Moving a mattress and box springs can be difficult and cumbersome, especially when you are moving to Colorado. While moving these objects, you may risk hurting yourself or the mattress. Luckily, by taking just a few precautions, you can protect your body and your favorite sleeping spot.
The first thing to do before moving your mattress is to remove the mattress and the box springs from the bed itself. Moving a fully assembled bed may seem like a great way to save time, but it will be too heavy. You will hurt yourself if you attempt this.
If possible, you should place the mattress into a protective plastic bag. These can be purchased from many movers or large furniture retailers. This will protect the mattress from rips and tears, but it will also keep it protected from bugs, dust, and odors while moving.
Before moving the mattress, you should clear out the areas you will be moving it through. A mattress is likely to catch on wall hangings or other furniture, and this can cause damage to either the mattress or the objects being hit. In addition, by clearing the space, you reduce the likelihood that you will have to bend the mattress to get it through a tight spot. Bending the mattress will not break it, but you should try to avoid it as it can damage the mattress if it is bent too often.
While moving your mattress, you should use two people. One person may be able to handle the weight of the mattress, but they will drag it on the ground if they are attempting to move it on their own. This will have drastic consequences for the material of the mattress. Ideally, you should place one person on each end of the mattress, and if the mattress has handles, you should attempt to use those.
At a minimum, you should have a truck to move your mattress. You should never put a mattress on top of a vehicle luggage rack. These are not designed to carry mattresses. If the mattress falls off in the middle of the road, it will damage the mattress and it could even cause an accident. Ideally, you should use an enclosed moving truck to move your mattress.
This article was written by Sarah Grace Villaflor, health and home improvement ambassador for intellibed.com – making the best mattresses in the world. IntelliBed is a leader in Intelli-Gel mattresses, which master the art of sleep.
Moving is part of life for the typical military family. Typically, experts find that children who have a military mom or dad will move every three years. Leaving for a new city this often is hard on everyone in the family. This is especially the case for children. Needing to say goodbye to friends, being the new kid at school, and worrying about fitting in are all hard on children. The good thing is that if you prepare your children with a few simple steps, relocating can be a lot easier on him or her.
Talk About the Move Early
First, you should talk to your child about moving to Colorado as soon as you learn about it. It certainly is tempting to wait to break bad news, but you will find it best in the long run if you tell your child what is up. The longer they have to prepare and accept the situation, the better off they will be.
Knowing about the move well in advance helps children, especially teenagers, deal with the inevitable. An older child, such as a senior in high school, might get more excited if you tell him about a military friendly college near your new home.
Attend Relo Briefings
If your child is old enough, you can encourage him to go to your military relocation briefings when you feel it’s appropriate. Some military installations have relocation programs for children and teenagers. You should check with your relocation branch and see what is available.
Stick to Routine
Routines give children a good sense of stability and comfort. You should try to keep up family routines even if they do not seem to make sense. Keep taking your child to soccer practice even if he won’t be with the team in six weeks. The more you can keep things regular, the better off your child will be.
Involve Your Child
It’s smart to have your child help with some of the move planning, if she’s old enough. You can ask a teenager to help you plan the driving route. Or, you can have your younger child pick out some of the furniture or colors in his new bedroom. Making him an active partner in the process will make him feel like he has some control in a difficult situation.
Check Out the New School
Make sure that your child knows all about his new school as early on as possible. Visit the website of the school and arrange a visit if it is possible. This will really help to ease your child’s mind.
You should try to let your child say good-bye to some of his favorite places. You should take your child to his favorite restaurant or favorite park one more time. This helps to give your child a chance to accept the fact that things are changing. It also gives your son or daughter a chance to get ready for the future.
As you know, being in the military is not always easy. There are ways, however, to make it easier. From attending a military friendly college to planning ahead for relocation, there are things you can do to reduce the stress that comes from a military life.
Byline: Michelle is an aspiring writer who currently works for a military friendly college. When she’s not working she’s blogging on anything and everything! She loves how blogging gives her the opportunity to improve her writing skills, voice her thoughts and opinions, and share advice with an unl
When looking to sell your home and move to Colorado there are a number of things you can do that will help not only in getting the maximum amount of profit, but also ensuring that you get a reasonably quick sale. Both of which are harder to obtain in the current housing market.
Before you have even listed or spoken to an estate agent about pricing, it is always worth investing some time and even a small amount of money if need be to get your property looking the best it can. At first this can involve just a general clean. Making sure the bathroom and kitchen are clean and tidy. All rooms are uncluttered, organized and look inviting to anyone who would look around. If there are any small repairs or painting that needs doing, then getting it done will help dramatically in the long run. Things that may cost a small amount to sort out now could cost you heavily down the line if potential buyers start requesting reduced prices for things they will have to sort out if they buy it.
