Happy Labor Day!


Labor DayIn the moving industry, Labor Day is the first sign of winding down after the busy summer season, but it is of course much, much more than that.


Labor Day is a day meant to recognize and celebrate the contributions that employees have made to the organizations they work for and the communities they live in.

Thank you to all of the Holman Moving Systems staff for all of your hard work and dedication to helping our customers all year round. And thank you to our amazing customers for making this summer yet another amazing season. We hope everybody has a wonderful, relaxing, and well-earned holiday.

Happy Labor Day!

Moving? Understand Your Delivery Spread


delivery spreadsThe household goods moving process is one of the most stressful aspects of moving. There are a lot of details and steps involved in ensuring your move goes smoothly and in a timely manner. Once you connect with your mover and go through the estimate process, you’ll be given a delivery spread. After working in the industry for the past few years, the term is second nature to me, but I realize that it may not be so easily understood to others. Since it often causes confusion, and sometimes frustration, I thought it would be a good idea to go over how to understand your delivery spread.

What do House Guests Really Notice?


My favorite part of moving comes after I’ve already settled into my new home. I absolutely love having my friends visit! But we all go a little crazy when we’re expecting house guests, don’t we? I know I do. I spend hours scrubbing What do House Guests Really Notice?the house from head to toe, organizing bookcases, and fluffing couch cushions. If somebody is staying for more than a few days, I’ll deep clean the refrigerator and stock the guest room and bathroom with all the necessities from fresh linens (of course) to new hand soap and toiletries. I love to play hostess and it’s important to me that my friends are as comfortable and at home as possible. But apparently, some of the things we worry about don’t even cross our guests’ minds. What do people really notice when they visit your home?

How to Pack Glassware


How to Pack GlasswareAbout a year ago, two of my best friends got married and just last month, they bought their first home together. While they are both ecstatic, I can hear the stress in their voices as they fill me in on the moving process. Kim, the lovely bride, is worried that Bill, her devoted husband, is going to break some of their valuables while packing. They received brand new glassware and china as wedding gifts last year and naturally, Kim wants to do everything she can to preserve their valuable, very delicate, home goods.

Is Holding an Open House Worth It?


The home sale process is, without a doubt, the most stressful part of moving. While the market is improving, it’s stillIs Holding an Open House Worth It? not great, meaning even the best Realtors are facing a major challenge. There are several aspects of selling a home that we could dive into but today, I want to talk about open houses. Is holding an open house worth the cost, time, and effort? Or should those selling their home try and save a little money and skip it? Exposure is typically a good thing, but before making a decision, you need to decide if an open house is really right for your situation.

Don’t Forget Your Tax Deductible Moving Expenses!


People move all the time, especially in the summer. There are tons of different reasons to move to a new city 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 Tax deductible moving expensesthrough a current job. While moving for work can often be stressful – it’s not easy to balance your job responsibilities, packing, finding a new home, and your family – there is one very important (and helpful) thing you absolutely must remember. If you are moving for work, some of your moving expenses may be tax deductible.

Five Ways to Unwind After Your Move


Settling-In After MovingThe sun is setting, the moving truck just pulled back out of your driveway, and you’re now faced with unpacking and organizing your new home. At first you’re really excited! You’ve got all these ideas floating around in your head about what will go where and how you want to decorate. But then, all of a sudden, sheer exhaustion slaps you in the face. You are beat and who could blame you? Obviously you’ll need to get to the unpacking process soon, but it’s okay to take some time to chill first.

Must Have Packing Supplies


must have packing suppliesI have moved at least once a year every year for the past seven years and I’ve gone from a complete amateur to somewhat of a pro, if I do say so myself. A friend of mine is moving out of her apartment and into a house she just purchased and asked if I could help her pack. I know that most people groan at the idea of helping somebody move, but I am an organization nerd and was eager to say yes. Besides, she didn’t ask me to help on moving day; she just wants a little help with the packing process. Sold. Anyway, I asked if she needed me to pick up any supplies on my way over but she told me that she was all set. “Just bring some wine if you’ve got any!” she said.

Moving Day Reminders


You’ve researched, planned, organized, coordinated, and packed and moving day has finally arrived. Are you ready?

Whether you are looking at your first move or your fifteenth, there are always some issues that are bound to come up. However, a smooth move is still a totally attainable goal as long as you remember the important stuff. Below are five important moving day reminders to remember on the big day.

Military Moving


Military MovingMy best friend Malcolm has been in the Army for just about five years and is currently preparing to move to a new base before heading out on his fourth deployment. I am so grateful for his service, and the service provided by all of our country’s military men and women. In fact, there is nothing more important to all of us here at Holman than taking care of our military heroes so today I thought I would share some information on Military Moving .