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Are you moving in 2018? Here are some tips to make your move easier, more eco-friendly and less stressful.
Consider A Professional Moving Company
Moving takes up a considerable amount of time and energy. It adds a lot of unnecessary stress to your life as well, especially if you are relocating across the country (or to an entirely new country!).
If you’re looking to make a smooth transition into 2018 and into your new home, take one thing off your plate and let a professional moving company take care of your move for you.
They can swiftly and properly pack your entire home. They will take care of customs documentation, vehicle relocation, pet relocation and just about everything you might need during your move.
You don’t have to worry about finding boxes, how to transport your belongings or how to keep your artwork in the best condition during the move – professional movers will take care of everything for you.
If you are moving in the new year, hiring a professional moving company is one of the best investments you can make.
Donate Your Belongings – Don’t Throw Them Away
A traditional move typically comes with getting rid of lot of things that you no longer use – things that have just been hanging around. The problem is that many people resort to making trips to the dump – where things end up in a landfill – instead of donating them.
With every passing year, more and more people are looking to make more eco-friendly choices. If you are moving in 2018, start by making your move an environmentally conscious one.
Drop things off at the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent De Paul or any other charity. Many of these charities will also come to your home and pick up these items for you.
A move or relocation is particularly taxing – especially if you are relocating to another country.
However, you are going to want to make sure you’re feeling your best in advance of your move, so make sure that you are getting a lot of rest and that you’re eating healthy. If you can fit time in for exercise, even better.
The New Year is all about a fresh start, which is why so many focus on decluttering and organizing their home around this time of the year. After all, you can’t clearly focus on your goals if you are surrounded by chaos in a space that is in disarray.
If you are interested in clearing out the closets and gaining some more storage space, here are 6 tips to declutter your home in the New Year.
Start with a Plan
Decluttering your home can seem like a daunting task at first. That’s why you need a plan. Don’t take on your entire home; instead, break down the task by only decluttering one room at a time. If you don’t know where to start, try beginning with the most important room in your home.
Most people spend a lot of their time in the kitchen and living room, which makes these two rooms a great place to start.
Avoid designating an entire day to declutter your home; you will lose focus and will likely run out of energy. That’s why it’s a much better idea to approach one room at a time. Also don’t move on to the next room until you’ve completed the first one.
Remove the Excess First
When it comes to decluttering, one of the best things you can do is to focus your energy on getting rid of what you don’t need first, instead of trying to find a new spot for them. Evaluate each room in your home; is there anything you don’t use anymore? If so, get rid of it (by donating, of course – not by making a dump run).
Just like cleaning your home, you want to approach decluttering in waves: removing the excess first and then organize the space after.
Avoid the Dump – Donate Instead
When people set out to declutter their home, they often end up taking a lot of things to the dump. The problem with this, of course, is that things end up in the landfill, which is bad for the environment.
Instead of taking things to the dump, make a point to donate or sell items instead. Find a Goodwill Community Centre near you or any other charity who will accept used items. All you need to do is drop items off or call a non-for-profit organization who will pick up your donation from your home.
Keep in mind that many charities accept much more than clothing; Goodwill will also accept books, electronics and even used batteries.
Rent a Storage Unit
One of the best ways to cut down on clutter is to rent a storage unit. You can rent a unit depending entirely upon your individual needs. It’s a great way to free up space in your home or store seasonal items, decorations and so on without having to commit to throwing things away.
This is also a great way to test out whether or not you actually need certain items in your home. If you put an item in storage and end up entirely forgetting about it, perhaps you can make a plan to donate or sell the item later instead.
Armstrong has a new “Self-Storage” option for customers looking to rent a storage unit!
One of the best ways to declutter your home – or at least organize your home – is to use baskets and boxes. They are great for storing toys, books, clothes and just about everything in your home you can think of.
However, there is one caveat: before you make a plan to purchase any baskets or boxes, it’s important to declutter the space first before you end up purchasing storage that you may not end up needing.
Make a Plan For Preventing Future Clutter
You can spend time decluttering in the new year, but if you don’t have a plan for how to cut down on future clutter, your results will be short-lived.
What areas/items of your home tend to become cluttered quickly? Chances are these areas of your home do not have a proper place for various belongings. For example, do you notice that your entryway seems to get messy within a day? Perhaps you do not have enough space for shoes, backpacks and so on.
Does mail seem to pile up? This is a common one, but it indicates that you may not have a proper system in place.
