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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!

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|

Decommissioning an Office Space

As the tenant, you are responsible for returning your old office space to the original condition as specified in your contract. If you have been in this location for a long time you will probably have a fair amount of work ahead of them. Here are some tips that will make this process more successful. Verify the Required Condition of the Property. Your lease has all the specifications of how to decommission your office space. However, it is wise for you to meet with their property manager to discuss the lease surrender conditions of your contract. Get it verbally and on paper. Audit Your Old Furniture Assets. Does it make more sense to upgrade your furniture or is [...]

February 22nd, 2018|

Preparing to Move in With Significant Other

You’ve decided to take the next step in your relationship. You are going to move in with your significant other! You both are extremely excited until you realize that you probably won’t have enough room for all your belongings. Keep the following tips in mind and  it should be a smoother process. Eliminate the Clutter Before you move Before you even think about moving in with another person it is wise to get rid of all unnecessary items. Having 100 stuffed animals and pillows on your bed was nice when you lived alone, but it may not be practical when combining two houses. Putting off decluttering your home can create unnecessary financial burdens. Many moving [...]

February 15th, 2018|