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Tips for moving during the holidays

Posted by Staff on Dec 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM

It’s official: the holidays have arrived. Attempting to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the season can be overwhelming enough, let alone trying to plan an entire move on top of it. Coordinating a smooth relocation among holiday parties, gift buying and family traditions is no easy task, but a little preparation can go a long way. Here are our top moving tips to help keep you sane and alleviate stress that can come along with a holiday move.

1.   Find a holiday moving company

When planning a move over the holidays, one of the first things to do is to find and reserve a reputable moving company.

The demand for moving services at this time of year is typically lower than average, meaning moving companies also tend to be less active. Some companies may be closed for keys dates of your move and the move itself may take longer than normal since employees will likely take time off to see their families.

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Topics: Holiday, Moving, Transferee Resources

7 avoidable moving mistakes

Posted by Staff on Nov 24, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Relocating for a new job can be both exciting and stressful- with plenty of opportunities to make mistakes. Planning a move ahead of time and doing research on the new location can help ease the transition. Here are seven common, and avoidable, moving mistakes to ensure a successful move.

1.  Not considering the commute

Many people forget to consider how much a long commute will weigh on their personal happiness, especially if the company’s office is in a remote location or a busy city. It’s important to decide whether dedicating extra hours every day for travel to and from work is worth the sacrifice. In the end, the commute to work might lead to dissatisfaction with the job itself.
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Topics: Moving, Transferee Resources

10 tips for moving with pets

Posted by Staff on Oct 13, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Whether you own a cat, dog or even a fish, new environments are often scary for pets. When you move, you are taking your pet out of its comfort zone, which can increase its anxiety. Planning a move with your pet in mind can help alleviate and minimize stress once you arrive. Here are a few things to consider before a move to ensure it will feel like home for everyone.

1.       Pick a pet friendly neighborhood

If at all possible, visit your new home beforehand to get a sense of what the neighborhood is like. Will you be able to take your dog for a walk and still feel safe?

The ASPCA also recommends taking note of aggressive dogs or dogs wandering around without a leash.

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Topics: Moving, Transferee Resources