11 best storage containers of 2021: Ideal storage bin solutions

11 best storage containers of 2021: Ideal storage bin solutions

Eliminating clutter and organizing is always a great idea to start fresh and drive out the excess, but there are so many organizational and storage tools out there that defeat the purpose. Instead of tidying up, the wrong products can actually just add even more clutter.Laura McHolm, home organization expert and co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company, loves expandable drawer organizers because they give everything a home, keeping drawers neat and tidy.“Don’t just use them for cutlery and makeup — use them for anything that gets thrown in a drawer. They expand to fit your drawers perfectly and provide more stage space, as some of the products provide layers,” she explained.

NorthStar Moving’s Annual Food Drive Provides Over 165,000 Meals to Feed Hungry Kids

NorthStar Moving’s Annual Food Drive Provides Over 165,000 Meals to Feed Hungry Kids

NorthStar Moving thanks Compass Real Estate & Groundwork Coffee for their support to help feed growing number of hungry children in LA CountyLos Angeles, CA, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced that their ninth annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” food drive raised $41,370 and collected boxes of food for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, providing 165,480 meals to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County.“We are grateful for NorthStar Moving’s continued support as the need for food assistance in our community remains high,” said President and CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Michael Flood. “Partnerships like this are so valuable as we work to alleviate hunger for people throughout Los Angeles County.” One out of four children in Los Angeles County are at risk of going to bed … Continued

Greening Your Move and Your New Home Like a Pro – Experts’ Advice

Greening Your Move and Your New Home Like a Pro – Experts’ Advice

When we think about moving to a new home, whether it is as a tenant or as homeowners, we cannot disregard the fact that a great amount of waste is generated.Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly options and ways to make our move and our new home greener, we asked the experts how to do it, and they gave us amazing advice! Keep reading to learn all the great ways to be more sustainable while moving to a new home.

Moving 101: What to know in preparation for the big day

Moving 101: What to know in preparation for the big day

Moving into a new residence can be a stressful burden, or an exhausting chore. But it doesn’t have to be. With the right planning and preparation, you can all but assure yourself on an easy transition into that new place.For those who prefer to pack themselves, NorthStar Moving has some suggestions: Tape the bottom of every box. When full, tape the top the top of the box tightly. Use two strips of tape on the sides, accompanies by a single strip of tape down the center. Apply more tape to the sides if the box isn’t strong enough.

Glow Ride held to honor YouTube star, raise money in fight against cystic fibrosis

Glow Ride held to honor YouTube star, raise money in fight against cystic fibrosis

It was a whimsical bicycle ride Saturday night from Hermosa Beach Pier to Manhattan Beach Pier to raise funds for Claire’s Place Foundation. Last year’s event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.The 2021 Annual Glow Ride celebrates 10 years of Claire’s Place Foundation and welcomes World of Sound Productions, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, NorthStar Moving Company, Marlin Equity Partners, Athens Services, Hermosa Cyclery, Firstline Home Loans, Topo Chico, UCLA Health, Redondo Mitsubishi and Manhattan Dermatology as the event sponsors.

Laura McHolm of NorthStar Moving Company: “Attitude”

Laura McHolm of NorthStar Moving Company: “Attitude”

As part of our series about the five things a business should do to create a Wow! customer experience, I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura McHolm, Director of Marketing and Co-Founder of NorthStar Moving Company and a Marketing Consultant & Speaker. […]In your words, can you share a few reasons why great customer service and a great customer experience is essential for success in business?It’s simple. You should love what you do and make it show. Your customers should walk away knowing there is nothing else you’d rather be doing. Creating a happy customer experience is creating a memorable customer experience. People want to return to a product or service that makes them feel taken care of and loved.It’s so much easier (and cheaper) to retain a customer than to attract new ones. Plus, why not turn your customers into raving … Continued

The Great Reshuffle

The Great Reshuffle

If possible, give yourself eight weeks to handle the moving to-dos in an orderly, low-stress manner. Use the steps below in this two-month moving calendar to keep you calm and prepared. Simply follow these steps and check them off one-by-one: EIGHT WEEKS TO GO:Start the process of selecting a mover. Check a mover’s record with the Better Business Bureau in your state and social review sites. A great reputation is the best way to choose a moverBook your moverStart to inventory and divide up your belongings: Decide who gets what, which items to donate, recycle, to take and which items (if any) need to go into short-term or long-term storage

