Between packing your things, transferring utility services, and finding moving help, there's a lot to remember when you relocate. The Web has resources to smooth the moving process, and to help you keep track of everything during this busy time.
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Sometimes individual circumstances add unique particulars to the moving process. Whether you're taking into consideration the special needs of moving a senior, preparing to move to college, or moving for military service, the Web provides information on special factors you should consider to make your move easier.
- If you're moving with kids, you'll need to make special considerations when packing. Consider packing your child's favorite toy in an easily accessible box to smooth the first few hours in a new house.
- When moving a pet, make sure your pet is confined while boxes are coming in or out through open doors. When you're settled, allow your pet to go outside, but only on a leash for the first day or so.
- The reason for your move may actually yield some good Web resources. If you're moving for college, your school's Web site might offer some useful advice you should consider about moving into a dorm. For those looking to retire in a new location, a site from an organization like the American Association of Retired Persons might be helpful.
- For more tips about moving to college and adjusting to college life, see our findingDulcinea College Living Web Guide. If you are considering a move for your retirement, see our findingDulcinea Retirement Planning Web Guide for financial tips. For more resources about the military and military life, see our findingDulcinea Military Web Guide. If you are moving because of a divorce, our findingDulcinea Divorce Web Guide can help you with the legal and emotional aspects of going through a divorce.
For tips about children and moving ...
features a moving guide that offers advice for helping children cope with a move, addressing various issues, such as choosing a room and leaving old friends behind. The site is based in the United Kingdom, so you may come across unusual colloquialisms.
has a series of articles about helping teenagers cope with a variety of situations, including moving, and issues that may present themselves after the move, such as school, dating, and stress. Scroll down for an especially interesting section on how kids of different ages handle a move.
For tips about moving the elderly ...
provides a quick, step-by-step process for how to cope with older parents moving in with you. Additional tips and warnings are included at the end of this brief, but effective article.
focuses on senior citizens and moving tips that can make a move later in life a little easier. This site has a "salesman" tone to it, as many tips are actually in a book available for purchase. However, the articles section of the site has many useful resources for planning and preparing for a later life move.
discusses the factors a person must consider when trying to determine whether or not to bring an elderly parent along during a move. Although this page appears sparse, the content is well organized and insightful.
The National Association of Senior Move Managers
focuses on helping senior citizens cope with the physical and emotional aspects of moving to a new home. Check the "Find A Senior Move Manager" link to see if there is a move manager in your area that can help with a move.
For tips about moving to college ...
The Off-to-College Checklist
is a four-page checklist of items a college student might consider taking along when moving away from home. Note that this page is a PDF file.
For tips about moving in the military ...
teaches members of the military how to get through their first move with the military, or if they are seasoned veterans, how to get to know their new installation right away. The Moving 101
section of the site lists who to contact after you receive orders to move.
NEX Military Moving Center
is a service for members of the military and their families to use when they must move. Use of this service is free, but you must register and have your status as a member of the military verified before you can proceed. This site offers a demo to help you understand more about the NEX Military Moving Center.
For other unique moving circumstances ...
has a section of "Divorce Laws" that gives explanation on a state-by-state basis, often including a section discussing division of property.
Moving: Settling into Your New Home
is part of The Humane Society of the United States Web site. This page links to a variety of information about helping your cat or dog adjust to a move, choosing a new veterinarian, and choosing a pet sitter.
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