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HELPFUL MOVING TIPS AND INFORMATION

Get the latest helpful moving tips and information from Sorensen Moving & Storage. We have tips on everything from making a moving checklist, condensing households, to creative ways of packing. Have an idea or useful tip? Tell us about it at info@sorensenmayflower.com!

Pack and Ship All of Your Gifts with Ease This Holiday Season

The holiday season upon us once again, and although this time of the year means holiday dinners and precious memories with friends and family are around the corner, it can also bring about disaster when it comes to packing and shipping gifts for loved ones. If you’re not properly prepared, you could wind up in a tangle of unruly tape, packing peanuts, and bubble wrap, or worse–with a gift that arrives damaged.   Here are some tips and tricks to help you get that laptop to your nephew, the dollhouse to your cousin, or the toolset gift to your uncle all in one piece.   Pick the Right Box Picking the right box is the [...]

December 18th, 2018|

November Month in Review

November Month in Review It’s the middle of December, which means families all around the world are planning their holidays and buying gifts for their loved ones. While this month may be quite a busy one, it’s surprising how often we forget about the hustle and bustle of months previous. As such, here’s a recap of November’s big moves and projects. Art Installation, Wolfgang Puck, Disney Springs We assisted the staff of Wolfgang Puck at Disney Springs in an installation of artwork and photography pieces for their restaurant. The planning process was crucial–precise measurements were    necessary to ensure that all of the art pieces would fit properly. As you can see, technology like these laser [...]

December 14th, 2018|

Baby on Board: How to move while pregnant

If you’re pregnant or have a new born, moving is probably the last thing on your mind, but events such as job promotions, military deployments, and other exciting life changes may require you to uproot. Below are some of the first steps you should think about before moving. Talk to Your Doctor If you are moving to a different state or country, don't forget to organize your healthcare provider before you go. Speak with your current provider to see if they can refer you to any reputable providers close to your new home. Do this as soon as possible to ensure you receive continuous care throughout your pregnancy. Always check with your doctor to make [...]

May 10th, 2018|

Moving For a New Job

You’ve finally got your dream job, but it’s across the country. Now what do you do? Sometimes the actual act of moving can be the most stressful thing about relocating for a job. But that shouldn’t deter you from being excited about your new job. So, if you want to have a successful transition, here’s what you’ll need to do: Know the Cost of Living. There are significant differences in the cost of living across the US. Usually you will be compensated for that difference in your salary, but it doesn’t hurt to know and make sure that you are getting paid fairly. Know What’s Available to You. Make time in your day to learn [...]

April 12th, 2018|

Dos and Don’ts of Moving A Piano

Whether it is a Grand, Baby Grand, or upright your piano is probably the largest and most complex musical device in your home. Moving it from one home to another without the utmost care can easily cause unforeseen problems. If you plan on moving your piano we suggest you look at the following tips for guidance. Do consult with professional piano movers beforehand. We do not recommend taking on this task yourself. Do move any furniture and other objects out of the piano’s traveling path before starting. It will be much harder to do this after you start. Do cover the piano in non-slip blankets and secure them with moving straps to protect the finish. Don’t wear anything [...]

March 22nd, 2018|

Should I Move My Plants?

Spring time is quickly approaching and your beloved flowers and plants are blooming! A decision a lot of plant owners struggle with is whether or not to move their plants. Unfortunately plants fall into the category of household items that are forbidden for transport. No professional moving company will agree to transport your plants, not even local movers on a short distance move. The back of moving trucks can get very hot and your leafy friends are too fragile and are not likely to survive the ride regardless of the duration of the trip. We suggest you strongly consider leaving your plants for the next home owner, donating them to a local nursery, or gifting them [...]

March 8th, 2018|