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Moving Blog

By: Oakley Relocation

Moving Blog

Welcome to our moving and storage blog!  We know that moving and storing your belongings can be stressful and we try to provide useful information to our customers about making their moving and storage experience a more pleasant experience. Browse our blog for tips and info to help you with your next move! 

 

northAmerican Van Lines Supports Military Members by Donating to the USO

May 18, 2017
Oakley Relocation is proud to help support the military and their families. In honor of National Military Appreciation Month and National Moving Month, northAmerican Van Lines is supporting America's military by donating $100 to the USO for each move booked through until Dec. 31, 2017, up to $100,000.

It's a Moving Experience

Nov 23, 2016
This year, about 10% of the U.S. population will experience an upheaval widely recognized as one of life’s most stressful events. That’s because an estimated 35 million Americans—families, corporate transferees and military personnel—will undertake a move. Choosing a mover from the many that advertise on the Internet can contribute to the anxiety. The reason: It can be hard to distinguish professional movers with high standards from unethical pretenders often offering bargain basement rates.

A Thank You Letter from the Boy Scouts of America - San Diego-Imperial Council

Sep 16, 2016
Attached please find a letter from the Boy Scouts of America thanking Oakley Relocation for our recent help to facilitate their popcorn distribution day. We take pride in our community and we love to give back to our neighboring communities!

Oakley Relocation Receives Women’s Business Enterprise National Certification

Jul 19, 2016
Oakley Relocation has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council - West, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC's national standard of certification provided by the Women's Business Enterprise Council - West Certification Committee is a thorough process that includes an in-depth review of the business and a site visit.

Is Your Potential Mover Affiliated With Any Professional Organizations?

May 31, 2016
When planning your upcoming move, we encourage you to select a moving company that you trust. For extra peace of mind, it is important to review the credentials of your mover. Take a moment to research the company on-line and evaluate the professional organizations affiliated with your potential moving company.

Move to San Diego: San Diego Attractions

Feb 24, 2016
Attractions are never far away in San Diego, wherever you may be staying. If you're lucky enough to be visiting, or better yet living in San Diego, you'll find many attractions less than 20 minutes away. And with San Diego's spectacular weather you are free to enjoy indoor or outdoor activities at any time of the year.

Donate Your Unwanted Books

Feb 05, 2016
At Oakley Relocation see San Diego movers leave behind their book collections. Rather than throwing out your books, why not donate to a local library?

Move to San Diego: Things to do in February

Jan 29, 2016
There is never a shortage of things to do in the great city of San Diego. For just a few things to keep you occupied in the months before your move to or from San Diego we turned to La Jolla Blue Book's list of events you will not want to miss.

Cost-effective long term storage

Dec 30, 2015
Oakley Relocation's fully secured, alarmed, climate-controlled warehouses are equipped to handle any household goods or commercial storage need - all at very competitive pricing. Oakley Relocation has the cost-effective, flexible storage solutions to meet the smallest or largest storage needs.

Tips For Moving in the Winter Months

Dec 11, 2015
For most moving in the winter means moving in ice, snow, and cold. If you are moving to San Diego you won’t have much difficulty moving during winter months. Below are some simple suggestions on how to make your next winter move easier should you be moving elsewhere.

Save Money During Your San Diego Move

Nov 20, 2015
Hello San Diego movers! Are you getting ready for the big move and realizing how costly it can be? Many San Diego movers find themselves in a similar situation. A major relocation can mean some major costs. Here are a few ways to save when you are getting ready for moving day.

Moving and Long Term Storage

Nov 17, 2015
Store your goods Oakley Relocation's storage facilities for less than it would cost at most unsecured self-storage facilities

Tips for an environmentally friendly move

Oct 09, 2015
If you are moving and have noticed all the boxes and driving that occurs during a move you may be wondering how you can be more environmently conscious while packing up. Below are some things to consider for a greener move.

Clothing Packing Tips

Oct 02, 2015
Clothes are easy to pack, and light weight, making it the perfect job for any member of your house to help with the move. Here’s some tips to give them the professional way to pack your family’s clothes.

San Diego is a capitol of quirkiness

Oct 01, 2015
San Diego locals love their city for a variety of reasons. It has a great art culture, wonderful weather, a young population, miles of beaches and loves local history. There are many things you can only find in San Diego. CNN did a story about some of the quirkiest things that will capture your heart here in this sunny city. The attractions range from an unlikely location for a presidential museum to a chicken-suited folk hero. You can read the article here.

Moving Tips: Sell Your Home

Sep 17, 2015
If you are getting ready to sell your home there are a few things you can do to make your home more appealing in this market. Below are a few tips to help you sell your home.

Avoid Using Bad Moving Companies

Sep 07, 2015
Common complaints about other moving companies out there are that the price isn’t what you signed the contract for, they hold your items hostage until you pay in full, and lost or broken goods.

The Best Time To Move

Aug 26, 2015
Moving to San Diego can be extremely stressful and expensive, but moving during the right time of year can dramatically decrease the amount of stress and lower the costs of moving to San Diego. Here are some simple rules and guidelines that can help you choose a moving date.

Downsizing Your Home? Sell Your Furniture

Aug 17, 2015
The Wall Street Journal published an article regarding a decline in desire for heirloom furniture. While the quality of the furniture might still be good many people find it easier to buy cheap furniture from places like Walmart, Target and IKEA. Sometimes these new items fit better in a home because large furniture can fit awkwardly in newer houses with different dimensions.

Moving the Elderly

Jul 15, 2015
When moving seniors, it’s best to do all possible to make a quick and easy moving day. It’s best to do their packing for them, or move little bits at a time far ahead of the date. A whole lot of memories go into everything they own, give them time to sort through all their things, before packing or throughing something out. If there aren’t many to help, consider a professional moving company.

Personalized Residential Moving Company

Jun 14, 2015
At Oakley Relocation, our personalized approach to residential moving reflects the person behind each move.

Moving Tips: After The Big Move

Apr 13, 2015
You’ve arrived at your new house and your moving company has unloaded your boxes and furniture. Now it’s time to unpack, organize and decorate. Making your new house a home is an exciting part of relocation and taking time in the first month to plan your house’s future will help you make the best of your new home.

Tips For Moving Your Home Gym

Apr 12, 2015
A home gym is a major convenience, that is, until you move. Many large workout machines, such as ellipticals, are difficult to disassemble, heavy, and challenging to fit through doorways. Below are some tips to help you relocate your gym equipment with ease.

Long distance moving company

Apr 08, 2015
A long distance relocation will require planning, preparation and hard work. You will have a lot of important decisions to make regarding the moving process, whether you are moving a couple states away or across the country. You will want to make sure that you hire a long distance relocation company that you can trust.

Move In The Spring

Mar 05, 2015
We often wait until summer to make a move that can cost up to 30% less if you schedule a move in the spring! During the summer months, the volume is much higher for movers and the trucks are packed full each week which in turn increases the costs of a move. When the trucks have more space available the cost is more attractive to customers as the movers are able to offer better pricing to fill up empty spaces on the trucks.

Thousand Smiles Foundation Donation

Feb 17, 2015
This letter is to thank you for your most generous donation of a truck and three movers to The Thousand Smiles Foundation.
 

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