Moving With Others Who Rely On You
When you are moving house, there is a chance that there will be others living in the house with you. Whether it be your children, elderly relatives or even your pets, you will need to spend a little time thinking on how you are going to accommodate them on the day of the removal, as well as in the lead up to it. Whilst everyone’s situation is different, there may be a couple of fundamental things that you had not considered, so a few ideas about these processes may well be useful for you! For a start, have a think about the way in which these ‘residents’ rely on you. You will naturally have to do a certain amount each day to ensure that they are always comfortable and happy, as otherwise there would be chaos! This needs to then be applied to the way in which you will be indisposed whilst you are planning the move. A removal can be just as much work for a few weeks as a child, so you need to be ready to make allowances for it! Spending a few hours a day planning and packing means that you will not be as free to ensure that certain things get sorted for those living with you, so be careful to make preparations if this is going to be an issue. If you have a dog, then obviously the move is not going to stop you feeding and walking it each day, but if you have an elderly relative who needs help with things, then the issue is a lot more serious. Given that every situation is different, it is worth considering as to how you can solve these things, as most of the solutions are pretty pricy! A removals company who will take the reigns on the move and do most of it for you can be a good option, and there are services out there that will pack, move and unpack your whole place without you doing much at all! This can be great if you have a job and a couple of children, so it is well worth considering. The answer may well just be to work out a decent plan that involves a relative or partner, to ensure that there is always someone on hand to help if you need them to. This is very doable, and can be a lot cheaper than hiring help, or getting a removals company to do a full service. If you can start early with the planning and packing, then your daily work load on the removal will be lessened as well, so it is well worth doing so, even if just to avoid the extreme stress at the last minute, that would leave you unable to cope with yourself, let alone those who are reliant on you!The move itself is a different matter altogether. You need to ensure that you have any kids or pets out of the way when the removals team are trying to get everything out of your home, as this will mean that they are not having to watch out for little people or animals underfoot whilst walking backwards down the stairs with a heavy wardrobe! Elderly relatives will need to be kept comfortable whilst traveling, so make sure to pack food, books, entertainment, blankets and a change of clothes in case of any difficulties or delays! As said above, each situation is different, you just need to make allowances from the norm to accommodate your situation!