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Things to Do in Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield is very popular for its rich country music heritage and agricultural activities, but these are not the only things that make it worth visiting. Whether you’re a local looking for new adventures or a traveler eager to explore, this city offers many experiences that blend history, culture, and natural beauty. From…

Living in Bakersfield, CA: Pros and Cons

Bakersfield, California, is a city with a mix of country vibes and city living, making it an interesting place for people thinking about moving there. But like any place, living in Bakersfield has its pros and cons.

From its friendly community and diverse culture to the hot weather and job scene, Bakersfield offers a variety…

Living in Temecula: Pros and Cons

Temecula is part of the Greater Los Angeles area, known for its picturesque wine country. It’s home to more than 40 wineries and vineyards. Living in Temecula, California, offers a blend of pros and cons which we will cover today. Home to more than 100,000 people, this could be your next destination.

If you’re here…

Living in Oxnard: Pros and Cons

Oxnard, California is a unique city that combines urban and coastal experiences, which makes it an attractive destination for many people who are willing to settle in the southern part of California. Oxnard is a beautiful coastal town located on the Pacific coast of Ventura County with excellent beaches, cultural events, among…

Meathead Movers Home Protection Plan

A lot can happen during a move if you’re not careful. That’s why our Athlete Movers arrive with a home protection plan, to ensure that your items are taken care of from start to finish. Our Athlete Movers are compensated more when items are not damaged, so they’re highly motivated to take great care of…

First time home buyer checklist: 12 tips for a successful move

With the recent launch of the CA Dream for All program, we’ve been speaking to dozens of first time home buyers about their journey into their new homes. Moving into your first home can feel exciting, but also overwhelming. If you’re in the process of preparing to purchase your first home, or if…

Meathead Movers brings you the strongest man in Temecula

Here at Meathead Movers we don’t just measure strength by how heavy you can lift or the size of your muscles. We take into account mental and personal strengths as well as work ethic. Meathead Movers employees will to rise to the occasion, but most importantly, they are looking to become future leaders.…

How to save money when moving in 2023

Whether you’re downsizing or moving into a bigger home to accommodate your growing family – moving can be a hectic time. However, while starting a new chapter of your life in a new home might be fun, actually moving might be more stressful than you think. From sourcing cardboard…

Move To End DV: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

No one should deal with domestic violence, regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual preference. October is a particular time for supporters and organizations to stand in solidarity. Raising awareness so that more survivors can feel safe enough to get help. Often, survivors fear losing their lives, so they may avoid receiving…

The essential guide to packing, moving, and storing your wine

Whether you’re new to the game, or a sommelier, we’ve got you covered

If you’ve upgraded your wine inventory and now consider yourself an amateur sommelier, then you may also need to upgrade your packing and storage methods. Packing and moving wine, especially good wine, requires a…

Meathead wine storage announces two new services benefiting San Luis Obispo County wineries and wine collectors

Meathead Wine Storage, a premium wine storage facility for personal wine collections, today announces two new services to make storing your wine more convenient than ever before. The local company, located at the gateway to Edna Valley, taps into its resources to offer a new wine package handling service and a complimentary…

Packing tips from the professionals

Moving to a new home can be an exciting endeavor. But an unorganized packing process can take away from the precious experience of embarking on a new journey. If your packing is unorganized, the process may take longer than it should, causing even more stress on you (as if moving isn’t already stressful…

6 questions to ask when selecting a long distance moving company

Packing up and moving a long distance can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Meathead Movers, we don’t handle long distance moves the traditional way.

We’re here to help you avoid ending up with lost items, broken items, hidden charges, and late arrivals. In our mission to…

How to safely move a fish tank

Preparing for a move can be stressful, especially if you have a fish tank you’re looking to move into a new home. Since over 11.5 million households in the U.S. own a fish tank, we wanted to provide some insight into how you can…

You can help support Ukrainian refugees

California! We need your help once again. We are calling on the community to donate essential over-the-counter medical supplies to Operation USA, an international disaster relief organization supporting Ukrainian Refugees.

Our hearts are hurting with what’s happening with the people in Ukraine, and with our resources, we felt it was our duty to give…

Is your business moving? Learn how to choose the right commercial movers

Relocating a business is never easy. From the planning, logistics, and your employee’s happiness, we’re sure the last thing on your mind is how to find a commercial mover that is right for you.

The pandemic has changed the way many companies operate. With the switch to…

Tips on moving during the holiday season

Holiday moving in a post-pandemic environment

Moving during the Holiday season is potentially stressful enough, but adding in the COVID-19 pandemic factor can make the task seem downright scary. It’s important to know that, with extra care and planning, the below strategies can help to minimize any extra pandemic-related stress.

Plan your holiday…

Want to be a sponsored Meathead athlete?

