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March 04, 2019

Keeping The Kids Amused 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 normally leave at about the same time. After all, you will need to watch over the loading, and after that you have no need to remain around after all your belongings are gone. So, you and your children and all your overnight luggage load up into your automobile and head out to the new place. But moving trucks are unable to go as quickly as your own car and do not always take the exact same course. Consequently, they generally arrive a few hours to a few days after the family members doing the moving.

Which results in one of the most interesting challenges of moving to Atlanta: Empty House Day. There is certain to be a bit of time in which you're at the home with a working key and no furniture or cartons to begin unpacking. Alone, you might merely settle in with a couple videos on your phone. Or possibly go out and stroll the area a lttle bit. But when you have young children, it's important to develop a plan. Youngsters may get wiggly, frustrated, or maybe spooked spending the day and night in a bare home prior to when the moving truck arrives.

Right now, we are here to mention a couple of useful methods for parents to help their kids have a ball on Empty House Day.

Arrange Rooms with Masking Tape

The first thing the kids may wish to do is lay claim to their new space. Yet without home furnishings, it's hard to do anything following calling 'dibs'. Unless you have a roll of masking tape. Using this, you can actually 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 have dog stuff on the way.

Masking or even painter's tape is not difficult to tear and has sticky weak enough to not leave a residue. This means you can safely use it on flooring surfaces as well as wall space with no damage to the finish or having to scrub after. And you could spend much of a night drawing outlines of bookcases on the walls and chairs on the floors whilst the kids get sleepy enough to camp out for the night.

Dining Out or Dinner In

There is the question of dinner. There are several approaches to take care of eating throughout Empty Home Day, from loading a cooler to ordering takeout. If the youngsters are full of energy and you have got the moving cash, contemplate taking them out to eat to address supper and make moving day memorable.

Current phones and also laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new residence in Atlanta and helping you to locate a decent spot nearby which is open in the evening. Or, if you'd rather stay in and have an empty home sleepover, order a pizza or takeout. You may also make your first meal by bringing ingredients plus some utensils on the drive. Or swing by a nearby grocery to get items. Each of these tasks will be fun and unique, and consume several hours, for your children before the professional movers arrive.

Explore the Attic

If you have a complete day to wait for the truck in Atlanta, you will need various daylight hour adventures. Running around out in the yard is a great starting point, but you can also explore your house from top to bottom. Likelihood is, you didn't observe every nook and cranny before deciding to move in. Work with the kids to find access to storage space as well as utility spaces and check out the attic and basement should there be any. (It is important to watch over the kids very carefully and make use of suitable safety precautions.)

Stroll to a Nearby Recreation Area

A lot of residential areas have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments and also HOA communities are wonderful regarding keeping their recreational areas well-maintained and ready for neighborhood kids to play. There may also be an elementary school in the area that might not mind you spending a couple of daylight hours running around at their park.

Perform a little research, then take the youngsters on a fun walk to get to be familiar with the area. This is your perfect time to find out the course to the nearest park and decide if you are okay with your youngsters making this journey on their own down the road. And they will get their first experience of the fun spot in close proximity to play.

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Tricks

Last but not least, there are the things you can easily do when the residence is empty. Like tumbling across the wide-open bare floors or sock-sliding over the total size of the hardwood areas. Vacant room gymnastics are one of the best ways to help your kids think of Bare House Day like a special occasion to enjoy instead of a weird time without pieces of furniture.


When preparing a move to Atlanta with your youngsters, you need to keep in mind that you will almost always arrive prior to when the moving van. Making use of these fun strategies and a few that you'll naturally come up with along the way, you can make it enjoyable for your children to have an adventurous few days in an vacant residence before their stuff catches up with them. To get more excellent moving tips, contact us today!


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