How to Entertain Kids when waiting for the moving truck

Colorado Moving Pros Explain How to Entertain Kids at Your New Home While Waiting for the Moving Truck

As a parent, moving to a new home is stressful. Not only do you have to coordinate with the moving company—you also have to manage your children and keep them out of trouble. If you’re like most, this process can feel overwhelming. After all, your kids want nothing more than to explore their new neighborhood! Waiting for your moving company to get there can feel like torture. Here are a few simple tips to help keep your kids occupied while you wait for the truck at your new house.

Let Them Run Around

Your kids probably saw the house when it was full of someone else’s furniture and belongings. Let them run around and explore the house while it’s empty. They can speed around corners and run through rooms without worrying about breaking anything. If you have hard floors, consider challenging the kids to a sock slide competition. The person who slides the farthest wins! This lets you relax while they burn off some energy.

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Plan Room Layouts

You may have the final say over where things go in most of the house. But when it comes to your kids’ rooms, letting them arrange their furniture can make them feel more at home in a new environment. Grab a roll of painter’s tape or masking tape and let your kids tell you where they want their furniture to go. Then, outline the spots with the tape to help them visualize how they will look.
Take a Walk Around the Block
It never hurts to get the lay of the land and let your kids see their new neighborhood. And if it’s going to be a while before the truck arrives, take a walk around the block. This gets your kids moving and helps burn off energy. But it also introduces them to their new home. They might even meet some of the neighbors and find new friends in the process.

Camp Inside

If the moving truck isn’t there until the next day, use the empty house to your advantage and camp in the living room! You can order pizza for dinner if you need a break. If you have a fireplace, you can always light it, cook hotdogs, roast marshmallows, or make smores. Since you don’t have a TV, tell scary stories or play card games until it’s time for bed. This makes the empty house experience feel more like a fun vacation than a true change of scenery. And if your kids are struggling with the thought of moving to a new place, it can distract them and make the transition easier.

Always Hire the Right Movers

At Eden’s Moving Services, we understand the importance of getting your items where they need to go on time. Our experienced drivers will do everything they can to safely stay on schedule and get your belongings to your new house. Whether you’re moving across town or the state, we’re here for you. Contact us to schedule an estimate today and see the difference that an experienced moving team can make.

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Joe V
Joe V

Joe has been working as a mover since 1997. He is a moving expert that loves to advise and share his knowledge with others. Contact Eden's Moving and ask Joe any moving-related questions you have.

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