Official Moving & Storage Partner of the Cleveland Marathon

Official Moving & Storage Partner of the Cleveland Marathon

Since its inception, the Cleveland Marathon has generated over $20 million to support local communities.

That’s because this notable event is more than just a race — it’s a cause that promotes fitness awareness and gives back to charities.

As such, Moving Ahead Services could not be prouder to be a 2021 partner. As the official moving and storage provider of the Cleveland Marathon, we are eager to help the event make an even bigger impact.

Read on to learn more about the race, our partnership, and how you can make a difference.

What is the Cleveland Marathon?

The Cleveland Marathon is an annual race that takes place in Cleveland, Ohio. It began in 1978 to bring positivity to a city that was facing a severe blizzard.

Originally, the race focused on providing a fun activity for locals and promoting fitness education. As the years went on, the event started attracting participants from across the country and beyond. The establishment of 501(c)3 Cleveland Marathon Charities in 2007 solidified the organization’s commitment to local charities.

Our Partnership With the Cleveland Marathon

Moving Ahead Services launched in 2005 with a fierce commitment to ethical business practices. Since then, our values have not changed.

We are passionate about giving back to the communities that make our business possible. Accordingly, we seek to do good in our service areas ranging from Tampa to Pittsburgh to, yes, Cleveland.

While we partner with several organizations, the Cleveland Ohio Marathon has a special place in our hearts. We love that the event gives money to worthy charities like Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Prayers From Maria.

And, of course, the event itself is tons of fun!

Participants from all over the world come together to indulge in their love of running. The event is very inspiring and shows us the impact that Cleveland Marathon partners and participants can have.

How You Can Help

Are you as excited as we are about this cause? Here are a few ways you can help:

Run the Cleveland Marathon

Locals and those willing to travel can be race participants. If you don’t want to do the full 26.2 miles, other races you can run in include:

  • Half marathon
  • 10k
  • 5k

If you really want to push yourself, take part in the Challenge Series. It involves participating in two races over two days.

Volunteer

Not into running? Don’t worry — there are plenty of other ways to help out the cause! Do-gooders can volunteer to man water stations, distribute T-shirts, and more.

Donate

Can’t make it to the Cleveland Marathon course? Donate online! You can donate any amount to notable causes like:

  • Stella Maris
  • Kirotshe Foundation
  • ALS Association — Northern Ohio Chapter
  • Inclusioneers
  • Ubniversity Circle, Inc.
  • JDRF
  • The Haven Home

Visit the race’s website for a full list of the 2021 charity partners.

Self Storage Options Now Available

Self Storage Options Now Available

In 2021, the self-storage industry was reported to have generated about $39.5 billion in business. If you have been googling “self-storage near me” you’ll find tons of options, but your search can end with  Moving Ahead Services!

We now offer self-storage units and services that can help you declutter, move, or store your most prized possessions! To find out why we’re the best choice for your storage needs, continue reading!

Different Types of Storage

We offer a wide variety of storage types and services, including full-service storage! With full-service storage, we can help you transport your items to and from the unit using our moving experts.

Our units can also take on any needs whether it’s storing small files for two weeks or a car for two years, we got you covered! We have small units for casual storage and larger units for things like boats. Our self-storage facility also offers warehouse storage for even bigger business needs.

We will always give you the most accurate quote based on the size and duration needed!

Great Storage Features

Moving Ahead Services is not only affordable, but we also offer security and maintenance features!

Our units are located in safe areas and are also monitored around the clock with video surveillance. For extra security, our facilities restrict access to customers and have a top-notch security system.

We are also the best choice for your storage needs since we offer climate-controlled storage! Whether it’s furniture or heirlooms, things like mold growth can permanently damage your valuables. With climate control, your items will be kept at an optimal temperature for protection.

Many Locations and Consistent Service

We are your best storage solution in Cleveland, Tampa, Lakeland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati! With prime locations throughout the U.S., you’ll have no problem finding the best unit for you. We are also always looking for new ways to grow our business, so if we’re not near you now we may be someday!

