We all know that moving home can be both stressful and exciting in equal measures. Although you have lots to look forward to the physical process of moving home can be hard work and tiring. If you add being pregnant into the mix it really is important to get things right. Let’s make the whole process as easy as possible!
One of the best tips we can give you is to plan ahead. Making lists will become your new best friend and you’ll soon start to relish the feeling you get when you get tick things off. As soon as you know you are moving house start thinking about what you need to organise and when would be a good time to tackle different tasks. Not leaving everything until the last minute will help ensure your home move goes as smoothly as possible. Most people have smart phones these days and they come built in with powerful list making Apps. Our personal favourite are Apple Notes and Apple Reminders on iOS devices. They’ve recently been updated and are super powerful as well as easy to use. You can also share your ‘things for the removal company to do’ list directly with us!
It can be tempting to buy loads of boxes and throw everything in. Be warned… you’ll regret it when you get to the other end. Invest in property boxes, labels and packing tape. Try to pack things in order and label as you go. That way, when you get to your new home unpacking is that much easier! Depending on how close to giving birth you are moving, it can be wise to also pack a box containing a few days of supplies for you and the baby, should you go into labour during the process.
Here’s a great list of things you might want to pack in your hospital bag;
- Birth plan
- Maternity notes.
- Old nightdress or T-shirt to wear in labour.
- Dressing gown
- Slippers or flip-flops
- Spare socks
- Massage oil or lotion
- Birth ball
- Snacks and drinks fo
- iPad, books, magazines
- Lip balm
- Hairbands or clips
- TENS machine
THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX
It can be easy to get caught up in what you need for the actual move, but it really is important to look at the bigger picture. For example, if you’re moving to a new area within South Yorkshire do you need to register with a new doctor? Have you look at where late night supermarkets are open for emergency supplies? Take some time out to investigate all of this and help ensure your first few weeks in your new home are as enjoyable and relaxed as possible.
TAKE TIME OUT FOR YOURSELF
Moving house while pregnant can be both time and energy consuming. It is important to ensure it doesn’t all become too much. As you get closer to your moving day take some time out to relax. Down time is important because it means you’ll be refreshed. You’ll enjoy the move more. Don’t forget to ask others for help, or even take advantage of a packing and unpacking service. VG Removals are experts in this and have moved hundreds of pregnant families in the past three decades… you’re in good hands!