Household Move

Moving Guide

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Bekins can assist you with your upcoming move by taking care of all the details.  There is so much to plan and organize.  Rely on Bekins to assist you every step of the way.

The key to a successful move is planning.  Planning and organizing your move will help you alleviate the stress of moving, and avoid any surprises.  The relocation process takes anywhere from 90-120 days.  During this time, you will need to plan and organize your move. The more organized you are, the less stressed you will be.   When using a professional mover, be aware that the summer months are the busiest, so be sure to contact your Bekins agent 30 to 45 days prior to your preferred move dates so that you are not disappointed.

Moving with Children

A move can be especially trying for children.  Here are some tips to ease their concerns:

  • Get them involved - This will help alleviate some of their stress about moving to a new place. 
  • Let them pack their own special box of their items
  • Discuss their fears and concerns

Be sure that they are not there on loading day, as they may become upset that their things are going on the truck.  We suggest that they spend the day with family or friends to minimize their anxiety about the move.   Proper planning will assist your children in the transition to you new home and community.

Moving your Pets

Pets cannot be moved on the moving truck.  Be sure that they are not around on moving day as they might get in the way.  Also, arrange for the transport of your pet well in advance.  You might want to visit your veterinarian to get your pet's health records and update tags, and to obtain tranquilizers to calm your pet during transport.

Moving Plants

Plants should not be moved.  We cannot be responsible for the care of plants, and many states quarantine plants at all times.  We recommend that they move with you, and not on the Bekins truck.

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