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Don’t Forget These 5 Moving Tips While You Pack

Moving to a new home is rated as one of the most stressful experiences in life outside of the death of a loved one and divorce. There are so many things you need to remember, because you’re literally packing your entire life into boxes and bags, so you can’t afford to forget anything when you’re moving to another city, like Sacramento, or outside of our area . Sure, you can use a moving company, but they can’t be responsible if you forget to pack several important items.

We’ve put together a list of our five top tips for when you’re packing up everything you own in the world.

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Moving Away From Sacramento – How To Pack

Moving away from Sacramento is a lot of work.

For most people, packing is the hardest part. How do you pack when moving away from Sacramento? Today, we’re explaining the tips and tricks that will make it easy to pack when moving away from Sactown.

Start By Collecting Boxes For The Move:

You’re going to need lots of boxes for your move. In fact, you’re probably going to need more boxes than you think. Many people are surprised by how much stuff they own once they start clearing out closets and basements.

Your first step when preparing to move away from Sacramento is to collect as many boxes as possible. Ask around at local stores for their old boxes. Ask friends for their old moving boxes. Buy new moving boxes. Ask your moving company for boxes (many have special reinforced moving boxes available at discount rates).

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5 Things To Consider When Moving Out of Sacramento

Are you moving out of Sacramento? Preparing for a move can be challenging. You’re picking up your entire life – and all your belongings – and moving to a new location.

Wherever you’re moving, you need to consider some important things. By thinking about these things today, you can better prepare for the move in the future:

Change of Climate from Sacramento:

Sacramento has a similar climate to the regions around the Mediterranean. It’s one of the sunniest and most beautiful parts of America in terms of weather.

Unless you’re moving to Southern California or Hawaii, leaving Sacramento means giving up great weather. The place you’re moving isn’t likely to have the same hot, dry summers as Sacramento and the mild winters.

If you’re moving north, you may have to invest in rain gear, winter gear, boots, and other cold weather apparel.

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If You’re Moving to Sacramento—14 Main Things to Know

Living the west coast lifestyle is what dreams are made of for most people, especially anyone living in a state where they spend most of their year either freezing, or soaking wet, or a combination of both.

Fortunately, for some, Sacramento remains off the beaten path in terms of a surge of families relocating, simply because most people relocating to California are heading straight for the coast.

Fuller Moving Services has assisted in hundreds of moves to Sacramento, and here are some of the reasons why you might want to live here too:

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Rocklin, CA Built By Gold – A Brief History of the Town

Rocklin, California, like many small towns in California, owes its existence to gold. But our town’s history is so much more than just gold. Here’s a brief history of Rocklin, CA.

Early History

Prior to the California Gold Rush in the 1800s, Native Americans had populated the region around Rocklin, California, for centuries. The Rocklin area was filled with groves of oak trees and gentle hills filled with grassy valleys. The land was rich with game and Native Americans also harvested acorns, pine nuts, berries, and other plants native to the region.

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For People Just Moving to Sacramento, CA – How to Get Out & Active

Did you just move to Sacramento? Let us remind you that you are now close to some of California’s most beautiful natural sights. Today, we’re featuring some of the best outdoor spots in and around Sacramento, California.

Sacramento SunsetAmerican River Bike Trail

Many people are surprised to discover this beautifully large park hiding within the city of Sacramento. The American River Bike Trail is a great place for cyclists, runners, walkers, and dogs.

Within just a few minutes of leaving your Sacramento home, you can feel like you’re surrounded by nature. Find a shady spot, bring a picnic, and relax by the American River.

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Moving to Sacramento: How to Prepare Your Family

Moving yourself and your family ranks as one of the most stressful experiences anyone goes through. In most cases moving to a new home is ranked as being just as stressful as divorce, or even a death in the family.

Fortunately, moving is all about new beginnings, but you will still need to prepare your children, your partner, and your pets for the move well in advance of the day itself.

