Last updated 3 days ago
Very few people look at packing before a move as a fun endeavor. Instead of dreading going through your belongings, you can look at it as an opportunity to get rid of extra junk—and to do something good for someone else at the same time! There are many worthy organizations that accept donations of all types of goods, from children’s toys to electronics to clothing. The Salvation Army, Goodwill, and your local homeless shelters all accept donations and put your unwanted items to work for someone in need. You can donate books to literacy services, or take an old television set to a non-profit. You may be able to claim tax deductions for your charitable donations.
Once you have decided which items are coming with you in your move, call Zorn Moving & Storage at (408) 426-5844 to get you from Santa Clara to Campbell and all points in between or beyond. Check out our website to get a quick quote for your move!
Last updated 11 days ago
Moving can be a stressful experience, especially when you are moving into a home that is smaller than your current one. Whether you are downsizing because you are retired or because you simply fell in love with a smaller house, it can be difficult to decide what to bring with you and what to leave behind. Hiring residential movers can make moving day much easier. Keep reading for more helpful tips on moving into a smaller home.
Don’t Be Afraid to Throw Things Away
It doesn’t matter if you have lived in your house for two years or 20 years—there likely are many items in your home that you’ve been keeping “just in case.” Take the opportunity of moving into a smaller space to get rid of the items that you never use but have been holding onto. By getting rid of this excess stuff, you will make it much easier to arrange and organize your new house. Once you throw things away, you might even feel liberated without the weight of so many extraneous possessions.
Be Smart About What You Keep
While you are purging your “just in case” items, you may run across some things that give you pause. If you are hemming and hawing about clothing to keep, try to remember if you have worn an item in the last year. If you can’t remember or are certain you haven’t, say goodbye to it. Fashion is cyclical, but you’ll have plenty of opportunities to buy new clothing if something comes back into style.
It sounds hard to do, but viewing your possessions as strictly business can help you downsize. It’s perfectly fine to keep some objects with sentimental value, but you do not need every single item from childhood to make the move with you. Throwing away your old sports trophies or A+ reports will give your movers one less box to worry about on moving day!
Zorn Moving & Storage can help you take the stress out of moving into a smaller home by providing you with reliable and experienced moving services. Whether you’re moving from San Francisco to San Jose or to a different state altogether, we can help. Call us at (408) 426-5844 to find out more.
Last updated 18 days ago
Moving in with your significant other is a big step in your relationship. Even if the two of you spent most of your time together when you had separate places, it’s much different to have all of your belongings and habits under one roof. Whether you’ll be living in a property one of you already owns or relocating together, moving in can strengthen your relationship—but only if you lay down some ground rules before you take the plunge. Read on for tips on how to make your new cohabitation a success.
The odds are good that you and your significant other have some duplicate possessions. You don’t need to have two toasters in your new house. Before you start packing, each of you should take inventory of what you have. Go through your lists together and decide which items you want to keep and which you want to sell or donate. You may also need to decide which bed you’re keeping if your new house does not have a spare room. Remember that anything you don’t have room for in the move can be put in storage if you do not want to part with it.
Working together is perhaps the most important part of moving in with your significant other. If you feel at odds with each other, packing, moving, and eventually living together could become quite difficult. You are on the same team, so work together to make your transition go as smoothly as possible. This includes helping each other pack and figuring out where everything will go in your new home together.
Take Alone Time
It may sound strange to spend time apart now that you live together, but alone time is important for any relationship. You can read a book, go for a walk, or have dinner with a friend knowing that you’ll come back to your significant other in your home.
If you’re ready to move in with your significant other, let Zorn Moving & Storage handle the heavy lifting. Call us at (408) 426-5844 to receive a moving quote. You can also visit us online to learn more about how we can make your South Bay move as smooth as possible.
Last updated 18 days ago
Moving is a complicated process, whether you are moving across town or across the country. Long distance moves can be especially complex when you have a pet. Watch this video to learn how to prepare for a long distance move with your furry companion.
If you are planning on flying to your new home, you will need to contact various airlines to find out about their pet policies. Some airlines only allow certain breeds to fly, and there may also be restrictions based on the weather. Talk to your veterinarian to find out the best way to keep your pet safe and comfortable during your long distance move.
Your new home wouldn’t be home without Fluffy or Fido. You can count on Zorn Moving & Storage to handle the logistics of moving your belongings from anywhere around the Bay Area. Call us at (408) 426-5844 so you can spend your time addressing the needs that matter most to you.
Last updated 18 days ago
Moving into a new home is a great way to experience life in a new neighborhood and make room for current and future family members. Before you can start enjoying your new house, you will need to take care of a few important steps, such as hiring residential movers and accomplishing other tasks on your moving timeline. Use these tips to create your timeline:
Three Months Before Your Move
Start looking for a moving company at least three months before your move. This will give you plenty of time to work out a plan with the residential movers and make sure everything runs smoothly. Ask friends and family members for suggestions and then schedule interviews with each option to find the right one.
Two Months Before Your Move
Use your free time to start sorting through clothing, furniture, and other belongings in each room. Remove items that you no longer use or do not want to bring to the new home and donate or dispose of them. You can also pack items that you want but will not use until after moving into the new house.
One Month Before Your Move
As your moving date approaches, it is important to alert friends, family members, and others about your new location. Call your utility providers to set up a cancellation date or switch services to your new home. Contact friends, family members, and your children’s schools to alert everyone of your move.
One Week Before Your Move
Call your residential movers to confirm your moving date plans. Your family should pack all items that you will not need to use for the next few days. Each family member should also pack a first-night bag with clothing, toothbrushes, and other important items you will need right away after moving in to your new home.
Moving in San Jose, Cupertino, and Palo Alto is easy when you work with Zorn Moving & Storage. Give us a call at (408) 426-5844 to learn more about why our moving company is the right choice for your family’s upcoming move.