NorthStar Moving Marks 10 Years of Feeding Hungry Kids

NorthStar Moving Marks 10 Years of Feeding Hungry Kids

NorthStar Moving teams up with Compass Real Estate to kick off annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” Food DriveLos Angeles, CA, June 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, is pleased to launch their 10th Annual Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive. NorthStar Moving has once again teamed up with Compass Real Estate to raise much needed donations for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in order to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County.“We started our Let’s Send Hunger Packing food drive to ensure kids have access to nutritious meals even during summer vacation,” said NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm. “In nine years, our food drive has raised almost half a million meals. We will not stop until every child is well fed. Today, one in four children in Los Angeles County does not know where their next meal … Continued

Foolproof Hacks for Packing Your Suitcase Efficiently Every Time

Foolproof Hacks for Packing Your Suitcase Efficiently Every Time

 Here are some helpful packing techniques to ease the burden of filling your suitcase efficiently and keeping your clothing in tip-top shape while en route.Wrap fragile items in thick, sturdy clothing. Place them in the center of your bag surrounded by a buffer, says Laura McHolm, co-founder of NorthStar Moving, a Los Angeles–based company that relocates 5,000 people (and their precious porcelain) each year. If you’re carting liquor bottles, secure them in the bottom center of your bag.

A Handy Seller’s Guide To Staging a House While Living In It

A Handy Seller’s Guide To Staging a House While Living In It

Staging is like home selling theater. It involves choosing or modifying the decor and furnishings to evoke a feeling of newness, freshness, and appeal for buyers. It’s especially important for listing photos, showings and open houses to convey what the house looks like at its best in a way that doesn’t make it seem like it’s someone else’s home. In other words, great staging will help buyers imagine what the house will be like if they lived in it.

How to Prioritize Customer Service When You’re Shortstaffed

How to Prioritize Customer Service When You’re Shortstaffed

Service is the art of providing your customers with care and kindness. You don’t need a full staff to provide exceptional one-on-one customer care. Think quality over quantity. As a moving company, we needed to shrink the number of moves we performed to deliver the high quality service that has always been part of our DNA and to preserve our five-star reputation. It may sound scary to shrink your business in a time when there is still a high demand. But, what is really scary is the damage to your brand caused by stretching your human resources too thin and delivering sub-par service to your customers. Your hard earned stellar reputation will suffer. Repairing a bad reputation takes years.  Consumer demand is up, but don’t let that temptation ruin your business. Be smart and strategic, ask yourself what can my current staff handle? … Continued

NorthStar Moving will Reduce Food Waste at 2022 LA Marathon

NorthStar Moving will Reduce Food Waste at 2022 LA Marathon

Move for Hunger & NorthStar Moving Team Up to Deliver Unused Food from Marathon to Food BankLos Angeles, CA, March 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, has once again partnered with Move for Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, to ensure leftover food and water at the 2022 Los Angeles Marathon will not be thrown away and wasted.  At the conclusion of the LA Marathon on Sunday, March 20, 2022, NorthStar Moving’s team will pick-up the leftover food and deliver it to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. “Large events like the LA Marathon provide an opportunity to rescue thousands of meals. NorthStar Moving’s partnership will allow us to make sure any unused food and beverages at the finish line are delivered to those who need them most,” said Move For … Continued

Organizing drawers – 10 ways to create order around the home

Organizing drawers – 10 ways to create order around the home

For a neat and tidy home, organizing drawers effectively is a must. This includes giving each one a purpose, says Barbara Brock, founder & CEO of Beauty & The Box and past president of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals, New York chapter.Many kitchens have a junk drawer, but if it’s to be a useful space where you can find the items you need, try this organization method from Laura McHolm, professional organizer and co-founder of NorthStar Moving & Storage. ‘First, dump everything out of your amazing junk drawer and remove items like the below,’ says Laura. ‘Those mysterious parts: (you know, the parts of things that you don’t know what they are but they look really important.) Take an empty jar such as a pickle jar and put those random pieces in it. Place the jar in a storage room, … Continued

12 Pieces of Feedback That Have Helped Us Grow and Improve

12 Pieces of Feedback That Have Helped Us Grow and Improve

We asked our Thrive community to share with us one piece of feedback they’ve gotten or given that changed their work environment or mindset for the better. Which of these pieces of feedback resonates with you? “When you focus on being of service to people, the sky’s the limit.”“My father, who also was an entrepreneur, told me that if you build your business focused on being of service to people, the sky’s the limit. Don’t think about sales, think about solving people’s problems. My partner and I follow his words of wisdom and have built our company, NorthStar Moving, on the principles of kindness. We make it our mission to go beyond lifting boxes, to lifting up those in need.” —Laura McHolm, moving company co-founder, Los Angeles, CA

How to organize a bedroom – 10 ideas for a super zen and tidy space

How to organize a bedroom – 10 ideas for a super zen and tidy space

If you’ve abandoned bedroom organization for some time, the chaos can feel overwhelming. But, taking those first steps to tidy up and sort out your clutter will give you an instant lift. Fear not, we’re here to help show you how tackling one thing at a time and tapping into the best bedroom storage ideas will give you game-changing results.Once your room is organized, focus on using strategic decor to make the space feel bigger. Laura McHolm, professional organizer and co-founder of NorthStar Moving & Storage Company says, ‘With that right décor you can make a space feel bigger. Here are strategies that will open up your tiny room while showing off who you are: Mirrors: Hang interesting mirrors around the room. The views and reflected light from the mirrors will make a bedroom look bigger. Select big and small mirrors with interesting frames … Continued

