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DH is in a complete tizz about our impending house move - help!

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swineofthetimes Fri 31-Jul-09 19:26:23

We're moving next Friday into rented accomodation (couldn't find a house to buy unfortunately). I have taken Wed, Thurs and Fri off for the move. We are paying a removals firm to pack everything for us.

DH seems to think that there will be loads for us to do, but can't articulate what these tasks are?!! Our cellar and loft are completely clear. The garden is tidy. What on earth coiuld need doing? Please help - as dh is about to black out with stress (whereas I am comfortably reclining in a chair whilst MNetting not feeling stressed at all) - what should we be doing in prep for a house move?

GeneHunt Fri 31-Jul-09 19:30:55

Maybe you could suggest that he could organise a cleaning box that gets packed last. That way, he can clean around the removals men and leave your old house all sparkly.

preggersplayspop Fri 31-Jul-09 19:32:06

Sort out admin? Forwarding post, telling banks etc etc? I always find this the most stressful part.

Sounds like everything else is under control. Tell your DH to 'chillax' (I think that's the saying!)

swineofthetimes Fri 31-Jul-09 19:32:16

Thanks Gene. We'll be cleaning on the Friday (arrrgh), so will make sure we have a cleaning box both here and at the new place.

I'm convinced that the removals firm will pack everything - however he's still fretting.

teenyweenytadpole Fri 31-Jul-09 19:32:25

Change of address letters?
Defrost the freezer?
Cleaning (after the packers have been...)
Shopping for lovely new things for the new house!

swineofthetimes Fri 31-Jul-09 19:35:05

LOL at chillax!

Post has been re-directed, and we're in the process of telling banks and itilities. Freezer defrost scheduled for w/e.

Any more for any more please? Then I can go back to snarfing biscuits and surfing the t'interweb for lovely, lovely things (am pregnant btw so I'm refusing to get stressed about all of this ).

randomtask Fri 31-Jul-09 19:36:33

Do you have to take furniture apart?

Get him to walk around the house and write down what needs doing in every room. Then let him write a 2 line list. He'll feel better then grin. Incidentally, I know I'd be like him when it comes so feel his pain!

bran Fri 31-Jul-09 19:36:51

Pack a suitcase with a change of clothes, a set of night clothes and bedlinen for everyone. That way you can just collapse into bed when you're tired of unpacking and you don't have to sort through a million boxes to find a pair of knickers the next morning.

nickytwotimes Fri 31-Jul-09 19:38:01

Sounds like he is just generally anxious.
I am totally envy of your removal people as we are mid-move too. grin
He has flip all to worry about. You have the right idea.

swineofthetimes Fri 31-Jul-09 19:51:52

Good idea bran - I hadn't thought about the bedlinen.

nicky, I hope your move goes OK.

nickytwotimes Fri 31-Jul-09 19:54:56

Thanks, swine.


It is a bloody nightmare tbh and I have dh here full time for the summer holidays to 'help'. hmm grin

Northernlurker Fri 31-Jul-09 19:58:33

He could take nails out of the walls, fill the holes and paint over them. That should keep him busy. The lovely people we bought the house from did that - including on the hard to reach landing where they had hung about 25 pictures of their children! grin

swineofthetimes Fri 31-Jul-09 20:21:35

Wow - that is going the extra mile NL. I think I may stop short at that lol.

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