Reliable Storage & Access Solutions

When you first start your moving endeavor you may have an idea of how many belongings you feel you have. However, from years of experience we have found that the number of belongings that you have is far greater than you expect. We realize that this can pose many problems as you start to navigate the structure of your move. Whether you are moving a short distance or a long distance, having more items than anticipated can complicate your entire move. Luckily, here at Russell’s Moving & Storage we are capable and ready to support all of your Pasadena moving and storage needs. Not to mention we service all the surrounding areas as well! 

If you find yourself stuck with more belongings than anticipated and perhaps they either don’t fit in your new space or even your temporary housing between moves we have solutions available. We offer full-service, completely monitored storage solutions. We virtually track all of your belongings so that you can see photographs of what exactly is inside of your storage containers and where. This makes retrieving individual belongings as easy as possible! We make sure that we pack all of our storage containers as safely as we would for a long-distance move. We want to make sure that you feel comfortable and secure with your belongings being in our care. We understand how valuable some items may be to you whether it is sentimental or otherwise and we take extra care in this responsibility. 

Find yourself needing an extra day on your move? Things happen in escrow, timelines change and we understand your need to be flexible. We also have the ability to store your items directly on our trucks overnight for short-term storage in the event of timeline delays. Need help coordinating all of these logistics? Just give us a call. We are always available to help.

Relocation Made Easy

Relocating in any area is an overwhelming experience. There are a lot of factors to consider when relocating to another area and the logistics of moving can become quite overwhelming. Here at Russell’s we are a premiere relocation company Los Angeles. We are happy to help you during every step of the process. Moving itself involves many steps including: packing, loading, unloading, driving, and unpacking. Within each of those steps includes a lot of planning and coordinating as well. Below moving truckis a list of our ability to assist you during every step of this process. 

Packing: Packing can be a very time consuming process. If you pack yourself it can also be a project that allows you to get easily distracted. It can be easy to get caught up in looking at old photos, going through bags of receipts, etc. While it is an excellent time to purge, you should start on those events early and often. When it actually comes down to packing, Russell’s team is able to fully support you with all the materials needed to properly protect your valuables. We know how to pack delicate items so that they are always protected. 

Loading/Unloading/Driving: We have a fleet of vehicles at the ready for any size move big or small. We know how to maximize the space inside our trucks to help you strategically pack and house as many items as possible. 


Unpacking: Unpacking can be just as overwhelming as packing. We are happy to help you navigate exactly where boxes go and get things set-up so that you are able to relax in your new space as quickly as possible. 


If you are looking for an excellent relocation company Los Angeles, Russell’s team of skilled movers is here to help you. We look forward to making your move as easy and stress-free as possible! Please feel free to reach out to us for a free in-person consultation at your convenience.

Best Ways to Unpack

Once you arrive to your new home it can often be overwhelming on where to begin to unpack. You have unlikely given much thought as to how you plan to organize each room and how you want each room to practically function for your family. Every home is very different and it will likely change the dynamic of how your home flows and therefore where things go. Below are a few tips to help you in this big life transition as you begin to unpack.


  1. Start with the necessities: There are likely many things you have that you do not regularly use. Start by only unpacking and putting into place the items that you actually use regularly. This way you not only have easy access to these items but it will allow you to test out where you truckwant these items to go in your new home. 
  2. Make a plan for each room: It is helpful if you write out a list of how you plan to use each room and what items that room should contain. An example would be if you plan to use your loft as a game room you may want your sofa, TV, gaming console, etc. to be brought to this room. Planning ahead can help eliminate rearranging furniture and boxes after you get settled. 
  3. Let the kids participate: It can be comforting for a child to arrange their room the way that feels best to them. Children often have little control over a big move and this allows them to take back some of that control. Also, it is one less room for all of the adults to unpack!

Luckily as Russell’s we offer full service moving Los Angeles. If we can help you prepare, pack, move, or unpack your move we’re here to support you every step of the way. Please feel free to reach out to us for a no obligation consultation at your convenience.

Making Long Distance Moves Easier

Embarking on a long distance move is a big life decisions. If you have pets and children involved it can be an even bigger life-changing event with a lot of moving parts. At Russell’s Moving we are here to support you every step along the way. Below are a few tips to help make the process as easy and seamless as possible for you and your family.

  1. Start packing early: It can take roughly 6-8 weeks to get all your packing, documents, etc. in order for a long distance move. Therefore, the earlier you start the better. At the end of a move you always have more belongings than you realize.
  2. Stay organized: Make centralized lists and lots of them. Make lists with timelines and schedules regarding your move dates, utility contacts and keep them in a place where you can always find them. Make other lists about what supplies you may still need and tasks that must be accomplished before your move can take place.
  3. Consider all the details: Unlike with a short-distance move you hlong distance move ave to consider additional factors with a long-distance move. These factors can include: changing doctors offices, registering for school, switching insurance providers. These are time-consuming processes that you want to make sure you make the right decision. Add these details to your lists of things to complete so that nothing gets overlooked.

If you are looking for a relocation company Los Angeles, we’re here to support you. Our team has the knowledge and the bandwidth to support cross-country moves of any capacity. If you need help or a custom quote for your long distance move please feel free to reach out to our team at any time. We look forward to helping you on your new and exciting journey.

Tips for Packing Heavy Items


Outside of what we might traditionally think of as heavy items during our moves, there are several items that can certainly weigh heavy on the scale. It is incredibly important to be mindful of the weight since by doing so you are not only protecting yourself, but also your movers. Here are a few common items and some tips on how to pack them. 


Books- This is not one that people think of very often, but anyone with a large book collection really needs to be prepared. Prior to loading a box with books, reinforce the bottom of the box and with packing tape. Then start with your heaviest books on the bottom and pack them flat. If you must pack them another way, pack with the spines down so as to not damage them. Do not overfill the box, and fill in the naps with unprinted newsprint to keep them secure before taping it shut and labeling.


Winter Clothing- Those puffy jackets, winter boots, and other thick items weigh a lot when they are on, so imagine them in a box. Using a wardrobe specific box will allow you to alleviate some of the pain of packing them up. Alternatively, you can use vacuum bags to suck out all the air and store them without the puff. Both of these methods keep out the dust that can collect on clothing that is just sitting waiting to be unboxed. 


Kitchen Stuff- Yes, we said stuff. Heavy items in the kitchen are all too common meaning that this can help with a variety of items. Glass items should be both filled and wrapped in paper to avoid scratches or hairline fractures. Make sure to check with local regulations if you’re going to be attempting to move cans of food since it may not be allowed. Spice containers should all be taped shut and then the glass ones especially should be wrapped in paper. Now is also a good time to go through and toss anything that is expired. 

Moving large and heavy items can be difficult, but with the right team it can be done quickly and efficiently. Our Thousand Oaks moving and storage team has experience packing and moving large items like stoves, washers, and dryers. In addition to moving, our Beverly Hills storage facility is climate controlled and highly organized, keeping your items safe until you need them.