6 Reasons to Secure Your Move This Spring

6 Reasons to Secure Your Move This Spring

Sometimes you don’t have much choice over the timing of your relocation. If you’re fortunate enough to move during the spring, then you’re in luck! Don’t wait until this season is over to secure your moving company, because if you put it off much longer, you’ll be missing out on exclusive benefits.

Competitive Prices

Peak moving season doesn’t usually start until after spring, so it’s not too late to take advantage of those off-season deals. Although you won’t get winter moving rates, you won’t pay full price either which can mean hundreds of dollars saved depending on the size and scope of your move.

Quality Movers

When the moving season is at its peak, some moving companies deal with the strain by hiring temporary employees. Although being short-staffed isn’t good for customer service, poorly trained packers aren’t either. When moving during the spring, you’re more likely to work with in-house moving crews that are experienced and know how to get the job done right.

Convenient Scheduling

The sooner your book your moving company the more scheduling options you will have. During the spring, you might find that even more dates are available, so you might be able to have your entire move completed during spring break or at another convenient time. Another perk to spring scheduling is avoiding last-minute cancellations. Less reputable moving companies will cancel simple moves during the peak season to make room for a project that pays more.

Comfortable Weather

The perils of winter moving are rather obvious, especially if you’re relocating up north. Summer moving can be equally challenging, especially during those days of sweltering temperatures. Spring offers the perfect balance, providing you and the moving crew with warm sun and cool breezes. Just be sure to take needed precautions during allergy season!

Sellers’ Market

If you plan to sell your home or other property, then spring is the time! Most people prefer to purchase a new home in the spring and early summer months, and springtime provides greater opportunity for making your home attractive. Along with spring cleaning, you can spruce up the place with flower beds and luscious green plants.

Garage Sale

Getting rid of items you no longer need is much easier during the spring. Why? Homeowners are often looking for something new to refresh their decor, and a garage sale is the perfect place to get a good deal. Not only can you make a few dollars by hosting a garage sale, you could save money on moving and storage costs by letting go of things you purged during spring cleaning!


Moving during the spring has some great perks! Are you ready to get started? Whether you need a local or long distance moving company that will treat you right, go with On The Move. We offer full-service moving and storage services at a fair price, and our team of trained and uniformed pros provides the best customer service possible. Contact us today for easy scheduling and get a free, no-obligation cost estimate!

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How to Avoid Common Moving Disasters This Spring

How to Avoid Common Moving Disasters This Spring

Are you planning to move this spring? Even the best plans can go awry, especially when it comes to relocation. With the right precautions in place, however, most mishaps can be avoided. Here are some of the most common moving mistakes that people make—and best of all—here’s what you need to do to prevent them.

Misplaced Paperwork

It’s easy for important documents to get lost in the shuffle, some of which are difficult or nearly impossible to replace. One of the first things you should do is gather all your important papers and other documents including your driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate, and passport. Ideally, you will keep these items with you during travel.

Mystery Boxes and Lost Items

Packing an entire household can be a pain, and it’s tempting to cut corners to get the job done quicker. Once it’s time to unpack, however, you’ll wish you had taken a little more time to organize your belongings. For a smoother transition, organize your boxes by room and group similar items together. Label every box accordingly. For example, you might have a box labeled “Kitchen. Pots and Pans.” It’s also a good idea to pack a Day One box that includes all of those immediate-need items in one place like basic cookware and clothing.

Missed Delivery

If you’re moving long-distance, make sure that your moving company provides an accurate delivery window—and pay attention—because some moves come with windows up to 20 business days! You’ll want to be at home when your belongings arrive, and you also don’t want to be waiting around for a week or more without the items you need. The right movers will keep you informed throughout the move to make sure you know exactly when delivery will take place, and many even provide online shipment tracking services.

Expensive Property Damage

One of the worst things that can happen during a move is lost or damaged valuables. Unfortunately, a lot can happen during loading, unloading, and delivery, especially if you’re moving long-distance. According to the American Moving & Storage Association, 20% of all moves have claims filed, so it’s a good idea to protect yourself with moving insurance. Your moving company is only required to insure $.60 per pound, but you can purchase extended coverage to suit your needs.

Bad Customer Service

Moving can be stressful enough without the hassles of poor customer service. If you’re looking for a reliable residential moving company that will treat you and your valuables right, go with On The Move. We offer full-service moving and storage services at a fair price, and our team provides custom moving plans catered to your individual needs. Our team is 5-Star rated, A+ BBB-accredited, and proud to have handled over 40,000 successful relocations and counting!

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How to Carry Out Your Next Commercial Move

How to Carry Out Your Next Commercial Move

Almost everyone has experience with making a residential move, but only a few deal with the commercial moving process on a regular basis. As such, it’s easy to lose track of the many steps in the process of planning and carrying out a business relocation. On The Move has put together a few ideas for keeping your move on schedule and within budget!

Hire the Right Moving Company

It may seem like an added expense, but your staff members will really appreciate the extra support of a professional moving company. On The Move has fully licensed, trained, and insured movers who will handle as much of the commercial moving process as you desire. Our team can even arrange a la carte and concierge services.

Create a Moving Team

Get your staff involved by building a moving team with a project manager to oversee the other side of your relocation. You’ll need to make sure all of the employees know about the move and important dates, that everyone has packed up their workspaces, and that they’ve properly organized their files. It may also be necessary to have someone onsite to meet with our movers and packers for each appointment. Our move coordinator will work closely with your team to make sure things are going well.

Consider Offsite Storage

Your business may become cluttered by the extra boxes and disassembled furniture during the packing process. Consider having us arrange for temporary storage at one of the many Advantage Storage facilities throughout the area. We’ll even provide pick up and direct-to-door delivery of your items.

