Whether you are moving across the country or across town, moving is time-consuming and labor-intensive. There are not a lot of people that will tell you they like doing it. But there are some things you can do to make the job easier on yourself and make the transition a little smoother.
Most of the time, local moves are the hardest because people tend to try and do all the work themselves.
RV travel may be over for the season, and you might have already decided to aput your vehicle into a coverage storage facility. Covered storage is great for protecting the RV from snow, sun and other weather issues, but you need to do some more prep before leaving your vehicle anywhere. These actions will enable you to drive right away once you're ready.
1-Check for Problems
After long winters you won't want to take your RV out of covered storage just to take it to a mechanic.
Your crystal chandelier is an elegant and expensive part of your home's décor. Moving a chandelier may sound intimidating, but you can't bare to part with it, especially if it's a gift or heirloom. Don't let intimidation stop you from taking your beloved chandelier with you. Follow these guidelines for packing a crystal chandelier.
Prepare to Pack the Chandelier
To pack the chandelier, gather:
step-ladder screwdriver marker thick towel tissue paper or newspaper bubble wrap foam padding plastic ties plastic freezer bags packing tape packing peanuts sturdy boxes assistant (optional) Shut off the power to the room from the breaker box to prevent shock when you remove the chandelier.
If you're planning a cross-country move in the near future, you may be putting the most thought into relocating your pets -- particularly if they spend time both indoors and outdoors. Unfortunately, some indoor/outdoor pets can become traumatized or disoriented during the moving process, potentially even running away from your new home in an attempt to find their way back to their former stomping grounds. What can you do to make your moving process as stress-free as possible for your indoor/outdoor pets?
If you have had plenty of notice prior to a move, you may have attempted to use up your toiletries before the move. But, if you haven't managed to or are moving on short notice, you may want to pack your half used lotions, shampoos and make-up up so they don't go to waste. However, you don't want them to break apart or leak out in the box either. Here are a few tips that you should follow when you are packing up your toiletries during a move.