Moving Internationally – What Makes it More Complicated than a Long Distance Move in the US?

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Moving Internationally – Long Distance Moving and Storage in the Bay Area

Any relocation can be stressful, but moving to a different country is another level of overwhelm. However, just as with a domestic move, you can prevent some confusion and other issues if you are well prepared. As you arrange for long distance moving and storage in the Bay Area, use the following tips and tricks to make the process easier. (more…)

How to Choose Long Distance Movers

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Long Distance moves can be stressful, and not just because of new jobs, schools and people in your new destination. They can also create uncertainty about making sure your possessions successfully make it from one geographic point to another. Hiring good San Ramon movers can help. You have enough to worry about adding “what if something happens to my stuff?” to your list of concerns.

You can reduce some of the fears of things breaking or going missing by getting to know the company you’re planning to hire for the big move. Whether the long distance moving companies are Bay Area or East Coast in origin, there are things you can learn about them.  

  • Get everything in writing. With so many variables, it’s easy for details to be forgotten or misinterpreted. Writing things down and verifying them with the moving company is a great way to keep everyone on the same page.
  • Learn more about the new destination ahead of time. Only having an address and maybe a photo could cause problems when the moving truck shows up ready to unload. Looking into more details can help the move go off without a hitch. It also provides more exact data for mileage.
  • Get a home inspection. Even better than scouting out the moving conditions, order at least one home inspection before relocating. These can often be done virtually. This can help discover any problems ahead of time that can keep you from being able to take possession and start unloading. Extra delays while flaws are taken care of could cost your moving company – and ultimately you – money while everyone waits. Or you might have to scramble for temporary storage.
  • Have everything packed and ready to go on moving day. Movers will also want to know if there are challenges that could slow down or complicate their effort to get your possessions out and moving in the right direction. Unexpected slow-downs can put the whole project behind and increase your overall costs.
  • Come up with a list of any unique items that need extra attention. Long distance movers in the Bay Area will make sure that every item is handled well. But clients should identify possessions that can be considered unusual, such as antique or oversized furniture, family heirlooms, or more priceless items. A moving company may need to take extra effort to secure these.

Looking for Long Distance Movers in the Bay Area?

For more helpful moving suggestions or to request a quote, please call Movers N Shakers.  

Tips for the First Time Home Buyer

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If you are moving to your first home, then you are pretty much excited at last staying within the walls of a place you can call your own. However, you are going to need a smooth transition from where you are to where you need to be. Moving, for whatever reason, is always hectic, and it becomes even more challenging when you have never done it before. If you are a first time buyer, the tips below will do the trick for you: (more…)

10 Things Not to Forget When You Move Long Distance

Common Things Long Distance Movers and Packers Forget


Our long distance packing and moving company knows that long distance moves are stressful for our clients. Even with the help of an outstanding long distance moving company there’s a lot of things that can go wrong, or stress you out once you get to the new home, if you fail to plan ahead. Check out 10 all-too-commonly-forgotten things about moving across country and beyond. (more…)

Overseas Relocatoin Companies Suggest Considering These Tips Before You Move

Plan Well and You’ll Enjoy Your Exciting Overseas Relocation

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Relocation challenges you in a variety of ways, even if you’re just moving down the street or across the Bay Area from San Mateo to Danville. International moves, however, present a highly specific and in some sense counter-intuitive suite of challenges that require careful planning. Before you start calling international relocation companies, don’t forget to plan. Taking note of these 4 tips can help you avoid frustration and problems as you make your move. (more…)

5 Tips for Relocating to a New City

These Tips Will Help You Adjust When Moving to a New City


Perhaps you’re contemplating moving up to San Francisco because your Silicon Valley start-up has been expanding beyond your expectations. Or maybe you’re exploring a move out of town to be near your parents. In either case, you’re exhilarated by the prospect of starting over in a new city; at the same time, you’re likely anxious and confused about how to make the transition in a simple, cost effective way. Below are five tips to help you settle and adapt quickly. (more…)