Planning a Move After the Holidays

clock November 28, 2011 19:08 by author Janet Corniel


With the hectic holiday season upon us, finding the time for planning a move after the holidays can be challenging. Keep in mind that preparation is key to a successful move and your professionals at Highland will do their best to help you.  The more organized you are, the easier it will be for you and your family. 

There are many things that you can do to prepare yourself for a move after the holidays.  For example, as you are unpacking your holiday decorations to put up to enjoy, consider your upcoming move as you go through them.  Take advantage of the time to weed through the decor and eliminate the ones you have not put out for years.  When shopping for holiday gifts, consider gift cards for your family members.  This will allow you to cut down on items to pack and enable your family to get new things for their new rooms.  If you send out holiday cards every year, consider sending them out after the move.  This way you can update your friends and family by sending them out cards with your new contact details.  Above all treat yourself and take some time to enjoy the holiday season.  You will be very busy transitioning to your new place, so you will appreciate the time you gave yourself.


Moving with a pet

clock November 21, 2011 18:09 by author Janet Corniel

The other member of your family, your pet does need some special care and attention when you are moving.  With all the busy preparation of the move, it is easy to overlook your furry friend.  Make time to meet with your veterinarian to make sure you have updated vaccinations and records.  This will be very important when transporting your pet.

On the day of your move, you want to make sure you have made arrangements for your  pet.  You want to have them either at a friend’s house or kenneled for their own safety.  With all of the activity and doors left open, you want to make sure  that your pet does not get out or stepped on.  Therefore, if you are transporting your pet, you may want to consider transporting them ahead of time.  You can transport your pet yourself with an airline carrier or you could hire a pet transport company to do it for you but it can be costly.  If needed, you will have to ensure a safe place to board your pet at your new location, which will also require additional research.  Depending on where you are moving, you will want to do your research ahead of time to see what will work best.  If you are moving abroad, it may be in your best interest to hire a company to help.  If it is in your budget, they will help you navigate the rules and regulations that govern pet transport and entry.  A little due diligence ahead of time will help ensure a safe transport and transition for your pet.  Looking for more information?  Your professionals at Highland have put together more great tips on moving your pet.

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