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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!

TRENDING HOME SECURITY GADGETS FOR A SAFE 2017

With the steady increase in helpful home technology comes updated security features and streamlined Smart functions. Most of these gadgets are still steep in price, but the extra security could be well worth your family's comfort. Whether you're recently in a new location or settled into your forever home, consider installing one of these home security gadgets for a safer 2017: Wifi Doorbells These slim camera/microphone devices let people see and talk to outdoor visitors via their phone, tablet, and desktop computer. Most doorbells come with night vision, offer lifetime protection against theft, and have an optional battery pack for power in case you can’t attach it to existing doorbell wires. Door Security Bars In the event you might be [...]

December 6th, 2016|

HOW TO GET ORGANIZED AFTER A MOVE

It's easy to feel just as overwhelmed unpacking as when you did while packing up. Hopefully these 4 simple tips on how to get organized after a move can help you get a streamlined unpacking process started. Ask for Help! Are you going to clean carpets, chimneys and air systems, paint your home inside and out, watch your children, and find a new doctor, vet, dentist, and mechanic, all by yourself?! Reach out to friends and neighbors in your new area to help you get organized. See if they can offer help, or at least can recommendation trustworthy professionals to hire. If you can find it in your budget, it’s worth hiring some extra help [...]

December 1st, 2016|

HOW TO SAVE MONEY WHEN MOVING HOUSE

Moving is a big expense, financially and emotionally. Trying to plan a move on a budget is stressful because it involves more planning, and this can have you feeling overwhelmed and even reluctant to make the move. In this post we’ve gathered some things for you to keep in mind, on how to save money while moving and how to plan for packing up your home if you’re moving on a budget. Research and Plan Look into what time of month, year, or season would provide the best moving date for you. Don’t have children? Avoid moving during the summer months because that's busy season for moving companies. Moving for work? See if you can schedule your [...]

November 21st, 2016|

PLANNING YOUR LONG DISTANCE MOVE

Long distance moving involves a lot more planning, paperwork, and time management skills than a shorter, or local, move. Take a minute to review this list of thoughtful tips before you begin the moving process! Research at least three companies You should feel 100% comfortable with the company you choose- meaning you trust their employees will handle your belongings with care and professionalism. Consider the company's reviews to understand a little more about the quality of service and if they stick to their quotes. For more tips on how to find a reputable moving company, read this post. Compare price points, check business profiles and certifications, and ask about interstate procedures and policies. Discuss insurance, protection, and [...]

November 17th, 2016|

FINDING USED FURNITURE (AND APPLIANCES!) AFTER A MOVE

Leaving behind the major living pieces seemed like a good idea pre-move, but now you’ve got limited seating to relax, you’re committed to the laundromat, and your new place just doesn’t feel like home! The idea of spending even more money after a move is daunting for everyone, especially because finding used furniture and appliances that are the right fit (for your wallet and your space) can be tricky. But don’t worry, here’s a list of places to start looking for items that can help piece your new home together, without breaking the bank. Estate Sales Flea Markets Antique Stores Floor pieces at Big Box Stores Habitat for Humanity / Goodwill Local Thrift stores Craigslist [...]

November 7th, 2016|

DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES – USING CARDBOARD!

‘Tis the season for gourds, ghouls, and grande pumpkin spice lattes...but the spookiest part of fall is being without a costume on Halloween! Check out our round-up of DIY costumes, and get some ideas on how to recycle any cardboard or boxes you’ve got around the house. With a little imagination you can put your own personality into these costumes, or maybe this post will inspire a unique idea for your ensemble this year!   For the Monsters: If you don't want to deal with sticky face paints, or fake blood and false teeth, take a look at these monster-themed costumes.   Cartoon Kiddos: This is the one night a year that we're allowed to step away from [...]

October 21st, 2016|