Five Tips for Traveling With Your Dog in a Rental Vehicle

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Traveling DogIf your canine is your constant companion and your best friend, you probably don’t want to leave them at home for your next vacation. Luckily, you can bring domestic pets in most Hertz rental cars. However, the company levies an extra fee if you leave excessive dog hair or messes in the vehicle.

To have a great journey without worrying about messes or fees, you may want to check out these tips for trips with your pooch.

How to Move Your Small Business Without Losing Business

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smallbusinessboxFor many small businesses, location is a major factor in staying profitable and relevant in specific industries. In our previous blog, “The Why and How of Relocating Your Business,” we discussed the reasons to move and the basics of business moving logistics.

In this blog, we’ll discuss several business sectors that can suffer during and after a location change, including profitability, productivity, and customer loyalty. In each section, we provide the information you need to keep your business moving forward.

Your Guide to a Successful Winter Move

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pic1Summer is the most popular season for moving. The weather and the roads are clear, school is out, employees take vacations, and long weekends are plentiful. Sometimes, however, necessity dictates a winter move.

Moving in winter is definitely possible, but you’ll need to prepare a little more in order to make the move as safe and as warm as possible. If you’re moving your home or business during the winter months, this guide will help you know what to plan for.

Make Your Rental Dates Flexible

A major part of planning ahead is keeping track of the weather forecast for your moving date. Ideally, you’ll move on a clear day with no snow or winter rain in the forecast.

When you call your moving truck rental company to reserve a vehicle, express your concerns about the unpredictability of winter driving. Plan to rent on the appointed day, but ask the rental company how they handle moving reservations for bad weather, and if you can set up a “back up” date just in case a winter storm hits.

It’s also best to ask for and attend any tutorials available on driving a rental truck, especially in the winter time.

8 Tips for Loading and Driving Your Moving Truck in Wet Conditions

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movingwetconditionsWhether you need to pack up your moving truck rental in drizzling rain or blowing snow, wet conditions can complicate any move. Not only does precipitation make it more difficult to keep your belongings dry and undamaged but moisture can also create hazardous driving conditions.

If your moving day forecast predicts rain, sleet, or snow, use these eight tips for loading and driving your moving truck in inclement weather.

1. Mark the Most Vulnerable Containers

As you pack, think about which items are most vulnerable to water damage. Label your boxes containing important documents, books, and electronics with “keep dry” the same way you’d label a box “heavy” or “fragile.”

You’ll want to take these containers out to the truck when the precipitation is lightest. You may also want to put these boxes on top of other items in case there’s water on the floor of the truck.

The Why and How of Relocating Your Business

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If you want to improve business revenue, relocating your business might do the trick. But relocating isn’t the best option for everyone. You want to make surepic1 that relocating is the right decision and that it will improve your profitability.

Is Relocating Right for Your Business?

Consider the following questions to find out if relocating is right for you.

1. Can You Find a Better Workforce Elsewhere?

Some businesses relocate because they want to tap into an increased workforce. Workers with similar skillsets congregrate where companies need their skills. Many designers and editors work in New York City, while tech experts often move to Silicon Valley.

How to Efficiently Load and Pack Your Moving Truck

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Whether you received your dream job across the country or simply want to relocate to a new neighborhood in your current city, you may both relish and despise a move. You’ll enjoy this transition because it brings new adventures and exciting opportunities with it. Yet, you may abhor the process a little bit because you have so much to do in a limited time, especially when it comes to packing.

If you’ve ever packed a moving van or truck before, you know just how stressful and complex this particular moving step can be. In fact, if not done properly, you may not be able to fit all of your belongings into your moving vehicle-and you may have a more difficult time successfully completing your move.

Relocation Preparation: A Helpful Timeline for Your Move

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Moving can be complicated and stressful, especially when you’ve been in the same house for the last 10 or more years. With all the furniture and belongings you’ve collected over time, it can be difficult to organize your relocation and get everything in order.

But if you have a little time, you can take the planning and preparation in steps. Below, we list moving tasks along an easy timeline so you can take on your relocation bit by bit. If you don’t have quite as much time, you may need to slim down the timeline.

Moving With Kids? Make Packing Easier

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Moving is always a challenge. However, when you have small children, getting through your long to-do list is even more difficult. Children get in the way, take what you have already packed out of the boxes to play with, and require a lot of attention. You love your kids and want this transition to go smoothly, but you’re not sure how packing and childcare can happen simultaneously.

Follow the tips in this blog. Though moving will never be easy, with some smart planning, you can make it easier than ever.

6 Tips for Properly Lifting and Moving Items

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So, you’ve rented the truck, and you’ve gathered the troops. You’re almost ready to move. You just need to get everything into the truck. But no matter what you’re moving, it’s important to stay healthy and use the right techniques as you lift, carry, and move your possessions.

Below, we’ll discuss six tips for lifting and carrying your belongings during a move.

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