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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 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 or contact us!

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 National Brands that Celebrate Diversity 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, 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. Awarded Military Excellence Award

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

Long Distance Houston 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 Houston long distance movers of choice – We specialize in the planning, coordination and execution of long distance moves.

Instead of tossing them, donate your books to Houston Library

Feb 05, 2016
We often see people moving to or from Houston leave their book collections behind. Rather than throwing out your books, why not donate to a local Houston Library like Logan Heights.

February Houston Events

Feb 02, 2016
There is never a shortage of things to do in the great city of Houston. For just a few things to keep you occupied in the months before your move to or from Houston we turned to La Jolla Blue Book's list of events you will not want to miss.

Experienced Residential Movers in the Houston Area

Jan 29, 2016 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 Houston: Whale Watching

Jan 15, 2016
There is never a shortage of things to do in the great city of Houston. For the next few months, one of those things is whale watching! Before your move to or from Houston 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 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.

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 Houston Home

Nov 05, 2015
If you’re a homeowner and are getting ready to move and sell your Houston 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 Houston

Oct 28, 2015
Fall is more than Pumpkin Spice. Check out all the things to do in Houston this fall if you're new to the area. Houston'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 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.

Houston Living: Comic-Con International

Jul 06, 2015
Comic-Con International is a serious event in Houston! 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. 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.

Houston Ranks 24th Globally for Commercial Property Investment

Mar 30, 2015
Houston 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 Wins 2015 Women's Choice Awards

Oct 21, 2014
Congratulations are in order for, 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. recently received a Military Excellence Certificate

Sep 23, 2014 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.


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