The takeaway here is to ensure that everything has a place: this is the key to minimizing clutter.
You might also want to commit to spending 10 minutes at the beginning or end of every day to make sure that everything in your home is tidy. Get the family involved as well!
Lastly, you might want to donate or give away an item for every new item you bring into the house.
Moving is never an easy task, but moving in the winter can add additional challenges that you need to plan ahead for. If your move takes place during the winter months, here are six ways you can make your experience easier and as stress free as possible.
Be Flexible, Go Slow
Moving during the winter can be unpredictable given the weather conditions. The best way to ensure that you don’t put additional stress on yourself is by being flexible from the very beginning; prepare yourself for unexpected events that could slow things down along the way.
A winter move should never be rushed. If you allow yourself to go slow and to be flexible, the move will be a lot less stressful in the end.
Check the Weather in Advance – Reschedule if Necessary
To ensure that the conditions on your moving day are as clear as possible, ensure that you check the weather conditions and plan to move on a day with a clear forecast. The last thing you want to do is move during the middle of a heavy snowfall.
Double Wrap Breakable Items
Breakable items like dish ware and glass are particularly susceptible to fluctuating temperatures. To minimize any breakage, it is a good idea to double wrap these items in blankets or soft fabrics.
You will also want to pack these items last and unload them first (or, alternatively, pack them in your car instead).
Prepare Your Entryways and Walkways
To prevent injuries, breaking fragile possessions and even potential liabilities that could come from someone slipping on your property, it is important that you remove snow from your walkways and sufficiently salt afterwards.
If you are hiring people to help you move, they will probably be tracking snow on their boots, which could make the entryway slippery as well. Therefore, non slip carpets/mats should be placed in the entryway; you should also consider placing carpets outside as well. Ensure that you make other similar preparations for your new home while moving in.
Get Started Early
Evening comes quickly during the winter months, which can impact your visibility. Ensure that you start early. Also ensure that both homes have adequate lighting once night falls.
Consider a Professional Moving Company
If you want to truly make your move as seamless as possible, consider a professional moving company. A moving company will take care of all aspects of your move.
For corporate relocations, a professional moving company may offer corporate relocation services and will take care of all visa documentation for those moving overseas, including all other aspects of your move and/or relocation as well.
Armstrong Moving is a premier, professional moving company specializing in corporate relocation services. We will take care of all aspects of your move with extreme precision. Contact us today for more information.
Unfortunately, the process of moving can also take quite a toll on the environment. From the gas involved during transportation to the fact that people tend to throw away a lot of things during the move, the environmental impact can be surprisingly high. Even the package materials can create a lot of waste in the process of packing and unpacking.
However, with the following tips, you can make your move much more eco-conscious.
Donate Instead of Throwing Things Away
People tend to throw a lot of things into the garbage or take things to the dump, even though items may still be in good condition. The reason for this is simple – it’s often the path of least resistance.
The problem is that these things end up in a landfill. One way to reduce your environmental impact during a move, especially if you are downsizing or getting rid of a lot of things during your transition, is to donate as much as you can.
Find a Goodwill Community Centre near you or other similar charity. Other examples include The Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity. The process is very convenient and as simple as dropping off any gently used items. Sometimes donation centers will come to your house to pick up the items themselves. Keep in mind that many of these charities accept much more than clothing; Goodwill, for example, will also also accept books, recreational items and even electronics (including broken ones) and used batteries.
Batteries are particularly devastating for the environment and for our health as well. Batteries contain heavy metals and harmful chemicals that eventually leak due to corrosion and the battery waste then makes its way into the water supply.
Even gently used makeup can be donated to women’s shelters. For larger items, you can simply put them outside of your home with a sign that says “free” or take them to a local thrift store or consignment shop.
Whichever option you choose, it’s important that you avoid throwing things away as much as possible. Not only will you reduce your environmental impact, but you will also feel great knowing that many of items went to those in need.
Recycle As Much As You Can
Keep in mind that a number of household items like electronics and appliances can also be recycled. For any items that you were unable to donate through various charities, another option is to recycle them at specialized recycling centres.
In fact, there is a surprising number of things that you can actually recycle that you may not have even realized. Again, some of these items may need to be taken to a specialized recycling center, but the point is that they can be recycled. Some examples are: bicycles, carpeting, fluorescent bulbs and crayons to name a few.
