Moving When You’re a Mommy

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Moving has always been quite a task, but it gets even more challenging when you have children involved, especially a baby. If you’re worried about how you can move your child’s nursery safely, we’ve got you covered. All you need are the right supplies and packing techniques to make it work.

Here are a few ways you can make moving a nursery quick and efficient.

Determine which non-essentials should be pack first

When packing a nursery, start with all the non-essentials first. This includes smaller items such as extra diapers, toys, books, mirrors, picture frames and clothing items your baby won’t wear before and during the move.

All the baby essentials such as clothing, bottles and bibs should only be packed right before the move. These should be in a separate bag that you can take with you in the car or on the plane.

Use paper or plastic wraps to line boxes

Babies and toddlers are highly susceptible to infections. That’s why all baby items must be thoroughly cleaned and even sterilized during a move. After all, dust and dirt get easily accumulated when moving, which can be even worse when you haven’t cleaned your place in a while.

This will make it easier for germs to spread and allergies worsen. Make sure your baby won’t develop any sickness during the move. You should line all your boxes and bins using some clean papers and plastic wraps.

When you’ve packed everything inside the boxes, cover them with another layer of paper for some added protection.

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Use plastic wraps when packing beddings and pillows

Before packing your baby’s sheets, pillows and crib mattresses, make sure to use some weatherproof plastic wrap to keep them protected. Linens, for example, become common breeding grounds for dirt, mildew, and grime during a move.

These bedding items should be kept intact, so make sure to let your commercial movers in Salt Lake City, Utah know what’s inside your boxes. Label everything properly, especially the boxes for beddings, as these are among the first things your baby will need as soon as you’ve moved to your new address.

Avoid having to look over piles of boxes by putting the right labels.

Disassemble your baby’s crib and cover the crib mattress

Make sure to disassemble your baby’s crib before the move for easier handling and to avoid damage while in transit. Start by removing the crib mattress, pillows, blankets, bumpers, sheets, and any other smaller items inside.

This may be difficult to handle on your own, so ask someone to hold the crib in place while you unscrew the bolts on all sides. When you’ve successfully disassembled everything, put the crib’s legs in a separate box from the crib’s sides.

Then, get some stretch wrap for the crib mattress and put all the beddings in a separate, appropriately labeled box.

Lastly, as bolts and screws easily get lost in the moving process – they’re tiny, after all – make sure they’re placed in a separate bag. It’s not just the screws and bolts in your child’s crib. If you also have other nursery items such as chairs and changing tables you’ve disassembled, make sure you keep every single one of those nuts, screws and bolts.

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