Moving Ahead Services also holds a 4.7 out of 5 stars rating on Facebook and a 4.8 rating on Google based on hundreds of reviews. We have earned our reputation since our start in 2005 with exemplary customer service. Every team member is guaranteed to be knowledgeable and friendly both in-person and on the phone!

Meet Your Self-Storage Needs

With flexible rates and great features, Moving Ahead Services is the best self-storage choice! Our units are safe, well-maintained, and easily accessible for small, large, short-term, and long-term needs.

We also have a talented team that will work hard to help you find a storage unit that is right for you.

If you’re still not sure we’re the best fit, feel free to contact us to speak with one of our experts today!

Pittsburgh Movers

Moving out of state? Pittsburgh Moving Company

Are you moving out of state? Consider hiring a Pittsburgh long-distance moving company!

When you choose Moving Ahead Services as your long-distance movers, you choose professionalism and quality measured up to the highest industry standards.  From your personal move planner to open and friendly communication, you are in total control of your move! Talk with our moving experts, or get your free moving quote started online today! Begin planning your move with the trusted, courteous, and experienced long-distance movers at Moving Ahead Services.

What is a long-distance move?

Long-distance moves require a different approach than local moves due to moving goods across state lines and the travel time. Often referred to as interstate moves, cross country moves, or state-to-state moves, all of these terms require that you have special authority to travel through state lines. Moving Ahead Services is a fully licensed and insured long-distance moving company that has completed thousands of long-distance moving projects.

What can you expect when you hire Moving Ahead Services?

As trusted long-distance movers, we ensure that every Moving Ahead Services customer receives the best service and support.

  • An expert organized long-distance move at a great price.
  • Highly trained long-distance movers with an interest in providing fast, friendly, and fair services.
  • Clean, well-maintained trucks to safely transport your household possessions.
  • No hidden costs or fees – ever.
  • Experienced professionals who are properly licensed and insured.
  • Respect for all of your belongings by a company that treats each move with care.

Pittsburgh Cross Country Moving Company

Need long-distance movers in Pittsburgh? Call us! We provide moving services for all budgets to any destination in the US and abroad. Our unique approach offers a variety of solutions, including dedicated moving services for your entire move. We are a full-service company, not a marketing shell farming out work to different contractors or unknown labor. We understand interstate permits, rules, and regulations; details you need to be right, but you don’t need to understand. That’s our job, and for the last decade, our services have been recognized industry-wide. Our team is committed to making your Pittsburgh long-distance move a breeze.

Helping out for Easter

Our team loves helping out in our communities! We recently helped pick-up and deliver Easter baskets to pediatric patients and young families in North East Ohio. These efforts were planned and facilitated through our partnership with Hospice of the Western Reserve. Check out our photos from the job, and read more about the Hospice of the Western Reserve below!

About Hospice of the Western Reserve

Mission Statement: Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio. In celebration of the individual worth of each life, we strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving. Visit their website to learn more and donate today!

Now Offering Electrostatic Spraying & Disinfectant Services!

It’s no surprise, bacteria can quickly build-up on everyday surfaces of residential and commercial office spaces. This bacteria aids in the spreading of contagious illnesses such as the flu or the common cold. Using the correct sanitary equipment is more important than ever before. Eliminating all bacteria and germs is almost impossible with traditional disinfecting and cleaning methods. If you’re serious about stopping bacteria and illnesses from spreading, Electrostatic spraying is your best coverage option.

How Electrostatic Spraying Works

Electrostatic spraying is a unique cleaning method that applies an electrical tiny charge to liquid droplets as they pass through the sprayer. These droplets are naturally attracted to surface areas, which helps create uniform coverage throughout your business and home. Electrostatic spraying also has a coverage effect, which helps the disinfectant reach hard-to-get-to areas.