Design the New Office Layout

Before you start unpacking in the new location, it’s a good idea to arrange for space planning services. We can assist you in designing and organizing the layout of your office, restaurant, or retail location. You may even find the layout is more efficient and attractive than the previous one!

As you can see there is more to consider with the commercial moving process compared to moving a home. Companies need to keep their staff up to date on the coming changes, while the business must also keep valuable files and assets within easy reach. On The Move can help streamline your relocation starting with a complimentary consultation today. Just give us a call or fill out our online contact form to speak with a moving expert.

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Things to Do During Your Next Long Distance Move

Things to Do During Your Next Long Distance Move

The long-distance moving process is a hectic time for those undergoing such a major transition. If you are planning on making your move cross country soon, you might want to start preparing for it now.

The team at On The Move can help figure out the schedule, create an affordable moving quote, and do all of the packing and toting. However, our moving company can’t take charge of preparing your family for the trip or managing daily needs during the move. Our relocation coordinator will certainly help out with some ideas during the initial consultation. But, it’s up to you to take charge of these tasks!

Ways to Streamline a Long-Distance Move

You have many options when it comes to organizing and streamlining your relocation. To get you started right away, we’ve put together a few suggestions:

  • Checklists: Create a list of all of the household items you will be taking with you on that long-distance move. This includes furniture, electronics, and valuables. You can check each item off the list as it arrives at your destination.
  • Insurance: Our moving company carries insurance, but you might also want to sign up for more coverage, especially on valuable items, computers, and artwork.
  • Paperwork: When you move out of the country, you’ll likely need a visa and passport. Be sure to get these papers in order before your relocation.
  • Local Research: Take the time to do a little research on the area you are moving to beforehand. You’ll want to find out the location of grocery stores, banks, gas stations, your new workplace, and the local schools.
  • Storage: Depending on the circumstances of your move, you may require the storage of your belongings. Let On The Move know if you need temporary or long-term storage, and we’ll help arrange it.

Relax! Whether or not you forget a few to-dos won’t hinder the ultimate success of the move, especially with On The Move on the job. We have helped complete more than 40,000 moves and will make sure this relocation goes well too. If you are interested in getting help with the long-distance moving process or want a free cost estimate, give us a call or fill out our online form. One of our friendly representatives will set up your appointment right away.

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Our Favorite Moving Tips for an Easy Summer Move

Our Favorite Moving Tips for an Easy Summer Move

As any reputable moving company will tell you, summer is the peak season for relocation. Many homeowners prefer to schedule their moves over the summer, whether it’s to avoid interrupting the school season, to take advantage of extra vacation time, or for another reason.

Although moving can be a stressful and tiring experience, learning the right approach and practices to facilitate a relocation in any season will help to ensure a smoother process. Also, finding the right moving company to provide you with professional assistance can help ease your burden.

At On The Move, we believe that everyone deserves to experience the luxury of a well-planned and perfectly executed relocation. We know that the summer moving presents its own set of challenges unique to other seasons, which is why we’ve put together this list of tips to help you navigate a smoother relocation during the hottest months of the year.

1. Plan Your Move in Advance

Because summer is the peak moving season, it is important to plan well in advance in order to book with the best moving companies. Expect that professional moving services companies will be able to quickly fill up their schedule, so begin looking for a reliable mover at least 6 to 8 weeks before your target date. Create a timeline for your move-related tasks and the budget for your relocation.

2. Evaluate Your Options for Moving Services

Don’t just book with the first moving company that you come across. It is recommended to research at least two to three companies by browsing through their website and checking review websites for feedback from previous clients. Schedule an interview with them so you can clarify questions you may have about their services, and request a detailed quote so you can analyze which one will provide the best value for your money.

3. Beat the Heat

Because it is the summer season, it is recommended to book your moving time early in the morning while the temperature is tolerable. If your move isn’t too involved and you have the time, you can also start late in the evening after the sun has gone down. During the move, stay hydrated, apply sunscreen, wear breathable and light clothing, as well as prepare refreshing beverages.

4. Know the Risks

Sunstroke and heat exhaustion are very real and very dangerous symptoms that can come along with a summer move. Moving is a highly strenuous activity, and if you’re moving when the weather is at its hottest, make it a point to keep yourself safe from these dangers.

Some of the signs of a heat stroke or heat exhaustion are a strong, throbbing headache, a light-headed or dizzy feeling, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, and a rapid heartbeat. Other signs to notice might also include a lack of sweat despite the strong heat and physical exertion and muscle cramps.

Avoiding these symptoms requires staying cool and hydrated throughout the day, and avoiding the midday sun where possible. Turn on the air conditioner in the new house and in the old one while you’re there, and keep the air conditioner on in the car while you’re in it.

5. Be Flexible (If You Can)

The start and end of the month and the weekends are the busiest days of summer. The Memorial Day weekend and the last weekend of July are also fully booked, so avoid these days as much as possible. Choosing the least sought-after dates will help you to find lower rates and better flexibility from your moving company.

The Most Trusted Professional Moving Services Company

If you are looking for a reliable moving company for your residential relocation this summer, On The Move can help. Since 1982, our company has been providing homeowners with the VIP treatment they deserve in order to enjoy a stress-free, no-hassle move.

Each of our customers is provided with their very own 24/7 moving concierge, and the personal attention required to plan, organize, and execute a seamless relocation. With high ratings from industry organizations like the Better Business Bureau, Yelp, and Angie’s List, our team at On The Move is your trusted mover for all of your relocation needs—over the summer and throughout the rest of the year.

If you want to learn more about how we can help you, contact us today or fill out this quick online form to schedule a free in-home estimate.

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