Archive for January 2015

Holman Moving Delivers 1,064 Pounds of Food to the Food Bank of Delaware


Holman Moving Delivers 1,064 pounds of food at the Food Bank of DelawareWe at Holman have been working with Move for Hunger for years now in an effort to help our local community food banks provide nourishment to those in need. Our drivers collect donations and we make deliveries all year round to the Food Bank of Delaware but the holiday season is always our biggest donation of every year. I am grinning ear to ear as I write this next sentence because our 2014 holiday food drive was our most successful yet!

We usually run the holiday food drive through mid-January so that our final donation will help restock the food bank’s shelves after a hectic holiday season. This year, I am beyond happy to announce that we collected 1,064 pounds of food!

Thank you to our customers, our local communities, our friends and employees, and our online communities for helping us not only beat our donation record, but for helping us help those in need. Every contribution makes a difference and we are so grateful for all of your help and support.

Why You Need to Keep Your Mover Informed on Home Inventory Changes


inventoryA while back I wrote a post on how to create your own home inventory and the benefits that come along with doing so. What I didn’t mention was why your home inventory is equally as important to your mover. Before signing a contract to work with any mover, you should receive an in home estimate to establish how much the move should cost. This cost is based on the amount of things you are moving, the weight of these things, the distance, and the services requested (packing, loading, unloading, unpacking, etc.). So what does this have to do with your home/move inventory? A lot of people assume that making “small” changes after your estimate won’t have an impact on your move or the cost. But it’s important to understand exactly what impact it does have.

Who is Moving Where? Trends from 2014 National Movers Study


Migration Map

Photo credit: 2014 National Movers Study

At the close of every year, for the past 38 years, United Van Lines conducts a National Movers Survey to uncover migration patterns from state to state. I always find the survey to be very interesting and had a particular curiosity about it this time around since I myself moved out of state. So where are people moving to? Where are they moving from? And why are they moving?

Your 2015 Moving Resolution


moving resolutionHappy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful, happy, and safe holiday season filled with loved ones, laughs, good food, and some relaxation. I’ve been thinking a lot lately, as I’m sure many of you have been as well, about New Year’s Resolutions. What promises do I want to make myself for 2015 and what can I do to make sure I keep them? Most people go the fitness and healthy eating route, which is great! But I think it’s important to think of the other areas of our lives too. Are you saving up to buy a house? How much do you want to save by the end of the year? Are you moving for your or a spouse’s career? What can you do to stay happy in your career if you are moving for a loved one? Are you moving into a smaller home? How will you de-clutter and downsize without hurting anybody’s feelings? Whatever your situation may be, make yourself this moving resolution: “I will prepare.”