Choose Reusable Storage Boxes
As mentioned above, another source of waste during a move are the packing materials that end up being thrown out after the move is over. Sure, corrugated boxes can be recycled, but the bubble wrap, tape and so on isn’t as easily recycled.
To cut down on unnecessary waste, opt for hard, reusable plastic bins or crates instead. You likely have a lot of these in your home already. It is also a good idea to start with what you already have in your home before you begin using additional boxes, packing materials and so on. For instance, you can use t-shirts as an alternative to bubble wrap or styrofoam.
There are also specialized moving services that offer returnable boxes. Alternatively, in the event that you do have to rely on boxes, use recycled cardboard boxes that you can get from the grocery store or retail locations.
Minimize Unnecessary Transportation
Obviously, some degree of transportation is entirely unavoidable during a move, especially for international moves. With that being said, if you are moving locally, make it a point to cut down on unnecessary travel by only moving one or two things at a time. Above all, be purposeful when it comes to approaching transportation.
Choose Green/Natural Cleaning Products
The process of moving involves a lot of cleaning, both in your previous and new home. One way to cut down on harsh chemicals is to opt for green cleaning products instead. You can even choose entirely natural cleaners like vinegar and baking soda as well instead of toxic household cleaners.
Choose a Professional Moving Company
Finally, another way to reduce the environmental impact of your move is to invest in specialized moving services by a professional moving company. These companies will typically use recycled packing materials and their vehicles carry larger loads at one time. They are trained to maximize space and resources so that unnecessary transportation is minimized as much as possible during the process of moving. They are also trained to take care of all aspects of your move so that the move is organized and seamless, as well.
Armstrong Moving is a premier, professional moving company that offers specialized moving services. We will take care of all aspects of your move with extreme precision. Contact us today for more information.
Relocations can be an exciting and enriching prospect, but not all family members always feel the same way. If you truly believe that the corporate relocation is in the best interest of your family, it is important that you approach the subject with caution. Be patient. Here are some tips to navigate this discussion.
1. Acknowledge That It’s A Joint Decision
Your spouse needs to be onboard with the relocation before anyone. However, spouses often feel that they do not have a decision in the matter – it is common for them to feel voiceless. This can create even more resistance. Acknowledging that it’s a joint decision gives as much power to them.
2. Acknowledge The Sacrifices
When speaking to your spouse, it is important to acknowledge the sacrifices that he or she will have to make. If you don’t point them out, your spouse will do it for you, and it can be difficult to gain momentum again because they are already focused on the challenges.
3. Talk About The Benefits to the Entire Family: Provide the Hard Numbers
Will the relocation allow you to move up and therefore benefit your entire family? It’s important to frame the relocation in a way that it benefits the entire family – this can make your spouse (and even your older children) much more open to the idea. Supporting your claims with hard numbers can help you to build your case more substantially.
4. Mention Your Corporate Relocation Package
According to Atlas Van Lines, more than half of all firms cite spouse employment as a reason why employees decline relocations. Corporate relocation services, however, are designed to make it easier on spouses by offering employment assistance and many other perks. Mention these.
5. For Children: Emphasize How Things Will Stay the Same
How you handle a relocation prior to moving can have a big impact on how your children adapt. For younger children, it is important to emphasize how things will stay the same (for example, their toys will come with them) and so on. It is also important to be positive about the relocation.
6. Suggest a Trial Trip (Eventually)
While you want to give your spouse time to think about the relocation before you mention visiting for the weekend, having this in your back pocket can create alleviate fears that your spouse may have about living in a new place. It can also create excitement for your children.
7. Mention A Professional Moving Company
Your spouse may also be overwhelmed with not only potentially leaving his or her family and job, but also with the additional logistical challenges that accompany moving. Therefore, you should mention that you plan to hire a professional moving company when it comes time to relocate.
Armstrong Moving is a premier, professional moving company that specializes in corporate relocation services. We are the highest ranking international mover with the most advanced corporate relocation program. We will take care of all aspects of your move with flawless execution. Contact us today for more information.
Your fine art collectibles will undoubtedly require extra attention and care to ensure that they arrive safely. After all, you have likely spent years amassing your collection – and these pieces are not easily replaceable (if they are at all).
You shouldn’t take the risk of moving your fine art collection yourself. To protect extra delicate or vulnerable collectibles, hire a professional moving company that offers specialized moving services for fine art. Professional moving companies use specific packing, crating and handling techniques to ensure that your art arrives safely.