Complete the Meathead Athlete Application today for your chance at a lasting partnership with Meathead Movers and free merch! Meathead Athlete Application

Why is Meathead Movers the ultimate stepping stone job?

“Meathead Mover’s goal is to give our team members skills and mentoring that will make them stronger and equipped to achieve success in their lives.”
~
Aaron Steed, CEO of Meathead Movers

Here at Meathead Movers, we not only deliver boxes but we deliver promising futures to our…

How to spot (and avoid) a moving scam

You’re moving! What an exciting time, a time of new beginnings, new routines, and new environments. Moving can also be stressful, unfamiliar, and a lot of work (who knew you had so much stuff!) Your items have made your residence a home, and now it is time to move them. According to an…

How to pack when downsizing

Whether your kids are finally all moved out, or you’re tired of maintaining a large home; there are many different reasons why you may be planning or considering downsizing your home. Whatever your reasons may be, downsizing your home could be incredibly refreshing. Oftentimes we buy more than we need or we forget…

Meathead Movers wants to bring a regional training center to SLO!

Meathead Movers’ founding principle is to support athletes as they’re making their way through college. Meathead Movers was started by a high school wrestler and 2x state champion, Aaron Steed, and the wrestling community still plays such an important role in the company and its employees.

That’s why the company is…

How much to tip movers in 2021

Tipping is customary in the U.S. Providing a tip shows appreciation for those who have met or exceeded the standard when it comes to helping and providing us great customer service.

Best practices in 2021 tell us that leaving 15% to 20% of the total amount in gratuity is the ideal range. It could also…

Items Meathead Movers cannot move

When moving day arrives after weeks or months of preparation, there tends to be a wide variety of emotions that are felt. These feelings can be both positive and negative.

There may be feelings of positivity and happiness because a new move usually translates into new beginnings. On the other hand, these feelings may fall…

11 charities that offer free donation pick-up

Whether you’re moving to a new home, or you’re just now realizing that you should probably downsize because there are so many things in your possession, one of the best ways to declutter your home and give back at the same time, is by donating your clothes, furniture, and anything else you simply don’t use…

Meathead Sales Institute

 

Do you have a lot, a little, or no sales experience? We want you to join Team Meathead! We’re hiring Sales Representatives – with a twist!

 

Meathead Movers is seeking driven professionals interested in joining an elite team who provide award-winning customer service to tens of thousands of…

How to safely pack Christmas decorations

We’re sure that most of you can agree on this, but it seems as though each passing year has been going by faster and faster at an exponential rate.

Especially in the case of Christmas, where it just felt like last year’s holiday season felt like only a few months ago. The holidays and Christmas…

Moving out of state? 30 things to keep in mind

Moving out of state is perhaps one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. You’re not just moving to another city where you may have been a few times and know the layout already, or somewhere within close enough proximity to people, you see regularly.

There will be a complete shift in…

10 best & cheapest ways to move cross country

Are you looking for the best ways to move across the country that won’t break the bank? You’ve come to the right place.

When thinking about moving across the country, in terms of the financial aspect, that usually doesn’t stir up feelings of joy or happiness.

You’re already spending a lot of money on other…

10 best ways to load & pack a moving truck like the pros

While packing and loading a moving truck may seem like an easy step in the moving process, it actually takes more preparation than one might think. 

Whether you’re moving locally or even long distance, there are important things to consider even…

Change of address checklist — who to notify when moving

Moving is one of those things in life that arguably elicit all of our available emotions, from the good to the not so good.

From the joy of figuring out your new apartment, house, or wherever you plan to reside, to the stress and consumption of time from packing, organizing,…

Want to get paid to travel the United States?

Can you imagine making $15-20 per hour to travel to new states throughout the country? We can! As our moving services expand nationwide, our Movers are getting to explore the country and get paid to do it.

Don’t get us wrong, moving can be hard work and the safety of our team, customers…

5 important questions to consider when moving during COVID-19

Q&A with Aaron Steed

Moving is stressful in general, and now many people are facing a global pandemic on top of that. We sat down with Aaron Steed to ask some questions about moving during COVID-19 in hopes of eliminating misinformation and encouraging the safest moves possible.

Q: What should I…

Can I move during COVID-19?

In mid-March, it felt like our entire country stopped. Non-essential businesses closed their doors and everyone hunkered down to weather this pandemic together. There are, however, many things that kept moving forward – perhaps your escrow closing or your lease expiring. That’s where we come in.

Moving is essential and we have made drastic changes…

Meathead Movers now offering 0-36% payment plan options

We know that during these unprecedented times, many people are facing financial hardship. We also know that sometimes moving is unavoidable, especially when no one planned for this pandemic. We want to help.

