Moving to a New Climate? Protect your Furniture!

 

moving to a new climateThis past weekend I had a few of my friends from New York come down to visit me in Florida. I heard a lot of talk about moving down south because of how harsh this winter has been on them up north. While my friends were joking, this isn’t an uncommon thought process and a lot of people actually follow through with the idea. In fact, we moved hundreds of people to Boca Raton, FL from Chicago in 2014.

 
I figured that since the northeast is getting hit with yet another snow storm (my parents in New York have already seen over 14 inches today) that it might be fitting to talk about moving from cold to hot. More specifically, I thought it would be fitting to discuss how to handle moving and storing your furniture during such a move.

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.”

 

Happy Holidays!

 

happy holidaysWe may be having some weird weather in the northeast, but that doesn’t mean our holiday spirit should suffer! So from the bottoms of our hearts here at Holman, we wish you the happiest of holidays from our family to yours.

 

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!