10 Tips for Moving When You’re Pregnant
Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things you do in life. The initial joy of finding your dream home is soon replaced by frustration as you realise the sheer amount of work involved. It is stressful enough under normal circumstances but when you’re pregnant it takes it to a whole other level. The good news is there are ways you can make moving less chaotic when you’re pregnant and below you’ll find 10 of the best tips to follow.
- Hire a professional removals company
If you can afford it, it’s definitely a good idea to hire a professional removals company. The ‘man with a van’ isn’t always the best choice when you’re pregnant, despite how much cheaper it can be. With a professional company they will take care of absolutely everything for you, including packing and unpacking; leaving you to just enjoy your new home.
- Ensure all boxes are clearly labelled
If you are taking care of the packing yourself, make sure you label the boxes as clearly and precisely as possible. That way you won’t have to spend time searching through endless boxes to find your essential items. A good way to do it is to label the boxes with the rooms they need to go in as well as the items inside.
- Accept as much help as you can get
You might not want to be a burden to friends and family but remember we all need help sometimes. Accept as much help as you can get. The more people you have helping you the less stressful it will be.
- Drink plenty of fluids
On the actual moving day it is important to make sure you keep yourself properly hydrated. Drink fluids frequently throughout the day to avoid getting headaches and feeling faint.
- Have plenty of pit stops if travelling a long way
If your new house is quite far from where you’re currently living, make sure you take plenty of pit stops along the way. This not only helps to reduce fatigue, but it is also really important to prevent blood clots. You need to stretch your legs every now and again on a long journey.
- Create a list of important contacts
When moving out of the area, it really helps to have a list of important contacts just in case anything does go wrong. This includes local doctor/emergency contact numbers, plumbers, electricians and anything else you might need.
- Don’t attempt any heavy lifting
This is one of the most important tips to follow. Regardless of how pregnant you are, you should never attempt to do a lot of heavy lifting. Ideally you shouldn’t do anything on the actual moving day. Let your friends, family and a professional company take care of the lifting for you if you can.
- Remember that you don’t need to unpack everything straight away
Once you get to your new home, remember that unpacking everything can wait. As long as you’ve clearly labelled your boxes, you can get away with just unpacking the essentials.
If you follow the 10 tips above it’s amazing how easily the move will go. Above all else, getting as much help as possible is the number one thing that will reduce stress and ensure you don’t hurt yourself or the baby.
Love Removals is a Brighton based moving company offering removals, packing and storage services.