Keeping Your Youngsters Amused When You Arrive Prior to the Moving Truck

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
If you move, you and the moving truck generally leave at about the same time. After all, you'll need to supervise the loading, after which you have no need to stick around after all your belongings are gone. And so, you and your kids and all your overnight totes pile up into the vehicle and head out to the new home. Nevertheless moving trucks are unable to go as fast as a personal vehicle and don't always take the identical course. Therefore, they almost always arrive a few hours to a couple of days after the family doing the moving.

Which results in one of many interesting concerns of moving to San Antonio: Bare House Day. There is bound to be a bit of time where you're at the house with a working key without furnishings or cartons to commence unpacking. On your own, you could simply relax with some movies on your phone. Or perhaps choose to stroll your neighborhood a lttle bit. However when you have kids, it's important to develop a plan. Kids may get wiggly, bored, or maybe scared spending the day and night in a vacant home prior to when the moving truck shows up.

Right now, we are here to talk about several helpful ways for parents to help their kids have fun on Empty House Day.

Organize Spaces with Masking Tape

One thing the kids may want to do is claim their new room. Yet with no home furnishings, it's hard to do anything after calling 'dibs'. Except if you employ a roll of masking tape. With this, it is possible to 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've got pet accessories on the way.

Masking or perhaps painter's tape is not difficult to tear and contains adhesive weak enough not to leave a residue. Therefore you can easily put it on flooring surfaces along with wall space without damaging the finish or having to wash after. And you can spend most of the evening putting outlines of artwork on the walls and couches on the floors whilst the kids get tired enough to camp out for the night.

Dining Out or perhaps Dining In

There is the question of an evening meal. There are a few strategies to cope with eating in the course of Vacant House Day, from loading a cooler to getting takeout. If your children are energetic and you have the moving funds, consider taking them out to eat to address an evening meal and make moving day memorable.

Today's phones and also laptops are more than efficient in charging up in the new house in San Antonio and allowing you to locate a decent place nearby which is open at night. Or, if you'd rather stay in like an empty residence sleepover, get a pizza or takeout. You can also prepare your first meal by packing ingredients as well as some utensils on your drive. Or swing by a nearby food store to get necessities. All these tasks will be entertaining and unique, as well as kill several hours, for your kids before the professional movers arrive.

Explore the Attic

For those who have a complete day to wait for the moving truck in San Antonio, you need to have various daylight hour adventures. Playing out in the backyard is a fantastic starting point, however, you can also investigate the residence from top to bottom. Chances are, you didn't find every little detail prior to choosing to move in. Work with your children to discover access to storage and also utility areas and visit the attic and basement should there be any. (It is important to watch over the youngsters cautiously and make use of proper safety measures.)

Go walking to a Nearby Recreation Area

Most communities have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments as well as HOA communities are fantastic regarding keeping their parks well-maintained and ready for local kids to enjoy. There could also be an elementary school nearby that might not mind you passing a handful of daylight hours playing at their playground.

Do a little research, then take the youngsters for a fun walk to get to be familiar with the neighborhood. Now is your ideal time to learn the route to the closest park and determine if you are alright with your children making this journey on their own eventually. And they will get their first adventure of a neat spot close by to play.

Sock Glides and Gymnastics Tricks

Finally, there are the things you can only do if your home is bare. Including flipping along the wide-open bare floors or sock-sliding over the full size of the tile rooms. Bare room gymnastics are among the ideal ways to help your children think about Vacant Home Day to be a special event to celebrate as opposed to a scary time devoid of furniture.


When planning a move to San Antonio with your children, you'll want to remember that you will typically get there prior to when the moving truck. With these entertaining strategies and a few that you'll invariably come up with as you go along, you can make it entertaining for your kids to spend an adventurous couple of days in the empty house before their stuff catches up with them. For more awesome moving ideas, contact us today!


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