Blog

17
Nov

Top 5 Destinations for Californians

Top 5 Destinations for Californians

We love living in California and we are happy to call it our home. California is known for the beautiful weather and plenty of opportunities, thus it has become the most populated state in America. When Californians move they usually stay within California, but that isn’t always the case. So where do Californians move to when leaving the state? Below are the top five states.

Top 5 States Californians Move To

Continue Reading..

17
Oct

12 Halloween Costumes Made from Moving Boxes

Halloween is around the corner. If you haven’t gotten your costume yet and want something unique check out these fun DIY costumes made from used moving boxes.

Made using a water heater box, but could easily be made using a wardrobe box.

Refrigerator with a Severed Head
coolest-homemade-costumes.com
Continue Reading..

26
Aug

123 Moving and Storage is teaming up with Move for Hunger!

Help us fight hunger in Los Angeles!

We believe in helping those who are less fortunate and we want to do our part to help our community. Thus, we are having a food drive to raise awareness and collect food.

So, spread the word and gather all your canned goods to donate to our Community Food Drive taking place between September 15th and September 21st.

Plenty of people go hungry in our community. More than 1.7 million people in Los Angeles County are in risk of hunger and to us this is unacceptable, what makes this figure even worse is 37% of those people are children. WE NEED YOUR HELP to fight this problem and together we can make a difference.
Continue Reading..

01
Apr

Comparing: We Come 2 U Storage VS. Large National Competitor VS. Self Storage

So you are looking for somewhere to store your stuff. Whether it is because you are moving and need to de-clutter your home, downsizing, or some other reason you have a few choices. First, you could use a self-storage unit at a storage facility. Second, you could use a large national portable storage company. Or, you can use a local and more affordable portable storage company such as We Come 2 U Storage. Below we will go into the pros and cons of each as well as provide a price comparison.
Continue Reading..

05
Feb

5 Ways to Make Moving Easier

It’s no secret that moving is extremely stressful. Of course there is the physical packing up and moving part, which we can help make more pleasant and hassle free. However, there are also many other factors to consider before you relocate. If you’re moving on your own, a checklist will be handy in making sure you complete everything you need to do before moving day. Delegating different jobs to members of the family can also take stress off of your shoulders!  Completing the following tasks ahead of time will let your move run smoothly.
Continue Reading..

20
Jan

8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Storage Company

Selecting a company to store your valuables and some of your most prized possessions should not be a hasty one. There are many different things to keep in mind or ask on the phone when doing your research to find a suitable storage company for you and your belongings.

1. Where are your belongings stored?
Many storage companies have several different locations. If a company comes and picks up your belongings to take to a storage facility, where exactly is that facility located? You’ll want to know exactly where your stuff is being stored, in case you need to access it. All We Come 2 U storage units are stored in our South Bay warehouse.

2. Are your belongings safe?
What is the security situation in the storage facility in which your belongings will be stored? If any of your belongings are irreplaceable, you will especially want to look into what type of security measures a storage company has in place to keep your stuff safe. Ask if they have security guards or surveillance systems, both of which We Come 2 U Storage utilizes to keep your things safe!

3. How will you be charged?
You always want to be sure you clearly understand how you will be billed for your storage. Some companies may prorate if you start your storage period in the middle of a month. You should also make sure you know exactly what day each month you will be charged, if recurring billing is set up. At We Come 2 U, we bill you the day a storage container is delivered and continue billing on the same day monthly until you are finished using the container.

4. How much space do you have?
Some companies offer a plethora of different storage sizes at different prices. Find out how much space you actually need. To keep things simple, We Come 2 U offers one universal storage unit size of 5x7x8, which can hold one to one and a half rooms’ worth of stuff, or 40-50 medium boxes. However, if you do not fill up an entire storage vault, our units are equipped with tie downs to make sure your belongings do not move around during transportation.

5. When can your belongings be picked up/dropped off?
If you’re going the portable storage route, you will want to schedule your storage units to be delivered, and then hauled off with your belongings inside. In the event of an emergency, this might need to be sooner rather than later! Ask about same-day delivery and pick up, which We Come 2 U provides!

