeout. If your youngsters are lively and you've got the moving money, think about taking them out to eat to handle supper and make moving day special.

Current cell phones and also laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new house in Dallas and helping you to locate a great place close by that's open in the evening. Or, if you'd prefer to stay in and have an empty home sleepover, get a pizza or takeout. You can even prepare your first meal by packing ingredients and a few utensils on your drive. Or swing by a neighborhood grocery store for supplies. Each of these activities will be entertaining and unique, as well as wipe out a couple of hours, for your kids prior to when the professional movers arrive.

Explore the Attic

If you have an entire day to wait around for the moving van in Dallas, you will want more than a few daytime hour adventures. Running around out in the yard is a good place to start, nevertheless, you could also check out your house completely. Odds are, you did not notice every nook and cranny ahead of choosing to move in. Work with your children to discover entry to storage space as well as utility spaces and explore the attic and basement if there are any. (Just be sure to monitor the children carefully and make use of suitable safety precautions.)

Stroll to a Local Park

Most neighborhoods have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments and HOA residential areas are great regarding keeping their parks well-maintained and all set for neighborhood youngsters to enjoy. There could also be an elementary school nearby that would not mind you spending a couple of daylight hours playing at their recreation area.

Do a little research, then take your kids for a fun hike to get to know the neighborhood. Here's your ideal time to find out the path to the closest park and decide if you are alright with your children making this journey on their own eventually. And they will get their first adventure of an enjoyable place in close proximity to play.

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Tricks

Last but not least, there are the stuff you can only do when the home is bare. Such as rolling along the wide-open flooring or sock-sliding across the total length of the tile rooms. Empty room gymnastics are among the ideal ways to help your youngsters think of Bare Home Day like a special event to remember rather than a creepy time without household furniture.


When preparing a move to Dallas with your children, it's important to remember that you will almost always arrive ahead of the truck. Making use of these enjoyable strategies plus some that you will invariably think of along the way, you can make it exciting for your kids to spend an exciting day or two in an empty house before their stuff catches up with them. To get more fantastic moving ideas, contact us today!


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