Keeping The Kids Busy 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 depart around the same time. After all, you should supervise the loading, and then you have no reason to remain around after all your belongings are gone. And so, you and your youngsters and all your overnight totes pile up into your car and go forth to the new home. However moving trucks cannot go as fast as a personal automobile and do not always take the exact same route. So, they almost always arrive a few hours to a few days after the family members doing the moving.

Which leads to one of many fascinating dilemmas of moving to El Paso: Vacant House Day. There is certain to be some time where you will be at the home with a working key and no home furnishings or cartons to start unpacking. By yourself, you could simply relax with a few movies on your phone. Or possibly choose to stroll the community a bit. But when you have young children, it is advisable to have a plan. Kids could get wiggly, bored, or even scared spending the day and night in a vacant residence prior to when the moving truck arrives.

Right now, we're here to mention a couple of useful techniques for parents to help their children have a ball on Bare House Day.

Plan Spaces with Masking Tape

One thing your kids will want to do is claim their new area. Yet without pieces of furniture, it's tough to do anything after calling 'dibs'. Except if you have a roll of masking tape. With this, you can actually cordon off where the pieces of furniture would be if you had it, a rectangle for the recliner, one for every bed. Even a circle for the doggy bed, if you've got dog stuff on the way.

Masking or perhaps painter's tape is not difficult to rip and contains sticky weak enough not to leave a residue. Which means you can easily use it on floors along with wall surfaces without damaging the finish or requiring you to scrub afterward. And you can devote a lot of a night putting outlines of pictures on the walls and chairs on the flooring whilst your kids get drowsy enough to camp out for the night.

Dining Out or Supper In

Next, there's the query of an evening meal. There are some ways to deal with eating in the course of Vacant House Day, from packing a cooler to ordering takeout. If the kids are full of energy and you have got the moving funds, consider taking them out to eat to take care of dinner and make moving day memorable.

Current mobile phones as well as laptops are more than efficient in charging up in the new house in El Paso and assisting you to locate a great spot nearby which is open at night. Or, if you would prefer to stay in and have an empty residence sleepover, order a pizza or takeout. You can also prepare your first dinner by packing ingredients as well as some utensils on your drive. Or perhaps swing by a neighborhood market to get supplies. These activities will be enjoyable and unique, and also wipe out a few hours, for your children prior to when the professional movers arrive.

Investigate the Attic

In case you have a complete day to hang around for the truck in El Paso, you might want various daytime hour things to do. Running around out in the backyard is a good starting point, however, you can also investigate the house thoroughly. Likelihood is, you failed to notice every little detail ahead of deciding to move in. Work with your children to discover entry to storage and also utility spaces and investigate the attic and basement if there are any. (Be sure that you watch over the children cautiously and use appropriate safety measures.)

Walk to a Local Playground

A good number of communities have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments and HOA residential areas are fantastic about keeping their parks well-maintained and prepared for neighborhood children to play. There may also be an elementary school close by that wouldn't mind you spending a handful of daylight hours playing at their playground.

Do a little research, then take your kids on a fun stroll to get to know the community. This is your perfect chance to find out the path to the nearest park and decide if you're alright with your youngsters making this trek independently eventually. And they'll get their first adventure of the fun place in close proximity to play.

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Tricks

Finally, there are the stuff you are only able to do if the residence is vacant. Such as rolling all over the wide-open floor or sock-sliding across the total length of the hardwood rooms. Bare room gymnastics are among the best ways to help your youngsters think of Bare Home Day as a special occasion to remember as opposed to a spooky time devoid of household furniture.


When planning a move to El Paso with your youngsters, you'll want to remember that you will almost always arrive ahead of the moving truck. With these fun approaches and some that you'll invariably think of as you go along, you can make it exciting for your kids to spend an exciting couple of days in the empty house before their stuff catches up with them. To get more excellent moving tips and hints, contact us today!


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