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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
So you’ve decided to go with a mover, (your joints and friends are thanking you already) but you’re still overwhelmed and nervous about what to expect on moving day. We’ve got some ideas on how to keep stress at bay, and how to get the most out of your moving professionals on both moving days. Have Everything Ready If you hired professional packers, be sure those boxes are easily accessible so the movers don’t waste any time getting it out of the house. Almost all of your belongings should be packed up by now, even most of your essentials boxes. Your home should be cleaned up, (unless you are paying professionals to clean after you’ve [...]
Whether you plan to pack up your home yourself or you choose to have our team help you, it's a great idea to have an idea of what movers won't move. Our non-allowables moving list includes hazardous and flammable materials, certain valuables, and perishable items. While most of these things are a no-brainer, (i.e. fuels, oils, chemicals, and solvents) people are often caught in a pickle on moving day when they have items around that we do not transport. It's important to consult this list early on as you prepare and plan for your move, so you have time to recycle materials or donate/sell items accordingly! You can view and print a PDF version here. Questions or [...]
Moving is an overwhelming process, but it doesn't need to be pull-your-hair-out stressful. Stay organized while moving with these 6 tips: 1. Give yourself time Eliminate last minute rushing and additional stress by giving yourself adequate time to go through belongings, clean, prioritize and groups items to be packed, research your new town...in general just give yourself time to get all your affairs in order. There are a lot of small things to remember during the moving process, if you procrastinate then you’ll feel the countdown and possibly miss something important. Which leads us to... 2. Stage Command Central It’s a common step in the moving process to designate one area where super important items [...]
While many find summertime ideal for moving (hello sunshine and summer vacation!), those relocating for a new job or people without children often choose to move in the winter months to take advantage of lower moving rates. However moving in winter also has it’s disadvantages! Be prepared for you winter move with these reminders: Watch the Weather Do a bit of research ahead of time so you can be prepared with the average daily temperature and weather forecast. While driving, avoid cruise control and try to refuel before you hit a quarter tank of gas. Remember, when you’re unsure of driving conditions, it’s always better to be cautious and go a little slower. Before [...]
Packing up and don't know what to do with extra pantry items? Feeling like you want to spread joy this season? Sorensen Moving and Storage believes in giving back and supporting our community. This year Chris Sorensen helped package over 20,000 meals for the NAIOP hunger project, which helps feed hungry children throughout Central Florida! Remember that your generosity this time of year has great influence on the health and wellness of people in need across America, especially those in your own backyard. As it stands, more than 65% of food bank patrons have had to choose between essential medicine and putting food on the table1. This year, we ask you to please discuss with friends and family [...]
You've arrived at your new location... Now what? For most of us, the urge to feel at home has us rushing to unpack so we can feel comfortable and settled in. Before you get to work unpacking everything though, here’s a list of To-Dos just after you’ve moved into your new house: Initial Inspection- Look over the inventory sheet with the movers before they leave, check your moving boxes for damage, and do a walk through of your home. Make sure to replace door locks and check windows, change alarm batteries, and consider installing some gadgets for home security. It's easiest to get this done first, so you can feel more at ease while settling your family into [...]