How To Buy A House, Even When It Seems Like You Can’t

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been nearly obsessed with sites like Realtor.com, hoping that miracle of miracles, the perfect affordable house would stay on the market long enough for you to snatch it up. Last month, California real estate prices were nearly 40 percent higher than a year ago, which, to be fair, was the beginning […]

Things you should get rid of before your move

At Ace Moving, we like to think of ourselves as a bit different from most moving companies. Rather than get a quick buck, we know that the best way to build a business is with great customer service. Part of that means helping our customers save money which sometimes means getting rid of stuff. Obviously, […]

What your moving company needs to know to give you an accurate moving estimate

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways we may not know for a long time, but thanks to technology, moving companies and customers have both embraced the idea of a virtual moving estimate. Not only does a virtual moving estimate help keep your family safe from viral infections such as COVID, but it’s […]

How to find a home in a hot real estate market

In the early months of the pandemic, it seemed the world ground to a screeching halt. Since moving companies were considered essential, Ace Moving stayed open, but things were slow. Today, things are completely different, but we’ve noticed another trend. We’re moving a lot of people’s furniture and personal possessions into our storage and they […]

How to cool a house without air conditioning

In the days when most Bay Area homes were built, most were built without air conditioning. They didn’t need it. Back then, the Bay Area averaged about five days of temperatures over 85 degrees. Now we have 15 – 30 or more. Before investing in an expensive electricity gobbling AC unit, there are several things you […]

What’s the Deal with Moving Insurance?

One of the most confusing part of moving, to any customer, is insurance. It seems logical that a moving company would automatically cover all belongings during a move. Unfortunately, that’s only sort of the case. Does my mover provide insurance? A moving company is not an insurance company, so by law, they can’t sell you […]

Why Moving Yourself Might Not Save You as Much Money as You Think

If you ever find yourself at a dinner party where the conversation lags, bring up the topic of moving. Specifically, bring up the nearly universal experience of moving yourself. Talk about the truck rental, recruiting a few friends to load the shoddily-packed boxes and poorly wrapped furniture, just to hope everything ends up in the […]

How To Change Your DMV Registration In California

In our year of COVID, it might seem like life has come to a screeching halt, and you might not drive much anymore, but life does go on, and there are certain periodic chores that are more confusing than ever. If you are moving locally within California, or you’re moving to California from another state, […]

Moving with Dogs and Cats: How to Take the Stress off You and Them

Moving with dogs and cats adds a whole new layer of stress. Here’s how to do it right: If you’re like the majority of Americans, you have at least one pet, and the odds are pretty good they’re the furry four-legged kind. Dogs and cats might not be aware that you are moving from San Francisco […]

How to Painlessly Purge Unneeded Stuff Before Moving

Perhaps one of the best things about moving is that it’s an opportunity to purge things from your life that are simply not working for you. Letting go can be tough, and it’s easy to suddenly add importance to items that meant little to you before the move planning began. Maybe it’s not your teenager’s teddy bear […]