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Tips for Moving with Young Children

Moving is stressful for families. In some cases the home you are leaving is the only existence your child has ever known. It can be daunting, especially to little people, to say the least.

Tell your child(ren) as soon as you know you’re moving; don’t spring it on them at the last-minute. Give them time to adjust and expect tears and fears. Explain why you’re moving in terms they can understand for their age. Do you need more room? Are you relocating because of a new job?

If moving to a new city or state, go to websites that offer visual photos of the new community. You also can write to the local chamber of commerce or government offices and request printed materials to read with your kids ahead of time. Share photos and floor plans of your new home if possible and plan for the future as a family. Remain positive, even if you have fears yourself.

Be sure and pack lots of games, books or DVDs to keep children occupied if you are in for a long drive. Buy a new backpack or tote and put their favorite things inside. This way, they won’t have to look far to find items that bring comfort when you get to your new home.

PODS understands moving is stressful and offers flexible pick-up and delivery of its PODS containers when it is most convenient for families. Once your PODS container is delivered, keep it as long as needed to pack at leisure. When you’re done, simply call and schedule pickup and your belongings will be delivered to your new home on the day you specify.

PODS, The Best Moving & Storage Idea EVER! Visit PODS.com today for more information.

By: Tina Vervoorn

January 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Determining the cost of your move

There are many factors that will affect the cost of your move. Be sure to carefully consider these, and be prepared to find more along the way:

  • Size: The overall weight of your move can affect the price with some companies. Generally portable storage is not weight based, however with professional movers, often the heavier the move, the more it’s going to cost.
  • Distance: The number of miles you’re traveling can influence its cost greatly, as can your final destination. Keep in mind that some moving companies only serve a certain region.
  • Time: The time of year you need to move will also have an effect on your bottom line. Moving during peak times, such as the summer or holidays, often means that you’ll pay more. If you have the luxury of time, try to plan at less busy times. Look for specials during unpopular periods.
  • Level of service: Hiring a moving company to complete a “full-service” move – one where they not only transport your household items, but also pack and unpack them – will be significantly more expensive than a “self-service” move. Make sure you’re aware of the varying level of service available for your move and what works best for you.  Many times, people forget that self-moving has several levels of service available to meet your budget as well.
  • Insurance: Be sure to consider insuring your move against mishaps or even disasters. Keep in mind that moves you do yourself are usually limited to $25,000 insurance, and cover only damage caused by disasters such as auto accidents or fires.
  • Storage: Make sure to calculate if your new residence will be able to accommodate all of your belongings.  Many times, the couch you’ve had since college won’t fit in your new living room (or relationship) but hasn’t used enough duct tape to be sent to the trash bin.  Having the ability to store your extra belongings, even in the short term as you decide how to layout your new interior, is often overlooked when moving.

Taking some time to determine what your move will actually and honestly cost you will save you from a lot of the stress of moving, and will insure that you’ll be that much happier in your destination.

January 14, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Get Organized in 2011

This year 2 words have been made very clear on everyone resolutions “get organized”. It seems the ability to maintain and establish order is an unreachable goal for some Americans. However we hope with some of the tips you will get motivated and want to open your arms to a more organized life and make it a reachable goal.

Time isn’t the only commodity wasted by disorganization. If you think about it how many times have bought the same thing over again because you misplaced it, we probably spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars buying replacement items because of our disorganization.

Furthermore, getting organized will help you stay less frustrated, because we all know when we can’t find something how stressful and irritated we become so not only can this save us time and money but also our health.

Getting organized is just like any other goal you need to tackle it step by step, you need to first have the vision of what you want your home to look and feel like. Once you have the state of mind then you can attack each room at a time. Remember this is a change in life and attitude this will not happen overnight but making it a habit will help relieve constant messes and major cleanups.

PODS is here to help you get organized, the month of January we are dedicating it to get organized to find your local PODS visit our website at www.pods.com

Stay tuned for more upcoming tips on how to stay organized visit our Facebook page and Twitter page as well.

January 7, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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