Online or In-Home Estimates

Online, Phone or In-Home Estimates… Which is better?

Online Estimate

Finding the right moving company can be a challenge, but there are simple tasks to make it painless. Understanding what information is needed to identify a good estimate is the difference between a good estimate and a bad one.  Whether the estimate is completed online or in person is key to understanding the moving costs along with the time and effort it takes to move a significant amount of items. Receiving a great quality and detailed estimate without surprising costs is important and is the goal of providing a great estimate.                     

Online or Phone Estimates

There is a challenge when completing an online estimate, the moving company isn’t able to see all the items or know exactly how many boxes are in each room that need to be added to the truck or even packed. For online estimates the easiest way is to keep them simple, each customer service representative will many questions starting room by room, to keep everything organized of what is being moved. The customer’s job is to make a detailed list, or be specific when speaking over the phone to relay all the items that are being moved including box counts or specific hard to handle items.

Online and phone estimates are great for a quick move and the move doesn’t include a lot of items. Online estimates are also great for someone who is on-the-go and doesn’t have a lot of time. They are easy to accomplish because an online or phone estimate can fit into anyone’s schedule. Keep in mind to be detailed about items that are being moved and have a great estimate of box counts or sizes to help keep things smooth.

In Home Estimates

In-Home EstimatesThe difference, in-home estimates more accurate. If you are on a budget it will almost be spot on. In-person communication is key when moving and handling customers belongs. If there is availability to schedule an in-home estimate to achieve a full estimated budget and an accurate inventory of all the items.

In-home estimates can be time consuming. That will depend on the amount of items or boxes that are needed to be inventoried. Make sure there is enough time to allocate to spending with the moving company to take the inventory to get an accurate list.

Estimates

Either option for a moving estimate will always depend on what is best for the customer. These options provide the convenience and reassurance that the estimate is being done correctly. These options also provide that the items are being properly accounted for before the move and to provide a detailed estimate to ensure the move is on budget for the customer.

Kentucky Operating Authority

Moving Ahead Services Announces Kentucky Operating Authority

We’re excited to announce that we’re kicking off 2019 with our Kentucky operating authority! Being our neighbors to the south, it makes perfect sense to be able to serve Kentucky residents with their local in state moves.

Kentucky MoversConveniently serviced by our Cincinnati and Dayton offices, our customers in Kentucky have long enjoyed our long distance moving services. Now we are licensed and able to move our KY customers around the corner or across the great Bluegrass state!

What Does Operating Authority Mean?

In the moving business, you are licensed to do business in the state you operate, as well as across state lines. Having operating authority in Kentucky means that we are now able to complete in state local moves. Previously, we were only able to serve customers moving into or out of the state of KY – Not local moves within state lines.

The KY operating authority is a great way to kick off 2019. Our Cincinnati office is contacted frequently for customer moves, and we have had to explain and abide by the industry regulations. Now we are good to go!

Schedule Trusted Kentucky Movers

Trust your next move to the experts! Our Ohio-based moving company has offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Willoughby and Pittsburgh. With over 2,000 customer reviews across the web and over a decade of experience, Moving Ahead Services is ready to make your next move an easy transition.

Call us today or request a free moving quote using our convenient online form. We look forward to serving you!

 

Mover of the Year

Move For Hunger Mover of the Year

Mover of the Year, round 2! We are proud and excited to have been selected as Move For Hunger 2018 Mover of the Year. This award simply could not be made possible without the generous support of our community!

About Move For Hunger

Move for Hunger is an incredible program that aims to rescue food from the trash dump, and instead re-allocate it to those in need in our communities. As part of the Move for Hunger program, our team works tirelessly with our clients and communities to rescue food! Whether it’s food that would normally end up in the trash on moving day, or proceeds from a food drive, gathering and transporting it for meaningful impact is our number one goal!

As a result of a HUGE food rescue following the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and the Akron Race for the Cure, we were again recognized as the 2018 Mover of the Year! It goes without saying that we simply could not compete and have an impact without thoughtful, generous community support.

The 2018 Impact

In 2018, Moving Ahead Services rescued 8,597 pounds of food! This provided over 7,000 meals to individuals in need. As part of the semi-annual Stevens Worldwide Van Lines Conference in gorgeous sunny Florida, we were presented with this incredible recognition.

We plan to drive full speed ahead in 2019! Help us help those in need! Donate food on your moving day, let us know about events and organizations that often have food leftover or host a food drive at your business or workplace! We handle all of the logistics!

