Book gives tips about moving—February 23, 2008
If you are thinking about moving across the country or even across town, consider preparing for the move using the experience of others that have moved many times and of movers themselves. Books available at the Hastings Public Library provide information and strategies to make any move successful.
Anyone looking at the exterior of Dan Ramsey’s book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Smart Moving” can tell that it has been a well used library book. As a professional mover and a person who has moved over 40 times time during his lifetime, Ramsey provides information about packing, choosing a moving firm or deciding to move yourself, estimating the costs, holding a successful moving sale, moving heavy appliances, preparing a “Smart Moving Survival Box” and much more.
Moving can be stressful at any age. Prepare children by using books such as “Goodbye, House: A Kids’ Guide to Moving” by Ann Banks and Nancy Evans, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Moving” by Fred Rogers, or “Let’s Talk About Moving to a New Place” by Diana Star Helmer. These children’s books show what happens during the moving process, explain concepts of something old and something new and that goodbye is not forever.
Moving for a senior presents its own special challenges. Moving can offer its own unique rewards such as getting rid of “stuff” and simplifying one’s life. It can provide an opportunity to meet new people, visit new places and learn new things also. Senior citizen Willma Willis Gore answers many questions in her book “Just Pencil Me In: Your Guide to Moving & Getting Settled After 60.” She helps you answer questions such as “Why move?”, “Where to start?” and “Who’s in charge?”
Vickie Dellaquila stresses the emotional side to moving in her book “Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move”. Dellaquila gives advice not only to the senior, but also to the adult children and other family members who help the senior. Rather than treating a move as a traumatic experience, Dellaquila gives advice on how to take advantage of the opportunity to grow closer to an older adult, make them feel comfortable and secure, and help them participate in a more socially active life.
Find ideas to guide you through every step of the moving process in these and other books available at the Hastings Public Library.