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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! 


How to Prepare Your Business for Office Relocation

Mar 22, 2022
Changing offices can seem like a daunting feat, but planning ahead will ensure minimal business disruptions. Here's how to do it to avoid downtime.

CMSA 2022 Membership Certification

Jan 31, 2022
Oakley Relocation is proud to announce that we recently became re-certified as a member of the California Moving & Storage Association for the year 2022.

Oakley Relocation LLC Re-Certified by WBENC

Oct 01, 2021
We are pleased to announce that Oakley Relocation LLC was re-certified by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a women-owned business (WBE) and women-owned small business (WOSB).

Full Service Movers vs Containers

Aug 17, 2021
Full Service Movers vs Containers lays out the definitions and benefits of a full service moving company and container company. The two different moving companies are then compared by cost. The definition and comparison of full service moving companies and container companies provides the information needed to choose what type of moving company best fits a customer's needs.

How to Return Your Spectrum Equipment

May 17, 2021
When preparing for a move, it’s always a challenge to think about the logistics of returning the TV, Internet, and Voice equipment you’ve used.

How to Pack Clothes for Moving

Jan 27, 2021
Whether you’re moving across town, across the country or internationally, one of the biggest challenges is learning how to pack clothes for moving. Carefully packing your clothes can make the transportation process easy and efficient. This blog post is designed to help you properly move your clothing without issue.

California Anticipated to Have Several of the Best U.S. Housing Markets in 2021

Dec 11, 2020
We’re about to leave one of the hardest years in history. For many, 2021 will be a year of changes and new beginnings. For many families, this could mean laying down roots in the Golden State. The economics seem just right for a move and there are statistics to show it. Four cities in California are named among the top 10 best housing markets in the country anticipated this coming year, with more in the top 100. “

Tips for Moving out of State

Nov 19, 2020
You’ve made the decision to relocate to another state and it’s time to begin the process. Whether for remote work, family needs or retirement, you’ll need a plan in place to make the transition an easy one. Experts in residential long distance moving have refined the relocation process with a list of practical tips for moving out of state. Start by asking yourself a few basic questions.

Necessities When Moving Into a New Apartment

Oct 19, 2020
Moving into a new apartment can be an exciting time for you and your loved ones. You’ve probably already thought about how your place will look, your new neighborhood and the happy memories you’re going to create. But the process can also be overwhelming when trying to remember all of the things you need to make your new apartment feel like a home.

How to Pack Pictures for Moving

Jul 14, 2020
Are you moving anytime soon and wondering how to move valuable, fragile pictures and/or artwork? Do not worry! Learn from the experts at Oakley Relocation on how to pack pictures for any move.

How to Move a Car Across the Country

Mar 03, 2020
Moving across the country? Not sure how to move your car all that way? Learn from the experts at Oakley Relocation on how to move your car across the country.

What to Pack First When Moving

Feb 06, 2020
After you’ve made the decision to move, it’s important to come up with an organized plan that takes into account all of your belongings that you’ll have to pack for the big move. If you start the process with these steps, you should have a relatively stress-free move.

CMSA 2020 Membership Certification

Jan 22, 2020
Oakley Relocation is proud to announce that we recently became re-certified as a member of the California Moving & Storage Association for the year 2020.

Using Technology To Lighten The Load Of Your Next Move

Sep 17, 2019
What if we told you that instead of taking time out of your day to meet a moving company employee at the house to get an estimate, you could get the quote you needed from the convenience of a smartphone?

Move In Cleaning Check List

Aug 09, 2019
Moving day has finally arrived and you are super excited about your new place. Whether you are going to be living in a previously occupied property or new construction, doing a thorough cleaning of the entire place will make you feel great about settling into your new digs. But where to start? Upon arriving at your new residence, it can be overwhelming to try to figure out the best way to tackle your official move-in cleaning project.

Great Tips & Tricks To Move Like A Boss

Jul 16, 2019
The process of moving can be complicated, with many things to consider all at once. You have to think about packing, cleaning, uncluttering, getting a truck and a host of other tasks that can feel quite overwhelming at times. However, never fear, there are some great tips and tricks out there that will actually make moving fun and get you excited about the start of this new adventure in your life.

How To Move A Grandfather Clock

May 20, 2019
When moving, a common mistake that people make is to place a grandfather clock on a dolly and load it into a moving van and expect it to function properly upon arrival. There are several steps that need to be taken to ensure that your valuable grandfather clock is not damaged during a move.

Best Places to Get Moving Boxes

Apr 25, 2019
Oakley Relocation offers a wide range of options to meet any packing need for an upcoming move. The moving process begins with your in-home appointment as one of our professional relocation consultants will review your packing requirements. Armed with this information, we’ll design a customized packing plan that meets your needs and fits your budget.

How To Change Address When Moving

Mar 06, 2019
Updater is a single platform that greatly reduces the amount of time you have to spend contacting all of the accounts, utilities, and other things, such as your mail, that need to be updated when you move. Instead of contacting each of those entities individually, which can take hours, Updater reduces those hours into minutes.

Oakley Relocation Supports NCVSD, Helping Homeless Veterans

Feb 18, 2019
Oakley Relocation is proud to support North County Veterans Stand Down, a four-day event that helps homeless veterans receive much-needed services in a safe and secure environment.

North American Van Lines Names 2018 Agent of the Year Award

Nov 30, 2018
North American Van Lines, Inc., one of the world's largest moving companies, recognized Oakley Relocation of San Diego, California as its 2018 Agent of the Year at the northAmerican annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona on October 30. Oakley Relocation is the second women-owned northAmerican agency to receive this award.

Top Tips For A Successful Move

Sep 17, 2018
There are many moving tips that the AMSA has published and we recommend checking them out before beginning your move.

Interesting Facts About San Diego

Aug 23, 2018
Everyone knows San Diego for their beaches and weather, but there is a lot more to this city. Every city has something that makes them unique, but there is something about San Diego that makes them special. There is a reason why it is not only one of the most popular places to visit, but also live. Here are some of the more interesting facts about our city that make us one of a kind.

Top 10 Reasons to Live in San Diego

May 16, 2018
From Beaches, Weather and Beer find out why San Diego is one of the best places to live.

Tips For Moving To San Diego

Apr 16, 2018
Moving to San Diego? Check out Redfin's Ultimate Guide to Moving to San Diego. You'll learn all about the top neighborhoods, the weather and the must-see locations and attractions.

Celebrate the 90th Birthday of Female Trucker Lillian Watson

Mar 13, 2018
Lillian Watson, one of the first women to drive a tractor trailer for northAmerican, and one of the first women to have a CDL, is turning 90 this year. To celebrate her accomplishments, and as part of our celebration of National Women’s History Month, northAmerican has worked with USA Today to tell her story.

Military Moving Excellence Award Recipient

Jan 26, 2018
Oakley Relocation received the Military Excellence Award for moving members of the United States Military in 2017. The Oakley team received a score of 11.50 out of 12.00 for their commitment to moving active service members.

Fun Things to Do in San Diego with Kids

Aug 04, 2017
Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, the New Children’s Museum opened in 2008 in a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly building designed exclusively for kids of all ages. The New Diego Children’s Museum of San Diego is a dynamic model of a museum celebrating both children and the arts. The museum empowers kids of all ages to think, play and create through engaging exhibitions, hands-on art projects, artistic performances and educational opportunities.

Oakley Relocation Participates in the Goldman Sachs 10KSB Program

Jun 12, 2017
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services.

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 environmentally 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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