- Make Lists - This is such a big help! Moving isn't just about the packing and taking stuff from one place to another, there are loads of household duties (sorting out gas, electric, internet, etc.) to sort out. As you remember things just jot them down and you can work through them slowly with the help of someone else.
- Lean On Others - God knows how we would have done it without the help of my family! My grandparents, step Mum and Mum all worked really hard to get everything done so i didn't have to stress and Michael could look after me and get started on packing.
- Know That Things Take Time - We've been living here 4 months now and still don't have living room furniture and have still got boxes piled up! But, when you're so ill those things don't matter. It's not like i can go into the living room anyway! Just take the things you need out of the boxes and leave the other stuff until you can manage it.
- Don't Get Stressed - Ha! Easy for me to say. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and like everything's a mess, but things are going to be messy and there's nothing you can do about it. When you're so ill, all you can do is boss people about, and it's bloody hard to not be able to help. So, talk to people, say if something's bothering you and you can come up with a solution.
- Take It Slow - We packed up for over almost a month and the flat was painted by my family over around 2 weeks. And, this must have worked because i actually didn't find moving all that stressful! It's good if you know in advance when things will be happening so you have lots of time to sort shit out.
- It's Okay To Take Things Easy - No matter how much you're actually involved with the heavy lifting, moving is tiring. So, yes, you can eat crap food, like ice cream, because it's easy to get down and it tastes damn good. And, if you don't have the time, it's okay to let personal hygeine slip just a little. After all, it's what dry shampoo, deroderant and wet wipes are for.
MEAM: Moving House.
For those who don't know, for M.E. awareness month (May) I am writing a post, despite my severe illness, every single day. I'm doing this to raise money and awareness for the neurological chronic illness M.E. and the charity Invest In M.E.in the hope that one day we may find a cure. So, I'd really love if you'd head over to my JustGiving page and sponsor me throughout this challenge. Thank you.