6. How can you access your belongings while they’re in storage?
Some companies provide you a key to use to access your storage unit during certain hours, while others are open 24/7… Find out how you can access your belongings while they are stored away. For optimal security, We Come 2 U lets you access your storage unit on a reservation basis, and has same-day delivery.

7. Can I get help loading my belongings into storage?
You may not have a team of willing friends to help you haul your belongings into a storage unit, in which case you’ll have to weigh your options about how exactly to handle the labor! If you do not want to handle the task on your own, We Come 2 U has helpers for hire to assist with moving your stuff.

8. What are the hours of the storage facility?
It would be awfully inconvenient if the storage facility where your belongings are being kept was only open when you are at work! You may find that some facilities are closed during certain days of the week. Make sure you are clear on when you have access to the storage facility. We Come 2 U is open 7 days a week, and can accommodate special access requests.

23
Jan

123 Moving and Storage awarded the Angie’s List Service Award for 2012!!!

Angie's List Super Service Award 2012

We are happy to announce that we have been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award yet again. We take pride in having great customer service, our customers let us in their homes’ and have us transport everything they own including their most valuable items. We are glad that our customers know that we care. “A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” – Michael Leboeuf

17
Jan

Feeding Hunger Angelinos by teaming up with Move for Hunger!

Check out the Move for Hunger website.  123 Moving and Storage is happy to be working with Move for Hunger.  It’s a great company and a great cause!  Get involved!!!

 

https://moveforhunger.org/what-we-do/

17
Jan

123 Moving and Storage teams up with Habitat for Humanity!!!

The history of Habitat

Summary
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing.

 

Koinonia Farm 

The concept that grew into Habitat for Humanity International was born at Koinonia Farm, a small, interracial, Christian community outside of Americus, Georgia. Koinonia Farm was founded in 1942 by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan.

The Fullers first visited Koinonia in 1965. They had recently left a successful business and an affluent lifestyle in Montgomery, Alabama to begin a new life of Christian service.

At Koinonia, Jordan and Fuller developed the concept of “partnership housing.” The concept centered on those in need of adequate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses.

The Fund for Humanity
The houses would be built at no profit and interest would not be charged on the loans. Building costs would be financed by a revolving fund called “The Fund for Humanity.”

The fund’s money would come from the new homeowners’ house payments, no-interest loans provided by supporters and money earned by fund-raising activities. The monies in the Fund for Humanity would be used to build more houses.

Inception of Habitat for Humanity 
In 1968, Koinonia laid out 42 half-acre house sites with four acres reserved as a community park and recreational area. Capital was donated from around the country to start the work.

Homes were built and sold to families in need at no profit and no interest. The basic model of Habitat for Humanity was begun.

Zaire
In 1973, the Fullers decided to apply the Fund for Humanity concept in developing countries. The Fuller family moved to Mbandaka, Zaire now the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Fullers’ goal was to offer affordable yet adequate shelter to 2,000 people. After three years of hard work to launch a successful house building program, the Fullers returned to the United States.

Expansion into Habitat for Humanity International
In September 1976, Millard and Linda called together a group of supporters to discuss the future of their dream. Habitat for Humanity International as an organization was born at this meeting. The eight years that followed, vividly described in Millard Fuller’s book, “Love in the Mortar Joints,” proved that the vision of a housing ministry was workable. Faith, hard work and direction set HFHI on its successful course.

Phenomenal growth
In 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took their first Habitat work trip, the Jimmy Carter Work Project, to New York City. Their personal involvement in Habitat’s ministry brought the organization national visibility and sparked interest in Habitat’s work across the nation. HFHI experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new affiliates around the country.

Habitat today
Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem―decent housing for all.

Today, Habitat has helped build or repair more than 600,000 houses and served more than 3 million people around the world.

17
Jan

Moving during a difficult time

As we all know, and most of us have experienced at least once, moving, at the best of times, is difficult. So, when you add the extra emotional stress of a major life change, such as a divorce, death or economic crisis, a move can be a breaking point.

The hard part is, many people have to move – as opposed to wanting to – because of the reasons above. Feeling that they don’t have a choice in their decision to move, many feel that their lives are spinning out of control.

