Are you preparing for a baby on the way? If so, congratulations! Your life is about to change in a miraculous and exciting way. You’re probably nervous with anticipation, especially if it’s your first child. Moving will only add more stress to your plate. Fortunately, moving doesn’t have to be an exasperating experience. Here are some tips that will ensure your big move is as stress-free as possible.
1. Tell your doctor you’re planning to move.
The next time you visit your physician, tell them about your move. Your doctor will let you know what you can and cannot do during the transition.
2. Pack with plenty of time.
In order to minimize stress, try to complete packing within a few days, and make sure you start with plenty of time to spare. You’ll probably underestimate how long you need to pack, so begin at least one month before your moving date.
3. Pack essential pregnancy items in a clear, easily accessible storage bin.
Make a list of essential items you need on a daily basis, and make sure you place them in a storage bin that you can keep on hand. Favorite snacks, prenatal vitamins, comfortable maternity pants, and slippers are a few examples. Instead of packing your clear storage bin into the moving truck, place it in your personal vehicle.
4. Don’t move any heavy furniture.
Pregnancy is not the time to be lifting heavy items. Leave that to everyone else, and find other ways to help.
5. Hire a cleaning company.
Since you’re expecting, stay away from harsh cleaning chemicals and hire a cleaning company instead. This will save you time and decrease the amount of stress you’re under during the moving process.
6. Don’t buy any new baby gear until you move.
Babies are tiny, but they require a lot of things. Try to hold your baby shower after you move so you don’t accumulate a bunch of brand new items before you pack. This will just add to the amount of stuff you have to move from your old house to your new house.