Moving and Storing Household Items

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Moving and Storing Household Items

When a family member passes away unexpectedly, there is not only grief but so much other stuff the family has to do. Hello, my name's Bernice. My mother-in-law passed away last year. Here we are a year later, and it's beginning to feel like we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. When it came to cleaning out Mom’s house, I had to put my organizational skills to work. My husband has three siblings, so furniture and belongings were going in four directions. There were some items we wanted to put in storage until our children were old enough to use them. I found a moving company that was willing to work with us. They worked to make sure the items were delivered to the locations we specified. I want to share more about this experience with you and hope you can take away some helpful information.


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Long distance moves can be difficult to plan, especially if the new home is located in a completely different climate zone than the old one. If you are moving to a colder climate from a nice, warm climate, there are some tips to follow to ensure that the transition goes smoothly.

Employ a Moving Service

Unless you have experience driving big trucks, your best option is to employ a moving service to help transport your things. Transitioning from one climate to another could mean leaving warm, dry weather to end up in cold, snow covered roads. Driving on roads covered with snow is dangerous enough in a car, but when you add the size and weight of a big moving truck with all of your belongings packed inside, the trip can quickly become deadly. A professional moving service, like, Wheaton World Wide Moving, employs experienced drivers that are well-equipped to handle driving through poor conditions.

Pack Accordingly

Some of your belongings won't do well in cold temperatures. Things like your electronics and houseplants will not do well in a cold moving truck. So, how do you pack these things to protect them from the cold temperatures inside the truck?

Insulated Packing Products – You can purchase insulated boxes to pack your electronics inside. These boxes are designed to keep the contents at a steadier temperature. So, although the inside of the moving truck is freezing, the inside of the box will remain at a higher temperature.

Instant Hand Warmers – If  you are concerned that the insulated boxes aren't going to provide enough protection for your electronics or plants, instant hand warmers can be placed inside the box. These hand warmers can produce heat for several hours and help to keep the temperature inside the box a little higher. If moving to your new home will take a day or two, pack these boxes onto the moving truck last so that you can open them and toss in some new hand warmers along the way.

Heated Vehicle – One last option is to transport these difficult items in a heated vehicle. Consider renting a cargo van to transport them to your new home. This way, you can control the temperature of the boxes by adjusting the heat inside the van.

Keeping these things in mind while preparing for a long distance move will help you reach your new destination with fewer regrets and expenses when it comes to replacing those items that could potentially be destroyed by the change in temperatures.