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March 04, 2019

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

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Whenever you move, you and the moving truck normally leave at approximately the same time. After all, you'll need to watch over the loading, after which 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 car and head out to the new place. Nevertheless moving trucks cannot move as fast as your own automobile and don't always take the same route. Consequently, they invariably arrive a few hours to a few days later than the family members doing the moving.

Which ends up in one of many interesting worries of moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City: Bare House Day. There's bound to be some time in which you are at the property with a working key and no furnishings or boxes to start unpacking. Alone, you can merely settle in with a few movies on your phone. Or possibly choose to go around your neighborhood a lttle bit. However when you have young children, it's important to develop a plan. Youngsters could get wiggly, frustrated, or maybe scared spending the day and night in an empty house prior to when the moving truck gets there.

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

Organize Spaces with Masking Tape

The first thing the kids will want to do is lay claim to their new space. However without home furnishings, it's tough to do anything following calling 'dibs'. Except if you employ a roll of masking tape. Using this, you can easily mark off where the household furniture would be if you had it, a rectangle for the couch, one for every bed. Even a circle for the doggy bed, if you've got 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 having to wash afterward. And you could spend a lot of the evening drawing outlines of pictures on the wall surfaces and chairs on the flooring whilst your children get sleepy enough to camp out for the night.

Dining Out or Supper In

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

Current cell phones and also laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new house in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and helping you to locate a decent place nearby that is open in the evening. Or, if you'd prefer to stay in and have an empty house sleepover, get a pizza or takeout. You can even prepare your first dinner by packing ingredients and a few utensils on your drive. Or perhaps swing by a neighborhood supermarket for supplies. Each of these activities can be entertaining and unique, as well as consume a few hours, for your kids prior to when the professional movers arrive.

Investigate the Attic

For those who have a whole day to wait around for the truck in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, you'll want more than a few daytime hour adventures. Running around out in the yard is a great place to start, nevertheless, you could also explore your house from top to bottom. Chances are, you didn't notice every nook and cranny ahead of deciding to move in. Work with your children to discover entry to storage space as well as utility areas and explore the attic and basement if there are any. (Be sure that you monitor the kids carefully and make use of suitable safety precautions.)

Stroll to a Local Recreation Area

A lot of communities have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments and also HOA residential areas are wonderful about 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 enjoying a few daylight hours playing at their recreation area.

Do a little research, then take your children for a fun hike to get to know the neighborhood. This is your ideal time to find out the path to the closest park and decide if you are okay with your children making this trip on their own eventually. And they'll get their first adventure of the fun spot in close proximity to play.

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Tricks

Last but not least, there are the things you are only able to do when the home is empty. Such as tumbling along the wide-open floor or sock-sliding across the total size of the tile rooms. Empty room gymnastics are one of 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 Tulsa and Oklahoma City with your kids, it's important to keep in mind that you will almost always arrive ahead of the truck. Making use of these fun strategies plus some that you will invariably think of along the way, you can make it exciting for your kids to spend an exciting few days in an empty house before their stuff catches up with them. To get more fantastic moving tips and hints, contact us today!


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