If you’ve ever had to relocate to a new home that didn’t have a lot of space, you’ve probably had to rent find storage for your belongings. A storage unit can be an invaluable resource but there are things that you should never put into storage. Here is a list from one of the best moving and storage companies in the Bay Area.
Millions of us entrust our prized possessions to storage facilities for safekeeping, temporarily and often long term, with the help of Bay Area moving companies. It’s become a fact of modern life: space is often at a premium at home (and office), and relocation is frequent in today’s fast-moving world. These facts mean that self storage is something most people consider at some point. When placing your precious items in a storage unit, Bay Area movers advise you to consider unit size and ease of accessibility, location and facility hours. You may also be given the option of climate control.
Are You Looking to Store Your Belongings at a Bay Area Storage Facility?
Just about everyone relies on a storage facility at some point in their lives. Some people are in the process of moving to a new home and need a temporary storage solution, while others need a more long-term solution to store their valuables. There is no right or wrong way to use a self-storage unit, but there is a difference between preparing your belongings for short-term and long-term storage. Before you call a Bay Area moving and storage company, let’s take a look at how to pack and care for your belongings to prepare them for storage.
Storage facilities come in handy any time belongings can’t come home with you yet. Renting storage is useful during a move as a way to reduce the clutter of packed boxes, especially when it’s important for the home to look its best in the interim. Storage of some goods is a sensible option during a temporary relocation, as when a job shifts to another city or country for a limited time. It’s also useful for temporary downsizing, as when a new home can’t be moved into right away, and sometimes for permanent downsizing or settling an estate, when short-term storage can take the urgency out of selling off furnishings. One question to ask if you’re considering storage is whether you want a self-service facility or the full-service option available from a moving and storage company like Magic Moving & Storage. (more…)
Why Packing Things Ahead of Time Will Help Sell Your House
Are you trying to sell your Bay Area home as fast as possible? We’ve compiled 5 of the most essential (but surprisingly underutilized) tips to close more quickly. A professional might charge upwards of $80 an hour to implement each of the following staging tips. Instead, you can try implementing them yourself, for free. (more…)
I write this review with the utmost respect and appreciation for the work that was done by MM&S. If you want a team from top to bottom that GETS THE JOB DONE, this is that team! When faced with adversity there is no hesitation or doubt. I was moving from a small apartment in to my new home. I have an extremely long drive way at a significant slope that makes maneuvering vehicles very difficult. When the truck could not be backed up the drive way, my movers parked it at the bottom, opened up the side doors and got to work without any gripe or negativity. These guys are all about getting the job done! I love that! Put your head down and grind it out. Literally carried everything up my drive way and were done quick. Not a single scratch or anything on my home or any of my stuff and put everything together for me. AMAZING! I would never recommend anyone else. Thanks so much to the MM&S team!
- Jon Perry
I write this review with the utmost respect and appreciation for the work that was done by MM&S. If you want a team from top to bottom that GETS THE JOB DONE, this is that team! When faced with adversity there is no hesitation or doubt. I was moving from a small apartment in to my new home in Martinez. I have an extremely long drive way at a significant slope that makes maneuvering vehicles very difficult. When the truck could not be backed up the drive way, my movers parked it at the bottom, opened up the side doors and got to work without any gripe or negativity. These guys are all about getting the job done! I love that! Put your head down and grind it out. Literally carried everything up my drive way and were done quick. Not a single scratch or anything on my home or any of my stuff and put everything together for me. AMAZING! I would never recommend anyone else. Thanks so much to the MM&S team!
- Jonathan Perry
Magic Moving & Storage was used a part of my military move from Bay area to San Diego. They delivered my furniture to my new residence with HASSLE FREE. Steve(driver), Julio and Hector were respectful, professional, efficient and very dynamic. I was really impressed at their concern for not damaging anything as they were moving heavy boxes/furniture (i.e. they did not damage any walls or corners). They were quick and accomodated any of my requests. I would surely recommend them to anyone that wants their move done right. They're the best moving company in the Bay Area and I could say "worldwide". Thank you guys! Great Moving Experience!