The Great Reshuffle

The Great Reshuffle

The pandemic stay-at-home protocols forced us to reevaluate our homes and where we live. Questions about our home size, needing a home office long term and thoughts of relocation to more affordable cities or closer to family were on the minds of many during the last year. Whether due to a life change or a change brought about by the pandemic, millions of people are moving and creating the “Great Reshuffling.”  This record rise in Americans moving, coupled with the typical busy moving season in the summer and a shortage of workers, has created the perfect storm. Moving companies are incredibly busy and are working hard to hire the qualified help they need. Moving is challenging enough without scrambling to find a reputable moving company.    So what does this mean for those planning to move this summer? Plan ahead! Make your moving reservations as … Continued

Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive Assists Hungry Children

Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive Assists Hungry Children

“While life is starting to look normal for some, many of our neighbors are still feeling the economic impact caused by the pandemic,” said President and CEO of the LA Regional Food Bank Michael Flood. “Last year, the NorthStar Moving Let’s Send Hunger Packing fundraiser raised the equivalent of 185,000+ meals for our neighbors in need, and we are grateful for their support again this year as the need in our community remains high.”The ninth annual Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive is online and in person at Groundwork Coffee cafes. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at Groundwork Coffee locations across LA county and a portion of sales from their Hibiscus Lemonade and Summer Seasonal Select Japanese Style Iced Coffee will be donated to the Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive through July 19, 2021. All donations will directly assist … Continued

Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive Assists Hungry Children

Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive Assists Hungry Children

NorthStar Moving Company has teamed up for a second year with Compass Real Estate and Groundwork Coffee for their 2021 Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive in partnership with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County.The pandemic escalated hunger. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is serving about 900,000 people each month, which is three times more people than pre-pandemic days, and that includes children. For some children, the only meal they eat is at school. When school is out for the summer, families turn to a food bank for assistance. However, food banks often experience a decline of donations during the summer months.

New Mexico Field Guide 2021: Services + Creative Professionals

New Mexico Field Guide 2021: Services + Creative Professionals

The New Mexico Field Guide is a guide to all things arts and culture across the state. Within, you’ll find maps of major arts districts across Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, and listings of arts and culture businesses, organizations, and creative professionals statewide to help you navigate the New Mexico arts community and keep your finger on the pulse.This magazine is available for free in print throughout the region as well as online.NorthStar Moving is listed under: “Services + Creative Professionals – Shipping/Handling/Storage”

NorthStar Moving Partners with Compass Real Estate & Groundwork Coffee for Food Drive to Feed Hungry Kids

NorthStar Moving Partners with Compass Real Estate & Groundwork Coffee for Food Drive to Feed Hungry Kids

The rise in hunger isn’t going away; 9th annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive” assists hungry children this summer Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, has teamed up for a second year with Compass Real Estate and Groundwork Coffee for their 2021 Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive in partnership with Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County.The pandemic escalated hunger. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is serving about 900,000 people each month, which is three times more people than pre-pandemic days, and that includes children. For some children, the only meal they eat is at school. When school is out for the summer, families turn to a food bank for assistance. However, food banks often experience a decline of donations during the summer months. “While life is starting to look … Continued

NorthStar Moving Partners with The Picnic Collective

NorthStar Moving Partners with The Picnic Collective

Los Angeles, CA, June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today a new partnership with The Picnic Collective, a luxury custom picnic service, to provide clients with a care-free meal experience on moving day.Whether it’s in the new home or a last meal in the old home, NorthStar Moving clients can select from The Picnic Collective’s packages to create their perfect picnic. The Picnic Collective will design the picnic, deliver and take care of the set-up and clean-up. They use locally-sourced seasonal ingredients and provide all of the dishware so there is no need to hunt through the moving boxes for a plate and fork. The unique service carves out time for reflection and nourishment on a momentous moving day.“No more pizza out of the cardboard box! The hunt to find local … Continued

