According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the third week in April is National Pet ID week. This prompted us here at McGuire Moving & Storage to remind our St Louis movers to have your pet identification updated immediately upon arrival. It is a good idea to prepare at least a collar tag before you get there so you can place the updated tag on your pet when you arrive in your new home.
For St Louis movers traveling a long distance with your pet, it is also a good idea to get a temporary tag that you place alongside the regular tag on the collar with the location of the places you plan to stop and stay along the way. This is a good idea for regular traveling as well.
You can visit American Humane Society for tips on Identification Tags and Microchips. You will need to pick up your pets veterinary records shortly before you move. This would be a good time to bring up pet identification options with your veterinarian. Also, do not forget to research ahead to find a new veterinarian so that you are prepared with that contact upon arrival. You can call ahead, introduce yourself and ask questions about your pet moving to the new environment.
Moving can be a bit disorienting or stressful for your pet. They may respond to the move by running and hiding somewhere outside in the new unknown environment. Please protect your furry family friend with proper pet identification. Check back next week for tips for St Louis movers on helping your pet have a stress-free move. At McGuire Moving & Storage, we are all about your stress-free move. That goes for your pets too!
Recent movers in St Louis might appreciate knowing that April 13-19, 2014 is recognized this year as National Library Week. National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1958. According to the ALA, “It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.”
McGuire Moving & Storage would like to inspire our recent movers in St Louis to visit their local libraries within their new communities. This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library®.” We couldn’t agree more. Libraries are hubs for community members sharing a love of books and knowledge. What a great way for movers in St Louis to make new connections within their community. Libraries hold many events for children and adults alike. Events such as book groups, story time for children, informative topic evenings, etc. Obviously your local library is the perfect place to enrich your love for reading but also may be the perfect place to make new friends and get involved.
To find the library nearest you and obtain more information on National Library Week, we encourage you to visit @ Your Library; The Campaign for America’s Libraries. Once the boxes are unpacked and you have created all your new perfect spaces in your new home, why not curl up with a good book-a true housewarming gift.
McGuire Moving & Storage wishes our movers in St Louis a joyful National Library Week. We hope you find your new library soon!
Here we are again. April 15 is right around the corner. Many have already filed their taxes but for those St Louis movers who have not, McGuire Moving & Storage wants to remind you to look closely at your moving expenses if your move took place in 2013. Please be sure to go to the IRS section for Moving Expenses to see if any of your moving expenses qualify for deductions.
There may be other home owner deductions for St Louis movers to consider as well. If you are preparing to move, you may have completed home improvements to ready the home for sale. Some of these improvements may be tax deductible. Or perhaps you made major improvements in your home over the course of time you lived there. Whether you moved recently, or are moving soon or thinking about moving, you will want to be sure to save all necessary receipts for home improvements that may be deductible on your tax return. Go to this IRS section on Tax Information for Homeowners for more information about what a home owner can deduct. Also covered in this section are all specifics concerning mortgage interest credit, real estate taxes and mortgage insurance premiums. And of course, check with your tax professional before making any tax decisions.
St Louis movers who just moved into a new home should consider preparing a file folder for storing records of any home improvements made to the new home now and in the future. The organization of these documents will save much time and money later when it comes time to selling.
McGuire Moving & Storage wishes St Louis movers a stress-free tax time!