NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm to Speak at Mayor Eric Garcetti’s LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019

NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm to Speak at Mayor Eric Garcetti’s LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019

NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm will be a lead speaker at LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019, hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development on November 19th.In recognition of the significant impact women business owners have made on the Los Angeles economy, Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council declared November 19, 2019 to be Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in Los Angeles. The goal of the LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day celebration is to inspire, empower and catalyze diverse, yet like-minded individuals, agencies and organizations, helping women-owned businesses realize their full potential in Los Angeles and throughout the world.

Clearing the Clutter

Clearing the Clutter

Tis the season of gratitude, giving, and, of course, decorating, parties, feasts, shopping and more. But before you go down your merry, merry to-do list, think about the needs of your community and all the stuff you don’t need around your home.This is not just another to-do on your holiday list; It’s very simple, and the rewards are immense. It’s the ultimate win-win! You assist others and get a clutter-free home.

NorthStar Moving Partners with Color Scientist

NorthStar Moving Partners with Color Scientist

NorthStar Moving announced today a new partnership with The Science of Color to provide clients with personal color consults when moving into their new home. The service guides NorthStar Moving’s clients through the psychological and physiological impact of color to create a tailored, personalized home color palette.Interior Designer and Color Scientist Gillian Rose is the founder of The Science of Color.  As a color scientist, Gillian integrates science and art to discover an individual’s and couple’s primal response to color. Using those responses, Gillian creates a personal color palette for each client that is as individual as a fingerprint. The result is a home with colors that reflect personal inner balance and harmony.

NAWBO-LA Women in the News

NAWBO-LA Women in the News

NAWBO-LA Community Leader Award recipient Laura McHolm ,NorthStar Moving, was recently featured in Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. The featured article shares Laura’s advice on how to create a fantastic work culture. Laura talks about how the golden rule got lost in the business world and how she spreads kindness throughout her business. Her approach seems to be working as NorthStar Moving was just awarded their tenth consecutive “Best Places to Work” awards from the Los Angeles Business Journal. Read the Thrive Global article here. 

Live a Life You Are Proud Of

Live a Life You Are Proud Of

Who knew you could find practical advice on being kind to yourself on YouTube?Thanks to a newly released 40-minute documentary, you can.And the good news is, you don’t have to be perfect to live a life you are proud of. There is beauty in your messiness. In fact, what you think are your biggest obstacles may actually be your biggest gifts. So, be kind to yourself.The documentary, Claire, is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Nick Reed & Ryan Azevedo. The film tells the story of the young activist and Claire’s Place Foundation Founder Claire Wineland through interviews and footage. It spotlights her unique outlook that inspires millions to find purpose and to live proudly. Reed and Azevedo masterfully use their film to allow Claire’s message to resonate with the audience.

NorthStar Moving Assists Southern California Fire Victims

NorthStar Moving Assists Southern California Fire Victims

NorthStar Moving is offering Southern California residents affected by the fall 2019 Los Angeles County fires three free months of full-service storage. The company wants to help Los Angeles County residents whose homes are impacted by fire or smoke damage and are in need of a safe place to store their belongings.NorthStar Moving has been serving clients and the community for 25 years and wants to use their close proximity and experience to help those affected by the fires. For residents that need a secure location to store their valuables at no charge, NorthStar Moving is opening their doors to help their neighbors.

Uncover the Ultimate Luxury: A Good Night’s Sleep

Uncover the Ultimate Luxury: A Good Night’s Sleep

We all know a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for our mood and for our health. Unfortunately, there are many stressors in our daily lives that interfere with the number of hours of sleep we get and the quality of our sleep. Sleep is the foundation of our well-being. So, why not make it a priority?To uncover the luxury of a good night’s rest, the first step is to look at your bedroom design. It’s no surprise your environment impacts your quality of sleep. That’s why we partnered with Sleep Like A Boss Founder and Certified Sleep Science Coach Christine Hansen. An Amazon best-selling author, she has helped CEOs and executives in some of the biggest international companies put their sleepless nights to rest.

Packing Your Garage: Five Steps to Get You Started

Packing Your Garage: Five Steps to Get You Started

When it comes to packing up your home for a move, the garage is often the last room packed. Let’s face it, we put it off due to the sheer number of things piled up over the years. Garages are full of tools, landscaping equipment and things you don’t want to look at. So, how do you tackle packing a garage?Moving is the time when the garage finally gets cleaned out. Hurray! It doesn’t make much sense to move belongings you have no intention of ever using at a new place.

NorthStar Moving Celebrates 25 Years of Thinking Outside the Box

NorthStar Moving Celebrates 25 Years of Thinking Outside the Box

NorthStar Moving’s red trucks hit the road 25 years ago today.On the move since 1994, NorthStar Moving Co-Founders Ram Katalan and Laura McHolm have been on a mission to move service back into what should have always been the ultimate service industry: the moving industry. They have turned the industry on its head as the first to offer “eco-luxury” moving services. From responsible recycling, biodiesel moving trucks, to eco-friendly storage and energy efficient warehouses and offices, they are the trend-setting moving company which is both green-minded and service-minded.

You’ve Moved in, Now What? A Post-Move Checklist

You’ve Moved in, Now What? A Post-Move Checklist

So, it’s been a month since you moved into your new home. The empty boxes are stacked in corners like miniature Leaning Towers of Pisa and you’re missing some key pieces of mail. The moving checklist guided you day-by-day, but now that the moving storm has subsided, how do you complete the settling in process?Are you ready for the best news ever!? Unlike your two-month-long moving-in checklist, there’s a short list of tasks that will not only ensure you don’t miss the next Glamour magazine, but will also help mother earth and others in need. Sounds too good to be true? You can thank us later. Follow these five steps and you will forget you ever moved!

