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Cross Country Moving
If you are looking to relocate your family across the United States, you are in for an adventure! Cross-country moving can be an exciting and fun experience, as long and you have executed your move with the right planning. However there are complications that arise with interstate moving that you may otherwise not encounter in a local move. Namely when you are looking to relocate with pets, plants, and kids in tow.
Most every state has specific laws regarding bringing pets when moving cross country. The USDA has an online list available of the different states' requirements at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_import/animal_imports_states.shtml. Take your pet to a veterinarian to have them checked up and to discuss what you need to do to meet the requirements of your destination state.
Many states have either border inspection of all animals coming through or at the very least random inspections by department of agriculture officials or the state highway patrol. Be sure you have your pet's certificates in order and ready to present at the border. Always have the pet's collar and tags on and when taking dogs out of the car always have them on a leash.
Household plants can't be packed into moving trucks. In fact, cross country moving with plants actually requires a gypsy moth inspection from the USDA – APHIS Cargo Inspection Policy Department (which can be found at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/). Certain plants are banned from entering or leaving certain states altogether, if you are planning on moving out of state consult the USDA for more information.
Dangerous, flammable, corrosive, and explosive goods are illegal to move and should be disposed of properly. Visit http://www.earth911.com to find nearby disposal locations for hazardous or recyclable goods.
Moving with kids can present the most complications when moving cross country. Not only is there the obvious issue of the time spent traveling on long car rides which can be very boring for children, but also the major life change involved and helping the child cope. Kids' ability to deal with moving can depend on their own emotional sensitivity and their attachment to where you currently live. The first step to interstate moving with a child is definitely to sit down and discuss the plans with your kids and make it perfectly clear that this is a good thing for the whole family, and they are an important factor to this move.
The steps leading up to the move present many great opportunities for you to encourage your child's participation. Teach your kid how to pack and have them pack up their favorite items. You can also have a yard sale where you make it clear what you are all getting rid of and what you are keeping, and have your kid help in organizing the sale. If your child feels involved in the move with a distinct job or a few different responsibilities, your child will likely feel more invested in the process and will view this as a positive change.
Cross Country Moving Day
When it comes to moving day having your kid cared for by a relative or daycare center is always a good idea but not necessarily an option with long distance moving. If you have to make the trip by car then bring plenty of water and food, at least 2 gallons to be safe. Plan your trip with plenty of stops to rest and play so it will remain a pleasant experience for your child.
When you arrive at your new home and start unpacking it is a good idea to unpack your kid's room first. At least get furniture in place and let them tend to their own small items, providing a comfort zone and activity while you're busy unpacking the rest of the house.
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Most importantly, before you move to a new state you must get in contact with the school they are leaving to have their records transferred to their new school. Give yourself ample time to research schools in your new area and find one that best meets the needs of your child. Most families choose to move in the summer time as to not interrupt their child's school year. You can find more information on cross country moving at our website, www.AcclaimedMovers.com and you can fill out a free quote so that we can take care of your cross country move.
If you need a point in the right direction as far as finding a moving company to help you with your cross-country move, look no further than Acclaimed Movers and Storage. Acclaimed is a fully comprehensive, full-service, luxury long distance moving company, and our unwavering commitment to customer service and efficiency has helped us earn an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau.
We maintain a fleet of top-of-the-line trucks which run on a bio-diesel fuel in order to reduce our carbon footprint in a rapidly-polluted world. Additionally, our trucks are equipped with global positioning systems (or GPS), which not only give our drivers the most accurate, concise routes possible, but allow our company (as well as customers) to know where all items are at any given moment. This makes sure your items are never lost during the shipment process.
Moreover, each of our long distance movers receives in-depth training on how to properly wrap, pack, and move any item. Pool tables, pianos, artwork, automobiles, network servers, office furniture, you name it; we can and will move it all. At Acclaimed, we take your business seriously and ensure that each and every one of our moving specialists exceeds the industry standards. Our professional packing service ensures the safe transportation of your belongings, and also fortifies your boxes, allowing them to withstand greater external pressure.
If you are downsizing or need storage space for any reason, Acclaimed has an enormous, climate-controlled, secure, storage facility; featuring 24 hour surveillance and a temperature control system that protects belongings from pests, mold, rust and the sun.
When you’re ready to obtain a free, no-obligation quote from Acclaimed Movers and Storage, feel free to try out the easy-to-use, online moving quote generator on our homepage. Also, we have our moving consultants available six days a week who can get you a quote in minutes over-the-phone. Moreover, we offer free on-site estimates for all of our customers. With the Acclaimed on-site, our estimator physically assesses the move with a comprehensive evaluation of the services you require so that you can get a “not to exceed” quote price. Our on-site service protects you from overlooked fees and unexpected costs. When you move with Acclaimed Movers and Storage, you’re sure to have an effortless and enjoyable experience. Fill out a free quote so that we can take care of your cross country move.