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!

Should You Move? 5 Easy Questions to Get Your Answer

Should You Move

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Today’s post is a guest post by Jonas Murphy, General Manager for Canadian General Contractors Group (CGC) in Calgary. In addition to managing home remodels, Jonas blogs about housing, renovation and even moving. Without further ado…

As experts that regularly build and renovate new homes for Canada’s residents, we’ve become quite familiar with the many reasons people have for moving. But how do you know if you’re moving for the right reasons? By asking yourself the 5 questions below, you can quickly find out whether moving is an ideal choice for you right now. 

Move for Hunger

Move for HungerHolman Moving Moves for HungerSocial media is great for so many reasons. It’s perfect for staying in touch with friends both near and far, it’s great for storing photos and videos and sharing them, it’s helpful for business both new and old AND it’s a great way to spread awareness and raise money for a good cause. Those of you who are active on social media may have seen videos of friends and coworkers recently completing the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to help strike out ALS. While there are varying opinions on the validity of the challenge, the statistics speak for themselves. Since July 29 of this year, donations to the ALS Association have reached 13.3 million dollars, up from 1.7 million dollars during the same time period last year. That’s incredible! Reading about the statistics and the challenge, and participating myself, got me thinking more about another cause worthy of recognition. Move for Hunger has been near and dear to our hearts here at Holman for years now and I thought today would be just as good a day as any to give it some attention.

Five Effective Household Cleaners You Probably Already Have

cleaning home tipsYou never truly appreciate a clean home until you’re in charge of cleaning it yourself. But cleaning it yourself is a chore that never actually feels complete, especially when you have a dog. Constant cleaning can lead to extra expenses which, if we’re being honest, make us resent the chore even more than we already do. I’ve learned a few tricks along the way however that have helped make the process simpler and cheaper.

Five Helpful Articles on Moving With (Very Young) Children

Moving with Young ChildrenA couple of years ago I wrote a post on how to move with children. Last week, my brother Ryan made the decision to move with his son, Jacob, into a smaller apartment. Jacob will be two in September so he isn’t exactly at an age where he can be helpful during the packing process and he’s pretty much happy anywhere as long as somebody, anybody, is playing with him, which makes our advice on honesty and being inclusive somewhat moot. Moving on your own with a two year old, or any child really, is not an easy task so today I thought I’d collect some helpful advice for those taking on the challenge.

Three Common Mistakes Renters Make

mistakes renters makeAs I pour over rental listings yet again I am making a mental checklist of questions to ask and details to check. While renting a home is much less complicated than buying one, that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain errors that can lead to major financial losses and credit score hits, not to mention headaches. It’s important for renters, especially first time renters, to be aware of tips, tricks, and steps to take to help avoid common mistakes.

Moving and Delivery Spreads

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. One of the biggest issues people tend to have regarding the household goods move is the concept of a delivery spread. So what exactly is a delivery spread?

Finding a Home: Comfort vs. Practicality

finding a homeA short three months ago I made the biggest move of my life from Wilmington, Delaware down to Tampa, Florida. I moved down here because my boyfriend, Matt, was relocated for work. After we got the news about the opportunity, everything was kind of a blur. The move happened fast. Matt’s office was set to be in Sarasota, but we have friends that lived in Tampa. Logistics came down to comfort versus practicality. Would it be better to live around people we knew and loved but have a long commute, or to keep the commute simple but be 80 miles from anything familiar?

Your Estimate is Not Your Contract

moving contractHappy belated Fourth of July! I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday weekend. The busy moving season is still in full swing which means we have been fielding a ton of great questions all summer long. One in particular stood out to me: “What is the difference between my estimate and my contract? Aren’t they essentially the same thing?”

Four Important Questions to Ask Your Mover

moving questionsWhen it comes to searching for a moving company, the options and information you encounter can be overwhelming. It’s important and very helpful to ask specific questions to ensure you end up working with the right mover for your needs. The following questions can also help you be sure you don’t end up in the middle of a scam.