Throughout May and the following months, professional moving companies experience are inundated with requests for homeowners looking to relocate. Many families take advantage of the summer months to relocate because the kids are out of school, so it’s important to be prepared prior to the rush. 

While many reputable Bay Area movers are available during the summer months to help you enjoy a smooth and seamless relocation, there are also a number of disreputable moving companies in the Bay Area that prey on homeowners looking for a quick relocation. 

With the sheer amount of choices available for selecting your Bay Area moving company, how do you know which one is right for you and how can you enjoy the easiest and most efficient move?

As trusted Bay Area movers for nearly four decades, Valley Relocation & Storage has one goal: to provide you with the most hassle-free moving experience possible. That starts with having the information you need to make an informed decision, and here are our best tips for enjoying your moving experience during the busiest season of the year.

Plan Early

It’s never too early to start planning for your summer relocation. Whether you know six months or six weeks in advance, as soon as you know your desired moving, start contacting companies for quotes and availability. 

Receive Multiple Quotes suggests receiving at least three written in-home estimates before deciding on a mover. 


One of the things scammers do is to “guarantee” a quote over the phone. A reputable moving company will come to your home, listen to your needs, and provide you with a written estimate of moving costs. Receiving multiple estimates allows you to find the perfect deal for your budget and moving requirements.

Verify Your Movers

It may sound silly to double check a physical address or phone number, but those looking to con people out of money during the summer months often just use a generic “Contact Us” feature on their website. You want to be sure the moving company you choose has a physical address and legitimate phone number so that you know exactly where to go in the event you have an issue with your move. 

Look for Affiliations

One of the best ways to ensure you choose a reputable moving company is to look for ProMover certification. 

What does that mean?

Moving companies that receive ProMover certification from the American Moving & Storage Association are held to the highest moral and ethical standards, so you can be sure you’re choosing a company known for their dedication to quality service. 

Another thing to look for is van line affiliations. Valley Relocation & Storage is proud to be an affiliate of North American Van Lines, meaning we’re backed by a nationwide network of moving and storage professionals. 

When choosing your Bay Area movers, it’s important to know what to look for, but doing your due diligence is more than worth it to know that your most prized belongings are in the most qualified and capable hands. 

For more information about the comprehensive relocation services Valley Relocation & Storage offers, give us a call or fill out our online quote form today.