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My Big Seattle Move

August 2nd, 2013

I work for a company that is based in Seattle, so I know that if I got high enough up, that I would eventually be moving to Seattle. I just didn’t know that I would get promoted so fast. I was going to be moving in a month, so I needed to find a Local Seattle Movers. After doing some research, I found Puget Sound Moving because they had great reviews on Yelp and great customer service. They were really personable, even over the phone.

They agreed to do a move for me that would be a little different than they were used to because I would be moving a little farther than they generally do. But they were really helpful and willing to work with me. I knew that hiring a moving company would be a great decision because it would be so much less stressful than doing it all myself.

And I was right! Working with Puget Sound Moving was a great idea because they made the moving process so easy! And this is coming from someone who HATES MOVING. Now that I’m settled in Seattle, I just love my new place and my new city. Thanks to Puget Sound for getting me there!


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Moving Down The Road

April 18th, 2013

I was looking for a moving company in the San Francisco area, so of course I checked Yelp first to see who had the best ratings. Golden Bay Relocation, moving companies San Francisco, stuck out right away because they have over 150 reviews on yelp with 5 starts. That’s incredible! So I called them right away to see if they would be able to do my move for me.

I was moving from a tiny apartment in San Francisco to a bigger one a few blocks away. Although it wasn’t that far, there was no way I could have managed the move on my own. Golden Bay Relocation was extremely helpful and talked me through the entire process. They asked me about the items that would need to be moved and gave me a quote.

The best part is that there’s no hidden charges with them, which I had run into with companies I’ve used in the past. They are true professionals. They get in and out quickly and efficiently, and take care of your belongings like they are gold. This is an incredible company and definitely the best movers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Moving Out

April 10th, 2013

I had been living in the city for a while but decided it was time to buy my first home. I needed a moving company once I found the right place, so I called Puget Sound Moving, Seattle Moving Company. They’re a local Seattle moving company that has a great reputation around the city.

They were able to schedule my move the exact day I needed it. They are great to work with and made everything so easy. They showed up right on time and got right to work.

I couldn’t believe how quickly they moved my stuff. They are very respectful of your things and of the walls and surrounding areas they are moving around in. You can tell they have a lot of experience under their belt.

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Moving Up San Francisco

January 6th, 2013

moving in san francisco caFrom Concord to the City, I new that I wouldn’t be able to do the move on my own. I hired Golden Bay Relocation, San Francisco Movers, because they were located in San Francisco and available to do moves anywhere in the Bay area. I found them because they were rated very highly on Yelp and I pretty much use Yelp as a measuring stick for everything from restaurants to movers San Francisco.

I was moving from Concord because I was moving in with my girlfriend who just moved to the City. I could pretty much to my work from anywhere in the Northern California region, so I wasn’t too worried about where I lived. But she was just moving from Sacramento to San Francisco for a job and we really didn’t want to have to travel any more than we had to in order to see each other.

It just made sense for us to move in together because she had just gotten this great apartment that her aunt owns and rent was going to be really cheap. We had been dating for about 2 years, so we were both ready to make the move when the time came.

Especially because there were going to be two of us, we each hired a moving company. Hers was based out of Sacramento, and mine was Golden Bay, which is based out of San Francisco. It was a huge apartment, so we would both need to take all of our furniture to the new place. It would have been a nightmare if we had both tried to move from separate locations to a totally new location. It would have been nuts.

Hiring San Francisco Movers worked out perfectly because they arrived first and put everything where it needed to be. I thought it might be confusing to have two moving companies, but they were actually able to work together and get the job done. I don’t know what we would have done without Golden Bay.

Now that my girlfriend and I are settled, I think I’ll add to the positive Yelp reviews for Golden Bay. It only seems fair!

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Why Hiring a San Francisco Moving Company Was Right For My Move

November 29th, 2012

golden bay sf moversGolden Bay Relocation, who are movers in San Francisco, made what might have been a very stressful move, into a totally stress-free and uncomplicated move. I was moving out of a home I had lived in for 8 years and thought I was going to spend the rest of my life their. But the economy hit my business hard and I was forced to downsize and sell my house.  But I felt lucky to have the support and help of my moving company in San Francisco.

