1. Snohomish Pie High Trail Run
July 23rd, 2016 – Saturday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Looking for a challenge? Running uphill can be fun when your reward is pie! There is a 5k and 10k as well as a half marathon. New this year is also a pie eating contest!
Check it out here: http://nwtrailruns.com/events/pie-high-trail-run/
2. 2. Everett Music at the Marina
July 23rd, 2016 – Saturday 6:30pm-8:30pm
Free admission at Port Gardner landing at 1700 W Marine Drive Everett, WA 98201. Nick Drummond and Friends are jamming out near the sound as the sun goes down. Enjoy food and dancing on the marina this weekend!
Check it out here: https://everettwa.gov/810/Saturday-Music-at-the-Marina
3. 3. Edmonds Wine Walk
July 23rd, 2016 – Saturday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Washington wineries have partnered with downtown businesses to offer you tastings while you shop! Head to the waterfront businesses in Edmonds for hand-crafted wines near the beautiful waterfront.
Check it out here: http://edmonds.enterprise.localist.com/event/edmonds_wine_walk#.V5LBWTsrKUl
4. 4. Marysville Farmers Market
July 23rd, 2016 – Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm
Fresh local products and produce available!
Check it out here: http://www.Facebook.com/MarysvilleFarmersMarket
5. 5. Everett Street Scramble
July 24th, 2016 – Sunday 8:30am-1:30pm
Join the city on an urban adventure that’s fun for the entire family! You can participate as solo or work in a team as the city hands you maps where you need to search for checkpoints and race to the finish!
Check it out here: http://streetscramble.com/events/street-scramble-everett/
Pokémon Go! Has become huge since its release. Fans are enjoying the virtual reality created all around them in real Google map integration. They are snapping pictures of Pokémon in the wildest places from bathroom stalls to hospital rooms. No place is safe from these guys it seems as they have infiltrated our world in full force and everyone is loving it! We have all the secrets and tips on where to find Pokémon when you are out and about in the Seattle and Snohomish areas!
Pokémon Go uses your phones GPS to detect where you are. It knows if you are in a residential house, business, or in the middle of a lake in the woods. You can view your avatar on the screen and if a Pokémon pops up, it will use your camera to show you the Pokémon in real time in front of you! You can snap a picture or start throwing balls to snag it before someone else does.
Ready to go? Awesome! The first thing you should know is that you will find different types of Pokémon in different environments. If you have been spending a lot of time in the forest, you need to move near bodies of water. If you have been only walking outside, pop into businesses where they often hide out. You may just find a rare Pokémon dining with you. Don’t worry about other patrons giving you looks as you snag a rare one near a customer service agent.
Secret: If you are having a bit of trouble finding ones nearer to you, close your app and open it again. Soon, you should find some pop back up.
Places to Find Pokémon in Seattle:
McDonalds (All of them)
Museum of Art
Pike Place Market
Places to Find Pokémon in Snohomish:
Downtown Everett Area
Everett Childrens Museum
Tip: Pokémon do not hang around residential areas very often. They either like the bustle of urban life or the quiet forests and beaches. You may have a hard time catching one at home, so hit the streets of Seattle or Everett and maybe even get some much needed exercise!
When you are ready to start battling other people, there will be markers on your map where you can go do that! If you know of any good places to catch Pokémon, fee free to leave them in the comments below!
8 Weeks Before Moving
Purge Before Packing:
Think about having a garage/yard sale. Start purging your unwanted and unused items that you don’t need. When you are finished selling what you don’t need, donate the rest to make space to pack what you want to keep.
Rent a Self Storage Unit:
Instead of stressing out over all the stuff you need to move, start bringing your furniture and items to a unit near the area you are moving or get it out of your house to stage it to sell. Either way, having a space to stash things will relieve stress and clutter in your home.
Budget Your Move:
You will need moving supplies. (Tip* Get discounted moving supplies and boxes at a self storage near you: www.NorthwestStorages.com) Budget in a truck rental. (Tip* Get a Free Move-in Truck Rental when you store at any of our Northwest Storage locations) Also calculate the cost of new items you will need for your new place as well as gas.
Pack and Label Belongings:
Pack boxes every day at a pace that is good for you to avoid the last minute rush. Start with items that you use the least and seasonal items. Store them in your storage to make room for more boxes, so you don’t have to move everything all at once. Make sure to label all sides of each box with the room it goes in.
