Archive for August 2013

Happy Labor Day!

Holman Moving SystemsHooray…it’s Labor Day!

For those of us in the moving business, labor day is a signal that another busy season is coming to a end.

But, it’s also more important than just the closing of another summer.

It’s a time for all of us to celebrate the contributions that workers have made to the United States, as well as to their organizations and local communities.

Thank you to everyone at Holman Moving Systems for their hard work (this summer and every day) and to our customers for making it another great season. We hope everyone has a lovely, restful and well-earned holiday.

Happy Labor Day!

Tax Deductible Moving Expenses

Tax deductible moving expensesThere are tons of reasons to move to a new city. People move to be closer to family and loved ones, to get a fresh start, and to experience a different part of the country or world. But I think it’s safe to say that one of the most popular reasons to move is for a job, whether it’s a new job or a relocation through a current job. Old job or new, if you are moving for work, some of your moving expenses may be tax deductible.

Lessons about Settling-In at Home after Life Abroad

Moving home adjustments

Sometimes coming home doesn’t feel as good as it used to. My best friend Kayla has lived in Thailand for the past year. She moved there temporarily to teach English and to immerse herself into a new culture. She didn’t stay in a tourist hotel or in corporate temporary living accommodations. She went all in and rented a small apartment in Chon Buri. Like anybody starting a life in a foreign country, she had mountains to climb, including language barriers, cultural shifts, and traditions. Last year I wrote about her experience in a country that doesn’t celebrate any of her favorite holidays. What I failed to realize was how difficult it would be for her to come back to the US.

Pet Dander in Your New Pet Free Home

GusI’m a huge animal lover. My dog, Gus, thinks he’s a human and that’s probably because I treat him like one. Yes, I will admit, I’m one of those people. He sleeps in my bed with me and claims a spot on the couch whenever I’m watching TV. This doesn’t create a problem for me (although I do clean and sweep constantly). It does, however, create a problem for my visitors with allergies.

I usually send Gus to my neighbor’s home for the weekend when my allergy-addled friends visit. This way, my vigorous cleaning spree can have at least some impact. Unfortunately, though, it’s never enough. My friends still find themselves stuffed up with red eyes.

This got me thinking, do people suffer from pet allergies if they move into a home that once housed a furry friend? The answer is a resounding, “yes!”