At Fuller Moving Services, as one of the most trusted movers in Sacramento, we have years of moving expertise we’d like to share with you. In fact, if you follow these tips we can assure you that moving will go much smoother.

Discussion About Moving with the Family

Although it is a parent’s decision to relocate to a new home, that doesn’t mean that the matter shouldn’t be discussed with your entire family. If you choose to force through your personal agenda, without any opportunity for your partner and kids to make their feelings known, this will definitely lead to feelings of resentment later on, and a road trip you’ll probably regret.

The reality is that the move might be necessary regardless of what people think or feel, but including your entire family in the overall decision will make the process a lot less stressful on you and them.

Deciding on the Moving Process

It can be very difficult to uproot yourself and relocate to a new city or state. In fact, it’s so difficult for most people that they procrastinate themselves into a corner, constantly delaying the decision to actually leave because it’s too painful.

Do yourself a favor by setting out a timetable that everyone can see and contribute to – make it a huge wall chart and get the entire family involved. Once you have set a moving date you need to plan towards that, and then stick to your plan.

Involved in Moving Preparation

There’s nothing quite like arriving at a new property only to find it’s not quite what you expected i.e. the furniture is missing, or the heating is broken, or it smells weird. Even in a perfectly kept property, it still won’t feel as “homey” as your actual home did.

You can’t really do anything to fix that until you start living in your new home, but you can make it a lot easier for people and pets to adapt and adjust by making sure that the property is somewhere you can actually live, before you all arrive there.

A great tip is to bring along some of your kids favorite toys or comfort items – they’ll help make a strange, new home a lot less strange, a lot faster. Pets will appreciate anything with your scent on it, so make sure they’re taken care of too.

Encouraging the Family to Express Honest Feelings

In most circumstances tantrums from children should never be entertained – it’s a bad example for them to think they can kick and scream to get what they want. When moving to a new home, it’s important that you encourage your kids to share with you exactly how they feel, and if that means shedding lots of tears and raising their voices, then it’s probably best to let them get that out of their system.

Once they know you care enough to listen to their concerns, and then support them through the entire move, you’ll find that they’ll adjust more quickly. Simply laying down the law isn’t going to work though, so avoid that approach.

Sibling Support Through the Move

If your kids are a few years apart it might help if you ask the older kids to help the younger kids with the move. This will distract them from their own feelings of sadness that they’re leaving their old home behind, and your younger children will get the kind of family support they need from those closest to them.

If you do nothing else before moving to a new home please make sure that you plan each step of the move carefully, and this can be made a lot easier if you pay a professional mover to take care of all the heavy work for you.

Wondering how much a professional mover in Sacramento costs? You can get a FREE quote from us before making any decisions (and receive a FREE packing kit).

Call: (916) 349-1119

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Moving Tips & Checklists: Here’s the Breakdown You Need (Infographic)

Moving can be such a stressful time. The simplest of details and tasks can slip your mind, so we’ve prepared a moving checklist infographic to save you some time and hassle as you move. You’ll find a breakdown of what you need to consider starting at 8 weeks out from your move to or from Sacramento.

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Your Comprehensive Moving Checklist & Best Moving Tips

Are you getting ready to move? Today, we’re collecting all of the best moving tips to help ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.

Make sure you’ve covered everything on the checklist, then read through our list of moving tips to become an instant moving expert. Consider printing out this guide to keep it handy during your move.

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5 Ways a Sacramento Professional Mover Can Make Your Life Easier

Hiring a professional mover is one of the smartest things you can do before a move. Find out all the best advantages of hiring a professional mover today:

1) Save your Breakable Items

Have you ever moved an antique table? What about a piano? What about your 60 inch TV, your computer monitor, or your plates and cups?

Moving companies have moved these breakable items thousands of times. They can move your stuff more safely than you and your friends ever could – I guarantee it.

If you want all of your valuable possessions to last from point A to point B, then professional movers give you the best chance of doing that.

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