Moving and Storage Blog

Atlas Transfer Driver 2022 Super Van Operator Award Winner

Mar 22, 2022
Allied Van Lines is pleased to announce that Joshua ‘Josh’ Neuman, driver for Atlas Transfer & Storage, has been awarded the 2022 Super Van Operator – Household Goods Driver of the Year Award by American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Moving and Storage Conference. This prestigious recognition pays tribute to van operators for their extensive careers providing safe, reliable and exemplary customer-focused services in the household goods moving industry.

The 2021 Magnet States Report

Feb 18, 2022
The 2021 Magnet States Report shows that consumers continue to flock to Florida, while people moving for work are going to Texas. The Magnet States Report analyzes moves by thousands of Allied customers and Zillow Home Value Index data from January 1, 2021 – November 14, 2021. Historical trends date back to January 1, 2016.

Allied Van Lines Announces New Partnership with Susan G. Komen

Aug 17, 2021
As an agent for Allied Van Lines, Atlas Transfer & Storage Co. is proud to support Allied’s new partnership with Susan G. Komen to fight breast cancer and move toward a cure.

How Donating Your Unwanted Items Changes Lives

May 17, 2021
As a family-owned, community-oriented moving company serving the San Diego area and beyond, our team is pleased to take part in a long-term partnership between Allied Van Lines and The Salvation Army.

Tips for Moving Out of State

Mar 18, 2021
Need tips for relocating? Follow these tips for moving out of state can make the process easier. The long-distance moving experts at Atlas Transfer & Storage Co. have compiled the perfect “how-to-guide” to make your national or international move a success.

2020 Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report

Jan 27, 2021
Allied Van Lines issued its annual Magnet States Report today, highlighting interesting mobility trends among Allied consumer and corporate moves from 2020.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mobility & Employee Relocation Throughout 2021

Dec 11, 2020
Parent company of Allied Van Lines, SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving, is conducting research into how COVID-19 will impact organizations across the globe. Their latest survey, compiling statistics from respondents during Q4 of 2020, provides insight into how 2021 will look, in terms of mobility, due to the impact of COVID-19.

Change of Address Checklist

Nov 17, 2020
Moving day preparations are underway and you want to make sure nothing is forgotten during the process. You’ve made your list of “to-do’s.” The rental truck has been secured, boxes and packing supplies are readily available and you’ve hired professional movers to assist you. But one thing you’re not so sure about is how to change your mailing address.

Preparing Your Home and Valuables for Move Day

Oct 19, 2020
With moving day fast approaching, we know that the mental checklist has begun to ensure that everything has been taken care of. For a convenient and stress-free move, we developed a Guide to a Successful Move to help you prepare. Good planning, preparation and cooperation alleviate the pressure brought on by an upcoming move.

2019 Allied Van Lines State Magnet Report

Aug 06, 2020
Allied Van Lines issued its annual Magnet States Report today, highlighting interesting mobility trends among Allied consumer and corporate moves from 2019.

How Much Do Moving Companies Charge?

Jul 14, 2020
The cost of a move depends on if you are moving in San Diego County, throughout California or cross country.

Home Protection During the Moving Process

Mar 16, 2020
There are so many things to consider when you’re moving, and one of the biggest areas to focus on involves protecting your home and belongings during the moving process. At Atlas Transfer & Storage, we take this very seriously and have a proven plan to ensure that your home is protected when you move.

Moving Out Essentials

Mar 03, 2020
Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, moving can be a challenge. Learn from the experts at Atlas Transfer & Storage on how to be prepared.

How to Move a Safe

Feb 06, 2020
When it comes to moving, there are many challenges. To make the moving process easier, it can help to identify some of the most difficult items to lift and move. One of these is your home safe, which can be particularly tricky to maneuver without a professional moving team, simply due to its bulk and weight. If you own a large safe that will be difficult to move, read on for tips on how to move a safe.