1. Consult a Packaging Service Regarding Packing Materials
Moving a fine art collection does take extra time and effort. But by consulting knowledgeable experts from the very beginning, you can not only ensure that you are getting the most reliable information but also that you’re not wasting time in the process.
The first step in moving your fine art collectibles should be to consult a packaging service (or an art conservator) as to what packing materials they recommend for items in your collection – especially for your most valuable items. When it comes to your fine art collectibles, careful attention needs to be given to the choice of packing materials. For example, packaging material that contains acid may alter your art.
See below for information on how popular art pieces are relocated:
With the help of a professional relocation company, sculptures are wrapped in bubble wrap and then sealed with packing tape. These are typically packed by wrapping the top and bottom half twice, followed by the middle of the sculpture where the two halves meet. If the sculpture is large enough, it is typically taken apart prior to moving.
Sculptures do best in foam-padded crates instead of boxes, especially for larger sculptures. Museum-quality crates, for example, will not only have padding and cushioning but also built-in frameworks. The crate or box is often a few inches bigger than the sculpture or statue itself (this will allow room for packing peanuts).
Packing Paintings or Prints
Art prints are wrapped in acid-free glassine paper first – followed by bubble wrap or brown paper. The paintings are then be secured with packing tape. The edges are also secured with masking tape to avoid damage.
Every piece in your collection will be approached differently. Some pieces, for example, could get smeared. Others will have unusual shapes. In general, double and triple-walled cartons, stretch and cushioning wrap, fine tissue and kraft paper are typically used when packing delicate items.
2. Separate Particularly Fragile Pieces
Examine your collection for particularly fragile pieces. Do you have a sculpture with a very delicate arm? A professional mover will pack the items in your collection that are already in good enough condition. If you have any valuables that are very fragile, you should consider getting them repaired first (if necessary).
3. Lining The Box/Crate
Once the items are wrapped in the appropriate packing materials, the box or crate is lined with either insulation paper or bubble wrap. Any of these items serve to create a moisture barrier so that your pieces are not affected by temperature and humidity changes during the move.
Transportation is the riskiest part of moving. A professional moving company can minimize any damage by ensuring that all of your items are packed so that they won’t move around.
Armstrong Moving is a premier, professional moving company that will take care of all aspects of your move with flawless execution. We offer specialized moving services, including fine art moving services. Contact us today for more information.
Ontario is one of the greatest places in Canada for children. In fact, not only is it consistently rated one of the best provinces to raise children, but it’s also consistently rated as one of the best places to live in all of Canada. Ontario residents enjoy a high quality of life.
Ontario is a beautiful province. It has a strong economy and it’s safe. It’s home to rich, vibrant cities that are full of opportunity – especially for children. It’s also culturally diverse. Toronto, for example, is the most multicultural city in the world. Half of the people that live in Toronto were born outside of Canada.
Even more, Ontario is home to some the best schools in all of North America. It’s also one of the most family-friendly provinces in Ontario, but this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of why 40% of Canadians choose to live in this beautiful province.
Ultimately, parents can feel confident transitioning their children to the province of Ontario – you are setting your child up for a lot of success in doing so. Your children will love Ontario just as much as you do and here are just a few reasons why.
Ontario Makes Parents Happy (When Parents Are Happy, Children Are Happy)
Many places in Ontario are consistently rated as some of the best places to raise children. In 2016, Oakville was rated the second best place to raise children in Canada due to low monthly daycare costs and being in close proximity to many other families. Burlington placed third for the same reasons. In short, Ontario offers:
Low Day Care Costs
Better Educational Opportunities
Ontario is currently the only province to offer full-day kindergarten, which has many benefits when it comes to child development. A study conducted by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto has shown that children enrolled in the program are significantly ahead of their peers in terms of reading, writing and number knowledge, as well as in terms of self-regulation (for example, they can focus for longer periods of time). Ontario is also home to some of the top universities in all of North America (and the world in general), including the University of Toronto, McMaster and the University of Waterloo.
Lower Health Care Costs
Under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, Ontario residents gain access to universal health care services. This covers a range of health services, from health examinations to medical testing to emergency care.
So Many Children’s Attractions
Ontario is full of kid-friendly activities. Ontario offers zoos, amusement parks, science parks, water parks, animal parks, farms, pioneer villages and much, much more. This doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. Some popular examples are the Ontario Science Center, Ripley’s Aquarium and Canada’s Wonderland, to name just a few. There are also many holiday-related activities just for kids as well, allowing them to celebrate the magic of each season. On top of this, there are so many getaway options that you can take your child to during the winter and summer holidays. The list goes on.
