We have viewed the new house twice, once yesterday, once today. Have taken measurements for blinds/curtains etc.
Ive got to pack this house up, try and arrange a van for my Aunt to drive because we cant afford removals, hump and dump the furniture between me (21wks pg atm) DH (screwed back and knees - medical discharge from army) Aunt - bit of a lightweight and 2 teenage boys that look like they will break in half!
Im scared of the prospect of being in a new house, the new house needs complete re-decoration throughout, we have very little money to do it, and we need to get this house spick and span to hand back to the MOD.
Sorry, just needed to rant! If anyone has a magic wand, can i borrow it!!!
You do not hump furniture at 21 weeks pregnant, I don't care if DH has no arms and legs he still does it before you do.
No idea what to suggest except maybe try freecycle for paint or wallpaper for the new house.
I moved at 30 weeks pg, dh fairly capable of moving stuff but has bad ankles and knees so has to be really careful . We managed it all with just my dad to help - but we didn't have a suite to move which I guess is the biggest piece of furniture.
A tip - collect as many banana boxes from the supermarket as you can and pack your stuff in those - they are incredibly strong and easy to move around without killing yourself in the process. Also, put all clothes/bedding/toys in refuse sacks (and attach a label!) - fill them about half-full and again the weight is ok to handle - plus they are great for filling odd spaces in the vans.
Another tip - if you have chests of drawers, don't empty them! Take the drawers out and put the carcass in the van, then put the drawers back in, full to the brim - takes up less room that way!!
If I can think of anything else I will - you are talking to a veteran mover on a shoestring
don't worry about the redecoration of the new place, it's amazing what you can learn to live with after a few weeks, do the baby's room when you get nesty and leave the rest till you have time money and inclination. good luck with the move.