4 Weeks Before Moving
Transfer Your Services:
Call your electric, water, and garbage companies and inform them of your move and new address. Inform your cable/satellite company and any other services you use. Don’t forget to tell friends and family your new address.
Forward Your Address:
You can easily forward your address with USPS online, but don’t forget your bank, insurance companies, credit cards, and car loans, voter registration, and IRS. Notify your subscribed newspapers and magazines of your move as well.
Find New Businesses:
If you are moving areas, find new physicians in your new neighborhood as well as schools, dentists, and whatever your family will use regularly and compare reviews online to find the best fit for you.
Take A Home Inventory:
Creating a home inventory will make it easier to organize what you need to move and when you would like to move it. In the event of needing to make an insurance claim, having a home inventory will safeguard you as well. List all your furniture and items, along with their value in a spreadsheet or download an app on your smartphone to help.
2 Weeks Before Moving
Create a “1st Night” Box:
You won’t need every item the first night in your new home, but you will need shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, razors, soap, makeup, toothbrush, toothpaste, towels, clean sheets, a change of clothes and whatever else you can think of for each person in the house and label the box clearly. Begin Deep Cleaning and Repairs Now that the majority of your belongings are packed and in storage, it’s time for cleaning the areas you weren’t able to get to before and fixing anything that needs maintenance in the house.
Confirm Your Move:
If you hired a moving company or any other service to assist you, call and confirm to make sure that everything goes smoothly for you on moving day.
Arrange Care for Pets and Children:
Moving day can be stressful and busy that it’s often difficult to know what to do with pets and children. Make sure you have a plan in place to have someone watch your dependents so that things go smoothly.
2 Days Before
Do All the Laundry:
The last thing you want to take with you to a new home is dirty laundry. Make sure to take care of it before you move so that you don’t have any more work when you move into your new home.
Last Minute Cleaning:
Clean the windows, sweep, mop, and vacuum the floors. Do all the last minute cleaning details to make your home suitable for the new residents.
Compare the movers inventory with the one you made to make sure that there are no problems. Be there while they are moving your things to ensure everything is being moved carefully and completely.
Once you have removed everything from your house, do a final cleaning. The floors will surely need to be cleaned again, as well as anything else that couldn’t be gotten to due to large furniture and appliances.
Turn the thermostat down and adjust water heater. Check the fridge temperature and turn it down as well. Make sure that you are not racking up a big bill while you aren’t living there.
Inspect and Lock Up:
Do one last walk-through to check for anything that needs attention. Make sure that the windows are locked up as well as all the doors and everything is secure.
Check Condition of New Home:
Make sure nothing is broken or missing. Inspect new house for things you may have missed including: appliances, the hot water heater, furnace, air conditioning, and anything else that is in the buyers agreement.
As spring inches closer to us, there is a stronger urge to start sorting through piles of mail, dust off the ceiling fans, and shake out the curtains in preparation for the sunshine. Maybe it's the subconscious drive to get all of the cleaning and organizing we put off all winter (some of us at least) finished while it's muddy and still too chilly outside to do anything but clean.
At Advance Management, we want you to have every opportunity you can to go outside and absorb that sunshine. We take pride and care in helping make your spring cleaning, moving, home buying and selling, and various space transitions as calm and efficient as possible.
After years of helping customers through our 22 Washington locations, we've gotten to know about spring cleaning and all that comes with it, very well. Come by our store nearest you and have a chat and a cup of coffee with our friendly and encouraging staff, we'd love to get to know you and help you get out into that bright beautiful sunshine with a peace of mind that your cleaning, packing and storing are taken care of!
At Northwest Storage we are always looking for ways to make your storage usage simple, easy, and stress free. We also want to show you that you are valuable to us and that building relationships with our clients is our top priority. In an effort to do so, please give us the chance to take you to dinner.
On February 10th we will be holding a drawing for a Valentine's Day gift basket raffle that includes dinner for two! All new clients and current clients are eligible for this drawing! We are offering awesome Move-in Specials, so stop in and say hello and give us a chance to be your storage provider.
Plus, stop in today at any one of our locations to take a tour and get a Free Gift just for visiting!