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March 04, 2019

Keeping The Youngsters Entertained When You Arrive Ahead of the Moving Truck

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
When you move, you and the moving truck typically leave at about 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. Therefore, you and your kids and all your overnight bags pile up into the car and set off to the new place. However moving trucks are unable to go as fast as a personal car 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 Oklahoma City: Empty House Day. There's certain to be a little while where you are at the property with a working key with no household furniture or cartons to commence unpacking. On your own, you may simply relax with some videos on your phone. Or maybe go out and walk the community a lttle bit. However when you have young children, it is critical to develop a plan. Kids may get wiggly, frustrated, or even spooked spending a day and night in a bare home prior to when the moving truck gets there.

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

Organize Spaces with Masking Tape

One thing your kids may want to do is lay claim to their new area. But 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 pieces of 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 gear in route.

Masking or painter's tape is easy to rip and contains adhesive weak enough not to leave a residue. Which means you can easily use it on flooring and walls with no damage to the finish or needing to clean after. And you could devote most of the evening putting outlines of bookcases on the wall surfaces and chairs on the flooring surfaces whilst the kids get tired enough to camp out for the night.

Dining Out or perhaps Dining In

Next, there's the dilemma of dinner. There are some ways to cope with eating in the course of Bare Home Day, from loading a cooler to ordering takeout. If the youngsters are energetic and you have the moving cash, take into consideration taking them out to eat to take care of dinner and make moving day special.

Current phones as well as laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new house in Oklahoma City and helping you locate a good place in the area which is open in the evening. Or, if you would rather stay in and have an empty home sleepover, order a pizza or takeout. You may even make your first supper by bringing ingredients and a few utensils on your drive. Or swing by a neighborhood market for necessities. These tasks can be enjoyable and memorable, and also wipe out several hours, for your children before the professional movers arrive.

Investigate the Attic

If you have a complete day to wait around for the truck in Oklahoma City, you'll want several daylight hour adventures. Running around out in the yard is an excellent place to begin, nevertheless, you could also explore the residence from top to bottom. Odds are, you failed to find every little detail ahead of opting to move in. Work with the kids to discover access to storage space and also utility places and check out the attic and basement if there are any. (Just be sure to monitor the children very carefully and employ proper safety precautions.)

Stroll to a Neighborhood Recreation Area

Most communities have a park somewhere within walking distance. Apartments as well as HOA neighborhoods are great regarding keeping their parks well-maintained and prepared for neighborhood children to enjoy. There may also be an elementary school nearby 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. This is your ideal opportunity to discover the path to the nearest park and decide if you are fine with your kids making this trek on their own in the future. And they will get their first experience of the fun spot nearby to play.

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Stunts

Finally, there are the activities you can easily do if your house is vacant. Like flipping across the wide-open flooring or sock-sliding across the total length of the tile rooms. Bare room gymnastics are among the ideal ways to help your children think of Vacant House Day like a festivity to enjoy instead of a weird time without household furniture.


When planning a move to Oklahoma City with your kids, you'll want to remember that you will invariably get there ahead of the moving van. With 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 awesome moving ideas, contact us today!


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The Mickelson Family
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