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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Tips For Long Distance Moves With Pets

If you are gearing up for a long distance move, there are lots of factors to take into consideration. One thing you should make sure to give some thought to is getting your pets safely to their new home. Here are four ways you can prepare for a long distance move involving pets.

1. Pack Your Pet's Belongings Separate

Be sure to keep your pet's items in a separate staging area so that these don't get lost in the shuffle. Moves that will involve long distance movers and trucking across the country can run the risk of items getting misplaced or not arriving immediately. Don't put yourself in a bind when it comes to pet food, supplies, or medications. If you can bring these along with your personal items, your pets will be in good shape.

2. Keep Pets Safe on Move Day

If you are coordinating a rather large move, your pets might be confused or anxious throughout the process. While packing up items, be sure to keep an eye on your pets. If they seem upset during the process, it will be a good idea to take extra care when move day comes. If you can put pets in a back room that won't be accessed by movers, there will be less risk of escape, which is important especially with indoor pets. If you can board or leave pets with friends, this can be a safe option as well.

3. Preparing for Your Road Trip

If pets will be coming along with you in the car, their safety needs to be a priority. Make sure that cats and small dogs are in carriers and that larger dogs can be secured with leashes during potty breaks. If you have an overly anxious pet, discuss medication options with your vet that can help them sleep or homeopathic options that can calm your pets.

4. Give Some Thought to Your Pet's New Surroundings

Once you have tackled the move, it is important to have a game plan in your new home and town for your pets. Secure a vet in your new town and get appointments on the books so that your pets will be ready for any future health-related emergencies. Make sure to pick a closed-off area of your new home to give pets space to acclimate during the first few days of moving.

Moving to a new city can be stressful for anyone, and this rings true for pets as well. They won't know what is going on and may be nervous about changes around them. The more steps you can take to keep your pets safe, healthy, and calm during a long distance move, the better.

For more tips or general help with the moving process, talk with local moving companies, such as Dixie Moving and Storage Inc..