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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!

Declutter Kids’ Room with an Organization Game

Christmas has passed and you’ve gifted your children some of the coolest toys out right now. You’re making plans to move into your new home, but you’ve realized that their toys are started to take over your home. What should you do? Decluttering doesn’t only happen in the spring time! Try playing the “Declutter Game” with your kids.  Turning this process into a game instead of a task will make it more enjoyable for you and your kids. Sort  Start with one section of the room at a time. We suggest starting with the highest areas and working your way to areas closest to the floor. That way as time goes on and fatigue starts [...]

January 4th, 2018|

Holiday Moves: How to do it right

The holidays are usually a pretty hectic time for most people. Between shopping for presents, attending school and work functions, and getting the Christmas lights untangled, it may seem like moving during the holidays is impossible. We’re here to tell you that It is possible to fit in such a huge endeavor and still enjoy your normal festivities! You’re probably asking yourself how? Well we are sure that the next few tips will help you! 1.    Put it on your calendar. The key to being successful at anything is to organize what must be done and when it needs to be done. We suggest writing down all your holiday must dos/wants as well as packing plans on [...]

December 14th, 2017|

How To Pack For A Move

We always recommend having a professional movers pack and move your belongings to your new home. However, we understand that having a moving company pack for you may be out of your budget. If you do decide to pack your belongs yourself, we recommend you follow the following tips. Start early. The last thing you want is to have an entire house to pack a few days before your move. You don’t really know how much stuff you have until you have to pack and move it. Create a game plan that suits your schedule. We recommend packing away all items you don’t use on a regular basis a month in advance. Items used more [...]

November 9th, 2017|

Understanding Your Retirement Goals

When deciding to relocate for retirement some people buy bigger and more expensive homes, but downsizing for retirement is a savvy strategy. Especially for those of us who have not quite saved enough for our golden years. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to ensure your relocation is profitable and comfortable. What are your goals? Before you decide where you want to move, reflect on why you want to downsize and what your goals are. Most goals fall under financial or lifestyle. Financial goals can include saving money by downsizing to a small home and pay a smaller mortgage. Lifestyle goals can include spending more time with family and friends. Where are you [...]

October 26th, 2017|

One of the most forgotten steps: Mail Forwarding

The last thing you’d probably think about when moving is your snail mail.  Setting up mail forwarding is one of the most common steps that people forget to do before they move. Mail forwarding is fairly simple and can be done in person at your local postal service office or online at USPS.com if you’re in the United States. Before you set up your mail for forwarding follow our tips to ensure that you do it correctly the first time. Verify your Address Find out how the post office codes your mail and compare the address you have with the address they have on file. Obtaining the full Zip code +4 number will allow your [...]

October 12th, 2017|

Beyond the Moving Company Estimate

When the time comes for you to move and you are choosing a moving and storage company, it is likely that your initial research will start with a simple Google or Bing search.  You should never book a move solely based on the prices given online or over the phone. Aside from research online and getting written estimates, asking friends and family members for referrals is a great way to start your research. Before settling on a company you want to work with keep these three things in mind. Reputation Just because a company has an appealing website, it does not necessarily mean that the company is reputable. Be sure to do your research and [...]

September 28th, 2017|