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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!

10 tips for stretching your moving budget when you hire movers

Moving can be a daunting proposition. You either have to pack up your whole household or pay someone to do it for you. You can move your belongings or reduce your stress and pay a professional to do the job.With every level of moving services, there’s a price. The good news is, moving isn’t a one-cost-fits-all proposition. There are ways to save money and still get your stuff from here to there while minimizing your stress. Do some of it yourself. If you can pack some or all of your things, do it. That will save you packing fees. (Though if you can afford to have someone else pack your stuff, a move gets infinitely [...]

August 10th, 2017|

TIPS FOR PACKING ELECTRONICS WHEN YOU MOVE

When you move, you have a lot of things to think about — setting up in a new location, stopping and starting utilities, forwarding the mail and, of course, packing.When you’re considering which moving services to pay for, a packing service can be a huge load off your mind, especially when you’re moving high-ticket items like electronics. Not only will it save you time; you can be sure of secure, safe packaging for your items. Whether you need to pack and move an elaborate stereo system, computers or a large-screen television, professional movers and packers will use the materials that are best for the job. Custom crating can protect even the most unusual or delicate [...]

July 27th, 2017|

DORM ROOM ESSENTIALS: 10 First-year Items to Remember for Your Move

Often a young person's first real move is to college, whether it's moving to an apartment or a dorm room. For dorms, especially, there are certain items that will help a student live well in a small space. For the big move, you can engage professional moving help or do it yourself. Chance are, you won't have a whole lot to move anyway. Packing for the dorm is all about efficiency. If you can get a look at your dorm room ahead of time, you can determine whether you need absolutely everything on this list. For instance, the desk may already have a lap and there might be a window treatment you deem sufficient. We're [...]

July 13th, 2017|

10 Tips for Hiring a Professional Mover

If you're searching for a moving company to make your next move a worry-free experience, it's important to do some research before you sign a contract. The right local moving experts will take good care of you and your belongings from the moment you first call them right until your final box is unloaded. Here are 10 important tips to use when searching for a professional mover: 1. Ask Friends and Family For Referrals When it comes to finding the right mover, start by asking people you trust for recommendations. Your Realtor, co-workers and friends might be able to suggest a local moving company to use, and they may also have ideas about moving companies [...]

June 22nd, 2017|

TIPS FOR DECLUTTERING BEFORE YOUR MOVE

It’s time to move. You’ve committed to the new house, or the new job across the country, or that cute apartment just across town. Before the house movers come, it’s up to you to make not just their job easier, but yours. It’s time to declutter. Movers and packers will pack and move everything if you ask them to, but then, you’ll have to deal with the whole pile of clutter on the other end — and you’ll pay to move it. Decluttering can be intimidating. Divide your space into smaller territories. Set aside a specific time each day to tackle one of these areas, purge and pack. When you’re ready, take a hard look [...]

June 8th, 2017|

MOVERS VS. BROKERS: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE AND AVOID SCAMS

When it’s time for you to look for moving services, you may find a moving broker that seems to offer everything you need. But a moving broker is not the same as a mover, and knowing the difference can save you worries down the road. The best moving companies work with you directly to provide top customer service. They may provide a range of services, from storage to packing to the actual moving of your possessions from your office or your home. Simply put, a broker hires a middle man to do the move. The moving broker engages a carrier to transport cargo and is not responsible for your items. As a rule, the broker [...]

May 25th, 2017|