HELPFUL MOVING TIPS AND INFORMATION
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It's February; time to check your progress on that New Year's resolution. Have you forgotten about it? If you vowed to move somewhere new or change careers this year, the following data is for you! Based on last winter's report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the following 3 Cities have been identified as the fastest growing cities in the U.S. - showing the greatest growth over the last 5 years. This means these cities are your best bet for easier job and house hunting! 1. San Jose, CA (43.6% growth) It's not much of a surprise that a lot of growth is coming out of the Silicon Valley, where STEM-focused business' thrive. San Jose also holds the 2nd spot [...]
From the team at Sorensen, congratulations on your relocation! We've put together a week-by-week checklist to include in your command central planner. We hope that this helps you stay organized during your moving process! 2 Months Prior: Get binding estimates and compare moving companies thoroughly Create a moving budget Notify your landlord if you are renting, and make sure to comply to their requirements so you can get your security deposit back Talk to your children about the moving process, and address their concerns Compare companies of utilities or services you will need at your new location, including new physicians and daycare/schools Create your moving command center, and keep all important moving-related documents in [...]
The world is becoming increasingly more connected and international trading continues to grow, making international offices and representatives more important to business success than ever before. It’s important to carefully evaluate the employees you want to shuffle, and consider their individual needs and what your company needs to make this move successful. Here’s a set of big-picture questions to ask yourself as an employer when internationally moving an employee: 1. How much time will your employee need to move? Think about the logistical side of this move – everything is going to take time. From discussing contract/taxes/pay changes with the company lawyer, to time needed to apply for visas, moving an employee takes months of [...]