NorthStar Moving Named 2018 “Best Places to Work” Winner for Ninth Consecutive Year

NorthStar Moving Named 2018 “Best Places to Work” Winner for Ninth Consecutive Year

NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in greater Los Angeles for the ninth consecutive year. This is the 12th annual program, created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group. Los Angeles County is home to more than 244,000 businesses and if it were a nation, its economy would be the 19th largest in the world. The survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Los Angeles, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses. The chosen list is made up of 100 companies. NorthStar Moving ranked an impressive #23 in the best medium sized company category.

Home sweet home? 6 safety tips when moving with kids

Home sweet home? 6 safety tips when moving with kids

Moving to a new home can be an exciting undertaking, a fresh start that brings with it the potential for new friends, opportunities and experiences.For parents of young children, though, the process of adapting to a new home can be stressful. Fortunately, conscientious parents can do much to avoid such injuries. Consider these tips for keeping your children safe through the moving process and beyond.

Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive

Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive

Over the past five years, NorthStar Moving & Storage Company has collected over 32,936 pounds of food (equaling approximately 27,000 meals) through our food drives. This year, we are asking for your crucial assistance with our Let’s Send Hunger Packing food drive. Last year’s food drive collected over 5,000 meals. Together, we can feed even more kids this year!

Summer Road Trip: Lock-Up & Pack-Up Properly

Summer Road Trip: Lock-Up & Pack-Up Properly

Road Trip! Remember the days when the whole family piled into the station wagon for a summer road trip with a few bags, a cooler and some mad libs? There were sing alongs, license plate games and quality family time. Today, that simple life is challenging with all of the electronic distractions we have, but with some packing knowledge and creativity, you can still create those memories for you and your kids, tech-free.

Home & Travel Services to Pamper Your Pets

Home & Travel Services to Pamper Your Pets

Traveling, selling a home, or going through the moving process is a vital time to go beyond snuggles and treats, and truly pamper your pet. Custom VIP treatments will provide them with love when you are busy and away, easing their stress and anxiety. So while you are on the move, treat your beloved four-legged family member like royalty.

How to Keep Your Pets Stress-Free During a Move

How to Keep Your Pets Stress-Free During a Move

If you are moving this summer you probably already feel the stresses of moving, but have you thought about what your four-legged family member may be 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.

Konmari Moving Tips

Konmari Moving Tips

Most of you have heard of the Konmari method and the every minimalist’s bible: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Ever since reading the book a few years ago, we regularly “konmari” everything in the house. It’s such a simple and easy way to keep clutter to a minimum.When we moved, I thought I would use the konmari method to help make the whole moving process easier, not only before moving but during the move as well!

Moving Day Count Down: A Weekly Checklist

Moving Day Count Down: A Weekly Checklist

May is the kick-off to the busiest moving season. In fact, nearly 40 million of us move in the summer and begin to plan in May. If you are one of those on the move this season, we want to help you plan. Unlike the popular perception, moving doesn’t need to be a stressful and overwhelming process! The key is to plan ahead and then the to-dos of moving are very manageable.

Short on Space? 5 Hacks to Make Your Rooms Do Double Duty and Save Your Sanity

Short on Space? 5 Hacks to Make Your Rooms Do Double Duty and Save Your Sanity

Work-from-home parents know the dilemma of giving up a home office for their new bundle of joy. Not to worry, says Laura McHolm, co-founder of Northstar Moving and a professional home organizer.“Babies and workplaces have the same needs: They both need good lighting, quiet, and privacy, so it makes perfect sense to use the room this way,” she says.But every item in the room should be multifunctional, if possible.

Moving Homes After Divorce: How to Find a Qualified Moving Company

Moving Homes After Divorce: How to Find a Qualified Moving Company

People move when a significant life event happens: birth, death, marriage, new job, new school and divorce.  Moving during or after a divorce is one of the most stressful times of someone’s life. However, moving also means a new life and fresh start.When it comes to choosing a moving company, reputation is crucial; a great reputation saves you time and money. To uncover a moving company’s reputation and experience, you need to ask key questions. Asking critical questions not only uncovers a wealth of knowledge about the company and helps prepare you for moving day, but a little extra research can save you from a huge hassle in the long run.

The Best Way to Pack a Suitcase

The Best Way to Pack a Suitcase

Experts reveal their trusted, time-honored solutions. Your Breakables: Wrap fragile items in sturdy clothing. Place them in the center of your bag surrounded by a buffer, says Laura McHolm 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.

Top 10 Damaged Items When Moving & How to Protect Them

Top 10 Damaged Items When Moving & How to Protect Them

Nearly 40 million of us move in the summer and begin to plan in April. If you are moving this season, we want to help you protect your precious belongings and make your move a smooth one! We have compiled a list of the top 10 items damaged when moving. It’s surprising what items make the list. Not only have we compiled the most breakable list, we’ve included tips on how to protect them properly so you can “break” this pattern. 

