The Mums Guide to Moving

When you become a new mum life can become hectic, you have to adapt to time constraints and use your time wisely. No doubt it can take some time to getting use to but that is what mums do best, we get on with the task and make sure the job gets done. With the endless amounts of tasks at hand as well has looking after your new bundle of joy, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming as well as demanding, jobs like moving home can often be pushed to one side and left to the last minute. Moving home is difficult enough as it is so you won’t want to leave this until moving week, you’ll have to prioritise and set some time aside to make it as less stressful as possible and all that starts with organizing to make your move as smooth as it can.

Finding a New Nest

What most mums realise shortly after their first child is if the house adequate for a growing family. As life changes and a baby is brought into your care, the need for more space is often the case. Finding a new home can be time consuming, however the right real estate agent can do all the leg work for you and all you need to do is allocate the time to view what they have shortlisted for you. Agents are also able to provide feedback on your current property and improvements you can do to improve the overall value of the home.

 Organizing and Preparation

You know where you are moving to and there seems to be plenty of time between now and the moving date, that’s great but it is no time to slack off. Offcourse your days are already filled with tasks at hand and when you have a spare moment, all you want to do is catch up on some sleep. Work around your baby’s schedule and take the time to catch up on your sleep while he or she has her nap. Set aside a list of goals to achieve each day, pack a little by little and organize items in boxes and start with things you don’t really need to use immediately. Ask friends or family to help with the packing and ensure your set a date with your removalist well in advance.

Things we tend to forget

What we have a tendency to forget is that we are moving the family and that involves safely caring for your baby during the move.  Are you moving interstate or down the road? Although it may seem like a good idea to strap your baby in for a long interstate drive to your new home, it may not be the best option for a young baby so consider taking a flight. Regular moving companies are able to move most of your belongings in a truck but if you have several cars, motorbikes or caravans that need to be moved, you may need to look at car transport and other alternatives for these larger items.  When you are caring for a child, it might simply be worth paying to have the job done professionally.

Moving can be a smooth transition, however taking care of your baby whilst making time to pack and relocate can be more challenging. By prioritizing your time, researching for vehicle transport and alternative transport solutions early and putting in a little effort each day can ensure any big relocation job results in positive experience for your family.