A good moving company in the City is hard to find. There are all kinds of scammers just looking for someone to cheat out of their hard-earned money. In fact, that happened to a friend of mine. She didn’t want to pay for a premium moving company, so she looked on Craigslist for someone who was advertising cheap moving services. She hired someone from Craigslist, but it turned out to be anything but cheap. She ended up having to pay hundreds extra because of charges that were added on by the fake moving company.

I knew that hiring a moving company would be expensive, but I also knew that it would be worth it if I didn’t have some one to help me with the move. I knew that if I hired Golden Bay, I would get what I paid for—no more, no less.

And I was right about that. The staff at Golden Bay was exceptionally friendly and did a wonderful job with my move. Nothing was out of place and I even drew up a map of where I wanted everything, and they placed everything where I had planned. It was a perfect execution of how I wanted everything to be I my new home.

Since I really didn’t have to stress much over the physical portion of the move, I felt that the move went much smoother. I was stressed for a little while when I became overwhelmed by the empty boxes I needed to pack, but for the most part, it was an easy move. And easy was just what I needed at that time.

Hiring Golden Bay truly made my move a much more pleasant experience. I didn’t have to worry about street parking or driving a huge moving van and I didn’t have to worry about making sure that all of my heavy objects made it into and out of the truck. All I had to do what let the movers in and let them do what they needed to get the job done.

My San Francisco move wasn’t as devastating as I imagined it would be. I feel ready to make the next transition in my life.

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Moving to San Diego Try Manpower Movers

October 26th, 2012

Thinking of moving to San Diego? Well, if you are here is the perfect moving company. There name is Manpower Movers, and they are located in San Diego, CA. Manpower Movers provides moving services in San Diego, La Jolla, Encinitas, and Carlsbad. The reason I’m referring them is because I just moved from northern CA, and used them for my long distance move across the great state of California.

Let me start by saying nothing was broken. After driving 500 miles, not one item broke. I know that is a rarity and breakage is part of moving, but Manpower Movers directed me to their blog after I booked my move. Manpower Movers blog is filled with packing and organizing tips that although are common sense, you don’t think about unless you are read it from professionals.

The second reason for recommending Manpower Movers is that they offer  great rates. On my move they gave me a quote and stuck to it. The move itself hit every milestone in their quote so I knew we were sticking to schedule the entire time. It’s refreshing to know the movers of Manpower were aware of my quote and the milestones they had to stick to so that my move did not go over budget.

Lastly, San Diego is beautiful. I mean, extremely beautiful. And Manpower Movers didn’t ruin my first impression of the city. They actually gave me a nice welcoming present by making sure my belongings were safe and sound. If you live in San Diego, use Manpower Movers. They are awesome!

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Moving Don’ts in San Diego

July 24th, 2012

Take it from us, you will have plenty of things to DO during your move, so today we are focusing on what NOT to do during your move. Here are some helpful hints provided to us by Manpower Movers San Diego:

Don’t use printed newspaper when packing fine china.

Instead, use packing paper. Really, you should use packing paper for every item you pack because newspaper can bleed ink onto anything it has contact with. The last thing you want is for your mother-in-law’s china to arrive safety to your new home with the funnies plastered all over it!

Don’t use large boxes when packing books.

This goes for other heavy items as well. The reason is because books are very heavy for their size. Pack a cardboard box full of them and you suddenly have a very heavy box that could break or injure the person carrying it.

Don’t wait until the last minute to reserve a mover.

Chances are, you are not the only person in the world moving on the day you have elected to do so. You will want to make sure to give your movers 4 to 6 weeks advance notice if at all possible. That way you can make sure they will have the necessary equipment to assist you during your move.

Don’t use previously used boxes.

It may be tempting to use boxes inherited by friends and family, but it is best to use new boxes especially made for moving. Used boxes may not be structurally sound after a previous move and can collapse, leaving you with damaged or broken belongings. Alternatively, many companies offer programs that utilize large plastic bins that are reusable and better for the environment.

Don’t use boxes without tops.

Again, you may be tempted to work with what you already have, but boxes without tops aren’t stackable and therefore difficult to transport. Buying the necessary supplies when you are moving will save a lot of time and will better preserve your belongings from damage.  You will want to make sure to tape boxes shut, not simply interlock them because they can easily cave in and crush the contents inside.

Don’t use duct tape.

Instead, use packing tape. Duct tape may seem like the sturdier choice, but it doesn’t stick to cardboard very well. Packing tape, on the other hand, is designed to stick to surfaces made of paper.

Don’t pack items from different rooms in the same box.

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