For the first time ever, Meathead Movers is offering a 0% financing option for qualifying customers. You shouldn’t…

Meathead Movers response to COVID-19

The safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount 

Meathead Movers is deemed an essential business by our government and public health officials. We remain open and operating, while increasing our safety protocols that align with the guidelines of the CDC.

Our commitment to our employees and customers

10 tips for moving out of your parents’ house

With increases in rent prices across the country, more and more Millenials move home after college. That way you can save money and prepare yourself for all the difficulties that come along with setting out on your own.

Whether you’re 23 or 28, leaving home as an adult is an especially difficult and stressful process.…

New Year’s resolutions of a Meathead Mover

As we enter a new decade, Team Meathead set some big New Year’s Resolutions for 2020. We are starting the new year with the highest starting wages in company history and the strongest team of employees that we’ve ever had. In order to maintain our standards and provide an exceptional experience for our customers, we…

Advice for moving during the holidays

As if the holiday season wasn’t busy enough, adding a move day to the schedule can make things particularly stressful. Don’t worry – we have you covered with our best advice on surviving the holidays and your big move.

Plan your holiday calendar

Even with a move, it doesn’t mean you should…

Tips for setting up the perfect event

While our claim-to-fame is definitely moving and packing, we offer many more services beyond that. One important service that our athletes have mastered is the art of setting up an event. We would never say that we are professional event planners, but we sure do have the muscle to execute event planners’ visions.

‘Meat’ the team: Support IT Technician

Behind every successful move day, there are a whole lot of technical logistics that need to be completed. Whether it’s managing the flexible schedules of hundreds of athletes, confirming the contract and inventory details for each move, or even maintaining a website that is easy to navigate for customers in each of our service areas.…

How to make moving with pets a paw-fect experience

Every single day, our Meathead Movers Call Center hears stories about the adorable pups and cats (and some other interesting animals!) that will need to be accounted for during a big move. Our decades of experience have allowed us to master the art of making the move seamless for not only our customers, but our…

‘Meat’ the team: Director of Operations

With five branches and more than 700 employees, Meathead Movers has a lot of moving parts (pun intended) that need to be managed by a skilled team of Operations Managers. Ever wonder who is leading the charge behind all of those logistics that make your move day so seamless? That’s our Director of Operations, Ben…

Tackling professional athlete relocation

As a company founded by athletes for athletes, Meathead Movers has maintained its mission of supporting its employees as they work their way through college in pursuit of the American Dream. Many of our employees have gone on to become professional athletes, who have then returned to us as customers when they need to…

Five reasons Meathead Movers is the ultimate summer job

Summer is the busiest moving season, which means Meathead Movers is looking to hire sports and fitness lovers throughout Central and Southern California. If you’re looking for a job that keeps you outside in the sunshine and getting paid to work out, look no further – we have the job for you.

Here’s a…

#MoveToEndDV: Where are we now?

Nearly four years since launching the MoveToEndDV (MTEDV) movement, we are so proud of how far we have come. What started with a viral news article and a vision, has spiraled into a partnership with the leader in domestic violence prevention (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) and an influx of businesses looking to…

How to protect yourself from moving scams

Meathead Movers was founded on the principle of helping athletes accomplish the American dream, while also providing a superior moving service to its customers. The moving industry has a notoriously bad reputation, and it’s our mission to change the way that people perceive moving and storage companies.

Although these founding principles have helped our…

Three questions to ask when selecting a long-distance mover

Packing up and moving a long distance can be a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be! Here at Meathead Movers, we are changing the way that long-distance moves are traditionally handled. We have heard the endless horror stories of long-distance moves that result in lost items, broken items, hidden charges and late arrivals.…

Grand opening of Meathead Wine Storage

We are proud to announce the grand opening of our professional-grade wine storage facility in San Luis Obispo. The 427-unit facility is a supplementary building to our already existing 92-locker wine storage facility that was first established in 2014 on South Higuera Street.

With redundant and monitored temperature and humidification systems, a 24-hour video surveillance…

Meathead Movers makes a splash in Bakersfield

As we continue to ramp up our newest location in Bakersfield, California, our Meatheads spent the week filming two commercials for the local ABC and NBC stations. Our awesome athletes transformed into the ultimate actors to demonstrate what our Meatheads do best.

From weightlifting to jogging while not carrying items, our athletes were showing…

Aaron Steed speaks at ICFS’s Wine, Whiskey & Chat

Last week, our co-founder Aaron Steed and I attended an event hosted by Interface Children & Family Services (ICFS) in Ventura County. As one of our nine domestic violence shelter partners throughout the state of California, we were thrilled to be included in the Wine, Whiskey & Chat. The purpose of the event was to…

Meathead Movers’ Service Pillars

Our co-founder, Aaron Steed, recently visited the One & Only Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, one of the finest resorts in the world. He was taken aback by the over-the-top service by genuine people who accommodated and anticipated his every expressed and unexpressed want/need. He was so impressed that he requested a face-to-face meeting with…

Call for donated items to support California fire victims!

