Moving is a stressful experience for most humans, and it is not any different for your dog. Bathroom accidents in the house, excessive barking, and symptoms of illness are issues that your dog may develop due to the stress of moving. Eliminating strict deadlines as you pack and move will help keep stress levels down for the entire family, humans and furry animals alike. In fact, it's a good idea to tack on a couple of extra weeks to your estimated moving timeline if possible.
Moving can be a substantial expense, especially if the move is out-of-state. The average in-state move costs over $1,000, while going across state lines bumps the average price fivefold. However, the good news is that by understanding the three dimensions of move pricing, you can lower your expenses. These three dimensions--weight, space and timing--can be manipulated by homeowners and will help keep costs under control. Below are several practical tips that will help you manage each dimension from a cost perspective:
If you're going to take the time and spend the money to put a textile or cloth sofa in storage, you want to make sure it emerges in good condition. Far too many sofas emerge from storage moldy, smelly, or dirty because their owners did not take the proper steps and precautions when storing them. Follow these do's and don'ts for best results.
Do: Vacuum the sofa thoroughly first.
Even a few little crumbs could attract rodents and insects who could urinate or leave droppings on your sofa, not to mention chewing through it.