- Allow your plants to store extra energy by giving them extra sunlight several weeks prior to moving day
- Prune back overgrown leaves and branches one month prior to moving
- Reduce feeding to minimize growth
- Water thoroughly the day before moving
- Stabilize the plant in a sturdy carton to prevent tipping
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Customer’s Responsibilities When Moving
As a customer, you have responsibilities both to your mover and yourself. They include:
- Reading all moving documents issued by the mover or broker.
- Being available at the time of pickup and delivery of your shipment. If you are not available you should appoint a representative to act on your behalf.
- promptly notifying your mover if something has changed regarding your shipment (ie…move dates, additional items, etc).
- making payment in amount required and id to with your mover.
- promptly filing claims for loss, damage or delays with your mover, if necessary.
- Automobiles should have one quarter or less fuel in the gas tank
- Check automobiles for any oil, battery acid or radiator fluid leaks
- Boats should be drained of all fuel and oil in the motor
- Schedule an examination by a veterinarian
- Your veterinarian may suggest a tranquilizer or other precautionary measure
- Obtain copies of your pet’s health and vaccination records and update identification tags
Select a portable air-transport kennel that’s large enough for your pet to stand and move around. Most airlines sell or rent these special carriers. let your pet get accustomed to the kennel in advance of the trip. mark the container “Live Animal”, and affix a label that includes your pet’s name, new address, phone number and special handling instructions.
If you will travel by car, acquaint your pet with car travel by taking it for short drives around the neighborhood. Don’t feed your pet for several hours prior to your trip. Do, however, pack a canteen of fresh, cool water and stop frequently for drinks and walks.
If you stay overnight in a hotel, determine ahead of time if pets are welcome. Finally (and this is important for ALL pets at all times) Never leave an animal unattended in a car.
Even in moderately warm weather, the temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in just a few minutes. Conversely, in winter months, the temperature can drop will below freezing before you realize it.
Birds and small pets such as hamsters can travel by car in their cages, provided the cage is stable, properly ventilated, and protected from drafts. Covering the cage may help to keep your pet calm.