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!

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.