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Moving with pets brings with it a set of challenges above and beyond the normal tasks of a residential move. Moving with cats? Well, that’s in a category all its own! Anyone who has cats in his or her life knows that the idea of moving and disturbing the peace and routine for a cat can be a recipe for a super stressful time.
Check out these three tips for moving with cats to bring the stress level down for both you and your feline:
You can begin to familiarize your cat with the idea of moving and having some disruption in their environment and schedule. Doing this in advance can minimize stress when it is go time. For example:
Like a child, maintaining routine for your cat during a move is a smart idea. Routines bring comfort and consistency and will help to counteract any anxiety the cat may be experiencing.
On moving day, as you or your movers are loading and unloading the truck, it can be far too easy (and tempting) for the cat to bolt out the door or become injured by heavy boxes. Whether it’s time to put the cat in the carrier with a treat and a toy…or you decide it’s best to put them in a bedroom with the door shut, containment is the most effective way to keep the cat safe and secure.
Need more tips for moving with a cat? Get all the advice you need for moving with pets from our team at Nilson Van & Storage. Call 800-845-2682 or connect with us online now.
The residential moving process doesn’t need to be a chaotic, overwhelming event. However, far too many people attempt to move without a plan, and that’s how it becomes chaotic and overwhelming. Take a proactive approach for your upcoming move by creating and sticking to a packing and moving plan.
From packing up the first box to unloading and arranging items in your new place, there is a certain order you can follow to alleviate stress and hassle.
Here are some highlights from the moving experts’ ultimate moving to-do list to streamline your residential moving process:
A to-do list will certainly help you out during the process, but to have the most streamlined and efficient residential moving process, reach out to the pros at Nilson Van & Storage today.
If a residential move is in your future, throwing out unnecessary items should be on your to-do list. It’s common to accumulate a lot of stuff you don’t really need. In fact, the longer you have lived in your home, the more belongings you may have crammed away in closets, in the garage or in boxes in the basement.
Of course, if you are super organized and on top of things, you will not have as much as a self-proclaimed packrat or “hoarder” who can’t bear to let go of items even if they don’t serve a purpose. Still, nearly everyone can thin out personal possessions prior to a move, especially once you consider it can lead to decreased moving costs.
A portion of your moving funds will go to boxes, the weight of the items you move, and labor for each box you bring along. Plus, the fewer things you move, the less you must spend time unpacking at your new location.
Let’s take a look at three things you may want to throw out before your residential move:
Books are heavy and take up a lot of space in boxes. If certain books have sentimental value (or real value), go ahead and keep them—but only the ones you are certain you can’t let go. Otherwise, give them away.
Everyone has those boxes of clothes or shoes that they rarely if ever wear. There’s no need to bring them along on the move. Donate them and free up yourself and your boxes.
It’s common to accumulate quite a collection of mismatched coffee mugs and cups; however, moving them is pointless. You can inexpensively replenish your collection with matching mugs and cups once you arrive at your new home if necessary. Or, if you are like most people, you can afford to get rid of ALL the mismatched and cracked items and will still have more than enough for your family.
Need help planning for your residential move? Connect with our team of moving pros at Nilson Van & Storage today.