Even More Benefits to Hiring a Professional Mover


benefits of working with a moverIn the past, I’ve written about some of the benefits of hiring a professional mover. The more stories I hear about friends and family moving themselves, the more benefits I think about regarding working with a professional. Don’t get me wrong, there are pros and cons to both sides. But when it comes to stress level, convenience, and safety, there’s no question about it; a professional is the way to go.

Benefits of Moving and Buying a House in December


Holman Moving TruckIt is still hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us. I feel like we just rang in 2014 and in a few short weeks it will be over! I know most of our minds are filled with gift ideas, decorating plans, and hosting arrangements, but for many, thoughts are centered around open houses, closing costs, and moving. Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season is still pretty busy in the housing market. In fact, homeowners searching to buy a new home can usually find great deals in December.

Annual Winter Moving Tips


winter moving tipsLast year, around this time, we provided a list of helpful articles and posts for those of you moving during the holiday season, as well as those of you moving during the winter season in general. Well, it’s that time of year again, so I want to take some time to remind you of my top five winter moving tips. The snow, cold, and ice add stress to our day to day lives without adding a move on top of it. But life doesn’t stop because the weather gets bad and so it’s important to know how to keep everything under control during your move.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving BasketsHappy Thanksgiving! This is the time of year to be with family, friends, and loved ones and to reflect on all we are grateful for. It’s also the time of year to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate. Last year, we were lucky enough to help the Highway Word of Faith Family Worship Center give out Thanksgiving meal ingredients to nearly 250 families. This year, I will be representing Holman on Thanksgiving morning at a local food bank in Tampa, volunteering and organizing donations.

At Holman we are grateful for our hard working and dedicated staff, the opportunity to work with amazing organizations such as Move for Hunger, and for our loyal friends and customers. We hope that you all have a very happy, safe, and delicious Thanksgiving!

Three Tips to Survive Holiday Hosting Season


guest roomI seriously cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week. The past year has flown by, hasn’t it? Once Thanksgiving hits, the rest of the season’s holidays rush in right behind it. Spending time with family and friends, celebrating and catching up is always wonderful. If you have moved, recently, this year might be especially meaningful because your friends and family may be coming to visit and see your new home. Of course, you want to show it off in the best light.

How to Move Your Darkroom


moving your darkroomDo you have any specialty hobbies? My dad, for example, loves to rebuild classic cars. He buys them super cheap at auctions and then spends time revamping them to show at car shows. My cousin started her own online bakery and bakes everything from her personal kitchen and then packages them up in her living room to be shipped. A friend of mine is big into photography and even converted her basement into a darkroom. All of these hobbies will translate into some form of special care during a move. Let’s use the darkroom example. What steps need to be taken in order to move a darkroom?

Moving and Your Car



moving and your carYour home has sold, you’ve found a place in your new city, the boxes are packed and the movers are on their way. Everything is set for the time being, right? Well … maybe not. Most people only think of how their car will arrive at their new home; will they drive it themselves or will they have it shipped? However, depending on both your origin and destination, there may be more things to take into consideration. In general, moving from one state to another won’t impact your vehicle in any major way, but if you are moving to a destination with an extreme climate, whether hot or cold, there could be ramifications.

How to Protect Your Identity During a Move

identity theftBetween packing, cleaning, planning, and keeping your normal life in order, protecting yourself from identity theft is probably not high on your moving to-do list. But it should be. Though you may not realize it, you are vulnerable to identity theft during a move. Important documents are moved from their safe and secure location and are more likely to be left out in the open while you prepare to (hopefully) carry them on your person on moving day. People are in and out of your house, things get misplaced, and if you’re stressed you may end up forgetting where you put certain things. Then there’s the mail forwarding: there could be a delay in your request leaving important private mail in the hands of your home’s new tenants or there could even be a mistake in the rerouting. These are all reasons to take the initiative to protect yourself.

Moving a Business


moving a businessUsually, when people think about moving, we think about moving as individuals or families. But companies deal with moving and relocation all the time as well. There are several different scenarios a company may find itself in: moving the entire office and staff (or re-staffing at destination), moving a group of employees from one office location to another pre-existing location (group move), or opening up a brand new additional office in a new location and moving one or more employees to get it up and running – to name a few. As you know, I moved to Florida with my boyfriend Matt because his company was opening a new office down here. It has been a crazy few months for both Matt and his employer but I was finally able to snag an interview with his boss to discuss how he went about opening the new office, moving his top employee, and adjusting to a semi-remote workforce.

Top 5 Things to Bring When Moving Abroad


Moving AbroadLast year I wrote about my best friend Kayla living in Thailand. She moved there for a year to teach English and American culture to young students. She moved back to New York last November and decided that her time abroad was far from over. She applied for a Master’s program focused on International Development in which she would spend two semesters abroad in two different countries. Yesterday she learned that she was accepted and so we spent a while chatting about which countries she would be living in and how/what she would pack to do so. It got me thinking, when moving abroad, what are the most important things to have before you get there?