California Moving & Storage Association 2020 Membership Certificate

Jan 22, 2020
Atlas Transfer & Storage Co. was re-certified as a member of the California Moving & Storage Association in January 2020.

Tips For Moving Out Of State With Kids

Sep 17, 2019
You’ve made a big decision. It is time to seize a new opportunity in life, but the only sticking point is that you have to uproot your family and move out of state. While relocating is exciting, it can also be stressful and difficult for kids to handle on an emotional level. Here are some great tips on making a move out of state more agreeable with the young people in your life.

What To Do When The Movers Are Moving

Aug 09, 2019
The big moment has finally arrived. After weeks (or months) of packing and decluttering, it’s finally moving day. Anyone who has ever relocated has seen the hurricane of activity that begins once the moving truck arrives. People often wonder what they should do once the movers get to work. Here are some great tips on moving day etiquette and how to best to use your time.

Pet Travel By Car Checklist

Jul 16, 2019
Moving can be stressful for both people and pets, but with proper planning, the process can go very smoothly. By being prepared to ensure your animals’ health and safety, the moving adventure will not only go better for them, but you will also have the peace of mind that you are giving your pets the best care possible during the journey.

The Benefits of Hiring Professional Movers

May 20, 2019
Moving is a stressful time for many of us, and finding a dependable local or long-distance moving company can make the transition much smoother. There are many variables to consider when weighing the options of hiring professional help versus taking on the task yourself.

When Should I Start Packing to Move?

Apr 25, 2019
For those of you in the early planning stages of a residential, local or long distance move, figuring out when you should start packing to move is one of the first things to think about. The next logical question is how to start packing for a move.

How Big Of A Moving Truck Do I Need?

Mar 06, 2019
You won’t have to deal with that and many of the other logistical challenges that come with a move with Atlas Allied. Leave that and the other details to an experienced, professional moving company and you’ll start to relax as this is just one of the logistical aspects of moving that Atlas Allied will take care, and one less thing you’ll have to deal with.

2019 Women's Choice Award

Feb 08, 2019
For over 85 years, our Allied Agents have provided customizable moving solutions globally to fit the needs of consumers, corporations, Government and our military customers. So “thank you” to women for recognizing Allied’s continued commitment to quality moves

2018 Allied Van Lines State Magnet Report

Jan 23, 2019
Allied Van Lines issued its annual Magnet States Report today, highlighting interesting mobility trends among Allied consumer and corporate moves from 2018.

Helpful Hints When Moving in the Winter Months

Nov 02, 2018
If you are planning a move this winter, we wanted to share some practical advice when scheduling third-party vendors during the move process. In cold weather conditions, we do not recommend scheduling third-party servicing on the day of delivery for certain items.

Atlas Wins Cartus 2018 Conference Platinum Award

Oct 19, 2018
Atlas Transfer received an award on Tuesday night from Cartus, a relocation company that directs a portion of their domestic household goods moves to Atlas. The award was a Platinum level recognition for our quality of service as a provider to Cartus. The Platinum recognition is the highest achievement level for overall performance. This award recognized network members who obtain 95% or above overall favorable service results.

The Remedy For All Household Ailments

Sep 17, 2018
The Home Doctor has published many best practices to keep your home in tip-top shape. We recommend that you check them out to increase the value of your house in case you ever want to sell.

Downtown San Diego Is On The Rise

Aug 16, 2018
Downtown San Diego is on the rise and now is the time to move. Find out why San Diego is booming and how Atlas Transfer & Storage can help you move.

Allied Van Lines Receives 3rd Straight Women’s Choice Award

May 16, 2018
Allied Van Lines Receives 3rd Straight Women’s Choice Award in 2018 for Most Recommended Moving Company. Consumer Advocate Group represents itself as a symbol of excellence in customer experience awarded by the collective voice of women.

Home Staging Secrets to Appeal To Buyers In Your City

Apr 17, 2018
Are you trying to sell your home? Check out Redfin's article where 37 Home Experts share their Staging Secrets to Appeal To Buyers In Your City.

