The Benefits of Long-Term Storage

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The Benefits of Long-Term Storage

When I started a new job a few years ago, I had no idea how frequently I would be moving. Unfortunately, I found myself relocating every few months, and I realized that I didn't want to take all of my stuff with me every time. Instead of getting rid of half of my belongings, I decided to rent a storage unit. In addition to making it easy to simply stash my things when I had to hit the road, my storage unit also became a dynamic, easy place to store things like holiday decorations and clothes my kids had outgrown. This blog is all about the benefits of long-term storage, so that you can use your unit to its full potential.



Temperature Change: Tips For Moving To A New Climate

If you're used to the harsh winters of Nothern Canada and you're planning a move to the warmer southern areas or even to a new country altogether, adjusting to an entirely new climate can take some getting used to. Being properly prepared before your big move will save you headaches and help you adapt more quickly. Here are some helpful tips to get you better prepared for your big move from one extreme temperature and weather style to another.

Know The Natives

When you move to a place with a totally different climate, it's important to understand what kind of animals and pests inhabit the area. For example, insects and rodents might be an issue in warmer areas while bigger nuisances like bears or even moose can be prevalent in cooler climates. Do some research to find out what kinds of animals you might run into when you move so you can protect your home and be prepared if you happen to come into contact with them. Ask some local residents what kinds of pests and other problems they run into, and what they do about it so you're ready to handle the situation.

Prep Your Gear

Are you moving to an area with frequent snow? How about a place where it's mostly sunny and hot for a better part of the year? Make a list of the gear you will need to have at the ready for your big move such as canopies or umbrellas for keeping cool in warm climates, and snow shovels or heavy-duty boots if you move to a snowy area. Think about all of the different circumstances you'll run into in this new climate, and write down the different tools and other gear you'll need. Once you arrive, you can shop for the things on your list so you will be able to handle the weather much better.

Don't Forget The Pets

Moving can be stressful for humans, but it can also take a toll on pets as well. Make sure your cat or dog has everything they need to help them adjust to the new climate. Purchase warm bedding and a good quality dog house if you're moving to a cold area. Get a strong anti-flea and tick prescription for your pet before you move to warm climates since pests are much more prevalent where it's warm. Purchase large water bowls for your dog or cat so they have enough access to hydration when it gets hot.

Planning ahead for this huge change in temperature and weather can ensure everyone is better prepared and will have an easier time adapting to their new home. For more tips, work with an experienced moving company like Fort Moving.