Relocating While Expectant
Planning and completing a haul can be an extremely draining situation, and bringing in a prenatal period into all that can make it even more complicated. This doesn’t have to worry you, though, as all one needs is to have a good plan that will help everything flow smoothly. Here are a couple of tips that might come in handy.
Begin the process in good time
To avoid any stress and last-minute commotion, it is always better to start organizing as soon as possible. Handle things like utilities, getting quotations, and making a list of what needs to be done.
Think of getting comprehensive relocation services
As you are asking for estimates from the different haulers, ask them if they can also assist in packing. Do not hesitate to do so thinking that your goods will not be placed properly, as these crews have been expertly trained to deal with fragile things as well as any bulky ones. Nonetheless, if you are set on doing it yourself, we suggest starting early enough so that everything is done by the D-day. In case the items are too many, consider having a yard sale to get rid of some, or donating them.
Ask for references
For the wellbeing of you and the baby, it is vital to go to a doctor first and have them give the go-ahead for long-distance travel. On top of that, see to it that you have no missed antenatal appointments, as much as you are trying to get everything done. Also, ask for copies of your medical records, or have them sent over to the new hospital that you will be attending. If you have not settled on one yet, get recommendations from your current doctor.
Label all items
There’s a time during pregnancy that most others claim to fail to recall things, and is referred to as “pregnancy brain.” To avoid forgetting where you placed or packed items, one could use altered types of labels, especially if you are doing the packing for yourself. If the crew is handling it for you, make sure that they do the same as well, that way they will be able to tell which boxes belong to which room, thus making the process easier.
Have a container of basics ready
Kensington long-distance moving companies tell their clients to have a separate carton of objects that they could need on the day of arrival such as toiletries. It could be a lot of work trying to go through all the boxes looking for something, so if there are items you think you will use, have them packed separately. For you, this can as well contain the pieces that make you be at ease during this time, such as a special sleeping pillow.