Whether you’re moving to a home or office, you can lose a lot of time and sleep worrying about what to do with items of value, such as mementos, antiques or electronics.
As improperly safeguarded valuables often suffer damage or get stolen, reduce stress and hassle during your next move by considering the following:
1. Transport valuables personally instead of through a moving company, if possible. In this way, you control how they are handled at (more…)
Moving takes a lot of planning and organization skills to prevent chaos on moving day. The best ways to pack clothing for your move is to buy wardrobe boxes at your local moving company retail store. You can find pads, boxes and other helpful items to help you pack. Organize your packing by stacking your boxes in your garage. Make sure the contents are clearly labeled to avoid confusion. You can save a lot of money by renting a moving truck. These moving trucks cost around 20 for an average size apartment. You must return the truck with (more…)
Packing up and moving furnishings from an entire household can be an overwhelming task. In addition to making sure that treasured belongings are moved to the new house, people also must ensure that their favorite possessions are not broken. Extreme care is often taken when people pack their china sets. Taking certain precautions when packing china may guarantee that these fragile items survive being moved from one home to another.
Most moving experts suggest first that the china set be wrapped in plastic or (more…)
When trekking across country to your new address, you’re probably mostly concerned about furniture. It makes sense – furniture is big and you figure the rest of what you need to worry about is just clothes and other smaller belongings. However, there are items and services you probably haven’t considered. What about your cable and Internet? Have you thought about homeowners insurance? Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks to make this transition simple.
1. There are several materials that serve well for packing fragile items. Be creative when wrapping ceramics, knives and other belongings. You can use tissue paper, newspaper, bubble wrap, cardboard and even plastic grocery bags.
2. Call your service providers, such as your cable company and Internet provider. A representative can let you know if they offer services at your new address. With some luck, you might not have to dramatically alter your contracts.
3. Make sure you have the most affordable home insurance premium. Shop for lower quotes on HomeInsurance-rates.com.
4. Some things don’t need to be packed away in bins or boxes. Light-weight items, such as socks and underwear, can probably stay in dress drawers.
5. Make sure you have music and plenty of water during your move. These provisions will keep you happy and comfortable throughout the day.
Remember to enjoy yourself. Moving to a new home is exciting, so don’t get bogged down in stressful details. Before you know it, you’ll be resting comfortably in your new living room.
Preparing to move is a mammoth undertaking that requires a lot of help. When hiring a moving company, be prepared with questions that can make the difference between a bad choice and a smooth transition to the new home.
Questions to ask your Moving Company
Are they Insured?- This is probably the last thought on your mind when hiring a moving company, but it is one of the most important. Is the moving company insured to protect your property from damage.The full explanation can be found at (more…)
Moving day can be nerve racking for everyone, many people do not know how to deal with pets when moving. Your dog or cat can also sense the stress that comes along with the big move. While it is exciting moving to a new home, it is overwhelming.
Most animals like things to be so, so and any disruption in their pattern can cause great anxiety. For pets that have anxiety issues, it may be wise to get something from the vet to calm them down during the move. Pets that are dealing with nerve issues (more…)
Moving is never what anyone would call easy; packing, saying goodbye to friends and making a new house a home always comes with stress and anxiety. However, when you have children, it becomes even more difficult to move, especially if your move means new schools and new friends for the kids.
To prepare your children for moving you need to be upfront, honest and direct with them. Keeping the move from them and not being honest about it will (more…)
A long distance move is something that can be difficult for the entire family to adjust to. The first step in preparing for a move like this is to discuss the move with the kids, if you have them. Provide them with the opportunity to say goodbye to their friends, to obtain their addresses to keep in touch and with a list of things that they can look forward to in your new home, such (more…)
Preparing for any move is often stressful and difficult, but preparing for a local move is slightly easier than a long distance move. First and foremost, knowing that you are not leaving your friends and family, only your old home for a new one should make moving easier. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your local move.
The first thing you can do to prepare for a local move is to pack what you do not need right now. (more…)