2017 Allied Van Lines State Magnet Report

Mar 13, 2018
Allied Van Lines has released its annual Magnet States Report. This year marks the 50th year Allied has published moving trends in North America.

Allied Van Lines 2017 Driver of the Year - Peters Gordon

Feb 16, 2018
Atlas Transfer & Storage is honored to have one of our drivers Peters Gordon be awarded the prestigious Allied Van Lines 2017 Driver of the Year award. To earn the Driver of the Year Award, drivers are judged on a variety of criteria, including safety performance, minimum hauling requirements, individual claim histories and customer service ratings.

2017 Military Moving Excellence Award

Jan 25, 2018
Atlas Transfer & Storage once again received the Military Excellence Award for moving members of the United States Military in 2017. The Atlas team received a score of 11.28 out of 12.00 for their work throughout the year.

7 Tips to Choose a Neighborhood

Oct 23, 2017
Choosing a neighborhood is a big investment in your future. Before investing in a neighborhood, it's key to do your research and weigh all of the options. After all, it will play a big role in your well-being, happiness, and investment potential.

Places to Walk in San Diego

Aug 03, 2017
In the warm summer months, there is nothing better than walking through the old neighborhoods adjacent to Downtown San Diego. Start in Hillcrest with a treat at Extraordinary Desserts, make your way to Bankers Hill to explore restored historical homes and continue onto appreciate the many gardens of Balboa Park with a stop at the world famous San Diego Zoo.

Atlas Delivers Exceptional Customer Service with Updater

Apr 10, 2017
Atlas Transfer & Storage is not your average moving company. Since 1925, they have dedicated themselves to providing an exceptional moving experience for each and every one of their customers, with an emphasis on efficiency and transparency. We spoke with Sara Oakley, the Director of Business Development at Atlas Transfer & Storage about the company’s unwavering commitment to quality and how Updater helps them deliver top-notch customer service.

Allied Van Lines Announces 2016 Agent of the Year Award

Nov 15, 2016
Atlas Transfer & Storage is honored to be awarded the prestigious 2016 Agent of the Year award. Qualifying agents must have excellent quality and customer satisfaction scores along with a superior safety record. They must also demonstrate a significant increase in both hauling and booking volume year over year. "We are overjoyed at this latest recognition for our team. There is no question that we have an absolute commitment to exceeding customer expectations," said Tom Oakley, President of Atl

Pack Light: Make a Charitable Donation Before Your Next Move!

Jul 05, 2016
Allied Van Lines has partnered with The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) program on a #MoveForTheMostGood campaign – which encourages people on the move to donate usable furniture, electronics, vehicles and household good items. The ARC program is the largest, self-funded FREE adult rehabilitation program in the United States that provides rehabilitation and recovery services to over 320,000 people each year.

Women's Choice Award Recognizes Atlas in 2016 USA Today

May 27, 2016
Hollywood, FL – In honor of Celebrate Diversity Month, the Women's Choice Award® recognized several outstanding brands and services, in a USA Today announcement, for their commitment to supporting and celebrating diversity and women’s empowerment.

Custom Efficient Moving Company to Fit Your Needs

Mar 10, 2016
It does not matter if you are moving locally or planning a long distance move, Atlas Transfer & Storage Co. can assist you. Whether you are looking to move across the state or across the country, we can help make your move efficient and secure.

Atlas Transfer Awarded Military Excellence Award

Feb 29, 2016
Atlas transfer was recently awarded the Military Excellence Award for providing excellent services to our nation's military.

Long Distance San Diego Movers

Feb 24, 2016
A long distance move can be both exciting and troubling. To help you reduce the stress and focus on the excitement that lay ahead San Diego long distance movers of choice – Atlas Transfer & Storage. We specialize in the planning, coordination and execution of long distance moves.

