What Can You Do If You’re Sick On Moving Day?

We’re in the midst of a particularly nasty flu season, and it got us thinking… What could you do if you wind up sick on moving day? Rescheduling can be difficult and costly (most movers have a penalty for canceling or rescheduling within 48 hours of a move), and it might not even be an option. If you have to move out by the last of the month, you may not have a backup date to fall back on. Today’s blog will help you figure out the best course of action if you can’t stomach it on moving day.

1. Lifeline – Phone A Friend

See if you can have a friend, family member, or even a roommate handle the interactions with your movers. Better yet – see if they’ll let you rest up away from the move. Trying to recover from an illness requires a lot of rest, and if you’re dealing with the movers, you’re not going to get your rest. It might be a big favor, but that’s what friends are for.

2. Try To Reschedule Early

If you’re worried that you’ll be too sick to move and you have two or three days before your move, see if you can reschedule. Even if you do have to pay a fee, it’ll be money well spent. Nothing should come between you and your recovery.

3. Let The Movers Do Their Thing

This is probably best if you’ve used the movers before. Explain to the movers that you’re sick and won’t be able to be as hands-on in the moving process as you’d like to be. Let them know what is being moved (or what isn’t being moved, if that’s easier), and then let yourself rest. You can ask them to clear out your bedroom furniture, and then use an air mattress to rest on once they’re done in that room.

Of course, if you’ve never dealt with the movers before, this can be a difficult option. You want to know that you can trust the movers and that they’ll keep moving, even without your supervision.

How To Avoid Getting Depressed During Your Move

Moving to a new home is the start of a new phase in your life. By all logical reasoning, it should be an exciting experience. However, moving to a new place also means leaving the old home behind, and with that you also leave friends, neighbours, an established community identity and so much more behind. Sometimes, the move itself might not be caused by a happy, positive event.

In any case, it is not entirely unheard of to find yourself feeling depressed and under the weather during and after a house move. To help you cope with these worrying feelings, here is a list of some fantastic mood-boosting tips that will help you focus on the positive side of things and make the most of house removals experience.

The first tip is the simplest, and yet the most effective: be positive and focus on the good things. Whether the reason behind the move is a positive one or not, as long as you put your mind to it, you can easily transform the change into something happy and uplifting. You have to focus on the good parts about the move and look at all the ways in which you stand to benefit from it. Even the smallest things count, so make sure you’re grateful for all that this new place is going to mean to you!

Spend time exploring the neighbourhood. One of the best things about living in a place for long is the familiarity that comes with it. Now, when you’re in a new home, you no longer have your favourite haunts to rush to. However, instead of looking at this like it is a sad thing, look at it like an adventure: you get to discover new treasures and make new choices! Take a walk in your new neighbourhood, plan a trip to the local marketplace and plan an outing to the local picnic spots. These are fun ways to find out more about your new neighbourhood and have a great time doing so.

Focus on building new relationships. One of the most heartbreaking aspects of moving to a new home is that you have to leave your old friends and neighbours behind. Instead of focusing all your attention on the losses you experience, put your energy into making new friends. Visit your neighbours, host a get-together once you’ve settled in properly and make it a point to stop and chat with people. Very soon you’ll find yourself enjoying the company of new people and the loss will hurt much less. You can always stay in touch with and visit your old friends and neighbours too, but don’t pass the opportunity to build new bonds!

Sign up for different services and activities in your new locality. If you’re a bookworm, head to the library to get a card made and start issuing some good reads. If you are a fitness buff, find a gym or a sports complex in your locality and spend some time on getting in shape. If you’d like to get involved in a charity, locate an NGO or a charity institution and start volunteering your services and time. Doing these things will not only help you stave off the depressing effects of moving to a new place, but they will also quickly set you on your way to becoming an active, engaged and happy member of the new society and neighbourhood.