NorthStar Moving Opens Offices in New Mexico and Texas

NorthStar Moving Opens Offices in New Mexico and Texas

Los Angeles, CA, May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today that it has opened new locations in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Austin, Texas. Owned and operated by the same two co-founders since 1994, Laura McHolm and Ram Katalan have built a company that has moved service back into what should have always been the ultimate service industry: the moving industry. Their new locations offer residents of the Santa Fe and Austin areas the opportunity to experience NorthStar Moving’s custom award-winning: local, long distance, international and commercial moving services.  In 2020, Phoenix and Austin experienced the highest surge of inbound moves in the country. And, Zillow’s experts predict that the two cities’ housing markets will outperform the national market this year.   “We are very excited to open new locations in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Austin, … Continued

First Time Homebuyer Tips for Moving from an Apartment to a House

First Time Homebuyer Tips for Moving from an Apartment to a House

After our last three moves between cities and different apartments, I thought we were pros at this process but wow was I underestimating the difference between moving as renters and moving as homebuyers, especially during a pandemic. That’s why we enlisted the help of actual professionals, like NorthStar Moving Company, and learned so many new tips along the way that I wanted to share in case anyone else might find these helpful!

Moving With Pets? We Have the Experts’ Advice to Do It Properly

Moving With Pets? We Have the Experts’ Advice to Do It Properly

Moving is a hassle for everyone; we’ve all been through a move or relocation sometime in our lives, and we can all agree that it is a very stressful situation for humans, and for pets as well, for them probably even more, since it means a disruption of their normal lives and routines, to the point that it can be a traumatizing experience for them if not handled properly, which is why we requested the expert’s advice to learn to do it properly avoiding trauma and unnecessary stress for our furry friends, let’s check out the fabulous tips they gave us.

The Art of Designing A Family Pool

The Art of Designing A Family Pool

Designing a backyard pool is an intimidating project. Safety is, of course, first and foremost. However, we all desire a pool oasis that is serene and beautiful. Creating a family pool that is both safe and aesthetically pleasing may seem impossible, but it is actually very possible with the right guidance.Designing a family pool has very different considerations than designing a pool that’s a visual showpiece to be used occasionally by adults. When constructing a pool for the entire family, be sure to focus on both the safety and functionality during the design process. The good news is you can create a stunning pool, illuminated waterfalls, and a quiet spa all with strict safety measures in place.

It Can Be Easy Being Green: Four Ways to Make Your Move Green

It Can Be Easy Being Green: Four Ways to Make Your Move Green

Green moving means being conscientious of the environment and using methods that are not harmful to the earth. To paraphrase Kermit the Frog, “Sometimes, it is actually easy being green.”There are simple steps you can take during a move to reduce your waste. Being eco-conscious on moving day will save you some green in your wallet too! Follow these four steps to make Mother Nature proud.

The Art of Mindful Living = Conquering Your Calendar

The Art of Mindful Living = Conquering Your Calendar

How do you manage time? Do you say: “I am too busy,” “I have too much to do,” “I don’t have enough time for…” Here’s something you might not want to hear: You’re already in control of your time. You just haven’t set the time aside to do the things on your wishlist.  If you don’t set the time aside, you’re absolutely correct; you don’t have enough time. But, if you do set the time, magically, you will.Start using your calendar as your key to unlocking what you want. What you spend your time doing is what your life will become. You want to be more mindful? Set yourself up to learn how to practice mindfulness. For me, the key to unlocking mindfulness was my meditation practice.

NorthStar Moving Partners with LC Pool Design + Consultation

NorthStar Moving Partners with LC Pool Design + Consultation

Pool consulting firm provides design advice to create safe & sophisticated pools Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today a new partnership with LC Pool Design + Consultation to provide clients with expert guidance on how to create a safe and beautiful pool environment when moving into their new home, whether it’s installing a new pool or renovating a pool.During the pandemic, millions of Americans have chosen to relocate and to install, or renovate, a pool in their new backyard. Pools may provide a social-distanced activity, but it’s not necessarily a safe place for little ones.“As a swim instructor, I’ve spent about 87,000 hours in pools. I have a unique vantage point for assessing pool design, construction and safety,” said LC Pool Design + Consultation Founder Lisa Cook. “I am always … Continued