Packing Tips to Make Moving Easier

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As CEO of Parsifal Corporation, Mark Olsen has led the three-decades-old company in executing complex corporate and individual relocations across North America. With a nationwide network of offices, Parsifal Corporation’s Mark Olsen leverages the company’s experience and innovative practices to make moving easier and hassle-free for clients.

Here are a few tips for successful packing before you move:

1) Plan early 
Unless you don’t have much personal property, you’ll have to plan early. Sift through all your belongings and make a list of everything you don’t plan on taking with you. Give these things to charity or hold a garage sale. Clean your laundry so you won’t be carrying any damp clothes. Check your insurance to see if it covers any moving-related breakages.

2) Get boxes
You’ll need boxes, lots of them. Get them in various sizes. Corrugated cardboard boxes are stronger, so use these for heavier items. Remember not to fill up large boxes with too many heavy things as they may be difficult to carry. Get some newspapers to wrap fragile items in before packing, bubble wrap to layer the inside of boxes, and strong tape to close the boxes after packing. Self-sealing freezer bags are great for storing nuts and bolts, nails, and similar things.

3) Make a list
Start with a high-priority list of everything your family will need on the first day at your new home. It’s unlikely you will unpack everything immediately upon arriving. The priority list should include everyday items such as a first-aid kit, coffee, tea, cups, plates, snacks, tissue, toothbrushes, soap, and kitchen utensils. Afterward, convert your notebook into record keeping system. Assign a number to every box and list the contents of that box in a corresponding numbered page on your notebook. Be as descriptive as possible when describing the contents, to make quick and easy retrieval possible. And remember to pack hazardous materials like bleach, paint, and aerosols in their own box and mark the box clearly.


HST Audit – Home Sale Transaction Audit by Parsifal Corporation

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The highest cost in relocation is the Home Sale process. While the invoice may be organized into simple and easy to read categories, it is typically the most complex and detailed part of a move.
Mark Olsen, President and CEO at Parsifal Corporation explains that the HST audit program at Parsifal breaks down each category into individual charges to confirm and justify that they are traceable, contractual and reasonable.
All transactions are then analyzed together to ensure a consistent approach and discover any methods that create ongoing unnecessary cost exposures. HST Audit services include:

Billing Review & Investigation
• Find the source of all charges and fees
• Identify hidden fees
• Verify client authorization
• Validate Two-Deed charges and specific state requirements

Analysis & Consulting
• Trending and other data analyzed for recommended cost savings and solutions

Contract Review Process
• Analysis contract compliance
• Determine if proper process was utilized for appraised value
• Verify proration calculations of insurance, mortgage interest, utilities, taxes, etc.
• Review of equity funding and interest charges

Mark Olsen states that the Parsifal HST Audit service is enhanced with many detailed features including Traceability of Charges, Contract Adherence, Reasonability of Charges, and Trend Analysis.

Parsifal Corporation Highlights Relocation Industry News

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Under the leadership of Mark Olsen, Parsifal Corporation specializes in relocation procurement technology (RPT) and relocation auditing for household goods. Parsifal Corporation, with Mark Olsen serving as president and CEO, frequently offers relocation services to corporations, governments, and other parties.

Mark Olsen recently noted that on its website, Parsifal Corporation recently publicized updates related to the relocation industry, including news about Gateway Terminal India (GTI), Port of Nhava Sheva. The article notes that continued labor issues have caused the port’s terminal gates to remain closed in August, which has created an extreme level of congestion at the port. According to the article, the GTI port is close to Mumbai on India’s west coast, and it manages almost 50 percent of the nation’s maritime shipping. Until the labor strike is concluded, import container vessels will avoid the port, and export-loaded containers will continue to be delayed at the terminal.

Parsifal Corporation also highlighted the news that an $8 billion project to expand the Suez Canal in Egypt was recently completed ahead of schedule after just a year. Originally constructed more than 150 years ago, the Suez Canal underwent renovations that increased both the depth and width of the artificial waterway. The renovations could reduce travel time on the canal by seven hours, while also increasing the canal’s shipping capacity from 50 to almost 100 ships each day.