Moving to a new home with a young child can be challenging and requires good organization. We asked our moving experts for tips on moving to your new home and unpacking stress-free.
Hire a Professional Moving Company
It is recommended to get a professional moving company to help. When researching your options, consider movers that provide various services, including full-service moving, professional packing and storage. Many moving companies get booked quickly; you should call early to get some quotes and reserve your spot. Also, check each company online to ensure you are dealing with a quality mover. Check out reviews and the BBB.
Remove Unwanted Items
Your move will be more comfortable when you remove the items you don't want anymore. This is the best time to purge all the extra things you don't use anymore. A good rule is to get rid of it if you haven't used it in more than a year. This also gives you less to unpack and less stress on your baby.
Make sure you take the time to be organized when packing. This will help to unpack the baby more manageably and faster. Consider the option of a full-service move that includes professional packing.
Here is some guidance if you do it yourself:
- Pack strategically
- Label each box
- Don't overstuff boxes
- Pack like items together
- Separate personal items by room
- Don't mix rooms
Baby-Proof the Home in Advance
Moving can be exhausting and stressful. It's a good idea to baby-proof your new home prior to unpacking. When you do baby-proofing in advance, it helps you feel better because you have removed situations for accidents to happen.
Here are some essential things to consider:
- Unpack while your child is sleeping
- Remove empty boxes
- Remove packing
- Use safety gates.
- Use child locks
- Cover electrical outlets.
- Baby proof doors
- Install baby monitors
- Hire a babysitter
- Leave your baby with family
Clean your new home in advance
It could be wise to hire a cleaning company to clean your new home before you unpack. If you are going to do your deep cleaning, do so before the baby arrives. A babysitter or having your family watch the baby can give you extra time to clean safely.
To save yourself a headache, bring all your baby essentials with you. By doing this, you can set up a safe area in your new home to keep the baby contained. Make sure you bring the portable crib, swing, playpen and toys. Having everything your baby needs handily will make life easier.
Keep Things Handy
Keep your children happy with snacks and toys. We recommend switching things up by changing their toys every hour to keep them interested.
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Outsource Moving to Professional Movers
Treat yourself to professional moving services. Hire Morrison Moving to make your entire move stress-free. Consider our full-service moving option. This is where we take care of the loading and unloading, transportation, furniture assembly, and heavy items.
Contact Morrison Moving today for a quote. We can help plan your move safely.
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