Acclaimed Movers Blog
4 years ago
A lot of people find that the process of moving has proven to be one of the most strenuous tasks a person can encounter. It takes a considerable about of planning and preparation in the weeks leading up to the move. But wait- what happens if you discover that you have to move in just 7 days? The whole moving situation suddenly becomes much more complex. There are still ways to work through the amplified stress, and keep everything in order as you rather quickly transition into a new phase of your life.
The first thing you must remember is that you cannot panic. You should come to terms with the fact that things will not be quite how they should for a little while, but everything will be back to normal eventually. Realizing and accepting this early on will ensure that you keep your emotions in check. If you allow yourself to slip into a state of panic, you are more destined to forget critical things and make things moe complicated.
Before you begin packing, you should make sure you have a place to live. no matter whether you are moving because of a sudden job offer, financial trouble, or more personal reasons, you have to have a place to go first and foremost. You cannot go to the later steps of moving if you have not established a place to go first. If you need some more time before selecting a place of residence, look into temporary hosing or extended-stay hotels. You can keep your items in storage until you find a place, or you can keep all of them with you depending on how many items you have.
Before packing anything up, retrieve and copy all of the documents you will need or may need during the process. These documents might include school records, dental and medical records, copies of your lease agreement or mortgage for your old place. Keep these items on your person at all times so they do not get lost.
Something that will help you drastically both before and after the move is decluttering. This means getting rid of the things you don't need or will never see yourself using again. If you are moving in a pinch, this will make the packing process much easier, while also resulting in a decreased use of packing materials and size of the truck you'll need to move, thus saving you money. You can also get some money in your pocket by selling anything you want to get rid of, o help out a little by donating it. You can save on supplies by doing a bit of looking around. Many online classified forums advertise free boxes, just make sure that they are relatively clean and in good shape to keep your stuff protected. If you are using a moving company, make sure that you are not packing any prohibited items. These items usually include (but are not limited to) chemicals, perishables, explosives or fire starters, live animals, and irreplaceable goods.
4 years ago
After all of the moving-day aftershocks have subsided, you may feel as though there is something missing from your life that is weighing you down. Of course it is normal to feel a lot of mixed emotions before, during, and after the move for plenty of reasons, you might find that the one thing you are lacking is a sense of belonging. This longing for companionship may vary in intensity depending on how far you moved from the place you were used to. After everything is set up in your immediate life, such as schools for the kids and unpacking of your new residence, you can devote a little more attention to tackling the nagging feelings the you caught in your new place.
The amount of time it takes after the move in order for you to feel completely settled in will say from person to person, circumstance to circumstance. Usually, moves that are only short distances away from the old location tend to leave movees with little or no sense of displacement, since everything that is familiar to them is still relatively close by.
Moving in and of itself is very stressful. More than unpacking and getting physically settled in to your new home, you need to begin the process of settling in emotionally. Making home feel like home requires that you establish strong bonds with the community around you, including neighbors, business owners, garden workers, or just about anyone you come across.
For some people, settling in to a new home is a very difficult process because not a lot of people have time to build bonds with the community around them. If you are one of these people, then you’re in luck. We will be discussing different ways that you can feel more at home in your new home.
First and foremost, you will have to step a little bit beyond your comfort zone in order to grow and thrive in this new environment. If this is something you struggle with, then push yourself to do small things that you wouldn't normally do. A good way to do this is to shop at a farmers market on weekend mornings instead of stopping by an empty store at 8pm on Monday night.
Next, you can join anything and everything in your community (time permitting, of course). Maybe try a yoga class in the park or a book club on your street. Or, find something that caters to your interests.
Do some volunteer work. Helping out in your new community is a great way to meet people who are also interesting in giving back. Check on the local classifieds for volunteer opportunities, or take this as a chance to spark conversation with your new neighbors.
You may find it easier to join a group of likeminded people. If you have a dog, look for dog-walking groups. If you are religious, then find a place or worship near your new home.
Take some time to walk around and get out there. You’ll have a great time finding new places to linger, and this will give you something in common with others as well.
It takes an average of 23 days for someone to become accustomed to their new surroundings. If you make an effort to get out and get around, the pain of moving will quickly dissipate.
4 years ago
Whether it is Local Moving, Business Moving, International Moving, Office Moving or any type of moving it is a very stressful thing to do. Not just because it necessitates a lot of organizing, but it is also extremely time consuming, challenging, and physically-taxing business. You might think it is a more economical idea to do the entire thing by yourself, hiring the help of a full-service moving company will help keep a lot of stress off of you shoulders, even though you rank account may feel jus a bit more worn down.
Recruiting the assistance of a full-service moving company allows you to have service tailored to what you need in order to get the move done right. You can have them do things such as pack your belongings, place them in the truck, transport the items to the new location, unload the truck, and unpack boxes to your new place? You can select just one of these services, two of them, or all of them to be done for you. Of course, each has its own associated moving company prices. Below, we will discuss the different costs associated with having a full service moving company handle these services.