If you’re in this situation, and a move is something you must do, then there are some tips to consider to help you through this extremely difficult time. And remember, you’re not just moving into a new home, you’re moving into a new life.

 

Take What You Need

After the death of my mother, I was at such a loss. With a house full of memories surrounding me, I didn’t know where to turn. All I knew was that I had to make some decisions.

Usually, when someone is moving, I suggest that they get rid of everything they haven’t used in the last year to minimize the amount of stuff they have to move. For people who are going through an emotional trauma as well as a move, I suggest the opposite.

When emotions are involved, our personal things tend to comfort us and make us feel more secure, especially when our lives feel like they are anything but secure. Take what you need to help you get through. If you’re having a hard time making a decision about whether to move something or not, move it and make the decision at a later time when you feel ready.

When it came time to sort through my mother’s clothes, I couldn’t do it. Each time I opened her closet, I cried for hours at a time. Finally, I asked a neighbor for help. She kindly folded my mother’s clothes into large containers that I then labeled and set aside. Those clothes moved with me across the country then down to California. I finally, when I was ready, went through them, piece by piece. I donated most of her clothes to local charities, keeping just a few sweaters that I know I’ll grow into one day.

Even though I was a very poor student at the time, I made the choice to do only what I could emotionally do. And even though it cost me more money to ship the extra containers, I’m glad that I did.

The last word on this is, do what you have to do to get through.

 

Try Not to Make Rash Decisions

My moving habits are pretty established by now, and it’s taken me a while to be able to step back and not make rash decisions based on how I might feel emotionally. While it’s good to listen to your feelings, throwing out the dishwasher because it was your ex-partner bought it for you for your anniversary, may not make the most economical sense…although, selling it might!

Before you throw out everything attached to a bad memory (the opposite of the first tip), step back and consider if it’s something you really can’t live with. If you can’t – you really can’t – get rid of it.

I only caution making decisions out of spite. Usually, those decisions end up being regretted. If, however, you can’t stand to look at something because it conjures up difficult emotions and you know you’d feel better if that object was out of your life, then by all means, sell it, donate it or junk it.

 

Ask for Help

Our pride can be such a hindrance sometimes, making us feel like we should be able to handle the situation on our own. As I’ve said before, moving is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do – moving into a new life, is even tougher. So, don’t feel embarrassed to ask for help. People around you often feel so helpless as they watch you struggle through that asking them to do something for you can not only help you, but can make them feel useful, too. Everyone wins!

So, if you need some tasks done, or you need help packing or sorting things (like the neighbor who kindly sorted my mother’s clothes) or you need a babysitter, ask your friends, family and neighbors.

If you’re having a hard time making a decision about the move or about the choices you’re about to make, talk it out with a friend or counselor – someone who has your best interest at heart. Professional help is always such a support during times like this; they can help clarify your situation and assist you in making some difficult decisions.

 

Be Good to Yourself

Starting a new life is emotionally and physically draining. Be good to yourself during this time. If you’re tired, sleep; if you’re wanting time alone, give it to yourself. Go get your hair styled or get a massage or take some time to watch a movie or two, even if you feel like there’s so much to do. By giving yourself what you need, you’re allowing yourself to heal.

Remember, you’re going to feel tired, exhausted and drained. That’s part of the process, so stop being hard on yourself, ask for help, and talk it out to someone. And above all, take a deep breath, hug your kids and know that your life will get better – it just takes time.

×

We Come 2 U Storage Estimator

This estimator will help you assess your storage needs, however, for a detailed, specific estimate we're happy to help. Call us at (310) 618-8120.

We know estimates are only approximate and your actual needs may vary so feel free to order as many units as you like -- we don’t charge unless you use them!

Your Home Is Home Size
sq. ft.
No. of 8x5x7 Units
more info
Studio < 600 1
What fits inside…
1 BDRM 600 – 800
800 – 1000
1 – 2
2
What fits inside…
2 BDRM 1000 – 1200
1200 – 1500
2 – 3
3
What fits inside…
3 BDRM 1500 – 1800
1800 – 2000
3 – 4
4
What fits inside…
4 BDRM 2000 – 2400
2400 – 2800
5 – 6
6
What fits inside…