Based in Los Angeles, Sterling Van Lines has been providing expert moving services for over 30 years. It strives to build a reputation of quality service and has helped thousands of families in the 48 continental states with their moves. Sterling Van Lines specializes in local and/or long distance small moves of 2,000 pounds or less.
Do you own anything that you consider to be of great worth? Often, the pieces that we treasure most are those that end up getting damaged during the moving process. These might include your great grandmother’s piano, old family heirlooms, etc. To help protect these pieces during your move, Sterling Van Lines teams are specially trained to pack and move these items in ways that they will not be damaged.
What is a small move? According to Sterling Van Lines, a small move is any move that has a total overall weight of 2,000 pounds or less. There is only a 400 pound minimum for its services (which is much lower than the majority of other moving companies). Here are a number of advantages of using the small moving service provided by Sterling Van Lines:
To get a better idea of what a small move might entail, here is a list of possibilities:
If you are going to be moving a short distance away and need the job done quickly and efficiently, this service may be of use to you. Sterling Van Lines claims to be efficient, experienced, reliable, safe, and money conscious when it comes to residential moves. If you decide to hire this moving service you will avoid stress, lifting numerous boxes, and worrying about how you should pack all of your things. All of this will be taken care of by the professional moving team that will be provided by Sterling Van Lines.
Moving to another state or even across the country can be an overwhelming task. One of the most common complaints about these moves is the hidden fees that appear during your move. To ensure that customers are happy with their experience, Sterling Van Lines offers guaranteed pricing for specific items in order to give more accurate moving quotes.
Another perk offered by Sterling Van Lines to those moving long distance is custom moving plans. As you prepare to move, all of your belongings will be professionally packed and prepared for the trip. Sterling Van Lines movers have been trained to ensure that they move all of your things without damaging them.
Packing is one of the most important parts of any move. There are a number of tips and tricks that can help you pack your things in a way that they won’t break, but hiring professionals will save you a lot of time and worry. Sterling Van Lines specially packs all of your fragile items to make sure that they will be protected during your move. If you want to save some money, you can pack all of your clothes and non-breakable items and leave the rest to the movers.
If you are unable to move into your new residence for a short time after you move out, Sterling Van Lines offers storage services where you can store all of your belongings. You can either deliver them to the storage facility yourself, or have a team come and pick them up.
Another option for storage is Storage Containers on Wheels. This is a subsidiary of Sterling Van Lines and offers portable storage containers that can be delivered to your residence. You can store furniture, documents, and more in these containers until you are ready to move them into your new residence. These storage containers are steel-framed and waterproofed to safely protect your belongings from any elements during the time that they are being stored.
Recent customer reviews have talked about difficult experiences working with customer service representatives. Though this is not indicative of every interaction that customers have had with customer service, you should be aware that it is possible that you may run into challenges with customer service if anything goes amiss with your move.
Sterling Van Lines customer reviews have mentioned that movers have been late on occasion and have even had to reschedule to a different day.
Moving is stressful as it is, but being canceled on is the nail in the coffin. If you are on a tight schedule, it would be advised that you schedule your move a day or two before you absolutely have to move so that you can make sure that if there are delays, you will still be able to move in time.
There is nothing worse than having your movers bring your furniture in and finding out that it has been broken during the moving process. Unfortunately this happens far more often than anyone would like. Sterling Van Lines claims to offer expert packing services to avoid this, but customer reviews still mention that furniture, pictures, mirrors, etc. have been damaged and/or broken during a move.
If you are wanting to make sure that any damages are covered by the mover, you will want to read through the contract thoroughly, take before pictures, and get consent from the mover to have this put on your file. If your things are damaged, it may be difficult to get this covered.
Moving quotes will vary from mover to mover, but they should not vary within a company. Customer reviews talk about moving quotes being significantly lower than the final cost of their moves. To make sure that you avoid being charged an excessive amount to move your things, you may want to get in touch with two different representatives of the company to see how close the estimates they give you are.
If you are looking to have a mover do the job from start to finish, but do not live in LA, you may want to look elsewhere. Sterling Van Lines will hire out third-party movers to bring your things to LA and then will have its teams complete the rest of the move. To make sure that you are only working with one company, make sure that you get all of the details before signing any contracts.
Sally Westminster, CA
2 years ago Edited September 14, 2021