You may not have the extra funds to stage a property, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways you can still spruce it up., including:1. Remove any extra storage.“Eliminate any plastic storage bins, over-the-door storage, above-cabinet storage, and extra racks in rooms.”
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“Everyone needs to stage their home to sell it efficiently,” says Laura McHolm, co-founder of NorthStar Moving. “But you do not need to spend a lot of money to stage your home.”Want to get your house in tiptop shape without spending a dime? Follow these home staging ideas that are 100% free.
Decorating for the holidays is a blast, but what’s the best way to store Christmas lights after the festivities are over? The post-holiday cleanup can be a total drag, but it’s especially important to handle Christmas lightswith a certain degree of care, so as not to cause a tangled mess that you’ll have to deal with next year.We’re happy to report that the most practical ways to pack up those twinkling strands are also laughably inexpensive. In fact, everything you need is probably sitting in your house right now! Our experts reveal their hacks for organizing Christmas lights below.
We all strive to be mindful: aware of emotions, present in the moment, attentive to the needs of others, conscious of our planet and calm. But, in our mindful practice, we tend to let the stressful moments of life knock us off course. And, we all know that one of the most stressful times is moving. Even during your move, you can be mindful which will actually help you relieve the stress.The goal is to stay present, aware and to not allow the outside turmoil of all your added to-dos for your move dictate your mood. Here’s a proven trick: Flip your mindset from reacting to the moving and packing to-dos, to how your move can impact you and others.
‘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 and clutter you don’t need around your home. Perhaps, you have clothing, furniture, kitchen items, or even food you have been meaning to clear out? The jolly news is charitable organizations open their doors this time of year and make it even easier for you to donate your household items to assist those in need. You can make a difference, so everyone can have a joyful holiday. And, you get to rediscover the holiday joy you experienced as a child.
So you’re moving to a new apartment, really, it’s not a reason to panic! Unlike the popular perception, it doesn’t need to be a stressful and overwhelming process. A bit of planning ahead, a moving checklist and the to-dos of moving are very manageable.It is important to stay in the know and know what is ahead. If possible, give yourself eight weeks to handle the moving to-dos in an orderly, low-stress manner. This expert two-month moving calendar, brought to you by our friends at NorthStar Moving Company, will keep you organized and clear-headed.Simply follow these steps and check them off one-by-one.
If you are moving you probably already feel the stresses of moving, but have you thought about what your four-legged family member may be feeling? Pets do feel the stresses of a move and often even more stress than their human companions are feeling. Imagine: you can’t read, understand all of the chatter around you and all you see is the chaos of boxes. Your home is in an upheaval plus there are stressed out humans everywhere. Sounds even more stressful, right? That’s why it is vital to take special care of your furry friends during the moving process.
NorthStar Moving is offering Southern California residents affected by the Woolsey fire three free months of storage. The company wants to help those that have had their homes 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 in the region for over 24 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.
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 when it comes to deciding what type of storage to use for your belongings. In fact, a storage vault is the greenest storage solution and can save you green: you only pay for the space you need!
How to find the most qualified mover for your apartment move?Is Googling “moving company” really the best way of finding a mover for your apartment move?Sure you will find a zillion moving companies, but how do you know if it’s a mover you can trust? One who knows how great you look in those boots and wouldn’t dream of letting anything happen to them? The answer is reputation.Here are some important questions from our friends at NorthStar Moving that you MUST ask before hiring a mover.
Founded in 1994 by wife and husband team Laura McHolm and Ram Katalan, Los Angeles based NorthStar Moving Company has redefined the moving industry. It is the first to offer eco-luxury moving services, elevating basic moving and storage services to a new unparalleled level of customer service, customized care and environmental consciousness. The company has been honored with more awards for service than any other moving company for corporate culture, green practices, community outreach, and growth.
Moving is one of the most stressful times in life. It brings a lot of change, to do lists, financial concerns, and for your kids it means making new friends and maybe adjusting to a new school. Long before you break out those card board boxes, use these pointers to help your kids get through the moving process.Here are four steps to a successful move with kids: timing, transition, getting the kids involved, and an adjustment period.
