College moves

College moves off campus

Moving off campus can be a problem if you don’t have a car.

Summertime is here and the time is ripe for moving! College campuses such as U or M and Michigan State (among a few) are in a constant state of flux. Also students are always coming in and moving out, and we are here to help with college moves!

If you’re ready to make the jump from the homestead to the dorms or the dorm to your apartment we can help! Moving to or from Ann Arbor or even Ypsilanti, home of the Eastern Eagles, can be stressful. We know moving can be a real pain and if your car can’t handle all your stuff, or you don’t have one, it makes moving even harder. We know you have to be a certain age to rent a moving truck, so why bother with that hassle? Hiring a moving service can make your move easy and fast. Also you don’t have to bribe your friends to help you.

Hiring a moving service can take a lot of the stress out of moving, especially if you don’t have the capacity to move or are physically unable to make the move by yourself. Things happen and people can flake out, but our moving service will always keep our appointments!

College Moves On or Off Campus Easier

Making the big jump to your first to your first post college job? Let us help! We are fully licensed to be able to handle local and long distance moves, so you can be ready for your first day on the new job. Furthermore don’t get involved with anyone who isn’t fully licensed or insured, you’re simply asking for trouble. You might ask yourself “why should I use a licensed mover?” check out our blog here to find out more.

Men on the Move has been in the moving business long enough to know the pitfalls of trying to move out of the dorms, apartments, and college cities. That’s why we do what we do. We make it simple, easy, and take the worry out of the “what if” factor. Men on the Move always show up on time, and ready to get straight to work, it’s what we do. We were recently awarded best moving company in the Metro Detroit area by the Metro Times!

So check out our free online quote form here and get an idea of what your next move might cost you.

Why use a Licensed Moving Company?

Licensed Moving Company

Trucks with no company names, or logos are a flag for a potential unlicensed illegal movers.

Moving day is approaching, and you may have found that you are in need of some extra hands on the move. If you’ve never hired a moving service company you may be asking questions like “How much is this going to cost?”, “What is the difference between a licensed and unlicensed mover”, or “ Why not use this craigslist guy?”.

First off, we are going to strongly advise you not to use the craigslist guy, just for the simple reason that he probably isn’t licensed. Having a license for a moving company is important for you to the consumer because it ensures a few things:

  1. That the company is running a legal operation and can be held accountable for any of their actions
  2. A licensed company will have insurance, and in turn, will probably offer insurance for you the consumer.
  3. Unlicensed movers are more likely to potentially damage your stuff, change prices once they have your possessions, or steal your stuff.

Men on the Move Is A Licensed Moving Company

In the past few years, there has been a skyrocket in complaints against unlicensed moving companies. Many sting operations to shut these illegal operations down (Here is an example story from New Jersey). From items getting stolen to unexpected price hikes, you need a company you can trust. For the Metro Detroit area, there is no better company to use than Men on the Move. You’ve probably seen us on highway helping someone with their move or heard about us on the radio. When it comes down to it, no one does it better than Men on the Move.

We also offer free quotes for your commercial or residential move so you can better assess your moving costs. Finally, we are fully licensed, insured, and always give our award winning service.

 

How Fuel Prices Can Affect Your Move

There isn’t a person out there that hasn’t been affected by the rise in fuel costs over the last couple of years.  The cost of fuel affects the daily commute, heating your home, and even groceries.  Indirectly, the cost of fuel can even affect the cost of your relocation since it affects many moving companies directly.

Across the board, moving companies are feeling the pinch since fuel costs are incorporated into their daily operations.  Movers must pay for plenty of fuel – traveling back and forth for in-home estimates and the packing up, unloading, and transport of moving trucks are just some examples.  Overall, the moving industry has a pretty small profit margin and higher fuel costs cuts into that profit even more.

Most moving trucks run on diesel which has risen almost 30% since the start of 2008.  Gasoline has increased as well, but only by about 18%.  You may be aware of that, but how does it affect your move?  Plainly put, it means moving will cost more than it did last year.

Because the fuel surcharge is passed along to the consumer, you will also feel the pinch of the rising fuel costs when you move.  However, don’t let that dissuade you from hiring movers if you really need them because in the long run, a good moving company can still save you a lot of time, and money during relocation.

Lance Grooms

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Do Not Let A Tough Time and Stress Get You Down!

Moving can be stressful, let the professionals at Men on the Move remove your stress.

We can’t ignore the fact that today’s life is full of stress. Also, there’s no denying that we all are facing difficult moments. Peoples are being laid off and unemployment level is growing at a very fast rate. From terrorism to natural calamities to global warming, people are literally stressed out of the amount of devastation simply waiting to happen.

And it doesn’t seem like things will get back to normal in near future. It seems as if things will get worst. So what can we do to succeed in this tough time? How can we make ourselves strong and determined to fight tough time? We need to change our thoughts, think big, and to think positive to survive. Finally, Motivational Life Quotes re-write negative thoughts in your mind with positive ones and thus helps you become the successful person in today’s tough time.