During pregnancy women have to adapt to many changes including lifestyle, bodily changes, mood swings and endless months of preparation for the new baby’s arrival. Moving is stressful and takes months of planning and strategic preparation. Put these two together, and you’ll have one overwhelmed mama. With the right help, and careful planning, your moving experience can actually go better than expected. You just have to know where to start and be willing to accept help when it’s needed. Whether you’re in your first trimester, or your third, Good Time Moving & Storage is here with some helpful advice to ensure a less painful moving experience.
Get Organized & Plan Ahead when Moving
When you learn of the big move, it is the perfect time to start preparing your plan of attack. Start by getting quotes from long distance moving companies, setting up dates to start and stop service on your utilities, research and book new prenatal care and pediatricians before the move. Speaking with your current Doctor or midwife to see whether they have a recommendation for your new area sometimes yields great results. Make a realistic list and set deadlines for the things you need done. This will go much more smoothly if you start a couple months in advance as opposed to a couple weeks before the move. Then go through your list and complete each item one step at a time. This organization will help to keep you sane when “Mom Brain” kicks in.
DIY VS Professional Moving Company
This is going to be a key step in how smooth your move will go. When you start calling around to moving companies, be sure to ask if they offer packing services. Moving companies such as Good Time Moving & Storage will help you with your move from A-Z. They offer packing services, so you don’t have to do any manual labor during your pregnancy. They label each box nicely and have known all the tricks of the trade to do this in a timely manner. They are skilled in packing the truck, so your precious items don’t get broken or fall down, and they are fully insured in the case of an accident. You can rest assured knowing you and your belongings are in good hands. If you are adamant about packing your own things, start as early as possible. Pack away anything that is not essential, out of season clothes, extra dishes, extra linens, only leave out the essentials you need for a few weeks. This way, when you are a week away from moving, everything is ready to go.
Clearly Label Moving Boxes
If you do decide that you want to be the one to pack your things, clearly label the boxes you are packing with not only the items inside, but the room they will be going into in your new home. It’s easy to say we will remember where we put things, this doesn’t always work out that way. Pregnancy brain is real, and it gets harder and harder to remember small details like this the further into your pregnancy you get. Clear labels will reduce stress and confusion after the move and make for a smoother transition moving into your new home.
Let Others Help when Moving
This can be hard for some to admit, but during pregnancy you need all the help you can get. It is not wise to lift heavy objects or twist your abdomen during pregnancy. Bending over can cause lightheadedness and lead to fainting which is dangerous for the baby. Please accept help when people offer. It will save your energy for the things you are truly needed for.
Pack Your Essentials Bag
There are things we become attached to during pregnancy. Favorite lotions, favorite food items, body pillows, comfy blankets, favorite comfy pants etc. Set the most important items aside, enough to last you for 3 days. This way you won’t have to go digging through sealed boxes to find your comfort item at the last second. Most of all, don’t forget to breathe, and take some time for yourself before the big move. Soak in a warm bath, get a prenatal massage or go to dinner and a movie with your significant other.
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You should put your trust in a moving company during pregnancy to reduce the risk of injury, alleviate stress, save time and keep your belongings safe. Good Time Moving & Storage offers moving services as well as packing services. Let us make the most of your move and save you precious time for the other things you need to tend to during such a special time in your life. Let us pamper you and handle the hard part of moving. Give us a call if you have questions or need to book your big move!