How many moving boxes will you need?

How many moving boxes will you need?

You might not be able to exactly determine how many moving boxes you’ll need for your specific move since it can vary so much.However, using data from Olympia Moving and Storage, NorthStar Moving Company and the Huffington Post, we came up with some pretty good starting guidelines. You can use the starting points here and adjust based on the factors we already mentioned.

How to Pack Your Garage In Five Steps

How to Pack Your Garage In Five Steps

When it comes to packing up your home for a move, the garage is often the last room packed. Let’s face it, we put it off due to the sheer number of things piled up over the years. Garages are full of tools, landscaping equipment and things you don’t want to look at. Often, our garages have become the dumping ground of junk we don’t want in the house. But…there are so many advantages to making the garage the first room you pack up. With a little planning, packing up your garage will ease your mind and possibly fill your wallet! So, how do you tackle packing a garage?

Moving Journey with Northstar

Moving Journey with Northstar

I want to talk a bit about my moving process with you guys. Its always difficult to do the entire move on your own, that’s why I spent weeks researching a company I could trust with helping me move all my stuff.I discovered  North Star Moving and called them for help.  Their website was so easy to use and they offer numerous services other than just moving. When I spoke to them on the phone, they were helpful from day one and making sure they noted every detail about my move.They are a full service moving company based in LA and have a lot of customized options for your move. They really make it a personalized experience and take the stress off your hands.

NorthStar Moving Named “Best Places to Work” Winner for Ten Consecutive Years

NorthStar Moving Named “Best Places to Work” Winner for Ten Consecutive Years

NorthStar Moving was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in greater Los Angeles for the tenth consecutive year. The 2019 honor will be published in the August 19th issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal.“Achieving ten consecutive Best Places to Work awards is a huge milestone for any company, but it is particularly extraordinary in the moving industry,” said NorthStar Moving Co-Founder and CEO Ram Katalan. “In the moving industry, like any seasonal business, high employee turnover is expected. We set out to change that. If work isn’t a place where you are valued as an individual, empowered to make decisions, and treated with respect; you aren’t going to be happy. In addition to flexible work schedules, an office gym and other benefits; we listen, inform and thank our team. We believe a happy team, means a happy client. … Continued

Dorm Room Décor

Dorm Room Décor

Moving into a tiny dorm room doesn’t mean a college student has to look at institutional walls and asmattering of hastily tacked-up posters every day. With a few simple tips, a boring dorm can be transformed into a cozy, personalized space.Costco member Laura McHolm, who is co-founder and chief of organized living for NorthStar Moving Company, suggests selecting a color scheme and using a variety of materials, patterns and textures to incorporate that theme. “Add accent colors that you can swap out,” she tells the Connection.Consider bedding, decorations, area rugs and window draperies. Plants add a natural element, while cut flowers are a cheerful addition.

NorthStar Moving Company sends Hunger Packing for the 7th Year in a Row!

NorthStar Moving Company sends Hunger Packing for the 7th Year in a Row!

From June 3-14, Northstar Moving encouraged people to drop off non-perishable food at Northstar Moving Company’s headquarters and other locations in Los Angeles. Nearly 900 lbs. of food was collected and delivered to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. That’s enough to provide 740 meals!“I am so proud of and inspired by our team and the community,” said NorthStar Moving Co-Founder, Laura McHolm. “We had a fantastic group of individuals and organizations support us this year, including Groundwork Coffee. We are so grateful for their support and to everyone who helped make a difference in the lives of hungry children throughout the LA region. Please remember, this is something all of us can do to make a difference in a hungry child’s life; just donate to your local food bank, it’s as easy as a click of a button.”

NorthStar Moving’s Annual Food Drive Provides Over 130,000 Meals to Feed Hungry Kids

NorthStar Moving’s Annual Food Drive Provides Over 130,000 Meals to Feed Hungry Kids

NorthStar Moving announced today that their seventh annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” summer food drive raised food and monetary donations to provide 33,924 meals to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County. Over seven years, the drive has raised a total of approximately 134,124 meals!“This year’s donation from NorthStar Moving Company comes at a critical time for food-insecure families with children who struggle to fill the summer meal gap when school meals are not available,” President and CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Michael Flood.

Protect Your Treasures

Protect Your Treasures

Before you start to pack, make a game plan. Which of your items are fragile? What will you need to pack them? Here, we’ve compiled a list of top 10 items damaged when moving. It’s surprising what items make the list. To help you with your move, we’ve also included tips on how to protect your treasures so you can “break” this pattern.

Conquering Your Calendar: Mastering Your Schedule So It Doesn’t Master You

Conquering Your Calendar: Mastering Your Schedule So It Doesn’t Master You

“Home is where the Om is” is the practical series to the art of mindful living. In each article you’ll learn ways to get your external world set-up to give your inner world more room to breathe. You’ll learn how to minimize distractions, be more efficient, and how to create more space externally and internally. Turns out a clean and clear closet, purse, kitchen junk drawer really can set you up for mindfulness. 

Moving Is the Worst, But These Tips Will Make It Way Less Stressful

Moving Is the Worst, But These Tips Will Make It Way Less Stressful

In a recent Comcast Xfinity survey, 19% of respondents said they would rather get a root canal than spend the day moving, and nearly half would choose sitting next to a screaming baby on a one-hour flight over packing up their place. (But what about a two-hour flight?)Hey, relocating is a reality of life. The good news: There are ways to make it less stressful. No, it won’t be a barrel of laughs, but moving doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience. So when the time comes, consider putting the following tips to use.