If you’re serious about the cleanliness of your office or home, please give our office a call at (440) 256-2224.

FAQs

How does electrostatic disinfection work? 

Electrostatic spray cleaning is the fastest and easiest way to achieve full 360-degree disinfection.  E-sprayers use positive and negative charges to allow disinfection and cleaning solutions to stick to surface areas easier.

How long does it take?

The time to properly disinfect your area will depend on the overall size of the job. Our team will be happy to discuss your needs and offer you a same-day quote!

How long will it last? 

Our Electrostatic disinfection does not create an unstoppable protective barrier! It simply disinfects and kills unwanted pathogens from every targeted surface.

Does it leave behind residue? 

Our electrostatic disinfection will leave a light layer of residue. Disinfectants are required to dwell on surfaces for a specified amount of time in order to be effective.

Moving Ahead Services Headquarters

Cleveland New Facility!

It’s not just our customers that enjoy the satisfaction of growth and change.  Moving Ahead Services, the premier, full-service moving company based in Cleveland and serving the Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Tampa markets, is moving!  Our homegrown moving company is happy to report a need to move to a new facility, to allow for more space, due to our measured growth in every market we serve.

A two-year thought process has resolved in Moving Ahead Services going from renting a 7,500 sqft space to now owning a 40,000 sqft facility, a strategic business decision that will better serve our customers going forward. Our new facility and location is part of our strategic business plan to continuously improve our services and keep our own costs low.  We strive to make ourselves a better company for our loyal clients and new customers.  Our 50+ employees are thrilled to remain based in Willoughby, a suburb on the East side of Cleveland. In choosing the new location, the company reiterates its commitment to maintaining employee morale as much as it shows our goal of delivering excellent customer service.

Cleveland offers a variety of great areas for warehouse spaces that are necessary operating requirements for a moving company.  True to its industrial roots, the city caters to manufacturers and industrial activities, and the decision process for Moving Ahead Services considered many factors.  First, the location had to be cost-effective.  Second, it had to offer the right amount of end-user storage space, business-operation space for trucks, supplies, crates, etc., and office-operations space to create an efficient and friendly environment for our valued staff.  Third, we preferred to stay in the heart of Willoughby allowing for easy access to the Interstate and the greater Cleveland area.

The new location is in the same office park as the previous warehouse, located at Topps Industrial Parkway in Willoughby.  We invite our family, friends, and current and new customers to visit our new location, tour our facility, and meet our office and warehouse staff.  Moving Ahead Services loves referrals and our satisfied customers are our best marketing!

Tampa Florida Moving Service

What’s New Right Now? New Location Serving Tampa!

Looking for Tampa moving services? Moving Ahead Services, a veteran-owned, full-service moving company, is excited to announce our new location serving the Tampa Bay area. Complimenting the excellent service provided to markets in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, Moving Ahead Services is ready to service Florida’s Central West region. While other companies may be contracting their businesses, we are further expanding our exceptional offerings and unmatched value to the Tampa Bay community. 

People are relocating! Despite the current pandemic and uncertainty in the news, people and businesses continue to make improvements in where they live and operate. They need a reliable and trustworthy service provider as a partner in their move. We are ready to provide the best residential and commercial relocations to and from Florida’s Sun Coast. Our new location serving Tampa includes:

Local Residential Moves – Movers for Hire

Planning your move in the Tampa / St. Petersburg / Clearwater area will be an easy and stress-free experience when you partner with Moving Ahead Services. We know the city, the traffic patterns, and the weather conditions, and can provide an affordable, quality solution for your moving day. Whether you are moving a one-bedroom apartment or your family home, we have a solution for you. 

Long-Distance Residential Movers in Tampa

Are you moving away from Tampa? If you want your long-distance move to be handled with the best service and support, call us today. We offer a variety of options for long-distance moving customers. We have a plan for every move and every budget. Moving Ahead Services provides dedicated long-distance moving, which means we are with your belongings from start to finish, anywhere in the United States.