Move for Hunger Program

Just a Reminder this ‘Moving Season’

The Move for Hunger program goes a long way to impact our communities. For each of our offices, we are able to collect and distribute thousands of pounds of food each year! While food drives are a definite help, the real impact is from customers like YOU! Donating your food when you move is the easiest way to help us help those in need.

Move for Hunger is a non profit initiative that helps coordinate donation and volunteer services for over 1,000 relocation companies in the US and Canada. As part of the program, Move For Hunger has collected and distributed 10 million pounds of food! Since 2009, Move For Hunger has provided the equivalent of 8 million meals to those in need.

How the Move for Hunger Program Works

Move for hunger programThe best part about the Move for Hunger program is that it is EASY and makes your life EASIER! We try to make it as simple as possible!

If you are moving, we provide you a box (or boxes) to toss any non-perishable food items into to. In many cases, these items would go into the trash! This is a way to prevent throwing out good food and getting it to those in need through local food pantries and more.

The day of your move we seal up your Move For Hunger box and deliver it to a local organization. In Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Cincinnati we have developed a great network of organizations that rely on donations to help community members. These organizations also provide us the opportunity to aid in food drives, deliveries, events and more.

For your upcoming move, or if you have a friend, neighbor or loved one moving soon – PLEASE let them know about the Move for Hunger program! These donations, no matter how small or large, collectively have a profound impact on our community and across the country.

 

 

Exterior Services

Power Washing, Gutter Cleaning & Windows

Exterior services are booking up fast this Spring! Hire us for your power washing, window cleaning or gutter cleaning projects. Learn more!

Exterior Services at Moving Ahead Services

You’ve trusted us with your move, now let us do the dirty work for your Spring clean up! Enjoy great service, great results and great prices for your exterior projects. Save time and stress this year!

Gutter Cleaning

Keep your feet safely planted and let us handle the heavy lifting. We’ll remove all debris and clean first and second story gutters. You’re left with no mess and clean gutters for the next rainy day!

Window Washing

Exterior window washing services for the toughest dirt and grime. Nothing is better than a view through gorgeous clean windows!

Pressure / Power Washing

Power washing for your home, walkways, driveways, patios and more. Blast off the grime the easy way!

 

Get a Free Quote Today!

Call or request a free estimate now for your exterior cleaning projects.

Moving Ahead Services Pittsburgh

Announcing Moving Ahead Services Pittsburgh

We are proud and excited to announce the opening of our latest office in Pittsburgh! Our full service, local and long distance moving company office is open, along with storage, junk removal services and more.

Moving Ahead Services Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh office is the 5th office for Moving Ahead Services. This is our first office in Pennsylvania. While we have provided long distance moving for customers going into or coming out of the Steel City area. Now the local office allows us the proper licensing and the ability to serve our customers with their local moving needs.  Our Pittsburgh General Manager is a long standing Moving Ahead Services’ team member, and a local native to the Pittsburgh area.

Choosing Moving Ahead Services for Local and Long Distance Moves

While we may be new to Pittsburgh, we are veterans in the relocation industry. Since our inception in 2005, Moving Ahead Services has grown from completing a few hundred moves annually to now serving thousands of customers each year. We proudly participate in all of the local and national recognition and review platforms, and adhere to the most stringent licensing and insurance standards.

Our team in Pennsylvania is a combination of local professionals. They are passionate about moving and relocation logistics and seasoned professionals from our team in Cleveland.

If you are planning your next big move in or out of the Pittsburgh area, give us a call! (412) 452-1222 or request a free moving quote.

Angie’s List Award

Moving Ahead Services Selected as 2017 Super Service Award Winner

Angie’s List Award announcements are in and Moving Ahead Services was selected again as a superior service provider for movers in Ohio. The Angie’s List Super Service Award is a great way for our customers to easily and quickly recognize us as a trusted provider for their next move.

About the Angie’s List Award

The Super Service Award selection processed is based upon Angie’s List performance, including customer ratings and reviews, operational standards, background check completion and overall Angie’s List presence. Both our Columbus and Cleveland offices have won the awards for almost a decade, displaying a consistent service quality and a commitment to Angie’s List Customers.

A Look Back in Time

A lot has changed over the years, including within our business, with Angie’s List and with the Angie’s List Award itself. Over the years, Angie’s List customers have played a very important role in our business. In the early days, Angie’s List was one of our first customer bases and has maintained a significant impact on our offices.  Angie’s List has changed over the years, expanding to allow new features and easier ways to communicate with customers. Another huge change is Angie’s List dropping their subscription requirement – Meaning that you no longer have to pay to be an Angie’s List member as a customer. Angie’s List is harnessing the power of the internet and allowing customers to use the great platform without a monthly fee.

