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Youngsoft Welcomes Amy S. Courter as SVP, Sales & Marketing

Jan 9, 2015 | Wixom, Michigan

About Youngsoft
Based in Wixom, Michigan, Youngsoft is a full-service IT technology and consulting firm that specializes in IT staffing, application develpoment, and niche software practices to improve the effciency, cost-effectiveness, and capabilites of its clients.  Youngsoft has extensive experience in many different industry verticals, and has offices in North America and India.  To learn more about Youngsoft, visit our website at 

Stay constantly prepared for military moving

October 20, 2014

Stay constantly prepared for military moving

If you’re in the military, you know you could be deployed to a different base at a moment’s notice. As such, you need to be vigilant at all times and be in a constant state of readiness to pack up and go. This can be difficult with a family in tow, but a good plan and some reliable out of state movers will help ease any transition. Here are some tips to integrate with your daily life to ensure moves won’t take too long.

Keep receipts for everything related to your military moving, even well after the movers have brought everything into your new home. Many costs, including gas and supplies along the way, may be reimbursed by the military. Don’t expect to have to pay for everything until you’ve been told otherwise.

Make sure your kids understand you might have to move very quickly. Of course, you don’t want them to avoid making friends or enjoying themselves. However, preparing them for the fact you might be deployed elsewhere is kinder than avoiding the issue and springing it on them at the last minute.

Maintain a storage space somewhere you trust. There are some items, such as family heirlooms or memorabilia you probably don’t want to have with you until you’re much more settled. Keep them at a family member’s house or in a storage facility near a good friend or relative who is less prone to moving than you are.

When the boys (and girls) of summer are gone


As Don Henley would say, ” I feel it in the air, the summer’s out of reach Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone.”

Moving companies across the nation are starting to wrap up another busy summer. The summer of 2013 will prove to be one of the best and challenging in memory. So why was THIS summer so different?  3 main reasons:

1) Home sellers are making a few bucks at closing so they’re investing in professional movers.

2) Corporate relocation is booming again as companies scramble to hire the best of best. Human Resource departments are beefing up offers which include perks like relocation services.

3) The US government, (DOD, GSA) continues to relocate thousands of families during the summer months.

In addition to the strong volume in 2013, movers had to deal with new regulatory issues form the DOT and FMCSA. The NEW rules include On Board Electronic Recorders and new HOS laws that limit the hours a driver can work and drive.

There is no debate that the new regulations will make the industry safer. However it will take a few summers to get used to the new normal.

The Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule [Download PDF Version] was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011. The effective date of the Final Rule was February 27, 2012, and the compliance date of remaining  provisions was July 1, 2013.

SO… the dust settles on another moving peak season movers around the globe will say THANK YOU to all the customers, service providers and vendors that made 2013 one of the best in years.

Tips for packing basement belongings


Tips for packing basement belongings

Items stored in your basement could be used occasionally to brighten up your residence. For example, holiday decorations could provide your house with colorful lights that make your residence stand out at specific times, but these belongings spend the majority of the year in your house’s basement. 

However, you’re moving, and it’s necessary to bring belongings stored in your basement to your new address. Check out the following tips to successfully transport possessions stored in your basement between destinations. 

1. Use extra precaution
A safe approach benefits people who are preparing to move items from their basements. 

Examine the items in each box and ensure that these belongings are crucial to keep at your new residence. You should dispose of possessions that have fallen apart or are beyond repair before moving day. Additionally, all belongings should be stored in strong, sturdy moving boxes that are properly labeled.

2. Start early
Moving all of your possessions can be time-consuming, but you can get a head start by taking stock of the possessions stored in your basement early in the relocation process. 

Packing supplies are essential for moving day, so purchase moving boxes, tape and other items in advance. You also can spend time cleaning up the basement as you collect your belongings, as this could help you save time later. 

Support from the professional relocation movers at Stevens Worldwide Van Lines provides significant benefits during your move. These relocation experts specialize in long distance moving and are ready to help you transport all of your possessions from one destination to another. 

3. Evaluate your new residence
Just because you’re moving items out of your basement does not guarantee that these possessions can be stored in the same area of your new home. 

Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your new residence’s basement before moving day to fully understand how much space is available. An extensive review ensures that you can effectively keep the items you once stored in the basement in the same area at your new address. 

Unfortunately, some items could be difficult to move from your property’s basement, but solutions are available. In some cases, you could take the possessions apart and put them back together after moving day. You also can sell specific belongings before your move through online resources, yard sales and other venues.

Take advantage of the available opportunities before your move to clear out your basement. When you’re done, you can enjoy a successful relocation that enables you to take plenty of your possessions to your new residence. 







MO Money

Human Capital, the strength of your organization depends on it. Over the next few weeks millions of business are crunching the numbers and preparing budgets for 2013. It’s not fun for most but the CFOs live for budget season. HR is tasked with preparing the organization for the coming year and beyond. They don’t have the luxury of living in 12 month compartments. The resource decisions made during budget season, as it relates to human capital can effect an organization for years. HR should fight for training, development and better funded relocation packages. An increase of 5 % in these areas can potentially yield a 30 % return, conversely a 5 % cut could lead to employee turnover and the hiring of weaker candidates. For more information about relocation polices visit