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Patrina Sykes

Patrina Sykes

Patrina Sykes has been with Gilmore Services for 12 years and has 20 years experience in the moving industry. She has worked in all departments; packing, residential and office moves, warehousing, receiving & delivering shipments, local and long distant moves.

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COVID 19: Moving Tips for Couples

Patrina Sykes

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to some couples deciding to quarantine together. That makes sense from the standpoint of companionship during what would otherwise be a lonely time, but it also represents some challenges.

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Topics: Moving Tips

Hire Local Movers to Avoid These Top Moving Mistakes

Patrina Sykes

Even when everything goes smoothly, moving can be stressful. It becomes more so when something doesn’t go as planned, or when you inadvertently make a mistake that costs you time or money.

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Topics: Moving Tips

25 Moving Supplies to Have Before Hiring a Local Moving Company

Patrina Sykes

Are you preparing to move? If you are, then you need to make sure you have the necessary moving supplies before you hire a local moving company. The right supplies will help you to have a stress-free moving experience.

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Topics: Moving Tips

Becoming a Minimalist? The First Steps to Downsize Your Home

Patrina Sykes

Do you have too many things or too much space? If you do, then you may want to consider becoming a minimalist. It’s a big step but one that can bring a great deal of harmony and peace to your life.

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Topics: Records storage, Scanning, document imaging, records management

7 Things You Can Lose to Help you Declutter Before You Move

Patrina Sykes

There are few things people dread more than the process of moving. Even when the move is an exciting one, moving is a lot of work and can cause significant stress. That stress may be elevated if your current home is cluttered with belongings.

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Topics: Moving Tips

6 Signs You are Ready to Upsize your Apartment to a House

Patrina Sykes

Whether you live alone or with other people, you may be wondering whether it’s time to upsize from an apartment to a house. The decision may feel like an obvious one – but what if you’re not certain?

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Topics: Moving Tips

4 Benefits of Hiring a Moving Company During the Off-Season

Patrina Sykes

Moving from one place to another can be stressful, particularly if you plan to move at a busy time of  year. For example, trying to book a move in a college town in August or September can be a real challenge!

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Preparing Your Pet for a Move

Patrina Sykes

Moving is stressful for people and it can be even more stressful for pets. After all, you and your family understand the move and why it’s happening. Your pet doesn’t.

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Topics: Moving Tips

Packing Your Moving Boxes? 5 Tips for Couples Moving in Together

Patrina Sykes

Moving in with your significant other is a big moment in any relationship. It means that you’re blending your lives into a new, shared life. And, while it’s a happy moment and something to be celebrated, it can also be quite stressful if you don’t approach it properly.

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Topics: Moving Tips

6 Commonly Forgotten Tasks and Expenses During a Move

Patrina Sykes

There are few things in life more time-consuming and expensive than moving. Whether you’ve just bought your first home or you’re downsizing, you’ve got a long to-do list. And, if you’re like most people, you’re probably concerned about how much it will cost.

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Topics: Moving Tips

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