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Moving House with a Bump

by Kim Meldrum (25th April 2012)

Our top tips to help keep sane for moving when pregnant

  • Plan ahead and do everything in stages, you may be very tired so you shouldn’t attempt to do everything in one go.
  • Pack as early as possible. You probably have clothes that no longer fit that can be boxed up early or CD’s, books and DVD’s. Buying quality boxes and good size modular boxes means less trips to the van and they are easier to stack. Remember to put essential baby items in a couple of boxes so that you have them to hand.
  • Register with your new doctor, midwife and dentist as soon as possible. They will be able to transfer over your files and get familiar with your midwife as soon as you can. For lists of practises throughout the UK click: www.NHS.uk/servicedirectories
  • Try and do a stork walk of your chosen hospital before you move so that you are familiar with the layout and comfortable with the hospital. If you do go into labour early then you will be prepared.
  • Use the internet to notify all relevant companies of your new address (i.e. utilities, club cards, charities). www.iammoving.com is the only online company that currently offers this service free of charge.
  • Register with an online supermarket delivery service and do a shop beforehand so that all your favourites are saved on your account. When the baby is born you can shop faster as items remain on your account.
  • Avoid too much bending down when packing or unpacking and do not lift any heavy boxes.
  • Even though you won’t be lifting anything on moving day you will be on your feet all day, pack some relaxing items i.e. bubble bath and candles so that you have them easily to hand in the evening.
  • Most important is your hospital bag, put this in your car at least six weeks before so it won’t get mixed up with the packing. Don’t pack your hospital notes - always keep these to hand.
  • Remember to drink plenty of fluids on moving day; after all you have precious cargo on board as well.

And remember one major perk of moving when pregnant you won’t have to lift any boxes!

 


Author: on 25th April 2012
An expert contributor to Helpineedboxes.co.uk.
"An expert in the moving industry, Kim has worked in a variety of jobs from news editing and photo journalisim to marketing consultant and online advisor to UK removal and storage companies."

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