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iMoving is here to help you with your next big move to a new home! We’re a company that focuses on helping you to find the resources that you need while also providing you with the best service from the beginning until the end. We’re a moving facilitator with years in the moving industry that can connect you with the ideal El Cajon moving company.


One of the best reasons to use iMoving is because we take a lot of time vetting and background checking every long-distance or local moving company in El Cajon, CA that we offer quotes from. These partners are some of the best that you can find – they’re licensed and well-trained, and they have great histories of top-end customer service. We partner with them because we trust them to take care of you and the items that you’re moving to your new home.


When you get quotes from iMoving, you get a brief overview of the different quotes that you may be offered. Then, you can get precise quotes, which break them down and help you to see everything that is included in that quote. Then, you can use iMoving.com to schedule your move – we’ll take care of the details, including sending your cash to them, and you don’t have to worry about anything else that may come up with it.


Our team is here to provide you with top-end customer service from beginning to end so that you can focus on all of the other details related to your relocation process.


Moving Services in El Cajon, CA


  • Packing/Unpacking: Need some help packing and/or unpacking the items in your home? Many El Cajon movers we partner with will do this for an additional fee.


  • Local Moves: Shorter moves, like when you’re staying in the same town or general area, take much less time and are usually changed by the hour.


  • Long-Distance Moves: Long-distance or cross-country moves require movers to take a longer period of time out of their day or week, so they usually end up charging you based on the number of rooms that you’re moving and how far you’re going.


  • Corporate Moves: Businesses often need to move a number of fragile items, including electronics, furniture, and other heavy and awkward pieces of equipment.


  • Other Miscellaneous Services: Storage services, the purchase of moving supplies and packing kits, and white glove services may also be options for your move.


Tips for Making Your Move Simpler


  1. Plastic wrap is your friend


You want to be sure that you use plastic wrap on the toiletries and other liquid items that you may be taking. Put a little bit of plastic wrap over the opening, under the lid, and you’ll be good to go. You can also put plastic wrap over your drawers for easy packing and unpacking.


  1. Pack your important items in an “open first” clear bin


You want to know where your social security card, birth certificate, and other important items are. You also want to have cleaning supplies handy, and you may also be looking for items like nightclothes, sheets, or pots and pans. Put them in an “open first” bin that’s clear and easy to see.


  1. Don’t make dinner your first night in the new place


Moving day is a busy and crazy day, and you’re likely to be quite exhausted when you’re done. Be sure that you schedule some time to eat out or to order in – you’ll be glad that you did.


  1. Put together an inclusive inventory list


You want to inventory everything that you’ll be taking with you to your new place. You want to know what it is that you’re leaving with so that your moving company can have a fairly solid idea of what it is that you should have with you when you unpack.


  1. Don’t pack everything you currently own!


You want to take this opportunity to go ahead and donate or sell some of the stuff that you don’t want or need anymore. Split everything up and make sure that you get rid of the items that you aren’t using. Maybe you can even have a yard sale to get rid of some of the stuff that you’re positive you aren’t going to need anymore.


Things to Consider Before Your Move to El Cajon, CA


  • The climate of El Cajon is quite similar to other parts of southern California – it’s semi-arid, so it’s pretty dry and it gets drier as you move further east. Summers get hot – up to 100+ degrees – but winters are relatively mild. You want to be sure to have air conditioning in your new home!


  • Culture is a big deal in El Cajon – the downtown areas are bursting with life; filled with art galleries, a farmer’s market, all sorts of small businesses to shop at, and festivals to enjoy all year long. The area is incredibly diverse, allowing you to enjoy a number of experiences that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.


  • The educational system is not only excellent, but it’s also one of the biggest employers in the region. There are two school districts in and around El Cajon, and four colleges.


  • El Cajon is a suburb of San Diego, and many people who live in and around El Cajon go into San Diego for work, among other reasons. Because of its proximity to San Diego, many people say that the area definitely feels like a “little San Diego” in terms of the atmosphere and interaction you get on a day to day basis.


  • There are a number of different options for public transportation in and around El Cajon, and many of them take you into San Diego. This can help to reduce the amount of time that you spend driving in and around the San Diego area. The traffic is especially busy in and around the city, so it’s often much better for you to go ahead and take the bus, train, or some form of ridesharing to get from place to place. If you commute to work in San Diego, be sure to get a monthly public transit pass.


5 Tips for a Stress-Free Move

Have you ever considered that the simplest move might be the easiest? These tips are easy, simple, and they’ll transform your upcoming move into a breeze.  


1. Get rid of everything


Have you figured out yet that you have too much stuff just like the rest of us? Donate, toss, gift, or eliminate.  


2. Find the boxes and pack your rooms.


Grab a permanent marker, mark your boxes, turn the music on, and get to work. 


3. Find your clear plastic bin. Keep it close. 


Chances are oven mitts may be a necessity if you’re thinking of living on frozen pizza the moment you arrive in your new space, but if those are buried in the “Kitchen” box and you’ve only got your pajamas and toothbrush in your overnight bag...well, you see the problem. Think ahead of what you might need (...coffee?) and make sure that clear plastic bin doesn’t get packed on the moving truck


4. Hire the movers.


If you’re looking to hit the road by a certain date, find your movers at least a month out so you can both make plans accordingly. If your schedule is flexible, see what possible costs could be saved if you make an appointment on a, say, Tuesday, compared the costly price tag of a weekend. If you can, book your appointment for a rate that clocks in at a more affordable rate. 


5. Master your mega to-do list.


In the age of technological apps that make life easier and more manageable, making a list can still be the best way to accomplish everything. Enlist every member of your family for certain tasks and you’ll be done in no time. 