In response to the recent wildfires, Meathead Movers is collecting donated items at each of our five offices and transporting them at no-cost to the victims of the Camp, Hill and Woolsey Fires.

We can’t do this alone, so we’re calling on the community to donate essential goods to evacuees. As fires rip through…

Green facility

While revitalizing our existing building, we recycled or reused over 90% of the waste material. We are planting over 280 trees and shrubs on the property, all indigenous and drought resistant. These plants will be irrigated with recycled water.

Other sustainable building features we incorporated are LED lights, using natural light wherever possible, double-paned…

Senior moving

Meathead Movers is set up perfectly to accommodate moving seniors from home to home or from their home to an assisted living residence. As with all clients, when a senior citizen is moving they need trust worthy people they can rely on to do a quality job, with no surprises…

Money-back guarantee

Like any great company that stands behind their products and service, we offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

In the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with the performance of one of your Meathead Movers or Packers, please contact us right away.

Be prepared to say what…

Packing tips

Before you start Get started at least one full week in advance of your move date. Estimate the number, sizes and material (tape, paper, etc.) of boxes you will need in advance. People tend to underestimate the number of boxes they need. We encourage you to talk to your Move Coordinator…

Interstate neutral arbitration

The neutral arbitration program has been designed to give neither party any special advantage. If a dispute arises between the motor carrier and the consumer shipper, arbitration may be a mutually beneficial alternative to help resolve the dispute. Section 49 U.S.C. Section 375.211 provides that an interstate moving company must have a program…

Our story

Enhancing the lives of athletes while redefining an industry

Meathead Movers is unlike any other moving and storage company ever created.  The Steed brothers, Aaron and Evan, built the Meathead brand taking care of one customer, one employee and one community at a time. Today, Meathead Movers is the largest independent moving company in California…

10 questions to ask a moving company

Unfortunately horror stories about NEW and unethical moving companies are far to frequent in this day and age. Every single year thousands of complaints are filed against moving companies for unethical practices. However, there are great moving companies that will make your relocation as easy and as stress free as possible.

Our new storage facility: Wine without the cheese

Alright, it’s time for a shameless plug.

For those of you who know us, you know my brother and I don’t fool around when it comes to a good bottle of wine, and that includes how we store it. So it seemed a natural move to integrate our passion into our…

How to pack a computer

Afraid of that giant pile of technology sitting on your desk? We know what you are thinking, and getting that computer into a moving box is not the first thing on your bucket list. Here is a brief how-to video loaded with tips and techniques on making this step much easier for you…

Meathead of the Month | Brad Covell

Meet Brad Covell: A dedicated athlete who jumped at the opportunity to join a team of like-minded men and women, despite never having heard of Meathead Movers before. Brad was one of our first hires at our new branch in Orange County and right off the bat, it fit like a glove. He…

6 things you wouldn’t expect from a Meathead or a mover

A recent Google query to define “meathead” was quite disappointing: A stupid person.

And while the Urban Dictionary was a little more palatable, it still didn’t fit the mold of what we have come to know as a Meathead.  In my opinion a Meathead embodies the following attributes, and more:

Asking your friends to help you move: Worth it?

Here’s a scenario you’ve probably experienced once or twice:

It’s a week before you’re set to move out of your place. Your things are beginning to get packed up. You’re wondering how you’ve accumulated so much more stuff since you moved in. Nice stuff, like that Panasonic 50-inch Plasma flat screen…

Show me the money!!! One moving company’s guarantee when they dare you to compare!

 

You know what they say about death and taxes; those are the only guarantees in life, right? WRONG!!! I’m about to drop some serious knowledge about a revolutionary new guarantee made to the common man by Meathead Movers. It’s a guarantee so far out on the cutting edge, that Elon Musk…

How many moving companies have 401K for their movers?

It is widely rumored, but unconfirmed, that Albert Einstein said “Compounding interest is the most powerful force in the universe.” However, according to snopes.com, it is confirmed that when asked to name the greatest invention in human history Einstein simply replied “compound interest.” Those who follow our blog and…

#MoveToEndDV FAQs

Do you help men out of abusive situations, too?

Absolutely! Any victim, regardless of gender, is one too many, and we want to do what we can to support anyone in an untenable situation. We take our cues from our partner organizations to identify victims in need of these moves. Due to…

Used moving boxes and bed bugs

Most of us have fond memories of making forts in our living room as children with our old moving boxes, right? Perhaps that’s just me. Either way, there is nothing like the comfort of having an array of new cardboard boxes for packing your belongings leading up…