When is the Best Time of Year to Hire Bay Area Movers?

Best Seasons for Residential or Office Relocation Services

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Perhaps you’re researching residential moving companies in the Bay Area to game out an autumn move to Los Angeles because your wife just sold her first screenplay. Or maybe you’re exploring options for relocating your company to the Bay Area to attract a more diverse pool of talent. When should you schedule your move? This question is surprisingly tricky. (more…)

Phoenix, Arizona & other Top Cities for Long Distance Residential Moves

Phoenix, Arizona and other Top Cities to Move to in the U.S.

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As one of the Bay Area’s most respected moving and storage companies, Movers N Shakers works hard to understand exactly what motivates people to move and what they ultimately want and need to make such transitions successful, financially, logistically and emotionally. We also pay close attention to trends in our industry – where people are moving to and why – and the results of some of our latest research might surprise you. (more…)

Springtime Means Moving to the Bay Area and Beyond

Bay Area Moving and Storage Company Offers Tips to Help You Prepare

Fremont Moving Company Moved Its Client Into A Large HomeThe four months from May through August are considered the “peak moving season.” Oddly enough, the statistic is that nationwide, just over a third of moves happen during this one-third of the year. That being said, Spring has a lot going for it as a time to make the shift. It’s easier to house-hunt, pack, and lug when days are lengthening, but before temperatures soar. Moving companies may charge less before the heat hits. Long-distance moving, since it is especially taxing, is especially nice to get out of the way before summer. Families moving within their own school district may schedule moving day during their school’s spring break or the Memorial Day weekend, leaving the summer free. People who like to garden can get settled in time for a bit of spring planting in the new place. For renters, May is a shoulder season, with fewer units on the market and fewer prospective tenants looking to move. For homeowners, May is when home sales hit an annual spike; it’s a great time to buy.

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Pricing Out Your Move: How to Plan Based on a Moving Quote

Unless you’re a Bay Area tech billionaire, you probably need to consider and plan for the costs of your upcoming long distance move. Getting mover quotes can be confusing because you may wind up feeling like you’re comparing apples to oranges. To that end, here are some ideas about how to handle the getting quotes and evaluation process.

 

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The Hardest Items to Deal With When Moving

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Moving by yourself may seem like an economical choice, but have you really taken all contingencies into consideration? What if you can’t manage to fit a bulky item, like a beloved couch or dresser, through doorways? What if certain items require special treatment to relocate without damage? Moving companies can advise clients about difficult items and take special care of sensitive pieces during transit.

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10 Common Mistakes – Advice From Bay Area Movers

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Overwhelmed with Packing and Moving ? Check out these helpful pointers

Moving to a new house is a big step that can be both exciting and terrifying. Here are 10 simple tips to minimize your stress and maximize your enjoyment of the process:

  1. Plan ahead. The best professional movers and packers can often be booked months in advance. Call early to secure appropriate and cost effective professional help.
  2. Shop around. But make sure you understand what the pricing includes. Also know that pricing can change from season to season and location to location.
  3. Don’t forget insurance. If your movers don’t have enough insurance, you may end up paying to replace any items broken during the move.
  4. Remember the pets. Think about where your pets will fit in your car during the move. Bring food, water, and bedding for your pets; be sure to give them time to acclimate.
  5. Let the moving company know if something is very valuable. Is that’s a real Rembrandt painting hanging on the wall? The packers and movers need to know that, so they can crate it and insure it.
  6. Have a backup plan. Pack a suitcase with clothes (and your laptop, toiletries, etc.) in case your household good get held up.
  7. Security. Keep things locked up. Thieves prey on people moving.
  8. “I can’t find it.” Make sure you have everything labeled and know where the important things are packed, so you can find and unpack them first on arrival.
  9. Secure everything. If you’re moving yourself, ensure there’s no chance of items falling over and breaking. Sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how much damage can occur from things moving around. Tie down everything.
  10. Use our FREE detailed moving checklist.

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Call Movers N Shakers toll free at  1-877-797-4253  for a free moving estimate.

Long distance and local Bay Area moves are all welcomed. We have tractor trailers and small vans too.

 

How to Pick the Right City to Move to

Tips for Moving to the Best City for You and Your Family

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Perhaps your company is transferring you to Bay Area, or maybe you made a romantic connection that’s lured you to the Golden State. Before you invest in a moving and packing service, however, you want to pick your final destination. What city should you choose? What parameters can help you make the decision? (more…)