Tips to Avoid Illness While Moving Long Distance

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Tips to Avoid IllnessCold and flu season is an especially important time to take precautions such as the flu shot, but in reality, you can develop illnesses from cold and flu viruses at any time of year. And moving cross-country could raise your risk for a couple of reasons, such as stress, exhaustion, and using public restrooms.

Here are some tips to help you reduce exposure and susceptibility to cold and flu viruses during a long-distance move.

1. Monitor Outbreaks

On a cross-country move, you could end up passing through or even spending the night in several different large cities in multiple states. Check the CDC’s Current Outbreaks List page before your move to see if any notable outbreaks of illness exist in any areas you’re planning to pass through.

If a bad outbreak of flu or some other transmissible illness is occurring in any one spot along your route, you may be able to change your route to avoid it.

3 Tips to Successfully Pack a Mobile Storage Container

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Mobile Storage ContainersMobile storage containers are a popular trend in the moving and storage world, and there are great reasons for this. As a hybrid moving tool, a container allows you to pack your own things but still avoid the onerous task of actually transporting them. Storage containers even allow you to pack things temporarily without moving them to another location.

But packing a mobile container does have its unique aspects that deserve particular consideration. To help you avoid dangers or breakage during transit, keep these three container packing tips in mind.

1. Choose the Right Size

When you pack a stationary storage unit, you don’t have to think about it going anywhere. You can pack things inside any way you want. You can get away with many bad packing tactics, such as tossing light items into the back, stacking boxes somewhat precariously, balancing items, and setting things unaided on shelves. You also won’t have a problem if your unit is too large.

But unless your mobile container will stay in your driveway the entire time, you must right-size your unit as closely as possible before it moves. The more empty space is inside, the more likely it is that things will fall, slide, and roll around. Consult with storage and moving professionals to find the best size for your particular belongings.

4 Tips to Make Moving Your Farm Easier and Safer

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Farm — Beloit, WI — Christofferson Moving & StorageMoving to a new home or business is always a little bit complicated. But when your home and business are combined in the form of a farm, it is even more of a challenge. While the move to a new farm or ranch will ultimately be a positive one, the best success will surely come from planning for both the business and home aspects. Here are four key tips to accomplish this.

1. Separate Business and Personal

If you operate a going concern business, you’ll need to keep it accessible so you can get things up and running as soon as possible. Facilitate this by keeping your home belongings as separate as you can from the business operations.

Box up and clearly label all business materials, from office documents and computers to harvesting equipment and animal care supplies. If your farm is large enough, you may even want to move these assets on their own trucks.

2. Arrange for Livestock Transportation

Are you taking any animals with you? For most owners, the best way to transport their animals is to do it themselves. If you have the appropriate trailers or haulers, moving horses, goats, chickens, pigs, and domestic pets may be within your reach. You might, in fact, want to get some animals moved to the new farm and settled before the main move-in day to alleviate some of the work.

If you can’t transport large animals (such as horses or cattle) on your own, hire a livestock moving service.

3 Tips for Seniors Preparing to Move Cross-Country

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Staff Preparing Box In The Moving Truck — Beloit, WI — Christofferson Moving & StorageWhen Bankrate surveyed 1,001 adults of all ages and asked, “Would you move in retirement?” 68 percent of respondents from the Midwest said they would consider moving, with many citing their desire for a nicer climate.

Earlier this year, United Van Lines released their National Movers Study which analyzed the migration patterns of 27,000 customers who made an out of state move in the past year. Unsurprisingly, New Mexico, Florida, and Arizona topped the list for relocating retirees.

In reality, only about 3–4 percent of retirees across the nation move each year. But for those seniors who do decide to relocate out of state, figuring out how to start can feel like a logistical nightmare. Here are three action steps you can take that will help make moving a dream.

1. Decide What You Want to Bring with You

If your new home is the same size as your current home, you can move everything you own to the new place if you want to. Chances are your new home is smaller. Many, if not most, senior citizens downsize once they retire. Their children are grown, and they no longer need or want to deal with the upkeep a big house requires.

Compare the square footage in your current home to the home you are moving to. This will help you determine the things you have room to bring with you. For example, if you currently have a 4-bedroom home and are moving to a 2-bedroom condo, you will need to drastically reduce your household items such as furniture.

Streamlining Your Home to Move: Tips to Downsize

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Young Woman Packing Books Into Cardboard Box — Beloit, WI — Christofferson Moving & StorageMoving into a smaller home takes planning and organization. If you’re moving into a smaller space, you simply won’t be able to take everything with you. Streamlining your home before you move will make the process easier.

Here are some tips to streamline and downsize your home.

1. Start Early and Plan Ahead

Plan ahead when you are downsizing. Long before moving day, take a look around and make note of what you truly want to take to your new home and what can be left behind. Walk carefully through each room, and make notes about the important furniture and accessories you want to take with you and what will fit into your new home.

Get the family involved, and have them do the same to their personal spaces, like bedrooms. Have them take a look around the house and decide which items are important to them and which they can either sell or give away.

Moving In With Your Partner: Tips for a Smooth Transition

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Moving In With Your Partner

Moving in with a significant other can be a stressful experience, but it is also the first step towards a stronger, long-term relationship. Some couples can have disagreements during their first move-in, especially if they move into a smaller space. Read on some tips for keeping the calm.

Inventory Your Stuff and Get Rid of Unwanted Items

Often, moving in with your partners means you have two sets of things: two beds, two couches, and two dining room tables. Have a discussion regarding which items each of you wants to keep and which items you want to throw away. In general, this is a good time to donate or throw away things that you do not really need anymore.

How to Plan for a Piano Move

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Moving can be a hassle, especially when you have large and bulky items that require special care and attention. One of the largest and bulkiest of all items you might own is a piano.

Moving your piano safely is always a challenge, which is why you should hire professional movers to assist you. Ideally, you’ll want to choose movers who specialize in or who are at least familiar with moving pianos.

Have A Parent Moving Closer? How To De-Stress The De-Cluttering

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Is your parent or grandparent ready to move closer to you or your siblings? This transition is vital for the health and safety of senior parents, but it also often takes a load off adult children who have been splitting their time and attention as long-distance caretakers.

However, downsizing a parent’s life in order to sell their house is often more challenging than the actual move. How can your family successfully help someone sort through their home, belongings, and memorabilia with less stress? Here are six tips you can try.

Hidden Costs to Avoid During Your Next Commercial Move

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Have you ever had a commercial move that ended up costing much more than the initial quote? That is likely due to hidden costs. Some of these hidden costs might be a little duplicitous, while other hidden costs are understandable. Working with a trustworthy, knowledgeable moving company is key when trying to avoid hidden costs.

Packing Equipment and Packing Supplies

Though you may have paid your movers to pack your office up, you may still be charged for the equipment and supplies they use for the actual packing. Always ask initially whether the equipment and supplies are included within the packing charge. You may want to purchase the equipment and supplies on your own, or have every employee pack up his or her own area.

Plan For Success By Involving Employees In Your Business Move

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Your employees are one of the greatest assets a company has. That is particularly true when you plan a physical business move. Employees can be cheerleaders, planners, forward thinkers, and support networks during a company move. But you need to get them involved in order to make most of their intelligence and enthusiasm.

How can your company get employees more involved during the transition? Here are a few easy and positive ways.


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