SAVED THE DAY! I cannot thank the folks at Magic Moving enough! We had so many problems with our other moving company contracted to do the packing portion of our long-distance move. Of course there were a lot of items left unpacked and work not yet finished, an angry mgr/owner who was completely stressed out and unprofessional! Dave and his team came in like the 'Cavalry'! (more…)
- Vanessa S
Absolutely best move ever! We shopped around and felt comfortable hiring Magic Moving. We hired three guys to move 2 full apartments into one house. Not only was this a lot of stuff but they also did some packing of TV’s, lamps, pictures that we had not finished yet. They were amazing (more…)
I found these guys online and as a frugal shopper they were certainly not the cheapest however they were so knowledgeable and polite on the phone I continued to ask questions. (more…) Magic Moving Should be the ONLY Company Anyone Should Ever Use!
- Ivan E
Great service, care and professionalism I received from David and his crew! The reputation of Magic Moving certainly supersedes their wonderful work! (more…) Best Movers Ever!
- Kevin C.
This is the second time we’ve used Magic Moving and Storage moving services. We called them for a local move in the bay area and now for our move to Poway, Ca. Friendly, professional and easy to work with! (more…) Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous!!
- Rosalie B
One way that this group cuts costs is by not coming out to do estimates. The result is that their quotes are not really accurate. It took much longer to pack and move us than expected. (more…) It Took Much Longer to Pack and Move us Than Expected
- Nancy S.
This was a great experience, especially since I have never hired any type of moving company before. Employees at Magic Moving were fast, efficient and friendly. They were easy to work with and very careful with my belongings. Great overall experience! Great Experience!
- Katie M
Magic Moving is SIMPLY AMAZING! I began to search for the best moving company almost a month in advance of my move from Pittsburg, CA to Albuquerque, NM. Thankfully, I found a respectable and professional company in Magic Moving & Storage! (more…) SIMPLY AMAZING!
- Erlyn S.
This place is great at moving you and your home. Shane, Luis and Jay are awesome! They came on time, worked swiftly but accurately, and never damaged anything. In fact they were so good, they wrapped, very lovingly I might add, a $10.00 table from Target!
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- This Place is Great at Moving You
Great job Magic Moving, a job well done! The employees are absolutely fantastic! The workers were very fast and efficient and we would use them again! Thanks Thea! Great job! The employees are fantastic!
- Kennie B.
By far the best moving company I have ever used, and I have moved 10 times before!! They were the fastest, most efficient, and hardest working! Definitely recommend them to everyone! By Far the Best Moving Company I Have Ever Used
- Carolyn C.
Thea and her crew were great! They were so hard working and courteous the entire time! They worked efficiently from 7 am until 5 pm. Thea and her crew were awesome!
- Katie Z.
This moving company was by far the best moving comapny we have ever used. The guys were very professional and courteous and worked as a team to protect our furniture during the move and made the moving less stressful!! I would definitely recommend them to everyone!
The office personnel were very professional as well. (more…) I would recommend them to everyone!
- Tracye B.
These guys are fantastic! In just 6 hours, the packing, loading, moving, unloading and setting up was all done! Everyone in the company was extremely professional and courteous. (more…) Packing, loading, move, unloading
- Amishi P.
By far the best moving company I have ever used, and I have moved 10 times! I will choose them every time! They were the fastest, most efficient, and hardest working! By far the best moving company
- Carolyn C.
Awesome packing and moving job. They were on time, stayed on budget and overall no hassles for a move from Danville to Utah. Everything arrived undamaged and in working order. Would give 7 stars if I could. Will use again! Awesome moving experience in Danville, Ca!
- Ken O'Donnell
I already recommended Magic Moving to my neighbor who is moving. The crew was very professional and handled all of my items with great care and expertise. Bravo! BRAVO!
- Patty D.
...professional company that took great care of my items. Great Job! Movers were fast...
- J. Lucas
Their team was fast, efficient, and careful with all my stuff. I would use these guys again and again and recommend them to anyone! I've Never seen a harder working crew!
- Monica E.
The guys did a great job in helping me move. Very professional and handled my stuff with care! Great Job
- Pamela and Clay Blatt
Simply Awesome! I could not have asked for a better "final move"! I'm retiring after 24 years in the US Army and have moved more than 15 times. These guys went above and beyond to help me and put a lot of care into wrapping and packing everything. Very professional and impressive. Thank you Magic Moving and Storage! Simply Awesome
- Sean Garett
Great guys at Magic Moving and Storage! Hard working and pleasant personalities! Great Job!