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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!

MATERIALS TO AVOID WHEN SELF-PACKING FOR A MOVE

There are many advantages to hiring professional movers. They not only can pack and move and unpack all of your possessions, but they can do it really well. They also use professional materials. However, if you want moving help but also want to save a little money, you may want to do some packing yourself. Pro tip: Don’t skimp on the packing materials! While you can pick up sturdy boxes from some of your favorite stores, the temptation may be strong to use less than perfect materials if they’re free. Because, hey, they’re free!  But your box isn’t just going to be sitting in the middle of your living room after you fill it with [...]

May 11th, 2017|

DRIVING TIPS FOR LONG DISTANCE MOVING

As you get ready for your long distance move, it's important to think about the travel that's ahead! With all that's going on, it's easy to forget to some things that will help you prepare for the drive to your new home. The team at Sorensen is here to help! Here are some quick driving tips for long distance moving: Snack Smart Grab snacks and food for meals from the grocery before starting your trip, as well as during it. If you commit to shopping at a grocery, as opposed to a gas station, you’ll most likely eat healthier and feel better as a result during the trip. Try to pre-make some sandwiches and portion [...]

April 27th, 2017|

GREEN MOVING: 3 ECO-FRIENDLY MOVING TIPS

April 6th, 2017|

5 POST-MOVING TIPS TO REMEMBER

Congrats! You’ve unpacked the last cardboard box and tidied up packing debris. Before you kick back and finally start enjoying your new home, there’s a few key follow-up items you shouldn’t forget! The moments after you successfully move into your new home are actually an overlooked but critical time to make sure your moving process is wrapped up properly. As tempting as it may be to put off these final moving tasks, tackle them right away to ensure that your big move is an even bigger success. Review this short checklist before you move in, and once more after you’ve unpacked! Change locks and batteries, and all security codes on sensitive devices. Don’t put this [...]

March 23rd, 2017|

HOW TO GET READY FOR A GARAGE SALE

A moving garage or yard sale is a win-win, helping ease your move in a few ways. Not only will you make a little cash, but you’ll also reduce moving costs by lightening your load! Having a sale will also encourage you along in the packing process by helping you sort through your things.  Here's how to get ready for a garage sale and make it a smooth success: Gather & Evaluate The first step, and perhaps the most dreaded, is starting the purging process. You can avoid some stress by starting to organize and sort items early in your moving process. It can be hard to let things go when asking yourself if you should [...]

March 9th, 2017|

UNDERSTANDING TAX DEDUCTIBLE MOVING EXPENSES

As Tax Day approaches, the team at Sorensen Moving and Storage understands that moving-related stress can come back with a vengeance- and we're here to help! Avoid feeling overwhelmed this spring, and check out our downloadable and print-ready resource that will help you better understand tax deductible moving expenses! Please note that if you are moving internationally or are a member of the military, a tax advisor can give professional assistance and guide you through different exceptions and processes. Not ready to print yet? In short, here's what you need to know. To be tax deductible moving expenses have to meet the following criteria: Expenses Were Incurred Within a Year You Moved outside 50 Miles You Work [...]

February 23rd, 2017|