A Rich Diversity of Children’s Programs
On top of an extensive list of children’s attractions, Ontario offers an equally extensive list of programs for children in cities and towns across Ontario. A lot of this has to do with the fact that Ontario is home to some of the most rich and vibrant cities in Canada, such as Toronto and Ottawa. For example, public libraries offer many different children’s programs throughout the year. Whether your child is interested in music, soccer, or gymnastics, Ontario caters to just about any interest your child has, offering enriching experiences for children outside of school.
Home to Over a Hundred Provincial and National Parks
Ontario is home to over a hundred provincial and national parks. Children can learn a lot of adventure skills, like canoeing, camping and swimming, to name just a few, when they live in Ontario.
They Get to Experience All Seasons
Not every province in Canada gets to enjoy a lot of snow and all of the fun it brings in the winter months, from tobogganing to skiing to snowboarding to snowmobiling and much, much more.
If you are relocating to Ontario, consider a professional moving company to help you. Moving is a difficult process to begin with, but moving across the country makes it even more difficult.
Whether you need help packing or you only need help with transporting your belongings across the country, Armstrong Moving is here to make your move entirely stress-free and seamless. Armstrong is a premier, professional moving company that specializes in corporate relocation services. We will take care of all aspects of your move with flawless execution. Contact us today for more information..
Home staging is the process of “staging” your home in such a way that it increases the likelihood of the home being sold. Studies continue to show that home staging is effective. According to a study by the Real Estate Staging Association, for example, staged homes sell for 6% more than the asking price and sell 78% faster. A major component of home staging is, of course, decluttering. If you plan to stage your home yourself, here is how to approach the task.
Rent a Storage Unit
The easiest way to declutter your home and to make the most impact from your decluttering efforts is to simply move items into a temporary storage unit. Many specialized moving services also offer temporary storage units.
A storage unit is great for storing things that are particularly problematic in your home. If you have anything in your home that could take the buyer away from the structural details of your home, you might also want to consider placing these in storage. For example, if you have a particularly bold couch, it is best to take it to a storage unit.
Declutter Room by Room
Taking a strategic approach to each room will allow you to focus your efforts on one particular task at a home while also making the process of decluttering a lot less daunting. Keep in mind that there are key elements you should aim to declutter, as you will see below.
Remove Personalized Items
Although your home may not necessarily be cluttered with personalized items like portraits or photos, a key element of the home staging process is removing signs of personalization from your home. The reason for this is that it can prevent potential home buyers from envisioning themselves in the home, which is the essence of what home staging tries to accomplish.
Focus on Decluttering The Key Elements
While no areas of your home should look visibly cluttered (in other words, ensure that you focus problematic areas of your home first), there are also key elements of your home that also need to be decluttered. A big one here to declutter and minimize everything in your closets. Homeowners will be looking at what kind of storage space is available in your home, so ensure that all closets in the home only have minimal items in them.
If you are looking for specialized moving services and/or household goods storage, consider Armstrong Moving. Armstrong Moving is a premier, professional moving company that will take care of all aspects of your move with flawless execution. Contact us today for more information.
Both city and rural living has advantages and drawbacks. Although rural life typically offers more space, increased privacy and a higher quality of life in general, rural life lacks convenience, and has other unexpected challenges that you may not have considered. In short, the transition requires adjustment, but these tips will help you to make that process a lot easier.
Prepare To Make Lifestyle Changes
One challenge that city dwellers tend to face when they move to the country is a change in their lifestyle. Many people are used to going out on the town on a regular basis but find that it it’s not as easy to do so once they move. Knowing that this is a challenge, consider your leisure activities as it stands now and realize that you may need to improvise. Don’t overlook the community events that may be going on in your own home. However, the good news is that rural life offers a lot of great leisure activities that are not always as easy in the city, such as gardening.
Prepare For A Tight-Knit Community
Smaller towns tend to be more tight-knit. While you may not have known your neighbours in your previous city, it is quite possible that you will get to know your neighbours a lot more in a smaller town. This can be good or bad depending upon your own personality and inclination toward privateness. The key, however, is to be prepared. In order to make the transition great over the long-term, you should make an effort to engage with your neighbours when they engage with you. After all, poor relationships with your neighbours will certainly not make the transition an easy one.
