“One out of four children in Los Angeles County are at risk of going to bed hungry tonight,” said NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm.” One out of four, let that sink in for a minute. LA – the City of the Angels, of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. One out of four. It’s simply heartbreaking that children are hungry right in our backyards. They always need our assistance, but in the summer the need is even greater because school is out and the school meals kids can always count on are gone. Our hope is to raise as much food as we can with the help of our incredible partners and, of course, our community.
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When school is out for the summer, children who receive free or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches at school must find a way to replace those meals, which for some children are the only meals they receive. Families turn to their local food book for assistance. The food banks are faced with increased demands; but, typically, see a decline in donations during the summer months. To ensure donations are available to kids during summer vacation, NorthStar Moving’s “Let’s Send Hunger Packing!” 2019 food drive kicks off June 3rd and runs through June 14th.
NorthStar Moving has teamed up with Groundwork Coffee, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) and others for their seventh annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing!” food drive to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County.
NorthStar Moving has teamed up with Groundwork Coffee, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) and others for their seventh annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing!” food drive to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County.NorthStar Moving will pick-up and transport all donated items to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. To make a monetary donation to the “Let’s Send Hunger Packing!” 2019 virtual food drive and see addresses of all food donation drop off locations, please visit: northstarmoving.com/fooddrive.
Each month, we highlight one of the moving companies in our network for their extraordinary commitment to fighting hunger in their community. We are excited to announce that NorthStar Moving Company has been named our Mover of the Month for April 2019!NorthStar Moving has been helping us reduce food waste in California for nearly 10 years, and they recently made two of their biggest rescues to date. In late March, NorthStar’s crew in Los Angeles recovered nearly 2,800 lbs. of bagels, chips, bananas, and other non-perishable food/beverages from the LA Marathon. Just two weeks later, the San Francisco branch rescued nearly 15,000 lbs. of bananas, snack, bottled water, and sports drinks from the Rock ‘n’ Roll SF Half-Marathon.According to NorthStar Moving’s co-founder, Laura McHolm, the company has a responsibility to use its resources to help others whenever possible.
If you’re prepping for a move, you may wonder if you should go the flat-rate route or pay hourly for movers. Really, this is a choose-your-own adventure type of situation.Are you moving a long distance? Or do you just need help moving some big items, like a piano or a cumbersome piece of furniture? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, your best bet is probably a flat-rate move, says Pat Byrne, Operations Manager at Moving Ahead Moving & Storage in Long Island, New York. Is your move a local one, and fairly easy? If your nodding “yes, I hope so,” hiring movers on an hourly basis may be a good bet, Byrne says.
NorthStar Moving was awarded the Move for Hunger 2018 Certificate of Achievement Award and Mover of the Month for April 2019. The awards recognize NorthStar Moving’s extraordinary efforts in fighting hunger. NorthStar Moving was also recognized by Move for Hunger for their assistance with large annual events, such as the LA Marathon and Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon, collecting thousands of pounds of leftover food and delivering them to food banks. “Through food drives, food rescues, and by collecting donations from their clients, NorthStar Moving has provided more than 60,000 meals to Californians facing hunger,” said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. “NorthStar Moving has always been one of our most reliable supporters, and these awards are much-deserved recognition of the important work they are doing in the communities they serve.”
This was the third time we’ve coordinated a big move, and our second time working with the awesome team at NorthStar Moving Corporation! When it comes to moving, we’ve found it’s best to leave it to the pros, especially since we’ve accumulated so many things over the years that we needed a team of 6 movers and 2 Semi-trailer trucks, yikes! There are some awesome articles and lists out there, but we’ve learned a few new tricks and tips that I haven’t seen mentioned, so I wanted to share them in case you find them helpful!
We all need more space. Storage space that is. You have probably heard of mobile storage and self-storage, but if you aren’t familiar with a storage vault, you are overlooking a third key option for your production equipment, props and other items.Tailored to your production’s needs, storage vaults are packed and overseen by pros. They provide easy access, are secure and fit odd-shaped items. Items too large for many types of storage are the perfect fit for vault and warehouse storage.
Most of us move every 5-10 years, but many stay put for decades. Moving is the time when we get rid of the most stuff, so if you haven’t moved in a long time, thing are piling up! Remember when you first moved into your home? Life was full of possibilities: the empty space, clean shelves, the fresh pains, and newly organized, just-moved-into closets. Come on, admit it, you want that feeling back. You can have all of this bliss again just by moving roms in your home.
NorthStar Moving partnered with Move for Hunger to ensure leftover food at the 2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon was not wasted.NorthStar Moving gathered 14,958 pounds of leftover food, water and beverages from the half marathon and delivered them to a local food bank to help feed those in need in the Bay Area.
One of the most common moving questions is: “How many boxes will I need?” Once you know the answer, it helps “move” along the packing process.So, how do you know how many boxes to buy? We have found a handy graph to give you an estimate of how many boxes you’ll need based on the size of your home.
With these tips your entire stereo and home theater system will fit into boxes properly. You can put an end to the scary visions of endless tangled wires and the confusion of not knowing where to plug each cord. Simply color-code your wires and use your cell phone camera to document the process. Here is how to tame your electronics when packing for a move.
Before relinquishing control of every prized possession, take the time to choose your movers carefully. Depending on the length of the move, your belongings may be in movers’ care for days, if not weeks. It’s important to ask key questions before signing contracts or letting strangers pick up everything you own and drive away with it. To determine the right checklist, we spoke to Laura McHolm, an organizational, moving and storage expert, and co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company. “Experience counts and a track record shows a moving company’s ability to deliver each and every time,” she said.
Before relinquishing control of every prized possession, take the time to choose your movers carefully. Depending on the length of the move, your belongings may be in movers’ care for days, if not weeks. It’s important to ask key questions before signing contracts or letting strangers pick up everything you own and drive away with it.To determine the right checklist, we spoke to Laura McHolm, an organizational, moving and storage expert, and co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company.
NorthStar Moving partnered with Move for Hunger to ensure left over food and water at the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon was not thrown away and wasted. NorthStar Moving gathered 2,793 pounds of leftover food from the marathon and delivered it to a local food bank to help feed our hungry neighbors in the greater Los Angeles community.
No one likes to move. Luxury services are changing that. In recent years, high-end service providers have extended their white gloves to include the moving process, caring for homeowners at this critical juncture in their lives. From professional organizers, packers, estate managers to even sleep experts, luxury service providers are addressing the overloaded moving to-do list.Our 24 years in the luxury moving business has taught us: the key to a well cared for move is to attend to every aspect of a families’ move.
In an effort to figure out what really are the most essential home organization products to “Marie Kondo” a living space, some professional organizers shared the tools of the trade they use the most in their own lives.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,” said McHolm.
Many believe that to lead a more organized and inspired life, the clutter around you must be cleared. It’s simple: if your home is organized, your mindset will be too.A clean and balanced home is actually a launching pad for many other goals and resolutions. So if you’re already starting to fail at some of your other 2019 resolutions, try this home resolution instead: find more space in your home by clearing out the clutter! Follow these ten tips and I promise you it will inspire you to complete your other resolutions and lead you to a more organized and happier year!
Most of us move homes every 5-10 years but many stay put for decades. If you haven’t moved in a while, switching rooms is a great way to declutter & freshen things up!Want to work out more in 2019? Transform your guest room into a work out space. Does your child need better study habits? Have them swap rooms with a sibling for a new fresh space with a new desk to inspire focus. Create rooms in your home that match your current interests, style and your kids’ ages.