Storage Solutions – Residential and Commercial

Utilizing storage can be a crucial part of any move. From temporary solutions during real estate transactions, construction, or temporary housing to long-term storage options, Moving Ahead Services can create a custom plan for you. Our secure storage warehouse is an excellent option, and our competitive pricing ensures storage can be a unique solution for many in transition.

Packing Services

Put us to work! Packing correctly is a critical part of the moving process. Our trained professionals are employees, not contractors, and are highly trained, vetted, and trusted to handle your personal belongings. From full-service packing solutions to packing only select rooms, we have the supplies and expertise and are willing to develop a custom plan. We also offer custom crating options built to suit.  

Moving Labor

Moving labor solutions are a popular option for long-distance or local moves. Hire our team to load or unload your moving truck, storage container, or trailer.

Commercial and Office Moves

Moving a business can be incredibly stressful. Like the service we provide to our valued residential customers, we offer full-service commercial and office relocation solutions.

Corporate Relocation

Are you moving for work? Whether you are moving into or out of Florida, our corporate relocation packages are an excellent option. We have no minimums, no “red tape”, and all of the experience.

Lakeland Florida – City on the Move

Moving Ahead Services is proud to announce our newest location in Lakeland Florida. We are proud to help relocate the city on the move!

 

Plan your next central Florida move by enlisting the trusted Florida movers at Moving Ahead Services. Beginning with a moving quote and customized, detailed planning, our team of professionals will provide moving, packing and storage services, and much more! Moving can be incredibly stressful, but our thorough approach, coupled with years of industry experience, allows for a seamless transition. Hire our moving services for residential and commercial moves, corporate relocation, and military moving, both locally and long-distance.

Each of our moves is scheduled allotting the appropriate amount of time and the preferred number of professional moving experts. Our Lakeland movers are well versed with the neighborhoods, traffic patterns, and other potential impacting factors. During local moves, members of our team are available to schedule in-person meetings and walk-throughs. For long-distance moves outside of the Lakeland area, our expert moving services are discussed over the phone to plan every detail. Our unrivaled growth in Lakeland is the result of old-fashioned dedication and hard work! We are committed to central Florida communities and customers just like you.

Lakeland Florida Movers

Meeting New Neighbors

Welcome to the Neighborhood

New Neighbors

Gone are the days where everyone is excited for neighbors and that first doorbell ring with new faces and a fresh plate of cookies. When first moving in, neighbors used to come over and introduce themselves and their families, giving you that friendly welcome from the first day in your new home. Times have changed with real-life interaction, social media perceives that everyone is bold and willing to speak their mind, but that is not the case. Social media is changing the way real-life interactions occur and how neighbors/friends interact with each other. Meeting new neighbors is harder than ever. The consistent change of times and social media are not making it easier. 

Without that initial greeting, how are you supposed to get to know your new neighbors? Moving over the course of a couple of days, most neighbors are going to see something going on and will be curious. Maybe someone will stop by or say high, but most will watch from a distance. In the world today, no one wants to bother each other and keep their distance. When this is the case, putting the introduction on yourself is the most important. No one wants to seem annoying or intruding but you also don’t want to seem unfriendly. What is the best way to introduce yourself to your new neighbors?

Worry Only About the Closest NeighborsNew Neighbors

Meeting everyone on the entire street can be a handful and keeping the initial greetings to the nearest neighbors are the most important. Everyone else on the street will be met over time throughout outdoor activities or greetings later on. Include the neighbors closest to you, if living in a house, the houses on either side and across the street and possibly behind you depending on where your house is located. Introducing yourself to these neighbors is key because they can be affected by you or you can be affected by them. If there are issues they will come from those neighbors nearest you. By establishing a greeting and understanding early on, if there were to be a conflict to arise it would be able to resolve better or faster because there is an established relationship to grow from. 

