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Welcome to our moving and storage blog! Moving and storing your belongings can be a stressful and difficult experience. We understand this at Atlas Transfer & Storage and try to provide useful information to our customers about making their moving and storage experience a pleasant, less stressful experience. Browse our blog for tip and information that will help you with your next move! If you have any questions or comments let us know at 1.858.513.3800 or contact us!
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.
Jan 22, 2020
Atlas Transfer & Storage Co. was re-certified as a member of the California Moving & Storage Association in January 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 26, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Feb 29, 2016
Atlas transfer was recently awarded the Military Excellence Award for providing excellent services to our nation's military.
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.
Feb 05, 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.
Feb 02, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 11, 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.
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.
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.
Nov 05, 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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Jun 05, 2015
Allied was recently featured on television with moving tips to help you get through the big day!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Mar 20, 2015
Time to get out of the house and move to new places!
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.
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.
Sep 23, 2014
Atlas Transfer recently received a Military Excellence Certificate from SIRVA Moving Services. We have been committed to offering the best service possible to members of our military and are excited to receive this honor.