After several moves I have become really good at keeping busy so as not to feel guilty because everyone else is working and I do this by realizing my job is just as important and has to be done as well.
I found that making sure all the boxes are correctly labeled and clearly state where they go and either sorting them on the truck by rooms or moving them by rooms if your using a small truck making frequent trips then you go on to the new house while they pack a room say and when they deliver it you start unpacking it and putting away what you can so you at least know where things are located when you get in there.
Say they bring the kitchen stuff first to you and while they are off getting another load you and maybe you might want to assign a helper to put the boxes up on the counter for you and a older child or teen is great for this since they are not much help otherwise start organizing your kitchen and even if you dont get it all done and you most likely wont be able to work that fast you will at least be emptying boxes and can send them back to be packed again with odds and ends they come across not packed yet,and when night comes and your first meal in your new house arrives you will at least be able to find a fork and plate!
The same with say the bath? How many times have you moved and not been able to locate the tiolet paper when you needed it? Or desperately needed a bath after the long dirty hours of moving and packing and its really late your searching thru mounds of boxes looking for a towel and wash cloth and soap and shampoo!
Just a little trick I have found to make the transition from old to new easier less stressful and more rewarding to everyone when someone knows where to look for the bengay! hehe. Plus it beats the crap out of standing in the middle of for knox in boxes not marked trying to begin to find the screaming kid in the bathroom the tissue paper!
Good luck and congrats on the new place!
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