Essentials of moving to a new house
Always pack beforehand
Moving into a new house can be exciting yet tiring at the same time. A lot of packing is needed and it’s definitely not going to work if you start packing the day before the shift. Therefore, always start packing weeks before the shift and label boxes clearly so that it is easier to find and unpack your stuff.
Have a plan for children
While moving house, you would definitely not want your child to push over boxes that contain glass bottles or fall sick after breathing in all the dust. Hence, do have a plan for them if they are not old enough to help you shift. You can make use of their school hours or ask relatives to take care of them for a day. Make sure they are not there to make you more busy and worried while shifting.
Clean the new house beforehand
After simple renovations, the house can get really dirty and dusty. Hence make sure you take some time off to clean the house before moving in. It is definitely easier to clean up an empty house than one with boxes stacked up all over the place. Simple cleaning still have to be done after the shift and never leave those dust around as it causes bad air quality and increases the chance of falling sick.
Indoor Air Quality
The indoor air quality tends to be not great after renovations, this is mainly due to dust and paint. Particulate Matter (PM2.5 and PM10) and Formaldehyde will be high.
PM2.5 and PM10 are particles of any substances that are less than 10 or 2.5 micrometres diameter. The PM2.5 and PM10 are pollutant parameters of Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) which are used specifically in Singapore to measure the air quality. The PM2.5 and PM10 make up a large proportion of dust that can be drawn deep into the lungs.
Formaldehyde is a gaseous pollutant produced by human activity and natural sources, such as tobacco smoke, building materials and paint.
After cleaning up, use an air purifier like the airclear 50 to remove 99.7% of air pollutants, this will ensure you are breathing in clean air in your new house. Happy Moving!