First, you should begin by asking yourself how much assistance you really need. This is one of the key factors in determining how high your moving company prices will be for the services you select. As said above, movers can pack and unpack your belongings, but these services will cost a considerable amount of money.
On the higher end of the price spectrum, you can choose to do the packing yourself, then have movers pick it up, load it onto the truck, take it all to the new place, then unpack the truck. The cheapest option is to pack yourself, find an inexpensive truck rental company, then get movers to load up and unload. You can estimate to pay around $30 for a move like this, not including the cost of truck rental, fuel, and other various costs.
Then, you should ask yourself how many things you will be moving. The cost of moving will vary based on how many items you have. The quantity of items you are moving will change how big the truck has to be, as well as the amount of people you will need to hire to get the job done.
Next, the distance you are moving should be considered. Local moves will be a little cheaper if you choose to rent a truck independently. You have to remember that you will have to pay for fuel costs for the truck. If you are going long distance, then you can expect to receive different rates from each company.
Where you live should also be on the list of things to consider when moving as well as thinking about moving company prices. Moving companies in big cities will often charge upwards of $15 more per hour of the move than movers in smaller cities.
You also have to ask yourself if you want to purchase insurance for your move. You can purchase through the moving company (which will be added onto your final bill) or you can choose to purchase through a third party website. You can also look at your renters insurance to see if it is applicable to moves.
The way in which you hire movers can also have a bit of an effect on moving company prices. You should ask for mover recommendations from friends or family who you know have moved in the past. Make sure to ask how they liked the service, if the price was fair, and if the movers were helpful.
Next, you need to get quotes from several different companies and sources in order to find the price that is right for you. Compare the quotes that you get from each moving company; and don’t forget to compare the services for each company also. Cheaper doesn't always mean better.
Make sure companies are not charging you hidden fees. Many companies will try to charge you extra things without telling you by hiding questionable charges in contracts. When you sign the contract, you are binding yourself into paying these fees.
You should make sure you get every transaction and discussion you have with the moving company in writing. This will ensure that the company cannot back out of anything that they have told you.
Everyone’s move is a little different, so make sure that you are aware of what exactly it is you need to get done, and get quotes from several different sources to make sure the moving company prices are something that you can afford to pay.
4 years ago
Things to Think About Before the Move
Before you begin the moving process, you should find an office or organization you can contact in your new location regarding animal laws in the area. A lot of smaller metropolitan areas have specific rules and zoning laws that don’t allow residents to keep certain animals as pets. For example, some areas do not allow the keeping of chickens, goats, or pigs, as these animals tend to spread germs and infectious diseases easier than other animals due to the way they eat and excrete. Some condominiums or shared-living buildings might not allow pets of any kind. Usually, animals such as lizards, spiders, snakes, or rats are not allowed in buildings such as these because they pose an increased health risk.
Animals such as wolves, monkeys, and large cats will require you to have a special permit in order to keep them. Licensing might also be required for these animals. Again, it is smart to check with local agencies prior to moving, as some may require that such animals are kept in confinement or on a leash at all times.
After you have confirmed that your pets are allowed in your new location, request copies of the animal’s health certifications from your vets office. Make sure to retain a copy of this for your records, and give it to the new veterinarian as well, so they can be sure to give the best care to your pet as possible. Make sure to take photos of the pet before you begin moving them. These can be handy in the event that the pet is misplaced during transit.
In addition to the health paperwork and photographs, you should be sure to have a Certificate of Health that is less than 14 days old. Many states mandate these certificates for dogs, while others may require you to have them for your cat, reptile, or bird also. These certificates can be received from any veterinarian that is licensed.
You will also need to acquire a permit in order to allow your pet entrance to the new state you are moving to. A veterinarian can also help you with this.
Lastly, you should be sure to have proper forms of identification.No matter what your method of travel will be, make sure that any collar-wearing animal has an identification tag on. This tag should clearly show the name of the animal, as well as your name and contact information, and the destination address. If you have a bird, you can purchase a leg band that has the same forms of identification included. While this varies from place to place, some states require that your pet has a rabies tag.
The method in which you choose to move your pet varies depending on whether you are moving Local or International. There are some services available that specialize in moving pets, while some people prefer to do it themselves. Household goods movers are not allowed to move any living animal, and you cannot take the pet via bus or train either. Service animals are the only exception to this.
