Keeping The Kids Entertained 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 approximately the same time. After all, you'll need to watch over the loading, and after that you have no need to remain around after all your stuff is gone. So, you and your kids and all your overnight luggage load up into your automobile and head out to the new place. But moving trucks are unable to move as quickly as your own automobile and do not always take the 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 Tulsa: Empty House Day. There is bound to be a bit of time in which you are at the home with a working key and no furnishings or cartons to begin unpacking. Alone, you might merely settle in with a couple videos on your phone. Or possibly go out and walk the community a lttle bit. But when you have children, it's important to develop a plan. Youngsters could get wiggly, frustrated, or maybe spooked spending the day and night in a bare house prior to when the moving truck gets there.

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

Plan Areas with Masking Tape

The first thing the kids will want to do is lay claim to their new room. Yet without furniture, it's difficult 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 doggy bed, if you've got pet 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 walls with no damage to the finish or needing to scrub after. And you could spend much of a night drawing outlines of bookcases on the wall space and chairs on the floors whilst your 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 Bare 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 dinner and make moving day memorable.

Current phones and laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new residence in Tulsa and helping you to locate a great spot close by 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 even make your first dinner by bringing ingredients plus some utensils on the drive. Or swing by a local food store to get items. Each of these tasks can be enjoyable and unique, and also consume several hours, for your children before the professional movers arrive.

Investigate the Attic

If you have a complete day to wait for the moving van in Tulsa, you need to have various daylight hour adventures. Running around out in the yard is a good starting point, but you can also check out the house from top to bottom. Likelihood is, you did not observe every nook and cranny before deciding to move in. Work with your kids to find access to storage space as well as utility spaces and visit the attic and basement should there be any. (It is important to watch over the children diligently and make use of suitable safety precautions.)

Stroll to a Local Park

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

Perform a little research, then take the youngsters on a fun walk to get to know the area. Here's your perfect time to find out the route to the nearest park and decide if you are alright with your youngsters making this trip by themselves down the road. And they'll get their first experience of the fun place 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 bare. Like tumbling across the wide-open bare floors or sock-sliding over the total size of the hardwood areas. Vacant room gymnastics are among the best ways to help your kids think of Empty House Day like a special occasion to celebrate instead of a weird time devoid of household furniture.


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


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