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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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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

How to Pack Fragile Items and Keep Them Safe During a Move

Patrina Sykes

Packing your belongings is one of the most time-consuming parts of moving. Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’re opening a new office, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated by the process.

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Topics: Moving Tips

Ready to Move? Don’t Forget These 6 Items for Your To-Do List

Patrina Sykes

Getting ready to move is exciting, but it can also be quite stressful. Whether you’re moving your home or your office, it’s important to have a plan in place to ensure you don’t forget anything important.

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Topics: Moving Tips

How Much Could You Save by Hiring a Moving Company?

Patrina Sykes

Moving is a time-consuming endeavor. Whether you do the move yourself or hire movers to handle it for you, there are decisions to be made, belongings to be packed, and services to be canceled and arranged.

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Topics: Moving Tips

Transporting Medical Records: HIPAA Privacy & Security Reminders

Patrina Sykes

Moving important medical records from one point to another is far more involved than moving office furniture and supplies. You have a responsibility to the people whose records you store to keep their personal information secure. You also have a legal obligation under HIPAA to adhere to their privacy and security guidelines.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliance

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