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?

Household Cleaning with Vinegar


cleaning with vinegarSeveral weeks ago I wrote a post about the five effective household cleaners you probably already have. Today I want to focus on one of those in particular. White vinegar may just be an absolute miracle worker. My boyfriend and I are making our final preparations to move out of Tampa and into St. Petersburg so I have been spending a ton of time cleaning to make sure we get our security deposit back. After having success with the vinegar and dishwasher trick listed in the post mentioned above, I decided to check out Pinterest to see what other secrets were out there.

How to Pick the Perfect Home


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Source: Wise Geek

Today’s post is a guest post by Kal Elfarro, General Manager for Canadian General Contractors Group (CGC) in Ottawa. In addition to managing home remodels, Kal blogs about housing, renovation and even moving. 

Every year, we help Canadian homeowners turn their houses into perfect abodes. Throughout our many years of experience, we’ve noticed a continuous pattern of what features are the most important and desirable in a home. If you’re hunting for a new place, try using our handy guide below to ensure that you pick the house that will satisfy your needs.

Foreclosure versus Short Sale


foreclosure versus short saleBuying a home is no easy task. It takes a lot of work to find a home that suits your needs and preferences let alone your budget. Going with a foreclosure or short sale property can be a great way to save money on a wonderful home, but it’s important to know the difference between the
two as well as the challenges you may be faced with.

How to Consider a Relocation Offer


Consider a relo offerWe talk a lot about relocating for work and how to understand the benefits that an employer offers for such circumstances. Recently, a good friend of mine was offered an amazing opportunity to help expand her company to the west coast. If accepted, she would move to California, be promoted, receive a salary increase, and get the chance to work side by side with top executives. She’s always wanted to move to California since a lot of her family is already there and she had been working hard to prove she was right for the job. Here’s the catch, her company doesn’t offer any relocation assistance. The entire move from Delaware to California would be out of pocket and on her own time. That changes what would have been a no brainer to a pretty tough decision.

Happy Labor Day!


Labor DayAfter a very hectic and busy summer, Labor Day is the moving industry’s first sign of deceleration. But Labor Day is much more than that of course.
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 everyone at Holman Moving Systems for their hard work (this summer and every day) and to our customers for making it another great season. We hope everyone has a lovely, restful and well-earned holiday.

Happy Labor Day!