Tips for Moving When You’re Sick
Moving is hard enough when you’re feeling your best. It becomes even tougher when you’ve come down with a touch of the flu. There aren’t many worse tasks to complete while ill than moving. If you find yourself in the situation of feeling under the weather on your moving day, here are some tips on how to get through it a little easier:
One of the best things you can do while you’re sick is to stay hydrated. If you drink plenty of water on your moving day, it can get rid of some of the toxins in your body and help you feel better. You can also drink herbal tea, gatorade and chicken broth to maintain good hydration. Stay away from coffee and other caffeinated beverages as they can dehydrate you.
Eat Healthy Snacks
If you can’t stomach a full meal, it is still important for you to eat nutritious snacks during the move. They will increase your energy and make the move a little more bearable. For example, you could eat almonds, dried fruit or trail mix.
Unless you are bedridden, getting some exercise can give you a little energy and make you feel better. Before the movers come, take a quick walk around the block or do some yoga moves in your living room. You will be amazed at how different you may feel.
Let Your Movers Do Their Job
If you have hired professional movers, let them do all the heavy lifting for you while you sit and relax. They have done this many times before and have the skills to safely transport your belongings. If you are worried about fragile items, like your chinaware, just remind them to handle them with extra care.
Ask Your Family or Friends to Help
While your movers will pack and unload your belongings in your new place, you will still need clean up and set everything up. If you feel too under the weather to do that, you should ask some close family members or friends to help you with that. Your loved ones should be more than happy to lend a helping hand, especially if you offer them great snacks!
Although you want to do your best to help during the move, it is important to not overdo it. If you do too much, you can make yourself feel worse. When you start to feel tired, don’t hesitate and rest until you feel better. Everyone will understand that you need to rest.
Moving while you are sick isn’t an ideal situation, but you can take steps to make things a little more pleasant. However, if you feel so ill that you can’t even get out of bed, you may have to reschedule your move. Contact the Washington DC moving company you booked and explain your situation. They should be understanding and willing to reschedule your move when you are feeling better.
Thanks to our friends and contributors from Suburban Solutions for their insight into moving.