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Not Your Average Move

When people think about moving, most often they envision a pretty straight line from here to there: You sell or vacate one place, pack it up, and move into another, right?

But sometimes that’s not the case. Sometimes, in the fluid, flexible, and open society we live in, people have more individualized needs, special circumstances, or more complicated relocations than just going directly from point A to point B. For example, sometimes moves are only temporary. Sometimes moves happen so quickly that there’s a need to sell or disburse belongings in a hurry. Sometimes people aren’t sure of where they’re going to end up yet, and sometimes they are indeed going from here to there, but “there” is a looooong ways away, and they’re wary of managing an overseas transport.

In cases like these—temporary moves, sudden life changes, downsizing, merging homes—a full-service professional moving company like BB&D Moving Services can actually take care of a lot more than just moving for you. We can service you from soup to nuts, no matter your personal situation or challenges.

Some of the Specialty Services We Offer

  • Cleaning & Handyman Services: When time is tight, when repairs are needed before you can depart, or when you just don’t want to take care of the finishing touches yourself, we can arrange for housecleaning and minor home repairs to give you peace of mind and take some of the weight off your shoulders.
  • Junk Removal: Not bringing all of the things in one place to the next place, but want to get rid of them without any hassle? We can haul away loads, small or large, and make sure they’re properly disposed of.
  • Furniture Sales: Have some sellable items that you just don’t use anymore or won’t fit where you’re going? If you don’t want to list them online, we’ll do that for you—easing your load, literally and figuratively!
  • Packing/Unpacking & Packing Materials: Movers don’t just move—we can do the lion’s share of packing and unpacking too, greatly decreasing your effort and shortening your timeline. And if you’d rather not scrape together or have to shop for boxes and tape and liners and fillers, we can also provide all the packing materials you’ll need at a very reasonable added cost, delivered right to your door.
  • Storage Options: It’s not uncommon anymore for people to be “in transit” as job placements, relationship statuses, family circumstances, and wanderlust preclude us from immediately putting down anchor somewhere new. We offer both short-term and long-term storage options in lighted, temperature-controlled facilities with around-the-clock monitored security cameras.
  • International Moving Services: Moving across foreign borders requires not just specialty expertise in international transit and regulations assistance, but someone you trust to manage your transport professionally and efficiently, getting everything to you safely and intact in your destination country.
  • Additional Services: Need something else? Just ask and we’ll see what we can do! For example, we can digitally scan documents so you don’t have to haul boxes of hard copies with you. And we can make sure your boxes are properly labelled so they’re delivered right to the room in which you want them.

Call BB&D Moving Services today to learn more about how we can make your move and take care of your moving needs—however simple or complicated—as stress-free as possible:

301-573-5447 (MD)  |  571-375-2826 (VA)  |  786-390-4040 (FL)  |  bbdmoving.com/

Packing Your Kitchen for a Move

Are you getting ready for a move and find that your kitchen is untidy and disorganized? Whether you are moving across the street or across the country, you’ll need to get organized. Organization is key when trying to decide which items to pack up and take with you, which to give away, and which to throw out.

SOME BASIC STEPS IN PACKING YOUR KITCHEN:

Acquire Boxes – Purchasing boxes from your professional moving company or a storage facility is a great time saver. Use small boxes for kitchen utensils and cookbooks, medium-sized boxes for Tupperware and small appliances, and large boxes for awkward items such as baking tins and casserole dishes. Be sure to use heavy-duty boxes for glasses, dishes, china, and plates.

Acquire Packing Supplies – 1. Marker for labeling 2. Dish packs for breakables 3. Packing paper 4. Bubble wrap (residential small bubble) 5. Tape

Organizing Items – Start by sorting things into piles. First, decide which items are outdated or duplicates that you don’t need to take with you. The items you are keeping can be sorted into piles to pack together.

Pack Non-Essential Items – Now that items are sorted and you have boxes ready, start packing items that you don’t use every day such as cookbooks, kitchen gadgets and towels, glasses, and pots and pans that are not for everyday use.

Kitchen Essentials – It is a good idea to have a few essential items stored in an easy to access box or bin to get you through the last couple of days in your old place and the first couple of days in the new place. Be sure to label this box clearly. It might hold a few bowls, plates, cups, utensils, napkins, and paper towels so you can have them handy for your meals.

Pack Fragile Items – Any items that are fragile such as china, dishes, glasses, casserole dishes, and any other breakable items can be packed into medium boxes. Be sure to use plenty of packing materials and bubble wrap. Remember: don’t make these boxes too heavy!

Tape & Label Boxes – Check all boxes to make sure contents are well protected and not too heavy. Seal each one up with packing tape and label all boxes with their contents and which room they belong in.

Your kitchen may be one of the most time consuming rooms to pack, so another great option is to have your professional movers handle the packing, labeling, and even provide the moving boxes for you. This will ensure that your belongings are packed securely and will arrive at your destination safely.