HELPFUL MOVING TIPS AND INFORMATION
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]