Keeping The Youngsters Amused 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 leave at approximately the same time. After all, you should watch over the loading, and then you have no need to stick around after all your things are gone. And so, you and your kids and all your overnight totes pile up into the car and set off to the new place. However moving trucks are unable to go as fast as a personal automobile and don't always take the identical course. So, they frequently get there a few hours to a couple of days after the family doing the moving.

Which ends up in one of the more important challenges of moving to Atlanta: Vacant House Day. There's bound to be a little while in which you are at the home with a working key with no household furniture or cartons to commence unpacking. On your own, you can simply relax with some videos on your phone. Or perhaps just go walk the community a lttle bit. However when you have children, it's vital to develop a plan. Kids could get wiggly, frustrated, or even spooked spending a day and night in a bare home prior to when the moving truck arrives.

Today, we are here to discuss a few helpful techniques for parents to help their kids have fun on Bare House Day.

Organize Spaces with Masking Tape

One thing your children may want to do is lay claim to their new area. However without furniture, it's hard to accomplish anything following calling 'dibs'. Except if you have a roll of masking tape. With this, you can easily cordon off where the 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 have pet accessories in route.

Masking or painter's tape is not difficult to rip and contains adhesive weak enough not to leave a residue. Which means you can safely use it on flooring and wall space with no damage to the finish or having to clean after. And you could spend most of the evening putting outlines of pictures on the wall surfaces and chairs on the flooring surfaces whilst the kids get sleepy enough to camp out for the night.

Dining Out or perhaps Dinner In

Next, there's the dilemma of supper. There are some ways to cope with eating in the course of Empty Home Day, from loading a cooler to getting takeout. If the youngsters are lively and you've got the moving cash, think about taking them out to eat to address dinner and make moving day special.

Modern mobile phones as well as laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new home in Atlanta and helping you locate a good place in the area which is open in the evening. Or, if you would rather stay in like an empty home sleepover, order a pizza or takeout. You may even make your first supper by bringing ingredients as well as some utensils on your drive. Or swing by a neighborhood market for necessities. These tasks will be fun and special, and wipe out several hours, for your children before the professional movers arrive.

Explore the Attic

For those who have a complete day to wait for the truck in Atlanta, you'll want more than a few daylight hour adventures. Running around out in the yard is a fantastic place to begin, nevertheless, you could also explore the residence completely. Odds are, you failed to notice every little detail ahead of opting to move in. Work with your kids to discover access to storage space and also utility places and visit the attic and basement if there are any. (Be sure that you oversee the children very carefully and employ proper safety precautions.)

Walk to a Neighborhood Recreation Area

Most neighborhoods have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments as well as HOA neighborhoods are great about keeping their parks well-maintained and ready for neighborhood children to enjoy. There may also be an elementary school close by that wouldn't mind you passing a handful of daylight hours running around at their recreation area.

Do a bit of research, then take the children on a fun walk to get to be familiar with the community. Here's your ideal chance to discover the path to the nearest park and decide if you are fine with your children making this trek on their own in the future. And they will get their first encounter of an enjoyable spot close by to play.

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Stunts

Lastly, there are the activities you can easily do if your home is vacant. Like flipping along the wide-open floor or sock-sliding across the total size of the tile rooms. Bare room gymnastics are one of the ideal ways to help your children think of Vacant House Day like a festivity to celebrate instead of a scary time devoid of household furniture.


When planning a move to Atlanta with your children, you'll want to remember that you will invariably get there ahead of the moving van. Using these fun approaches plus some that you'll naturally come up with as you go along, you can make it exciting for your children to have an adventurous couple of days in the vacant residence before their stuff catches up with them. To get more excellent moving ideas, contact us today!


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