Moving can be fun, stressful, or both. If you and your family are moving soon, your mind might be racing with all of the preparations you need to make before the big day.

The best course of action is to start organizing and planning now so that you can rest easy the night before your move knowing that everything is accounted for.

In this article, we’ll show you how to do just that. We’ll talk about how to get the whole family involved in moving day, what to do with pets, and how to ensure the smoothest move possible so your family can look back on their first day in their new home with fond memories.

Getting organized

There are two key resources that you’ll need to make and refer back to as you prepare for moving day. You’ll need a calendar and a well-organised to-do list.

If you’re prone to depending on your smartphone, then it could be a good idea to add these items to your existing calendars and to-do list apps and sync them with your spouse and children. Most apps have this capability, making it easy to all stay on the same page.

Alternatively, you can use a physical calendar that it hung up in a highly visible area, such as on the refrigerator. Keep your to-do list next to it so you can cross off tasks as they’re accomplished.

On the calendar will be dates like calling your moving company for an appointment, closing on your new home, inspections, and confirming appointments with the movers and real estate agents. You’ll also want to pick a day close to your move to call and set up an appointment for utilities to be installed at your new home.

Getting the family involved

Every team needs a leader. If you’re leading your family through the moving process, it’s your responsibility to keep them in the loop. There may seem like an overwhelming number of tasks to achieve, but your family is there to help. Pick days to have your kids help you make boxes and pack the non-necessities.

You can make moving fun by “camping” inside your home for the last few nights. Since most of your belongings will be in boxes, it’s a fun excuse to set up a tent in the living room and take out the flashlights.

During the last day in your old house, make sure everyone has a survival kit filled with the items they’ll need when arriving at the new house. This includes toothbrushes, medication, phones and chargers, and other essentials.

Moving with pets

Moving can be even scarier for our pets than it is for us. There’s no way to explain to them what’s going on, and they’ll be looking to you for cues that everything is okay.

If you have a friend or relative who can take your pet to their home during the move it will make the moving process much easier–keeping track of a pet while you’re trying to carry boxes is no easy feat.

To ease your pet into their new home, take them to visit before the move if possible. Put some of their favorite toys or their bed and blanket in the new home so they’ll have some comforts for their first impression.

If you follow these tips you’ll be on your way to a fun, and mostly stress-free move into your new home with your family.

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When you have a garden, it is important to have a good watering system. If you are looking to have the best garden maintenance that you can, then drip irrigation systems are a nice choice to consider.

How It Works

Drip irrigation works by slowly applying water directly to the plant. It consists of placing tubes in a row near the stems of the plants with a tiny drip valve between the stems. The water flows, drop by drop, through the tubing continuously or for a limited time, depending on the programming. There are two ways to place the tubes, buried slightly or placed on top of the soil.

Thanks to this irrigation mechanism, you can reduce the water waste compared to the more conventional methods. Here are a few of the benefits that come with using a drip irrigation system:

1. Effective Irrigation

Manual irrigation may miss the most vital part of the plant, the roots, and can end up wasting water. By installing a drip irrigation system, plants get an optimum supply of water directly to the roots.

2. Low Energy Consumption in the Water Pumping System

Drip irrigation systems are cost-effective since they don’t use much energy.

3. Complete Automation of the System

These systems are programmed so that plants receive water at the needed time, even if you’re not around.

4. Precision

A drip irrigation system is precise and accurate. Water only flows where the tubing is set. The drip irrigation system can also distribute the water directly at the root of the plant so that it absorbs quickly, reducing water loss from evaporation.

5. Resource Management

A professionally installed drip irrigation system helps manage resources like fertilizers and nutrients.

6. Weed Control

By installing a drip irrigation system, say goodbye to weeds. By directing the water directly on the plant, you avoid watering the weeds, thus preventing them from growing.

Visit your local hardware store or garden/landscaping store for more information on the best irrigation system for your garden. For the full service and setup, hire a landscape specialist to install the right system for your home.

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