The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 27.1 million people in the United States moved in 2021. That’s about 8.4 percent of all Americans. There are many reasons that motivate a move including a job transfer or new employment opportunity, starting or ending college studies, a change in marital status, relocating to a better home, finding less expensive housing, being closer to work, locating to a more desirable neighborhood, or being closer to other family members or friends. Notwithstanding the motivation, a move is not easy and is usually fraught with some anxiety. Professional Bay Area movers can help with the significant effort that is required and can help lower anxiety levels too. (more…)
The holiday season is upon us and with it comes an abundance of joy. From playing with snow in your backyard (or Lake Tahoe) to buying gifts for Christmas to celebrating New Year’s Eve, there are many things to look forward to in the last couple weeks of December.
If you have a Christmas tree (and ample decor), you’re probably wondering what you’ll do with all of it once the holidays are over. Our Novato moving company shares some excellent ideas on how to recycle and repurpose your Christmas tree and decor.
You might even end up bringing joy to someone’s life along the way!
Our Bay Area Moving Company Offers 7 Ways to Recycle & Reuse Your Holiday Tree and Decor
- Create a bird feeder
There can be no better bird feeder than a living Christmas tree. Just plant it in your backyard or leave it standing as-is to attract many types of birds with the smell of cranberry, suet, popcorn strings, fruit in mesh bags, and stale bread. Don’t be surprised to find song sparrows, chickadees, and Cardinals enjoying themselves.
- Mulch without mold
Pine needles tend to decompose quickly, making them perfect to be used as moisture- and mold-free mulch. Try using them in your garden or donate to one of many tree recycling programs in your community.
- Create home for the fishes
Use cut up Christmas tree pieces and throw them in the pond to create a place for fish to hide beneath. Just be sure not to use trees that have been chemically treated or still have decorations (like tinsel) attached to them.
- Make the ‘purrfect’ cat tree
Make your cat a new playground by covering the large branches and trunk of the Christmas tree with carpet pieces. Anchor the trunk down, attach some rope pieces, and you’ve successfully made a new place for the fuzzball to play around.
- Make wooden coasters
Still got the stump of your tree lying around? Chop them up into 1/3 or 1/2 inch thick disks to have your very own nature coasters. We bet the guests will be asking some questions when you serve them tea or coffee on these.
- DIY air freshener
Crush pine needles and pour them into a fresh bowl of potpourri or store them inside of sachets to make a unique air freshener. Now, your room will smell like Christmas throughout the year.
- Utilize Bay Area storage services
Instead of buying and tossing your Christmas tree every year, opt for a “fake tree” and store it away for next year (decorations included)! If you live in a small house or apartment, and don’t have much storage space to go all-out with decor around the holidays, consider the services of a Bay Area moving and storage company.
Contact Our Bay Area Moving and Storage Company for Clutter-Free Decor Storage
With the right residential moving and storage company, packing, storing and transport becomes so much easier. Contact Magic Moving & Storage today for a free quote on our indoor storage container units! Give us a call at 1-877-246-2442 or contact us online for a free moving, packing or storage quote.
Why Local Movers are Seeing More People Moving to Oakland
The Bay Area is such a great place to be these days. When one thinks of California, they often think of beautiful San Francisco, but Oakland isn’t far behind, nor is it far away. Why is everyone calling Bay Area local movers and relocating to Oakland? It could be because of the following reasons: (more…)
Danville Movers Discuss Why Tech Companies Are Moving To The Tri-Valley
The latest Bay Area gossip says the Tri-Valley is becoming the next Silicon Valley. The truth is that despite its extensive gains in regards to this matter, it still remains a secondary player that manages to serve as part of Silicon Valley’s outer ring with most of its inhabitants being employed at tech companies. However, business leaders, local authorities, and the state government wish to change the status quo. In their view, moving a significant portion of Silicon’s Valley’s jobs closer to affordable housing is the best way forward. (more…)
Packing for a move is a stressful endeavor. Thankfully, there’s a lot of crafty things you can do to make packing a whole lot easier. We know that you may have a lot of packing to do, but with these tips, you’ll be glad you took a few minutes to school up on the best moving and packing hacks. (more…)
If you’re embarking on a long distance move, there are many important details you have to think about to ensure a smooth transition. These details include where you’ll live, where you’ll work and the school your kids will go to. They can easily make selecting the right long distance movers an afterthought. This shouldn’t be the case because hiring the wrong movers can turn your relocation into a nightmare. Here are some useful tips for choosing the right team for your long distance move! (more…)
All full-service movers have a list of non-movables, which is an industry term for classifying items that professional movers don’t transport due to legal, ethical or safety reasons. Not knowing that these items are prohibited can make your moving day more stressful and chaotic. For example, you may be forced to frantically empty packing boxes and have to come up with a new way to transport the prohibited items. Listed below are the non-movable items you should be aware of before packing up your belongings. (more…)