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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!


It's February; time to check your progress on that New Year's resolution. Have you forgotten about it? If you vowed to move somewhere new or change careers this year, the following data is for you! Based on last winter's report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the following 3 Cities have been identified as the fastest growing cities in the U.S. - showing the greatest growth over the last 5 years. This means these cities are your best bet for easier job and house hunting! 1. San Jose, CA (43.6% growth) It's not much of a surprise that a lot of growth is coming out of the Silicon Valley, where STEM-focused business' thrive. San Jose also holds the 2nd spot [...]

February 16th, 2017|


From the team at Sorensen, congratulations on your relocation! We've put together a week-by-week checklist to include in your command central planner. We hope that this helps you stay organized during your moving process!   2 Months Prior: Get binding estimates and compare moving companies thoroughly Create a moving budget Notify your landlord if you are renting, and make sure to comply to their requirements so you can get your security deposit back Talk to your children about the moving process, and address their concerns Compare companies of utilities or services you will need at your new location, including new physicians and daycare/schools Create your moving command center, and keep all important moving-related documents in [...]

February 9th, 2017|


The world is becoming increasingly more connected and international trading continues to grow, making international offices and representatives more important to business success than ever before. It’s important to carefully evaluate the employees you want to shuffle, and consider their individual needs and what your company needs to make this move successful. Here’s a set of big-picture questions to ask yourself as an employer when internationally moving an employee:   1. How much time will your employee need to move? Think about the logistical side of this move – everything is going to take time. From discussing contract/taxes/pay changes with the company lawyer, to time needed to apply for visas, moving an employee takes months of [...]

February 2nd, 2017|


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 [...]

January 25th, 2017|


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 [...]

January 18th, 2017|


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 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 [...]

January 11th, 2017|