Opportune Time

Finding the right moment to introduce yourself can make a difference as well. When neighbors are outside and they aren’t in the middle of something that would be inconvenient to interrupt, then go an approach them with a friendly introduction. If they seem busy, and they do catch your attention throw a wave or smile at them to show you care and are open to meeting as well. Try to do everything outside casually for both neighbors to feel comfortable. If after a week or so and there still hasn’t been a good opportune time to meet your neighbors outside. When you feel comfortable go ahead and think about knocking on their door. 

Greeting new NeighborsKnocking on the Door

Going up and knocking on the door may be uncomfortable but it is important to meet your neighbors and just say hello. Take the time and plan it out just a little bit. So you don’t go up and have nothing to talk about. Introduce yourself, your family, and pets if any to give a little bit about you or your family. Ask about trash day or if there is a bulk garbage day. Or ask about a good place to eat if you are unfamiliar with the area. Be open and ask questions or offer anything you able to do. This gives off that you will assist if there is an issue for any of your neighbors. Breaking the ice is all it takes for neighbors to become more than just a familiar face.

Commonly Damaged Items

Most Common Damaged Items During Moving

Protecting your items during the moving process is important. Knowing how to pack boxes to protect items, will save time and money during the moving process. No one wants damages to happen,  but it isn’t easy to protect everything during the moving process without good organization and experts. Take a look at the most commonly damaged items and ways to protect and prevent further damage while moving.Commonly

Drinking Glasses

Glasses are an easily damaged item if the packing is done incorrectly and without care. Using bubble wrap and packing paper will help to assist with smooth packing and less breakage during the move. Taking time to pack and protect will prevent damage from occurring during the move. Writing the contents of the box on the outside, to know the items are fragile and need to be handled with care.

Plates or Dishes

Plate or dish packing is very similar to packing drinking glasses, knowing the type of items and what the best packing material will be to keep these items safe during transit. Again, using packing paper and bubble wrap while packing boxes to provide extra security to those fragile items, keeps them safe and ready for transport.

Artwork

Artwork is hard to know the best way to pack and get ready for a move, if you are moving a far distance and want to make sure the items are safe to use a trusted moving company like us, we are able to provide the materials to ensure safe travels. We are able to offer custom made artwork frames and wrapping to protect items along with standard picture boxes.

Lampshades

Lampshades are awkward items that need to be moved, but what is the best way to pack these? We are able to offer lamp boxes, made especially for lamps. These provide the protection throughout transit without the lampshades obtaining any damage. You can see all the different packings supplies that are available here.

Liquid Cleaning Supplies/Liquids

Liquids are hard to move because well, they can leak. Storing in containers that are leakproof will help during transit and making sure there is little to no movement in these specific boxes. Preventing damages is key to safely secured items for the move

Wine/Liquor Bottles

Wine and Liquor bottles are going to be similar to packing fragile dishes. Taking the extra care and protection with bubble wrap and packing paper can be the difference between safely traveled wine and a liquidy mess during transit. Wrapping and packing safely in boxes without extra space will keep the items from moving inside the boxes.

Mirrors/Glass Picture Frames

Using picture boxes that are protected with wood or extra cardboard inserts for supports is the best way to transport mirrors and picture frames. These boxes are able to provide the added layers of protection to keep the items in place during transit and without spending a large additional amount to transport safely.

Stereo/Audio Equipment

Protecting the expensive stereo and audio equipment during a move can be difficult depending on the size of the equipment. If original boxes are available, use those first. Otherwise, keep additional paper and packing supplies to wrap and protect this equipment to prevent damages.

Books

Books are usually the last items anyone thinks needs protection during a move. They are easy to bend and tear pages depending on items are packed. Using the right size boxes to provide secure tight space to protect these items.

 

Proper packing of all items is important and these specific items are usually the most damaged during a move. Preventing with proper packing and materials is the best way to ensure that the least amount of damage possible during the moving process from start to finish. Knowing what items are damaged the most will help to prepare you better for the upcoming move.