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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…)
Bay Area Moving and Storage Company Offers Tips to Help You Prepare
The 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have a backup plan. Pack a suitcase with clothes (and your laptop, toiletries, etc.) in case your household good get held up.
Security. Keep things locked up. Thieves prey on people moving.
“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.
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.
Getting ready to move into a new home can be an exciting and overwhelming time. Whether you’re moving a couple of blocks down or across the country to (or from) the Bay Area, you want to save time and hassle organizing and packing your possessions. (more…)
Maybe you’re searching for a Bay Area office relocation service because your tech startup is booming, and you need more space. Or maybe you’re searching for a packing or moving company to assist a family member with an office move. In any case, here are some strategies to make the experience simple and more cost effective. (more…)