Once you have got the property in a state that is ‘ready to move in’, pricing the property correctly is the next major step. Take advice from at least 3 different estate agents and take an average. Don’t always be attracted to the one who says its worth the most, as they may just drop the price after a week or two after listing. Research what other properties of similar size around the area are asking for and also what recently sold properties actually went for. Going into the market with a realistic asking price can not only potentially save you weeks or months of wasted time, but will also ensure you are not hugely disappointed when the property doesn’t sell.
Now you are ready to sell the property the final work is how are you going to sell it? Depending on whether you need really quick sale or if you are looking for the maximum amount of money can alter this. Either way, spending a bit of money on some marketing can be a huge help and speed up the process significantly. Using an estate agent not only has the existing target audience but once a sale is agreed they can handle all of the legal paperwork. Of course you pay for these services but can save you weeks or months against trying to do it yourself. Other types of marketing include online listing websites, and even popular local newspapers. One of the last most obvious types of marketing, make sure you have a large sign at the front of the property. You never know who will drive past and want to take a look.
Jess Collins is passionate about home design, property and consumer rights. Preparing your property for sale is an essential step if you want to sell your house By following this advice you can be sure of getting the best deal when you sell your home.
You have been planning for several weeks. You have informed your kids about moving to Colorado and they have been helping you pack all of your things. The movers are hired and are scheduled to arrive in a few days. However, you are still facing one problem: how will you move house with your pets in tow?
Animals do not understand the concept of moving home. The process might be stressful for you because you have to think about a million details like packing but it can be traumatic for your dogs and cats because you are also uprooting them from their home. Suddenly they find themselves in an unfamiliar surrounding with strange smells and new animals on the block. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to make moving house easier for your loyal companions.
Before the Move
Animals are known to be more attuned to what goes around them than humans expect so do not be surprised if your pets get anxious if they see you packing your belongings. It is best to confine them in a room during this process so they will not be stressed out. When you pack all of your pets’ belongings, make sure that they are all complete. It also helps them if you give them plenty of attention before you actually leave the premises lest they think that you are leaving them behind. If they are not used to traveling in a pet carrier, you need to train them a few weeks before your moving day so they will get used to it.
As a responsible pet owner, it is your duty to anticipate the problems that come with moving home with your pet. One of the biggest problems you will face is your pets will try to escape from your new house and become lost. Some of them might try to go back to your old house. It is best to keep them inside the house or to have a fence built around your new house.
Introduce Old Smells
Avoid washing your pets’ things after you move to your new house so they will still smell something familiar in their new surroundings. You can also leave a shirt you wore for several days near your pets’ beds so they will be reminded of your presence. This will have a calming effect on them. If you have cats, you can rub a damp towel on their faces and rub it all over the house. Cats secrete a pheromone from their faces which they use to “mark their territory”.
Explore the Neighborhood
Once you get settled in, go out for daily walks with your pets and explore your new neighborhood. Allow them to sniff at posts, bushes and trees. Let them become familiar with the area by introducing new sights, sounds and smells
This article is made by Ericka, who enjoys writing content for We Do Boxes, a company that offers a wide variety of Cardboard Moving Boxes.
Here is a list of legal rights and obligations associated with moving.
There are too many chores to be completed before, and at the time of, moving from existing premises to new premises. In the flurry of activity that always accompanies moving people tend to neglect their legal rights and obligations. This negligence can lead to a lot of stress at a later date.
1. Consumers, i.e., those who are moving to new premises, are legally entitled to receive an estimate from the movers that would be final and legally binding. Effectively, this estimated amount is the maximum that the moving company would be entitled to collect from the consumer. Moving Companies may present to the consumer a contract that is incomplete in some respects, and which lets them claim additional sums under any clause. Consumers will be well within their rights if they refuse to sign such incomplete contracts. However, consumers need to read the contract completely and understand the implications of its content to identify such incompleteness.
Consumers are also not under any obligation to seek quotation only from one mover. In fact, there are many moving companies* at colorado movers. So obtaining estimates from different companies would help the consumer in taking an informed decision apart from getting a better bargain. The consumer is also not obliged to disclose the quotation received from one moving company to another. However, while trying to decide on the right moving company, it is necessary to scrutinize the contents of the agreements associated with each estimate and understand their implications completely.
2. There are conditions applicable to consumers as well. These are disclosed by the moving company. Any reservations that moving Companies have for moving specific goods should be noted and any responsibilities that are agreed to in the contract must be complied with for timely completion of moving. Consumers need to understand the extent to which the moving company would be liable. This may entail getting moving insurance at times, but it would be worth it instead of worrying about such things.
Exercise and fulfill your rights and obligations to avoid future headaches.
Movers expect a complete list of materials that are to be transported. It is, therefore, obligatory on the part of the consumers to furnish such lists of inventories to the moving contractors. Preparing a list and inventory is time consuming and such movers do offer such services as well. However, it is always better not to avail this service. The language used in contracts these days is no longer as complicated as it used to be. Therefore, anybody can understand the content of moving contracts.
For more information on your rights and obligations as a consumer also visit the bureau of consumer protection.