Common Corporate Relocation Moving Mistakes

Common Corporate Relocation Moving Mistakes

Corporate relocation can be an easier process, if you plan ahead and avoid these common mistakes: Moving your belongings yourself A DIY move can seem like a good idea, but unless you’re able to fit all of your possessions in your car, it’s a mistake. You can hurt your back with the heavy lifting, or break your favorite wedding crystals. Hiring professional movers to help you out with the heavy lifting and time management leaves you with time to handle everything else with the move: your relationships and health. Packing your belongings yourself Packing is a tedious task, and an emotional one at that. Instead of doing it yourself, let someone help you pack everything up neatly and safely, with industrial pad wrapping paper & the knowledge on how to pack it so it would not get hurt during the transit. Showing up unannounced Some residential areas have rules on when you can move into your new place, for example: no moving on weekends to avoid upsetting the neighbors who are resting. Make sure you can use the elevator without upsetting the residents. Check and make sure you have space to park the truck without creating a traffic jam. Forgetting the keys This seems like a silly mistake, but it happens! You plan everything using carefully planned lists, you make the journey excited, and then you remember you left your keys to the new place in that drawer you never open. You do not want to call a locksmith and spend hundreds of dollars to open your front door. Keep the new keys with you on moving day, and...
Moving with pets in Chicago

Moving with pets in Chicago

Moving your beloved pets can be tricky: they are unfamiliar with the new surroundings, they can eat things they shouldn’t just because they’re on the floor, and they can have little accidents on the car ride to your new home. Here’s our guide to moving pets in Chicago: Step 1: Long distance pet move preparation: Plan the car ride: an accident – safe carrier or a seat cover for your car, a leash, a toy, snacks, food and water, and a hot water bottle in case it’s cold. Find a veterinarian in your new location: you never know when you’ll need it, so make sure you have the contact details of a vet and an emergency service that operates at night. Take your pets on some car rides, to get then used to it. Some pets gets so anxious during car rides, they vomit and drool. Bring your pet to the new location, to get used to the new surroundings and scents. Hire long distance movers, so you could spend moving day with what actually matters- your family, furry or otherwise. Step 2: Moving day with pets On the car ride over, take stops every 2-3 hours to stretch your pet’s legs and let them do their business. Let them drink and eat before getting back to the car. When you get to your new home, put your pets in a safe environment, meaning no nails / paint cans / food etc. Put your pets in a room where they can’t run away: this is crucial, because they don’t know the new place and they can run without having...
Packing Like A Pro –  Short Tips For A Living Room

Packing Like A Pro – Short Tips For A Living Room

There are hundreds of hacks for each category of possessions for the most efficient packing. It’s worth investing time in looking for the best ways and enjoying a smooth moving day and unpacking, as that’s the aim, right?   How To Pack Books And Photographs. If you are a lucky library owner, these tips os for you, but also if you prefer e-books, probably, the ones you keep at home are especially valuable for you. Someone said that you could recognize the right person by his attitude to books. So here’s how to pack them and keep safe. Use small boxes as books are heavy. If you put them with a spine facing up, it may lead to a damaged binder. Wrap with an individual paper the ones you love especially. For preparing your framed photos for relocating, we advise you to pack them ahead. Otherwise, it may get on your nerve if you postpone it to the last days. Doing in a hurry can’t be that accurate and may lead to undesirable damage. Pack them into a separate box marked “fragile,” bubble wrap would be one of the best solutions. Try not to leave room for possible shaking and breaking glass.   Small Appliances: Remove batteries before packing. Empty the iron from water. Wrap all cords to avoid scratching. Pad and cushion small items with paper, linens, or towels.   Other tips: Take pictures of electronics and furniture before disassembling. Load furniture first to the truck. Make sure you have original carton boxes from your electronics; otherwise, you’ll need more wrap and cardboard. Label the boxes with room’s...
Preparing Your Wardrobe For Moving – Smart Hacks

Preparing Your Wardrobe For Moving – Smart Hacks

Everyone would like to make a relocation as smooth as possible, and it depends on many factors. But packing, especially clothes, is maybe, the most time and energy-consuming. And if you don’t take a wise approach, it may screw up the whole moving process. Today, we want to focus only on this part and show you some hacks to prepare your clothes for packing as an expert. Sort And Purge. Worse than packing can only be moving something you won’t want to wear. Because it means this extra clothes and shoes will take more space, impact the movers’ cost, take time and energy to unload and unpack just to see that all of this was in vain. We are sure you would avoid this scenario. Start with sorting your clothes by seasons and put aside at once everything you won’t take to a new place. Here’s the example what can help you to say goodbye to some loved but unnecessary pieces: Inspect an item for an old stain, a hole, and a state in general. Worn-out sweater with spools will never make you look gorgeous, so give it no mercy! If you like a stained piece too much, make a pile of clothes you’ll try to clean. Don’t forget to fold it only when it’s completely dry. Try to match it with at least three looks. If you’ve ever made a spontaneous purchase, we bet you own at least a couple of things like that. This type of clothes make your wardrobe look you have enough, but sometimes you have “nothing to wear”? Then it’s your case, indeed. Getting...
5 Things To Check For Picking A Moving Company

5 Things To Check For Picking A Moving Company

Moving companies’ service is no cheap though it may simplify relocation for you a lot. This also means saving some of your precious time and reducing stress, especially if you plan a long-distance or a corporate relocation. Americans move a lot during their lives, but even if it’s not the first time for you, it’s relevant to check what’s new on the moving service market.   Check If A Company Has License And Insurance. To find a company’s license, go to the “About Us” page or check at the bottoms oh Home Page, copy the number and paste it on the U.S. Department of Transportation page. You can try the DOT or MC license number. Every moving company has to have a license and active insurance.   Company’s Duration Of Work. If the company managed to stay in business for years, it might mean they proved the quality service. Nevertheless, it’s worth searching for recent comments and reviews.   Moving Services. Usually, big moving companies serve both local and long-distance relocation and residential and commercial moving. But as there is a growing demand for partial local moves, the number of small moving companies with few trucks, you should check this on the web site.   Other Services.  Most moving companies suggest ordering packing supplies, which simplifies the process for you. If you need to store your possessions for a while, check what a company can offer, what type of storage they have, and on what terms. Some companies can provide with packing service for an additional fee. If you have valuable items, this could be your choice.   CDC...
De-stress Tips For Your Move During Pandemic

De-stress Tips For Your Move During Pandemic

Being locked in our houses for months may impact our life when it’s back to normal. Have you seen memes about people preferring staying home and not go out after the pandemic? It’s too easy to get used to, also to negative things. So the reality out there may seem unknown and unsafe. That’s why you should be cautious about the way of coming back to normal life, especially if there’s a need to move to a new house. And here are some tips which can help you.   Make a schedule. Scheduling always helps to keep track. But you could also try to break down the moving process to tiny steps and appoint a date for each. It will not only help you implement it, but also relieve some stress. Doing small steps gives you a feeling of having more wins. If you are too nervous about your relocation, imagine how you go through every little step by step, and you’ll feel the power to do it.   Be ready to improvise. No matter how well you planned the relocation, always and now, especially something can go the other way around. The pandemic time expects us to be more flexible than ever, and we should be ready for it. It means to be prepared for changes, which always bring stress to our bodies and minds, negative or positive. And it’s up to us to decide which one to experience.     Discuss what you feel. If you are moving with your family or a partner, don’t forget about the “golden rule” we all learned from the lockdown time, discuss...