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Time Your Move Right to Minimize Stress

Moving is well known to be one of the more stressful experiences in life. But good planning can help minimize stress in many ways. One relatively simple thing you can do is to time your move right. By avoiding the times when most people move, you will typically have more resources available and lower prices, whether you’re hiring a moving company or moving yourself.

Best Time of Year to Move:

In terms of getting the best prices and highest availability of moving companies, moving trucks, and other moving resources, the best time of year to move is in the fall and winter. Most people move between May and September. If you happen to be moving into a rental property, you are more likely to get a better deal between October and April, as well.

Best Time of the Month to Move:

If possible, try to plan your move close to the middle of the month, right around the 15th. Since most home sales close during the last days of the month and leases typically end then as well, movers and moving trucks are in highest demand right around the first of the month. There are also not usually any major holidays near the middle of the month, adding to the benefits of moving then.

Best Time of Week to Move:

If you can’t choose what time of year or what part of the month you’ll be moving, aiming for a mid-week move (Monday through Thursday) will still help a great deal with available resources. The vast majority of moves happen from Friday through Sunday, when people have more flexibility with work schedules.

Best Time of Day to Move:

This one is just common sense. No matter what time of year, month, or week you’ll be moving, plan for an early start to your day. Whether you are moving yourself or hiring a moving company, it takes time to get everything loaded, moved, and unloaded. Plan to rise with the sun to make the most of your big day!

Moving during a moving company’s slower days also means that everyone (both you and the movers) are less rushed, and they can focus all of their attention on you! For more moving tips visit our website: www.bbdmoving.com

Preparing For A Move – The Checklist

A poorly planned or executed move can be one of the more taxing experiences in your life. At BB&D Transportation, Moving & Storage, we never want our patrons to experience a stressful moving event. Beyond perfect service, it’s the goal of our professional movers to ensure you enjoy your move and all that it brings!

How To Prepare For A Move: The Basics

The key to reducing stress on your move (or in general!) is organization. Having a clear to-do checklist, and all of the materials you need is the most important aspect. So what do you need? Surprisingly, not all that much! Avoid complicating your move, and ensure you have these things:

  • A calendar date. Or appointment book date, anything of the sort, really. While not a tangible item, a planned, scheduled date is the single most important item you can bring to a move. A proper date gives you an exact game plan, and allows you to coordinate appropriately.
  • At least three box sizes. Dependant upon your packing style, you’re going to need various box sizes to get everything organized. Boxes can be purchased from most general stores, or you can ask local stocking services if they have left over boxes to spare (liquor stores awesome for this!).
  • “Safe” boxes. Don’t depend on cardboard for everything! Plastic, wood or other sturdy box materials are excellent for fragile items like electronics, glass, china and heirlooms.
  • Packing material. Whether you get a big bag of styrofoam ‘peanuts’, rolls of tissue paper or just a large supply of loose newspaper, have something to fill packed boxes. You should never have loose space in your packed boxes!
  • Labelling Clear, distinct and easy to read lables are the key to organization. Be sure everything is very easy to understand. This helps both you, and your professional movers! And speaking of professional movers…
  • Professional movers.Of course, this isn’t a requirement, but it will make things much, much simpler. When it comes to packing, moving and carrying out your move expertly and without incident, no one does it better than a professional! Curious about why you would need a professional mover? We’ve discussed it at-length in a previous blog post! (“Do You Really Need A Packers And Movers Service?”)

Perfect, Stress Free Moves With BB&D

Looking for an unmatched moving experience? Contact our professional movers today!

What Do I Look For In A Professional Mover?

You may consider choosing your movers to be a simple process. Or, if you’re unsure of what to look for, it’s possible that you may find the process daunting. Either way, we at BB&D want to come to you today to detail the ins and outs of choosing your movers. Knowing what to look for and what you need to know are the keys to initiating a successful, stress free move!

What Do I Look For In A Professional Mover?

Firstly, the key word here is professional. Always ensure you’re working with professional, licensed movers. There are some scams out there, and we don’t want to see anyone falling for them! In addition, always check for these two major things:

  • Positive peer and consumer reviews are absolutely integral to operating a successful business these days. With the advent of the internet, paid ads and click-bait have become increasingly untrustworthy, and many consumers ignore them outright. Find a company that holds a strong status with previous customers! Word of mouth is easy to come by in our digital world, and you can use this to your advantage to ensure you’re getting the professional assistance you deserve!
  • Low-quality moving businesses that don’t offer service that is up to acceptable standards all have one thing in common. They don’t last very long! Be sure you’re choosing movers that have been at it for a while, and have proven to be dependable and trustworthy.

In addition to these factors, we would urge you to speak with the company. Contacting and making appointments through a website is a great tool, but nothing substitutes speaking with a real person. This way you can get a solid feel for how a business really operates, and whether or not it’s the right fit for your needs.

BB&D: The Movers You’ve Been Looking For

With BB&D, you can be sure you’re getting a moving service that exemplifies all of the qualities you want most in your professional movers. Our business is built on trust, transparency and excellent service, and we take great pride in providing our customers with only the absolute best we can provide. For more information on our moving services, or to set up an appointment, contact us today!

Another happy customer…

Hello Fabiola,

Thank you for the follow up.

The move went very well and we are very happy with the service and professionalism of the staff and movers.

We would definitely recommend BB&D Moving to friends and family members.

Thank you so much to you and all of the other staff of BB&D for making our move and transition such a seamless process!

Best,

Melanie

Good Morning

I just wanted to shoot you a note quickly to thank you again for all of your help! The move went so well yesterday, despite the heat but it’s better than the rain today. The crew was on time, professional, friendly and did an exceptional job with everything! After yesterday I pray we don’t have to move anytime soon but if we do I will certainly give you all a call and will be sure to recommend you all to all of our friends and family.

We can’t thank you all enough!

Best,
Sarah DeLuca

Testimonials! What our clients say about us.

Very easy to work with, thank you very much. – Paula

Pedro is very professional plus personable. I would highly recommend him and you service. – Kate/TLC

These were the BEST movers I ever deal with. I will recommend them 100X’s over. Great job! – Susan

Thank you very much the move was perfect my husband and I are very happy. We already recommended BB&D to many people. Thank you – Estella

Very good job! – Sheida

Great team! Very professional – Thank you! – Kathy

The whole crew did an outstanding job. The best move I ever had and this was my 18th one. Kudos to all!! – Ana

The guys were great and service was excellent I will be recommending your company to all my friends. The guys were very good- they made the experience enjoyable. – Mark

So Kind + professional = Thank you! – Rene

Everyone was very polite plus hard working! Especially Gustavo. – John

Awesome!!!! – Kelley

This was a very conscientious competent crew and crew leader. I was impressed with their professionalism – Kate

They all did a terrific job, very good very Conscientious. – Kathleen

They did a great job, very professional. – Maria

Amazing job, they were so kind professional, fast and considerate. Will refer. – Bethany

Quickly and efficiently

Over the summer my son decided he was too old for his “playroom” and wanted a change to more a game room feel. I needed help moving all the furniture out of our attic – I called BB&D for help and voila! the men came and my son’s playroom furniture was moved quickly and efficiently – the men carefully protected my stairwells and foyer floors very professionally and before I knew it I had a clear canvas to make a gameroom for our son.

Shannon

Highly Recommend

I moved all my household goods on April 16, 2011 using BB&D. The estimate on location was done on time and professionally. The movers arrived on time and were very careful but still accomplished the move in the estimated number of hours. I would highly recommend this company for ease of mind, friendly and professional service.

Rafeal