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Tips to consider while you plan to move

If you are thinking about moving house, you need to know how the moving process works and what it entails. Most people use a professional relocation specialist to keep their moves running smoothly.

However, there are still a few things you need to know to prevent problems from occurring. We have used our years of industry experience and professional training to put together the following tips and facilitate your next step. They include:

Get organized as soon as possible

One of the worst mistakes people make when moving houses is leaving everything to the last minute. It is very important to make sure you organize things in advance to avoid stress and other problems that arise.

Pack the items well

It is very important to make sure that all your personal items are well packed before your big move. Otherwise, it may be damaged or broken during the lifting process.

Use what you already have to pack

We recommend that people always follow environmentally friendly packaging techniques when moving house. Generally, this includes using what you already have to pack your home. For example, you can:

Fill suitcases, bags, plastic boxes, and whatever else you already have before using the new boxes.

Consider wrapping fragile items and using things like towels, blankets, and other soft items as padding inside the boxes.

This will save you time and money and allow you to do your part for the planet as you move.

Maintain inventory of items

Moving can be extremely frustrating, especially if you have a lot of belongings or a large family. You can reduce this frustration by keeping a careful list of everything you pack in each box. Label the boxes carefully so you can be sure they are placed in the correct room upon arrival.

Put the basics in a box

We recommend that you always put some essentials aside and pack them in a special “essentials” box. This can eventually be loaded onto the truck and should contain everything you need while you unpack the next day or two.

Moving your pets

Pets in your home will be affected by relocation and family members. Dogs are particularly adaptable to their owners’ feelings, and all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for repairmen will worry those days in advance. Cats may appear cold, calm, rejuvenated, and like their usual distant selves, but they will be stressed out and a bit confused as you prepare to move.

Stay close

Cats and dogs are very sensitive to any changes in their environment and may even worry like an animal about abandoning them. It is a good idea to keep them on the old property as much as possible to avoid leaving them unattended for a long time in an unfamiliar location. Kindness, patience, and a little understanding will help them overcome any fear or tension about what is happening around them.

Aquariums

If you have a very expensive setup and the fish has to come with you, then you need to make the proper preparations. Prepare a container for the fish by adding water from the tank with the fish. This ensures the protection of the particular bacterial colony. Put your fish in the fish tank.

Live plants in the tank should also be placed in the container. Once you have done this, empty the fish tank and place the filter, pump, and ornaments in a clearly marked box. As mentioned above, fish don’t travel as well, so be prepared for some losses when you get to your new residence.

Terrariums

Preparing a terrarium that may contain reptiles, insects, or amphibians is almost the same method as in an aquarium. Just make sure the containers you put all the creatures in are safe and there is no chance of them getting out. Fish do not cause panic, but a fleeing tarantula or snake definitely causes panic.

Birds

It is much easier to transport your furry friend than other pets. You can leave the bird in the cage. Cover the bottom with newspaper, make sure they contain lots of seeds and some fruit, make sure to fix the cage door, and then cover the cage with a towel or cloth. Birds tend to remain calm and suffer little movement.

Pets generally mean a lot to their owners, so with careful grooming you can ensure that they are safe to move around with you.

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