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4 Moving Tips For Your Family

Any parent will agree that everything in life is more complicated with kids in tow! Moving is no exception. Whether you are transporting your family across the country or across town, there are a few steps you can take that can help minimize the stress that comes with uprooting an entire household. By having an action plan for the first 24 hours in your new home, you may be able to minimize stress for all involved in the move, which can help the entire family quickly become acclimated to new surroundings.

4 Moving Tips For Your Family

Plan the First Meals

No one does well on an empty stomach, so having a well thought-out meal plan can do wonders when it comes to minimizing the stress of a move. You may not have your fully functioning kitchen set up and stocked on the first day in your new residence, but you can still be prepared for when family members start asking about the next meal. Have a local pizza kitchen or nearby take-out restaurant already programmed into your phone so that you will be ready to make the call when hunger strikes.

Plan to Take a Time-Out

Just as the ancient city of Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither will your new home be set in order in just one day. To help reduce the stress that each member of your family may be experiencing, plan to take a time-out to just enjoy each others company. This may mean taking a walk around your new neighborhood, checking out a local park, driving past your child’s new school, or simply playing a giant game of hide-and-seek among the stacks of moving boxes.

Plan to Make the Beds

No matter how big or how small your move, the very act of moving an entire household is exhausting, both emotionally and physically. If at all possible, load bedroom furniture into your moving truck so that it will be the first items off when the truck is unloaded. As you pack up your belongings from your former residence, take note of the boxes or bags that contain pertinent bedding. Sheets, blankets, pillows, and pillow cases should be clearly marked so that as soon as beds are reassembled, bedding can be made up. Everyone sleeps better in their own bed; this is particularly true of children. When everything else in their world is unfamiliar, giving them this one, familiar place to rest can do wonders for their peace-of-mind.

Plan on Asking for Help 

Let’s be honest. Moving your family can be difficult. Having a professional moving company in your corner can help make your move easier. Whether you are moving across town, or across the country, our family owned moving company is here to help make your transition just a little bit easier. To learn more about the services we offer, contact us today!

4 Ways to Save Money with Professional Moving Services

When you decide it’s time to move the first thing to consider is how big of a job do you have? What your budget looks like? What is the time frame? Whether you are moving out of your parents’ home or perhaps you are moving out of an apartment, condo or house.  Moving services for moves such as these will allow freeing up your time, stress and energy. Below we listed 4 ways to cut costs with professional moving services so you will still reap the benefits all while sticking to your budget.

4 Ways to Save Money with Professional Moving Services

Pick the Right Time to Move

If you have the luxury of picking the best time of year to move rethink summer. Moving in the middle of summer is going to cost you a bit more due to it being the busy season. If you must move during the summer book as far in advance as possible. However, the better option is to postpone your relocation until summer has ended, as this will start the cutting costs process.

Purge Your Possessions

Although you could take all of the possessions that you currently have with you on your move, you are better off doing a purge beforehand. Selling or donating some items is smart, and you should put the most thought into large and heavy items as these are the ones that will cost the most money to move.

Disassemble the Furniture

Movers often charge for disassembling furniture, which is perfectly fine for those who are not capable of taking apart furniture on their own. However, if you are physically capable of doing so, you should. It is an easy way to save time on moving day.

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