Things to Consider When Moving for a Job

It’s a huge decision.  You’ve been offered a terrific new position.  Is it worth all the stress that will upset your household?  Be sure to do your homework.  There are so many changes that you need to consider before you decide to accept a position and relocate. Here are some good ideas from RelocationAlly…. Continue reading.

Why Do People Move?

Moving is a big deal.  There are various reasons why people move – job change, divorce, financial changes, retirement, downsizing or outgrowing your current home.  Whatever the reason, our experts can help you in every step of the process.  Bekins offers full service moving.  Our website can be a resource for… Continue reading.

Helping to Celebrate More Birthdays

The American Cancer Society surprised Bekins corporate headquarters in Hillside, IL with a thank-you party celebrating Bekins “Jade” level fundraising efforts for the Relay for Life Countryside, IL event.  Bekins raised more than $10,000 for the organization and were recognized a during an awards ceremony at the American Cancer Society’s Leadership Summit held recently in Chicago. Relay for… Continue reading.

Bekins wins award from U.S. Commerce Association

Bekins Receives 2011 Best of Waukegan Award U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement NEW YORK, NY, September 23, 2011 — Bekins has been selected for the 2011 Best of Waukegan Award in the Moving Services category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award… Continue reading.

Ready to Retire?

Have you considered where you want to retire?  Money Magazine has published where they believe are the best places to retire.  When retiring, what does your ideal place look like? Is it a hustling and bustling city or is it a country town? Is it on the sea-shore with a view,… Continue reading.

Making Your Move Easier on Your Children

Moving with children can be tricky.  There are so many changes on the horizon that it causes anxiety and stress for both you and your children.  Here are a few tips recently published from Relocation.com to help make the transition a little easier on them and you.  Just be sure to keep the conversation open… Continue reading.

Bekins Announces President’s Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2011 Bekins Van  Lines Award Winners for Customer Service Excellence.  Bekins’ contractors, agent drivers and sub-drivers in all product lines are eligible to receive this award.  Winners are determined  based on nominations  provided by Bekins customer service, fleet and operations departments. Other criteria includes:  Having an excellent rolling 12 month… Continue reading.

Bekins Celebrates the Hard Work of their Employees!

Food…Food…and More Food!  Bekins Van Lines thanked all employees for all their hard work during this busy summer moving season with an all day end of summer “Food Day”.  Employees were treated to morning appetizers and snacks, a barbecue lunch and an afternoon of desserts.  Bekins executive staff members were called upon to… Continue reading.

Hiring a Home Inspection Professional

You’ve found your dream home and can’t wait to get ready for the big move.  But don’t forget an important part of the home buying process – getting a home inspection.  Do your homework and know your rights!  Here’s some good advice from the Movers.com blog about this very subject. Home Inspection: Know Your… Continue reading.

Tips to Inventory Your Home

2011 seems to be an active year for major weather incidents; hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes – all devastating situations.  Would you know everything that’s in your home in an emergency situation or if you are considering downsizing or moving? Here is a good article from Tim Johnson of Relocation.com on how to be ready… Continue reading.