How to Bond With Co-workers In a Hybrid or Remote Workplace

How to Bond With Co-workers In a Hybrid or Remote Workplace

Whether your company is completely remote or taking a hybrid approach, these tips will help you stay connected with your teammates.We asked our Thrive community to share with us the creative ways they bond with co-workers in a hybrid or remote work environment. Which of these tips will you try?“I encourage everyone to turn off their cameras during video calls! Many believe that by seeing each other we are bonding more. However, being on video and seeing yourself is extremely distracting. We don’t listen as well with all of the heads on the screen, especially your own. It makes people think that they need to act a certain way and that they are on the spot. It feels like you are in grammar school, like the teacher’s watching. We bond more by simply listening to each other.”—Laura McHolm, Los Angeles, … Continued

NorthStar Moving Wins Trademark Infringement Case Against Florida Moving Company

NorthStar Moving Wins Trademark Infringement Case Against Florida Moving Company

Federal judge finds operator of King David Van Lines guilty of deceiving consumers, issues damage award of $13 million to NorthStar MovingLos Angeles, CA, Jan. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving ® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, today announced that it has won its trademark infringement lawsuit against King David Van Lines and its operators. A federal judge awarded NorthStar Moving $13 million against Ohad Guzi personally after finding that Mr. Guzi willfully infringed NorthStar Moving’s trademark by deceiving consumers into believing they were hiring NorthStar Moving.Florida-based King David Van Lines, led by Mr. Guzi, conducted business under the name Northstar Movers and the domain name northstarmovers.com. In a bench trial, the U.S. District Court Southern District, Florida Fort Lauderdale Division, found that he did so to mislead customers and convince them they were hiring NorthStar Moving Company. The … Continued

Hollywood moving company ordered to pay $13 million for misleading customers

Hollywood moving company ordered to pay $13 million for misleading customers

Ohad Guzi had been ordered to pay $13 million after a federal judge found that he controlled a company that misled customers by using the name and trademark of a reputable international competitor on a website set up to generate sales leads. King David Van Lines, which the judge determined was controlled by Guzi, conducted business under the name NorthStar Movers and the internet domain NorthStarMovers.com. According to the December 22 ruling by district judge William P. Dimitrouleas, it did so to convince customers that it was actually NorthStar Moving Company, a California based company.

Judge Awards $13M In Moving Co. TM, Cybersquatting Fight

Judge Awards $13M In Moving Co. TM, Cybersquatting Fight

A Florida federal judge has awarded NorthStar Moving $13 million after finding that an operator of King David Van Lines willfully infringed NorthStar’s trademark by deceiving consumers into believing they were hiring NorthStar.In an opinion handed down following a two-day bench trial earlier this month, U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas said Ohad Guzi was liable for trademark infringement and unfair competition and had violated the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protect Act. The judge also granted a permanent injunction barring Guzi from further cybersquatting, trademark infringement or unfair competition, and tacked on another $100,000 — the maximum allowed — for the cybersquatting violation.

2021 Holiday Entertaining Bootcamp

2021 Holiday Entertaining Bootcamp

To conquer the holidays in this unique era and make it the joyous occasion we have all been patiently waiting for, reshape your home. Get it moving, bending and slimming down. Set aside time to step back and look at the space in your home from all angles. Wow, where’d all that clutter come from? Envision your home as a place where you are proud to invite guests. It’s all about bringing your home back to pre-COVID shape, but with new and improved features.Here’s a guide to shape and tone your home back into sleek and sexy holiday shape, even when working from home!

Ellevate – Win Socially Responsible Contracts

Ellevate – Win Socially Responsible Contracts

Laura McHolm, our Director of Marketing and Co-Founder was a part of a panel held by the The Valley Economic Alliance. The panelist spoke about how major corporate and government contracts can be an effective business development strategy for companies as well as a way to advance a company’s social responsibility goals.You can watch the full discussion on their YouTube channel.

How to get ready for Christmas: 20 things to do for an organized holiday season

How to get ready for Christmas: 20 things to do for an organized holiday season

Getting ready for Christmas is all about getting your home organized. Home Organization Expert and co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company Laura McHolm recommends rethinking your home completely in order to ‘conquer the holidays’: ‘Get it moving, bending and slimming down. Envision your home as a place where you are proud to invite guests. It’s all about bringing your home back to pre-COVID shape, but with new and improved features.’ 

NorthStar Moving Partners with White-Glove Estate Management Service

NorthStar Moving Partners with White-Glove Estate Management Service

Eco-luxury moving company teams up with Heritage Estate Management to care for clients’ homesLos Angeles, CA, Nov. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving ® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today a new partnership with Heritage Estate Management, a full-service estate management provider, to make the transition easier during the moving process.“Having worked as an estate manager for some of Hollywood’s most elite, managing their multiple properties across the globe, I am thrilled to bring my decades of experience to NorthStar Moving’s clients,” said Heritage Estate Management Founder Jenny Huber. “Owning multiple homes means you might need some assistance looking after your hard earned prosperity. There really is no limit to the services that we offer. We handle everything from managing home service providers, establishing and maintaining household inventories, tracking household budget and expenditure, to security and safety assessment. Our … Continued

Five Ways to Make Your Move Green

Five Ways to Make Your Move Green

After the recent U.N. climate change report, we are all asking ourselves what can I do to stop climate change? We’re looking at our homes, our recycling practices and the behaviors we are modeling for our children. We are looking for greener solutions for everything. No more, “I will do this tomorrow.” Now is the time to get our green game on, by getting busy preserving our one and only beautiful Earth.

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.