Instead of tossing them, donate your books to San Diego Library

Feb 04, 2016
We often see people moving to or from San Diego leave their book collections behind. Rather than throwing out your books, why not donate to a local San Diego Library like Logan Heights.

February San Diego Events

Feb 01, 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.

Experienced Residential Movers in the San Diego Area

Jan 29, 2016
Atlas Transfer & Storage Co. is one of the premier residential moving companies around, with options to accommodate every individual and family looking for help making their big move. Our comprehensive line of services is designed to get your relocation done right and on a schedule that works for you.

Things to do in San Diego: Whale Watching

Jan 15, 2016
There is never a shortage of things to do in the great city of San Diego. For the next few months, one of those things is whale watching! Before your move to or from San Diego you can see these mesmerizing creatures.

When You Move Donate to Allied Charity Partner, The Salvation Army

Dec 18, 2015
Typically, around moving day you will discover that you have a ton of items that just doesn’t need to go with you to your new home. Instead of tossing it out, do some good for someone in need and donate it.

Unique Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Each State in America

Dec 11, 2015
Each state in America has its own unique way of celebrating the season. Check out this list of the oddest, brightest, sweetest and Santa-iest ways to get into the holiday spirit according to People.

Moving in the Winter

Dec 10, 2015
We know moving is a challenge any time of the year but moving during the cold winter months can seem daunting. Below are some things to look out for when moving in winter weather.

Hawaii Moving Company

Nov 18, 2015
So you are moving to Hawaii. Well first of all, lucky you. Second of all, we can help. Our relocation services also include vehicle and boat shipping so you will not have to worry about finding another company to transport them across the ocean. We can ship it and deliver it to your front door.

Moving to a New Home with Pets

Nov 11, 2015
Moving to a new home can affect both you and your pets. When moving with a cat or dog it is important that you do so with care. The following tips will help you transport your animals safely to your new home.

Selling Your San Diego Home

Nov 04, 2015
If you’re a homeowner and are getting ready to move and sell your San Diego home there are a few things you can do to make your home more appealing in this market. Below are a few tips your home sell.

Things to do in San Diego

Oct 28, 2015
Fall is more than Pumpkin Spice. Check out all the things to do in San Diego this fall if you're new to the area. San Diego's vibrant arts and culture scene teems with lively performances, thought-provoking exhibitions, and engaging historic sites and monuments...

Tips for After You Have Moved Into Your New Home

Oct 21, 2015
If you've been following our tips for preparing to move, the actual moving and unpacking shouldn't be too overwhelming.You will still find yourself with a number of tasks ahead of you, however. Here are some things to consider when moving in to help everything continue to move smoothly.

Tips for Moving to a New Place: How To Stay Organized

Oct 03, 2015
Here's a great guide for preparing to move, including ways to stay organized when packing. Packing boxes can a long time and there are many things there are to consider. You have to think about what you actually need on a day-to-day basis and what should be packed away.

Preparing to move: Ensuring your old furniture fits your new house

Sep 23, 2015
Here's a great guide for preparing to move, including great ways to make sure all your possessions fit perfectly into your new home. Everything you own may fit in your current home, but it may not fit as well in your new one. It can be easy to forget to measure, so be sure to set aside some time to do so.

Preparing to move: Finding Cheap or Free Packing Supplies

Sep 15, 2015
Here's a great guide for preparing to move, including great ways to find cheap or free packing supplies. There are a lot of places to buy packing supplies, but boxes and tape can add up to quite a bit of money. You can avoid this additional cost by hitting up one of quite a few places handing out free boxes.

Tips for Moving to a New Place: Before Your Move

Sep 09, 2015
Starting to move, but don't know where to start? Here's a great guide.


Aug 21, 2015
California maintained its status as Most Mobile State, with more than 14,000 moves conducted by Allied Van Lines that featured California as its departure or destination state.

Center for Community Solutions

Aug 11, 2015
Atlas Allied recently donated moving and storage serves to benefit women and children stay in emergency shelters and transitional housing shelters. Below are their kind words.

