Posts Tagged ‘Moving Advice’

A Guide for First Time Movers

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

A first move, whether it’s to college, your first job or to your first house, can be a very exciting time. It can also be a time of great frustration and confusion, especially if you’re not quite clear on how to coordinate your international or domestic relocation. It’s quite likely that you will remember your first move for a long time, but not for good reasons. In order to avoid some of the seemingly inevitable problems of a first move, follow our guide below.

Ask for help. There’s no shame in asking for help during a move if you’ve never done it before. Most likely you will know someone who has gone through the process multiple times and can show you the way to make your move faster and more efficient. If you have a really great friend, they may help you with the physical part of moving along with the mental aspect of coordinating and planning.

Stay patient. Take your time and plan out your move plenty of time in advance. This will allow you to be patient and make sure that you cover every base necessary. Staying calm ensures that you maintain a clear and focused mind that can make the best decisions and evaluate each scenario effectively.

Don’t panic. Panicking in any situation, but especially a move, can lead to a lot of mistakes and things forgotten. When you are moving for the first time you want things to go as smoothly as possible, but when they don’t it’s important to keep your cool so that you don’t make things worse than they already are.

Take care of yourself. Sometimes we forget to do even the simplest things like eating when we are in the rush of a move. Make sure you take time out of your schedule to have a relaxing meal and settle down a bit. This includes getting plenty of sleep and makings sure to drink plenty of water.

Taking the Hassle out of Moving Your Household Goods

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

It seems like everyone has tips for family and friends about the best way to move their household goods in the least intensive and stressful way possible. These tips often involve a lot of planning, organizing and leaving a lot of time to set everything up properly. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time before a move to do everything properly, especially when you need to move quickly for a new job or because there are deadlines to meet.

A great way to save a lot of time and hassle when moving domestically is to consult with a relocation service. A domestic moving company can coordinate large portions of the move to be both cost and time efficient. They can do this because they have access to resources and information that aren’t necessarily available to the average mover. They can set it up so that your household goods can travel along several different van lines, effectively saving time and money on your household goods transportation.

For people short on time, hiring workers to help with everything from packing to unloading and loading trucks can save a ton of time as well. A relocation service can help set up a door-to-door delivery service, then you can get people to help move things in and out of the house as well as arrange and set up furniture. Sometimes people get their friends to help, but if there is no one available or you don’t want to burden your friendships, there are always plenty of people available to do any type of work in this economy.

Relocating Your Pets Safely

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Beside your children or loved ones, your pets will be the most valuable and important thing you will be moving with you to your new home. Relocating to a new place can be difficult for animals, as they are not usually used to travel and may be uncomfortable with some of the conditions they will be forced to move in. A good way to alleviate their discomfort is to keep up as many routines as possible before the move. There is not such thing as preparing a pet mentally for a move, so give them as many of the usual comforts as you can.

Before the move occurs, make sure you have the proper equipment and plans in order to move your pets as safely as possible. Purchase a strong and sturdy transport carrier if you are going to be using a mode of transport that requires one, usually a plane. Plane travel is probably the least comfortable mode of transport for your pets, so make sure that you book a direct flight if at all possible. Make reservations for your flight far in advance and make sure you get full instructions and restrictions from the airline regarding their pet policies.

If you are moving by car things get a little easier. Cats should always be kept in a carrier during auto travel. You can buy special car harnesses for dogs at most pet stores. Stop frequently along the trip so that your pets can relieve themselves and get a little bit of exercise. Of course, never leave your pets unattended in the car or in the back of a moving van during hot summer months. Doing this can be very dangerous when temperatures can reach up to 120 degrees inside a vehicle.