Life in a wheelchair means making accommodations. Bathrooms, kitchens, entryways, transportation -- the list goes on. Unfortunately, most people are so busy figuring out accommodations at home that they don't think about other places they go that will likely need to be rearranged or retrofitted to accommodate their new disability. Places like mini storage facilities, for example.
By law, 5% of the first 200 spaces in newly-constructed self-storage units must be wheelchair accessible, and while most older storage units are doing their best to comply with that law as well, there might come a time when such a space is not available.
When you are planning to move out of your home and into a new one, you know that there are many steps that you will need to take in order to be sure that you are able to get all of your possessions moved safely and securely. However, if you have not moved in a long time and have accumulated a large number of possessions in the meantime, you may need a few friendly tips and ideas to get you and your stuff moved in one piece.
When you hire professional movers, you should be able to count on them to safely load and transport your household items to your new location. No matter how good these professionals are at their job, you will still need to diligently prepare for their arrival. You can take several steps to make moving day easier for both you and your moving professionals.
Protect the Floors
You will prevent damage to your flooring if you invest in a few items before the movers arrive.
Right now, you may be in the midst of Christmas decorating -- untangling strings of lights, struggling with heavy storage containers and trying to remember what you did with the 15 brand-new boxes of ornaments that you bought on clearance last January.
Storing your holiday supplies and decorations can be a real challenge. They can get dusty or dirty, infested with bugs or even mice, or put in the wrong place and forgotten.
If you are moving to a new home a good distance away from your current one, you will want to take precautionary steps in keeping any fragile items intact during the move. Since your moving truck will be on the road for some time, there is bound to be some shifting of your items in the cargo area. Here are a few ways you can ensure your items are packed and placed in the truck in a way to minimize the risk of damage during the move.