The La Jolla Rec Center Celebrates 100 Years on July 25

Jul 22, 2015
One of La Jolla’s most beloved icons will be celebrating its centennial on July 25. The La Jolla Rec Center, commissioned by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps and constructed by master architect Irving Gill was completed in the summer of 1915 as a community hub.

San Diego Living: Comic-Con International

Jul 06, 2015
Comic-Con International is a serious event in San Diego! There are parties and events happening throughout the city. We've got all the resources you need for the news on after-parties, local restaurant deals, where to stay downtown, and even an off-site cheat sheet for those of you without a badge!

Hiring a Moving Company Tips and Videos

Jun 12, 2015
If you're in the middle of a move or in the process of planning a move, check out Allied Van Lines' YouTube site for moving and packing tips videos to help! They have an entire channel of videos to guide you through the process of moving. From finding a great moving company to packing and understanding the costs and professional mover's processes, there's bound to be a video for you.

Atlas Allied on TV: Moving Day Essentials

Jun 05, 2015
Allied was recently featured on television with moving tips to help you get through the big day!

The Next Generation: Millennials

May 21, 2015
Since technology dominates every aspect of a Millennial’s life, it makes sense that they are looking for technology to be a part of their relocation. Most Millennials prefer to text or email versus talk on the phone or have face-to-face conversations. They want to be able to search for help at the touch of a button, at all hours of the day, and want instantaneous results.

Most Recommended Brands According to Women in 2015 USA Today

May 13, 2015
Women’s Choice Award® Recognizes Most Recommended Brands According to Women in 2015 USA Today Hollywood, FL – May 11, 2015- Women across America have spoken and identified the brands and services they can trust and use most often as America’s Most Recommended. As a leading advocate for female consumers, the Women’s Choice Award® will recognize 27 outstanding brands and services, in a May announcement of USA Today, for their commitment to empowering women to make the best choices.

Innovations in Relocation Technology

May 06, 2015
MAJOR SHIFTS, driven by new technology, are dramatically changing the way we work. The mobile revolution has established a new standard of accessibility. Social media has created a world that is more connected than ever before and, for better or for worse, has permeated our professional interactions with customers, suppliers, and colleagues...

Allied Van Lines Is a Great Company for Women

Apr 08, 2015
We are proud to say that Allied Van Lines has received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award for “Most Recommended Moving Company.” This title was awarded based on the surveys of tens of thousands of women across the United States. Allied is our van line, and the superior service that they have demonstrated for over 85 years is present in every move we complete, as well.

Tips to sell your home

Apr 03, 2015
If you’re a homeowner in La Jolla and are getting ready to sell your home there are a few things you can do to make your home more appealing in the La Jolla Market. Below are a few tips to help you sell your home.

San Diego Ranks 24th Globally for Commercial Property Investment

Mar 30, 2015
San Diego ranks 24th among the world’s 25 largest markets for commercial property investment dollar volume, according to a report by brokerage company Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

Spring Is Here - Where are You Going Next?

Mar 20, 2015
Time to get out of the house and move to new places!

Spring Moves Offer the Best Value

Mar 19, 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.

Allied Van Lines Named Most Recommended Brand by Women

Oct 29, 2014
Allied Van Lines is delighted to be honored with the Women's Choice Award seal from WomenCertified Inc., a leading advocate for female consumers, for being the moving company of choice. This award designation is based on a national survey of thousands of women across America who were asked to select from a list of nationally recognized moving brands the moving company they would most highly recommend to family and friends.

Allied Van Lines Wins 2015 Women's Choice Awards

Oct 21, 2014
Congratulations are in order for Atlas Transfer & Storage, an Allied Van Lines moving subsidiary. Allied was recently voted “Most Recommended Moving Company” in the nation by the Women’s Choice Awards. This title was awarded based on the surveys of tens of thousands of women across the United States.
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