Prepare To Use Your Car A Lot More
Rural living means relying on your car a lot more. As such, you are going to want to ensure that it’s reliable. You may even want to consider investing in a more environmentally friendly car.
Invest in Exterior Lighting
Rural towns have less outdoor lighting like street lamps. As such, people may feel less safe in their homes at night. In fact, investing in outdoor lighting outside your home can not only make you feel more safe but can actually make your home actually safer.
Consider Your Own Perceived Challenges
Although we can outline challenges that a lot of people when moving to the country, it is also important to consider what you might personally miss when you move and how to navigate that challenge. Perhaps you will miss your favourite coffee shop. Therefore, stock up on that coffee beforehand.
Consider Professional Moving Services
Regardless of where you’re moving, professional moving services (such as corporate location services) are always an asset. Moving is a notoriously stressful process and professional moving services will pack up your belongings and move them for you.
Armstrong is a premier, professional moving company that specializes in corporate relocation services. We will take care of all aspects of your move with flawless execution. Contact us today for more information.
If you’re moving to a different climate, you might not have analyzed every little detail – beyond altering your wardrobe and preparing for your professional endeavours. However, moving to a different climate requires that you take care of other logistical items before you even move, from household items to health checks, not to mention the precautions that you should take once you arrive. Here are some tips:
Do Your Research
It is important to understand the climate that is specific to the particular place you’re relocating to and to take necessary precautions based on your research. If you’re moving to a smoggy country like China, for example, where pollution levels are high, it is going to be important to monitor the air quality index and avoid staying outside for long periods at a time when the air quality is particularly poor. Respiratory symptoms such as burning eyes and chest tightness can develop even in otherwise healthy individuals. If your new climate has a lot of rainy, gray days, you may experience seasonal affective disorder.
Some places have very high humidity levels, which can cause skin issues in some individuals and cause indoor mold to grow. It is important to be aware of the climate conditions so that you can be better equipped to handle those changes either before or when you arrive. In the case of high humidity, for example, you will want to invest in a dehumidifier for your home. In environments with a lot of rain, you may need to get a sump pump. In short, preparation is always key when it comes to moving to a different climate.
Take Appropriate Health Measures
In climates that are a lot hotter than what you’re used to, it can be easy to overestimate the powerful effects of the sun, especially if you’re located near the equator. The sun is so powerful that you can get second-degree burns if you’re not careful. For warmer climates, it will be important to protect your skin, stay hydrated and stay out of the sun as much as possible during the times where the sun is most powerful (typically, this is between noon and three).
Pack and Prepare Accordingly
If you are moving to a place with a different climate, clothing will typically be the first thing you think of when packing. But there will be other things you will need to think about, too, such as your car. If you’re moving during the snowy season, think about snow tires or snow chains. Again, in the future you might have to also think about snow blowers, for example.
Reach Out to Other Expats and/or Locals
If anyone is going to be a great resource, it will be the locals and other expats who live in the country themselves and can tell you first-hand what to expect. Typically, it will be difficult to get in contact with the locals, but there are plenty of online forums like Reddit where you can ask questions related to what it’s like to live in a particular country and you will get responses from people to actually live there. There are also many Facebook groups that are designed for expats living in a particular country. You can find these groups and then ask your question there. Guaranteed the expats will be more than happy to give you even more tips.
Get a Health Check Before You Leave
If you have an existing health condition, like asthma, it is important to visit your doctor before moving and inform him or her of your move. Your doctor will be able to make specific recommendations for you. You should also schedule health checks for your children and any family pets. Animals, for example, are just as likely to endure skin issues and other health problems due to a change in climate as humans are.
Moving to a new country may require that you make certain lifestyle adjustments. You may not be able to run all-year-long or you might have to give up your ski pass in the winter months. Whatever the case may be, it is important to prepare yourself for any lifestyle changes that could result from your new climate. This is especially true for children as well.
Consider Putting Some Items In A Storage Unit
International movers will tell you that your relocation is going to involve a lot of downsizing – you can’t take everything with you. For items that you don’t need to take with you, but that you still want to keep (for example, this could be anything from artwork to family heirlooms to documents), consider putting those items in a long-term storage unit so that they remain protected while you’re away or until you can make plans to move these items permanently to your new location.
Doing your research and being prepared is key when moving. If you are relocating, consider Armstrong Moving, leading international movers. Armstrong Moving is a premier, professional moving company that will take care of all aspects of your move with flawless execution. We also offer climate-controlled household goods storage. Contact us today for more information.