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Winter Safety Tips

While the holidays are a characteristically joyous time of year, they can also be hazardous if simple safety precautions aren’t followed. Learn from the mistakes of the naughty Christmas elf as you and your loved ones celebrate the holiday season.

  1. Do not use electronics near water
  2. Never sleep with electronics under your pillow
  3. Keep batteries safely stored in their packaging they can be deadly if swallowed
  4. Do not leave space heaters unattended when in use
  5. Keep decorations at least 3 feet away from any open flame
  6. Never play with fire
  7. Do not run cords under carpets, rugs, furniture, or out of windows
  8. Do not overload outlets
  9. Sometimes less is more be careful not to over decorate
  10. Always turn off decorations when you’re sleeping or leaving your home
  11. Inspect all decorations and discard any that are damaged or worn
  12. Keep your natural Christmas tree hydrated and water it daily

(Source: United Van Lines)

Winter Moving Tips

Moving in winter has its own set of challenges. Here are some tips to make the move smooth.

Prepare Your New Home

  • Ensure that your new home is ready (check with the real estate agent or the rental property manager)
  • Make sure you have heat and lights for move in day
  • Clear the snow from walkways
  • Check that parking Areas and/or lane-ways are clear

Prepare Your Old Home for Moving Out

  • Clear snow
  • Protect inside space
  • Keep sand/salt and shovels on hand
  • Have hot drinks available
  • Track the weather and have a backup plan (in case of inclement weather)
  • Plan your travel route carefully
  • Get your car serviced and have all the necessary equipment with you
  • Have an emergency contact list with you

Office Move Checklist Tips

Selecting a qualified mover is paramount if you want to have a successful office move. As a member of the Commercial Relocation Network, Crown is affiliated with 50 of the largest office and industrial relocation companies in the country. Members of this group are the best commercial relocation companies available in the United States.

The moving process can be easier than you anticipate, if you follow the plan provided by your move consultant and think about these questions when creating a pre-move checklist:

  1. Have all desks been cleared and emptied?
  2. Have file cabinets been secured and are there spare keys available if original keys are lost?
  3. Have tall supply cabinets and shelving units been emptied?
  4. Have all electrical assets such as computers, printers, monitors, peripherals and phones been disconnected and labeled properly?
  5. Have all printers been serviced and ink cartridges removed if required?
  6. Are all pictures and dry erase boards off the walls and ready to move?
  7. Did you empty and disconnect the break room refrigerator if you have one?
  8. Is all perishable trash emptied?

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(Commercial Relocation Network)

Tips for Moving with Your Pet

These tips help create a healthy, happy & safe transition to your pets new home:

  1. Take your pet to the vet for a checkup and obtain their health record.
  2. Talk to your vet about options for reducing your pets stress during transit.
  3. Locate a new veterinarian and transfer records.
  4. Update your pet’s identification and microchip information.
  5. Make a transportation game-plan and if your trip takes more than a day, research pet-friendly hotels along the way to get some much needed rest together.
  6. Consider boarding your pet upon arrival.
  7. Purchase supplies.
  8. Check your destination’s pet entry regulations.

If you are moving and have pets we can help. We have over 40 years of experience helping people relocate with their pets. For more information on moving with pets click here.