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    Let’s face it, when it comes to moving there are tons of numbers to consider. Even if you’re moving within the same state, the average cost is estimated to be approximately $2,300 to move.


    Sure there’s the moving truck, boxes, cleaning supplies, but what about insurance? If you want to be sure not to miss a single expense while moving, you need a moving cost calculator.


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    Just because you’re moving locally, don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s easy.


    Moving locally still requires the preparation and time, and there’s no doubt it will still be stressful.


    There’s no such thing as half-moving, no matter how close or far you go. Ensure you’ve got everything you need to move down the street by following these simple tips.


    1. Prepare just as soon as you would any other move


    Moving to a nearby neighborhood doesn’t give you the green light to wait until the last minute. Tricking yourself into believing there’s plenty of time can ultimately leave you with too much to do and not enough time, and before you know it, you’re being shoved out the door by the new tenants.


    As soon as you decide that you are moving anywhere, start preparing. Try creating a week by week checklist, to truly maximize efficiency.


    1. Gather packing supplies


    It’s all too common that people get the news they’re moving within the same city, and they assume they don’t need supplies. Where does your stuff end up going then? Everywhere.


    Remember, if you forego boxes, you forego half the stuff you own. You end up missing sweaters, files, the one screw you need to put your table back together - all because you didn’t pack anything into boxes.


    Even if you’re moving to the next block, boxes and other packing supplies help make sure you don’t leave any pieces behind.


    1. Throw out what you don’t want or need


    Moving is the most excellent excuse to declutter. Don’t take with you what you don’t want or need – it’s just extra weight. As a rule of thumb, if you haven’t touched it in the last month or so, you might want to consider giving it a new home. Not to mention, donations can count as tax credits, lessening the cost of your move in the end.


    1. Pack in stages


    Remember the rule of starting early? Do this and then pack in stages. If you try to cram all the packing even into the last week before you move, you’re just amplifying your own stress. Packing in stages, even when moving locally, relieves a heavy load.


    In addition, many experts recommend packing in stages for children and pet safety. Whether you’re stacking boxes or just too preoccupied to tend to them, during stressful moving times, it can be unsafe for children. If you pack in stages, you can declutter first, organize second, and then slowly pack up the rooms that will affect them the least until the move gets closer.


    1. Transfer utilities


    Even if you haven’t gone far, your utility company won’t know where you are. Schedule your utilities’ transfer as soon as possible. The last thing you want to do is be left without Wi-Fi in your new home.


    What do I need to consider when moving?


    If moving was free, it would be easy. However, the list of moving expenses during this day and age has seemed to increase exponentially.


    Whether you use a calculator or not, there are a few moving expenses you definitely don’t want to forget.


    Moving supplies


    We know this is the first thing on your list because surely it’s the first thing you can’t do without. Consider moving supplies, boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, etc., as an expense,but try to reduce this expense by looking for these supplies for free.


    Most large retailers, warehouses, etc. simply recycle the hundreds of boxes they use. In addition, if you’re lucky you might be able to find someone ‘selling’ boxes for free on social networks such as Facebook and Craigslist.


    Deposits and reconnection fees


    If you thought leaving your old home was free, think again. If you break a utility contract or even just your rental contract, there could be a fee. Then, once you’ve disconnected, there’s all kinds of ‘reconnection’ fees; you might even have to pay just to apply for apartment housing.


    Keep these deposits in mind because they could have a hefty impact on your moving expenses:

    • Utilities
    • Pet deposits
    • Application fees
    • Security deposits
    • First month’s rent


    Food and gas


    The worst thing is preparing all your moving expenses and then forgetting the really important stuff –that would be food and gas.


    You have to get where you’re going, right?


    Often this means driving your own car, potentially a considerable number of miles, which can be quite a bit of gas. Then you have to eat along the way, and there might even be hotels to consider. For example, if you move cross-country, you’ll have to stop along the way to sleep. Think about how easily and fast these ‘small’ expenses can add up.


    Cleaning services


    You want to leave your home as clean as you found it, or you might want to make your new home even cleaner than it is before you move in. For either or both of these reasons, a cleaning service may be highly useful, just remember to put it into your budget.


    Moving truck


    Whether or not you choose to hire professional movers or not, you definitely need a moving truck, even if it’s one you drive yourself. This could be the majority of your moving expenses.


    Moving insurance


    This specifically applies to moving trucks and professional movers. If you employ either of these things, there will be insurance fees to ensure them and your belongings.


    Storage units


    If you happen to be in one of those positions where you have to leave your old place at this time, but can’t move into your new one for a week, two weeks, or a month, then you might have to use a storage unit. A storage unit could be $100 or less per month, but be sure to add it to your expenses.


    Professional movers


    Professional movers are the key to having the least stressful move, but the decision is still up to you. They will organize and orchestrate your move from start to finish, so you literally don’t have to lift a finger (except maybe to sign the contract). They are a great benefit, but if you’re going to employ movers, make sure they fit into your budget first.


    What is the cheapest way to move?


    No one moves for free, but there are ways for you to move for less.


    When it comes to moving, just remember there are good money-savers and bad ones. For example, borrowing your friend’s pickup truck instead of renting a moving truck is a bad money saver.


    Not only will you have to compensate your friend somehow (even if it’s in just pizza), but the cost of gas driving back and forth that many times will practically equate to the cost of renting a moving truck.


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    How much does it cost to move?


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    There is no blanket moving cost that applies to move, but the best thing you can do for yours is to be prepared. If you know you are going to move in a couple of months, start saving, packing, and planning now.


    Pay for your move little by little, and it won’t intimidate you at the very end. Moving should be a chance for change, a new opportunity. Don’t let moving expenses weigh you down.

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    When you’re able to minimize hassle and trust those who are helping you get to where you need to go, moving can feel stress-free. 


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