Today, Moving Ahead Services has grown to 4 offices in 2 states, completing thousands of moves each year. Our growth and success over the years is in large part to customers providing great feedback! Angie’s List provides an excellent platform for it, requiring reviews be verified and preventing false or misleading information.

Congratulations to our dedicated team, and thank you to our Angie’s List customers – We couldn’t have done it without YOU! If you’re planning a move soon, check us out on Angie’s List Cleveland or Columbus, or get your free moving quote today.

Columbus Mover of the Month

Columbus Move For Hunger Awarded Mover of the Month

It has been a busy year in Columbus and we are excited to announce that we are wrapping up the year with the Mover of the Month Award from Move for Hunger!  From our very own food drive to assisting other local organizations with the logistics of their food drive, we are happy to be a part of fighting hunger in our community.

We are also proud and grateful to have received a plaque presented by Leadership Excellence!

In September, Leadership Excellence hosted a great food drive that involved 5 local schools. They needed supplies and transportation help, and Move for Hunger knew who to call! Their food drive collected 600 pounds of food, over 500 meals for those in need!

About Move for Hunger

Move for Hunger is a program for Moving Companies to collect donations from customers that would otherwise likely be heading to the trash on moving day.  Unfortunately, moving day often means that items in your pantry that you no longer want or need to move, get tossed aside.  As part of the Move for Hunger program we provide a box or boxes and allow customers to fill them with donations. On moving day, we collect the items and then donate them to local organizations like the Dublin Food Pantry.

Move for Hunger has also evolved over the years for non-relocation companies to get involved as well!  Most recently, we assisted Leadership Experience and McKesson Corporation in their food drives.

To date, Moving Ahead Services Columbus has collected 2,500 pounds of food – over 2,000 meals for those in need!

Read the full article here, including an interview from our very own Taylor Hope!

We are grateful for our hard working teams and generous customers in Columbus! Thank YOU!

Cincinnati Movers – New Office

Announcing the New Moving Ahead Services’ Office in Cincinnati

We are excited to announce our new office space in Cincinnati!  Our team is ready to wrap up 2017 and kick 2018 into high gear. Our new space in Cincinnati has even more office and storage space, in addition to being in a great location to serve our customers!

 

1-513-284-3031
607 Shepherd Dr. Unit 8
Cincinnati, OH 45215

 

New Cinci Office

Holiday 2017 Events

The Holidays are (Almost!!) Here

Holiday 2017 plans are in motion! Join us in collecting donations and spreading cheer this holiday season. If you are interested in contributing to any of the organizations we work with, please let us know!

It is incredibly important for us to give back to the communities we work and live in, and to ensure that our family, neighbors, friends, team members and customers understand that every little bit helps – A single $1 goes a very long way.

Forbes House for Holiday 2017 Season

This year, Moving Ahead Services will be collecting gift cards to donate to Forbes House.  Forbes House is a Lake County domestic violence shelter, providing a safe haven for women and children in abusive situations.  Forbes House visitors are not charged for their counseling, stay, food or support  – But rather are rewarded once they get their life back and maintain a safe living environment free from their abuser.

Forbes House is small but mighty, however limited in the space they have to store donations.  Gift cards are a great way for us all to make a big impact – Whether you can donate $5 or $500.  If you are interested in donating gift cards or would like to donate wrapping paper, or learn more about Forbes House wish list of supplies, contact us today!

Providence House

Each year our holiday season kick off is the Deck the House event with Providence House.  Deck the House is their large annual fundraiser, providing donations to operate the crisis nursery throughout the year.  Each year, Moving Ahead Services donates T&M to safely wrap, pack and deliver all of the auctioned decorated holiday trees.

This year, Tuesday December 5th is the Annual Deck the House event, and we hope you will join us!  If you are unable to join, please consider making a donation to Providence House this holiday season.  Just $80 can provide 5 kids with a safe place to sleep and meals to eat.

Move for Hunger

During the holidays and all throughout the year, all Moving Ahead Services locations can be a donation point for any non-perishable food items you’d like to contribute to local food pantries and organizations in need.  If you are a moving customer, we can also drop off Move for Hunger boxes for you to pack as you are getting ready for moving day and cleaning out your cupboards.

 Join us in celebrating the season by giving back in our community! As always, we are grateful for your support!