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March 04, 2019

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

Moving Day

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
If you move, you and the moving truck generally depart around the same time. After all, you should supervise the loading, and then you have no need to remain around after all your stuff is gone. Thus, you and your kids and all your overnight bags pile up into the automobile and go forth to the new house. However moving trucks can't go as quickly as a personal automobile and do not always take the exact same course. So, they generally get there a couple of hours to a few days after the family members doing the moving.

Which ends up in one of the more important worries of moving to Little Rock: Vacant House Day. There is certain to be some time in which you're at the residence with a working key with no furniture or boxes to begin unpacking. On your own, you could merely settle in with a couple videos on your phone. Or maybe go out and go around your neighborhood a lttle bit. But if you have youngsters, it's vital to have a plan. Kids may get wiggly, frustrated, or maybe scared spending the day and night in an empty house prior to when the moving truck arrives.

Presently, we are here to talk about a couple of handy methods for parents to help their kids have a ball on Bare House Day.

Arrange Rooms with Masking Tape

One thing your children may wish to do is claim their new space. However without furniture, it's difficult to do anything after calling 'dibs'. Unless you have a roll of masking tape. With this, it is possible to draw off where the pieces of furniture might be if you had it, a rectangular shape for the couch, one for every bed. Even a circle for the family dog bed, if you have canine accessories in route.

Masking or painter's tape isn't hard to rip and contains sticky weak enough not to leave a residue. And that means you can easily place it on flooring and also walls without damaging the finish or having to clean after. And you may spend much of the night putting outlines of bookcases on the wall surfaces and chairs on the flooring while your kids get drowsy enough to camp out for the night.

Dining Out or perhaps Supper In

Then there's the question of supper. There are some ways to cope with eating in the course of Empty Home Day, from packing a cooler to getting takeout. If your children are full of energy and you have the moving funds, consider taking them out to eat to handle dinner and make moving day memorable.

Current mobile phones as well as laptops are more than capable of charging up in the new house in Little Rock and helping you to locate a good place nearby that is open at night. Or, if you would prefer to stay in like an empty home sleepover, order a pizza or takeout. You can also cook your first meal by packing ingredients as well as some utensils on your drive. Or perhaps swing by a nearby grocery store for supplies. These tasks could be fun and unique, and also spend several hours, for your children prior to when the professional movers arrive.

Check out the Attic

If you have a complete day to hang around for the moving truck in Little Rock, you might want more than a few daytime hour adventures. Running around outside in the yard is a fantastic starting point, nevertheless, you could also explore your house completely. Odds are, you didn't see every nook and cranny before deciding to move in. Work with your kids to discover access to storage space and utility areas and investigate the attic and basement should there be any. (Just be sure to monitor the children carefully and employ proper safety measures.)

Walk to a Nearby Playground

A lot of neighborhoods have a park somewhere within walking range. Apartments and also HOA residential areas are great about keeping their parks well-maintained and prepared for neighborhood youngsters to enjoy. There could also be a grade school nearby that wouldn't mind you passing a couple of daylight hours playing at their playground.

Do a little research, then take your kids for a fun hike to get to know the area. Here's your perfect opportunity to discover the path to the nearest park and decide if you're okay with your children making this trek on their own in the future. And they can get their first encounter of an enjoyable area in close proximity to play.

Sock Slides and Gymnastics Tricks

Lastly, there are the stuff you can easily do if the home is vacant. Like flipping all over the wide-open flooring or sock-sliding over the full size of the tile rooms. Empty room gymnastics are among the ideal ways to help your youngsters think about Empty House Day to be a special event to enjoy as opposed to a spooky time with no household furniture.


When preparing a move to Little Rock with your children, it is important to take into account that you will invariably get there before the truck. Using these fun techniques and some that you'll naturally come up with as you go along, you can make it exciting for your kids to spend an exciting few days in the empty residence before their stuff catches up with them. For additional fantastic moving ideas, contact us today!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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