If you are moving a long distance, then you are most likely going to get to the new destination via air travel. If you are bringing your pet on the plane with you, then you must invest in a large and durable pet carrier. This carrier must be large enough to allow your pet to sit, stand, turn their body, and lay down flat. It must also have an adequate amount of ventilation, as well as a secured bottom portion with a couple sheets of absorbency lining or pet pads. Do not place a lock on the kennel, as USDA and IATA require that your pet is accessible during an emergency. Many airlines allow you to rent a carrier for up to two days, but you can also purchase approved ones from a pet shop if you’d prefer. You must make sure that the airline allows animals before all else. Airlines may allow you to have your animal in the cabin with you so long as they are in a container that meets the same guidelines as the pet carriers above, and are able to fit under the seat. In order to travel in the cabin with you, the animal must not omit any foul odors or make loud noises. Pets that are not in direct proximity to their owner or that are oversized are likely required to be in the freight section of the plane. Many conventional airlines allow cats, dogs, fish, and birds in the freight area, but more exotic or venomous animals might not be allowed on the plane at all.
Try to keep the stress on your pet at a minimum by avoiding connecting flights and other changes in pace during this time. You might be required to take your pet to freight loading as early as 2 hours before the planes departure time.
Make sure to give your pet a small meal at least 6 hours before departure. Do not allow the animal to have any liquids up to 2 hours before the plane departs.
Turtles are the easiest pets to move, as they do not require a lot of care or maintenance during the move. In fact, they can be shipped using overnight mail, so long as the container they are in is marked as fragile, denoted that it contains a live animal, and has a wet rag inside to maintain moisture.
If you choose to transport your pet by car, then things are a bit different. If your pet has never been in a vehicle before, then you should contact your veterinarian to ask whether or not you can get motion-sickness medication for the animal. Also consider using bottled water for the duration of the trip, as changing water sources can cause your pet to become ill. Be sure to stop frequently to allow your pet to relieve themselves and drink water. Only feed your pet once a day for the duration of the trip. Don’t allow your pet to have their heads out the car window. Debris may fly into their nose, mouth, and eyes, which could case an infection or irregularity. Be sure to lock power operated windows to prevent your pet from rolling them down and falling out of the car.
Make an effort to take your pet with you wherever you go, as opposed to leaving them in the vehicle. If they must stay in, then leave windows cracked for air and water within reach.
4 years ago
The process of moving whether Local, International or Long Distance can be a tricky one for people of all ages. Even the people who are most used to a fast-paced life are brought to their knees by the complexity of the moving process. Now, think about how difficult it must be for an individual who has become used to a slower pace of life and less complicated schedule to uproot themselves. It is not easy to move, especially for a senior citizen. Besides the physical aspects involved in moving, such as finding the right company to get the job one, as well as getting everything packed up and taken to a new place, then trying to get everything situated again, there is also a considerably large emotional strain involved.
It is much more difficult to move when people have to cope with the fact that they must get rid of years and years worth of possessions that will likely not fit into the new location they are moving to. For older persons, this is typically to a nursing home. Almost as much as the elderly person who wishes to move, many of these possessions also have a sentimental value to their families, who’s childhood memorabilia likely reside in the homes of their parents or other elderly family members.
Seeking the services of a professional moving service can help combat many of the anti-move sentiment that many people will likely pick up when their elderly family members are moving. Some people feel it is better to complete the moves of elderly family members without the assistance of such moving companies, since hiring people like this can make the whole process of moving that much more frightening for senior citizens. Heck, its even scary for average aged movers to think about a group of strangers whisking into their home, grabbing literally everything they own, and driving off with it in a rusty truck. Many fearful feelings about moving are amplified for senior citizens. Hiring the services of a third party company can help in the sentimental battle, since these companies can take all of the feel-trips and emotions away from family members who will not have to be around to witness the taking of their sentimentally-loaded goods, as well as the assorted feelings that their parents are likely going though at the time of the move.
Many movers who specialize in the moving of elderly people are often ones who have worked in similar fields at some point in their lives. These movers may have previously worked in a senior care facility or hospital, and they tend to be more well acclimated to the emotional tendencies of older folks.
One can find a plentiful list of moving company who specialize in senior citizen relocation online. Many of the companies listed should list organizing, sorting, and downsizing, as well as safe disposal of unwanted goods, and interior design (in order to help the elderly mover establish a comfortable living setup in their new location).
If you will be setting up the moving services for your elderly relative, then you should take it into your own hands find a company that is capable of competing elderly moves with the level of patience, delicacy, and care that they require. These people will often be fine with taking the moving process nice and slow in order to give your elderly relative the easiest time moving as possible. Many older ladies and gentlemen will often want to take the time to look and sort through goods as they are being loaded onto the truck.
It is critical to make sure that the person or company selected to do the move is licensed and insured. Check their online reviews, and maybe consider contacting people who have already conducted service with them in the past for a more detailed description of how they did things.
Remember that a decent senior-citizen moving service will likely not come cheap. Take some extra time to consider the prices of different companies, and maybe even get an estimate or two. Above all, try to be delicate with your elderly relative during this time, as they may be working through emotions in the weeks leading up to the move.