NorthStar Moving Partners with Mobile Dry Cleaning Service

NorthStar Moving Partners with Mobile Dry Cleaning Service

NorthStar Moving (R) Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today a new partnership with WashBox, a high-end locker based dry cleaning delivery service, to provide clients superior dry cleaning service steps from their door after relocating. The new partnership ensures that NorthStar Moving’s clients avoid the hassle of finding a qualified dry cleaner in their new neighborhood, while bringing an innovative level of convenience to a new home.The WashBox mission is to provide clients with exceptional dry cleaning and laundry services in the most convenient, secure and affordable way, while also being environmentally friendly. The WashBox family has been providing the highest quality dry cleaning services since 1924. Today, they offer a mobile three-step locker solution. First, simply drop off clothing in a locker in one of their 500 residential building locations and set a 4-digit pin. Second, place the … Continued

NorthStar Moving & Move for Hunger Join Forces To Reduce Food Waste at LA Marathon

NorthStar Moving & Move for Hunger Join Forces To Reduce Food Waste at LA Marathon

Los Angeles, CA, March 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, partnered with Move for Hunger to ensure food and water at the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon was not wasted. NorthStar Moving gathered 7,502 pounds of leftover food from the marathon and delivered them to a local food bank to help feed hungry neighbors in the greater Los Angeles community.“The team at NorthStar Moving continues to amaze us,” said Adam Lowy, Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “Their dedication to helping people in the communities they serve is inspiring. We are grateful for their continued support of our mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger.” On March 18th the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon gathered over 24,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 63 countries. “The Los Angeles Marathon not only brings together athletes from all over the world, … Continued

Relocating a Private Plane

Relocating a Private Plane

Moving long distance requires a lot of planning and if one of your belongings includes a small aircraft then you have even more to think about. No need to let the pressure get to you, there are aviation experts called “Ferry Pilots” that provide aircraft relocation services. A qualified ferry pilot service will review the airplane’s maintenance log books, plan and share the ideal route and have your treasured aircraft flown by an experienced pilot to its new home airport. However, selecting a ferry pilot is a delicate matter. No need to reach for oxygen, a smooth landing is still on your flight plan. Simply ask the following questions to qualify a ferry pilot for your move to ensure they will care for your plane as if it was their own: 1. What type of aircraft do you ferry? Qualified … Continued

Business Minded is Kindness Minded

Business Minded is Kindness Minded

My father, who also was an entrepreneur, told me if you build your business focused on being of service to people, the sky is 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.

Spring-Cleaning Hacks That Will Last All Season

Spring-Cleaning Hacks That Will Last All Season

So, it’s that time of year again when we get down on our hands and knees to scrub our home top to bottom. Sponge? Check. Eco-friendly cleaning solutions? Check. Rubber gloves? Check. Ready, set, clean. You step back to admire your hard work only to realize your home doesn’t look any different after hours of scouring.Avoid the spring-cleaning blues. Put the duster down and actually make a visual difference to your home. Remember that feeling when you just moved in? It’s like a new car smell. Everything had its place, décor was new and you had just what you needed. Find that home again! It’s simply a change of mindset, look beyond the mop to the tasks that will actually transform your home for the entire season. Follow these spring-cleaning hacks to a cleaner, brighter home:Out With the Poinsettias: Replace houseplants with … Continued

Behind The Scenes: Moving Hollywood

Behind The Scenes: Moving Hollywood

Have you ever wondered how “The Bachelor” moves into the mansion each season, or if the home your favorite movie is set-in is just a set? These magnificent houses are often not sets, but are private homes the production company rents from the homeowner for filming.As you can imagine, there are a lot of moving pieces to transform someone’s home into a movie set. Detail management is key. It takes a specialized synchronization of activities. First, the homeowner’s belongings are packed up and moved out. Then, the location managers take over, setting up the home for the movie; music video; or reality or scripted TV show. After the director calls it’s a wrap, the set furniture and props are wrapped up, protected and moved out. The homeowner’s belongings are moved back in, unpacking and setting up their furniture and knick-knacks … Continued

KidSwim Community Spotlight: NorthStar Moving

KidSwim Community Spotlight: NorthStar Moving

“Few things are full of both joy and anxiety. Moving into a home with a pool when you have small children is one of them.” –  kidSwim, Founder Lisa Cook.  NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, and kidSwim recently announced a new partnership to bring child swimming lessons to your new home or local pool after relocating. Founded in 1994, NorthStar Moving® has redefined the moving industry as 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. Honored with more awards for service than any other moving company, their mission is to exceed their clients’ expectations. Through our new partnership with NorthStar Moving, we hope to alleviate the anxiety portion and fill it with more joy. At kidSwim, we create a safe environment poolside, teaching our pint-sized clients proper … Continued

The Finer Details of Yacht Transportation

The Finer Details of Yacht Transportation

Navigating yacht relocation can be as foggy as the high seas. Selecting a respected transport company and identifying the ideal method to transport your prized boat or yacht may leave you at loose ends. But, don’t let the wind get knocked out of your sails, with the proper professional advice, moving your yacht will be smooth sailing.Qualified yacht transport companies such as Ocean Transport relocate any size and type of boat or yacht anywhere around the world. Clients’ vessels are safeguarded throughout the whole moving process. From insurance and custom clearance, to shrink wrapping and divers, the experts organize everything from pick up to delivery. They specialize in every transportation method including the uber-luxury float-on/float-off method, where a yacht seamlessly floats onto a shipping vessel. These are all services to look for when hiring a transport specialist.To ensure your prized yacht or … Continued