Is your home fulfilling your current lifestyle needs? Has your home been on the market for months and still not sold? If you answer “Yes” to either of these questions, your home may be going through an identity crisis; it is not configured to best meet your current way of living – or to attract potential buyers. Your home needs a jump-start and a newly defined purpose.It is time for “OPERATION: RECONFIGURATION.” Follow these tricks to treat yourself to a renewed home.
The first week in a new home typically flies by. Use the adrenaline and excitement to unpack and organize before it’s time to go back to work and school and you’ll be settled in before you know it!Moving is a challenge all by itself, add moving with kids to the experience and you’ve got a whole new set of challenges! After the chaos of moving day has settled, you’ll finally have time to take a breath, think, and start putting your new home together. During that first week, families will want to focus on four general areas: Safety, Cleaning, Practical Matters, Fun.
A number of companies have recently emerged that preset a “white glove” service-oriented approach to moving. NorthStar Moving Company also offers bespoke moving services. The company has become the first to offer “eco-luxury” moving expertise, elevating basic moving and storage assistance to five-star customer service, customized care and environmental consciousness. The ability to care for every aspect of someone’s move and handle the physical move with precision and pride resonates with everyone.Typical requests include complete setup and organization at the client’s new home, facilitated by NorthStar’s “Photo Perfect Packing” service, where every room’s layout is photographed prior to packing so the movers can arrange everything in the new home to match the previous layout as closely as possible.
So you’re moving, really, it’s not a reason to panic! Unlike the popular perception, it doesn’t need to be a stressful and overwhelming process. A bit of planning ahead and the to-dos of moving are very manageable.It is important to stay in the know and know what is ahead. If possible, give yourself eight weeks to handle the moving to-dos in an orderly, low-stress manner. This expert two-month moving calendar will keep you organized and clear-headed. Simply follow these steps and check them off one-by-one.
Northstar Moving Company is no stranger to the fight against hunger. In fact, the leading eco-luxury mover in California is more like a veteran, because they have just completed their 6th annual Let’s Send Hunger Packing food drive!For the entire month of July, members of the Chatsworth, CA community were encouraged to drop off non-perishable food at Northstar Moving Company’s headquarters. By the end of the month, more than 680 lbs. of food had been donated and delivered to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. That’s the equivalent of 560 meals!
NorthStar Moving announced that their sixth annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” summer food drive raised food and monetary donations to provide 34,448 meals to feed hungry children in Los Angeles County. Over six years, the drive has raised a total of approximately 61,400 meals.“We are so thankful to NorthStar Moving Company for their years of support to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank by hosting traditional food drives,” said Los Angeles Regional Food Bank President/ CEO Michael Flood. “This year, in addition to gathering food donations, they facilitated a Virtual Food Drive which will provide more than 34,000 needed meals for families and individuals facing food insecurity in our community.”
Unlike the popular perception, moving doesn’t need to be a stressful process. When moving due to divorce, you may feel overwhelmed. Your life may feel like it’s going in all directions. So to help you keep the moving process manageable following your divorce, here are some things to remember:Start the Moving Process EarlyIt is important to stay in the know and know what is ahead when moving after a divorce. If possible, give yourself eight weeks to handle the moving to-dos in an orderly, low-stress manner. This expert two-month moving calendar will keep you organized and clear-headed. Simply follow these steps and check them off one-by-one as you finalize your divorce and start your next chapter.
You’re about to move. Do you really want to move everything in that closet? This is your opportunity to purify your wardrobe. At least two weeks prior to moving day, start the closet packing process by sorting your wardrobe to get rid of clothes that have been hiding in the back of your closet for way too long. Spend at least a few days determining what are the hidden gems and what’s just taking up space. If you give yourself the gift of time and follow these three stages, not only will your wardrobe be kept in mint condition, you’ll have less clutter.