Hi Mrs J, moving with MS is very hard… but there are things you can do to make it easier. I moved into my flat four and half years ago and I’m waiting to move again to be closer to my mother and sister.
A few things I learnt from last time:
Delegate as much as you possibly can. Ask family to do particular jobs. Make a list of what needs doing and then a note of who is doing what.
Don’t do what I did and try to get the new house organised in first few days (boy did I regret that!). Expect to live with boxes around for a while… it’s not the end of the world. Just do what you can and no more. Again get other people to unpack if at all possible.
Make a list of the many phone calls you have to make (gas, electric, phone, benefits etc etc etc) and make one phone call a day. When done, tick it off and make another one next day.
Get an exercise book to keep all your lists in. Your ‘Moving Book’.
Don’t rely on your memory… so in the book make a note of what you are told on the phone… eg… ‘phone line should be on by the 12th’.
In terms of looking for new house, could your husband go and look first? That way he could decide if a particular house is a possibility… and you wouldn’t have the hassle of seeing houses that are no good.
I hope some of the above helps… oh one other things, all the big moving companies offer a packing service. Yes it adds to the cost but it is SO worth it. At least worth enquiring about when you book the moving van.
Best of luck… and remember… delegate! delegate! delegate!