Whether you're being transferred (or promoted) to a new job across the country or are just looking for a change of scenery, you may be wondering how best to tote your entire collection of worldly possessions (as well as yourself, your family, and your pets) over state lines. Moving into a new time zone can add even more complexity to the process. Fortunately, there are a number of resources at your disposal that should help you keep costs low while making sure you and your family get to your new destination in one piece.
If you are moving into a new home, there are a few things that you should get done before your movers arrive to unload your belongings. For a local move, it is ideal if you have a week before you move into your new place when you can access the home and complete these tasks. However, if you only have access to your new home on moving day, you may think about leaving a person you trust behind with the movers and completing these tasks while they are loading your moving truck and transporting your belongings.
Between the packing, hard labor and general chaos, moving can be difficult for every member of your family. This also includes the scaly or feathered members of your brood, and unfortunately, they cannot tell you when they are feeling overwhelmed. Relocating can be very stressful on your pets, which is why it is vital to get them to their new home as safely as possible. Here are a few tips to help you relocate your fish or bird:
Once your infant has grown out of clothes and baby equipment, it's hard to find a place at home to store the stuff, but you may want to keep it around for another baby. Using a small, local storage facility can be helpful. However, you should be aware of some general guidelines about keeping items in long-term storage, since they can help you when it come to keeping your things organized and free of damage.