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How to Make a Move Easier on Your Pet

clock September 27, 2011 20:06 by author Janet Corniel

As you prepare to move, keep in mind the needs of your pet.  Your pet’s needs will vary depending on how far you are moving.  The greater the distance, the more preparation will be required.  You will have to decide how you will transport your pet, whether or not you will board them and if any temporary accommodations will accept them if needed. 

Another very important thing to keep in mind is what to do with your pet on the day of the move.  Professional movers, like those with ClickandMove are used to having pets around.  However, it is best to keep them kenneled or contained during the move for their own safety.  During the day of the move, doors will be left opened and people will be coming and going.  It will be a flurry of activity at your home, which can cause stress or worse give your pet an opportunity to run off.  Therefore, keeping them confined to a safe place is best for your pet and your movers.

Discussing your upcoming move with your veterinarian will help to assess the health of your pet, which in turn will allow you to evaluate your options.  You definitely want to make sure you have everything current, like vaccinations and have a copy of the records.  Most airlines and other pet transport services require this type of documentation.  Therefore, having it ahead of time will facilitate the process. 

Keep in mind that there are companies that specialize in transporting and boarding pets.  Therefore, if you are inundated with other tasks, you could use these services to help you.

Unpacking Tips to Help You Make Quick Progress

clock September 19, 2011 18:15 by author Janet Corniel

After all of your goods are delivered and you begin to unpack, it is important to stage the unpacking to keep order.  What helps is to stage your work one room at a time.  Decide which room is the most important for your lifestyle and your family.  This will help you prioritize the rooms as you go.  For most, it is the kitchen.  Once you unpack a room like the kitchen, it helps you make huge progress.

As you unpack, break down the boxes.  Keep one box to store the packing paper.  As you make your way through the boxes, make an immediate decision on the item.  Either put it away, throw it away or donate it.  This will help you make swift progress.  It is important to keep room in your place as you unpack.  If you have a garage or storage shed, keep the unpacked boxes to help with the clutter and give you a sense of progress.  Once you are done, there are several options for you to get rid of the boxes and paper.  You can call your moving company to pick up the packing materials, you can post them online for sale or donation.  Either way the sooner you get those out of your way, the sooner you will begin to feel settled.

How to Make Your Move Easier on Yourself

clock September 12, 2011 17:05 by author Janet Corniel

As many of you well know, moving is stressful and demanding on your time.  However, setting yourself up for success will help you make your move easier.  In order to do that, the more tools you find to use in your arsenal, the better off you will be.  Here are a few that may help.

Organizer.  An organizer of any type will work.  It could be your computer, a mobile phone application or a binder.  Whatever works for you.  It is just important that you find something that you will use and a central location for all the activity dealing with your move.  This is invaluable because having everything in one place will save you time and wasted energy later.

ClickandMove.  If you are hiring a professional to move you, is a valuable tool to find just the right company to meet your needs.  It will also save you time and give you flexibility.  You can inventory your things on your schedule and then send the information out to movers in your area for estimates.  It will give you a clear understanding of what is on offer in your area. 

On-line Research.  On-line research is definitely worth your time.  From doing some research on the moving companies you get estimates from to finding the right realtor or apartment for you, researching on-line makes a huge difference.  You are in a better position to make an educated decision on your next thing to do once you have the information in hand.

Recommendations.  If you can get recommendations on working professionals or services in your area, you will be given great information to use.  Learning from others saves you from going down a path that may not be optimal for you and your family.
In any event, there may be more tools that you will find you use in your move.  Just keep in mind that the more time you spend to get things in order in the beginning, the better position you will be in for the long haul.

Paring Down Before a Move

clock September 6, 2011 17:36 by author Janet Corniel

As you take your inventory using, you will have a great opportunity to pare down some of your household goods.  After going from room to room, you may have decided that some of your things will not work for your new home.  If so, take this opportunity to reduce your household goods.  There are many options available to you.  You may choose to sell these items on-line to help facilitate the cost of your move.  You may decide to donate these items to local charities or give them away.  Either way, dealing with these items prior to the move is the easiest and most cost-effective way of handling them.  In other words, you do not want to pay a mover to move items you had no intention of using in your new location and then have to get rid of them in your new home. 

Remember once you move, you will have enough to do to settle.  Therefore, paring down these items ahead of time will give you the opportunity to focus on unpacking items you want and need.