Bekins’ National Moving Month Tip #5: Donate

5. Donate your non-perishable food items If you went to look in your food pantry right now, what would you see? Probably a lot of non-perishable food items, many of which are in heavy aluminum or tin cans.  If you know that most moving companies charge not only by the… Continue reading.

Bekins’ National Moving Month Tip #4

4. Don’t forget to change the locks on your new house. We know that there are countless things to think about once you make a big move and start settling in to your new home.  One good thing to keep in the back of your mind is to change the locks… Continue reading.

Bekins’ National Moving Month Tip #2

2. Take pictures of your electronics before you unhook and pack them up.  There’s nothing worse than unhooking a complicated sound system and realizing you don’t have the manual to help you re-hook it up.  We’re extremely visual people, so take several pictures. Take them from different angles.  Have a variety… Continue reading.

Bekins’ National Moving Month Tip #1

1. Invest in a high-quality notebook Organization during a move is so important. Throughout the moving process, you’ll probably acquire lots of loose papers, receipts, notes, business cards and more. It’s easy to lose these materials, so we’ve found purchasing a notebook complete with pouches, big pages, and folders is… Continue reading.

Celebrate National Moving Month with Bekins Van Lines

When you think of the month of May, you might think about budding flowers, the end of the school year, and the beginning of warm weather. We at Bekins Van Lines are thinking about celebrating. May is National Moving Month and we are excited to share and celebrate our wealth of… Continue reading.


Bekins Recaps: National Moving Month

National Moving Month It’s been one month since National Moving Month began.  That means we’re one month in to the busiest time in the moving industry season.  To celebrate this month, Bekins produced a series of moving tips to help ensure a smooth and successful move. Now that we’re at… Continue reading.

Springfield Van & Storage

Springfield Van & Storage Co. Recognized as Agent of the Month

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Springfield Van & Storage Co. is Bekins Van Lines’ Agent of the Month for October 2015. The award is given to the interstate agent for Bekins Van Lines that exemplifies founders John and Martin Bekins’ philosophy of putting customers first and the characteristics of quality, professionalism, empathy… Continue reading.


How to Adjust to Moving to a New Time Zone

You’ve decided to move abroad for work, school, or pleasure, and you feel excited. You have an adventure in front of you, and you can’t wait to get started. You’ve spent months preparing paperwork, hiring a moving company and scoping out the local culture-but you haven’t finished preparing yet. You… Continue reading.


This is Moving – Terminology

The moving world has its own lingo and when preparing for a move it is important to understand the terminology.  Below are common words that you may come across in the moving process: Accessorial (additional) services – Services, such as packing, appliance servicing, unpacking or stair carries, that you request… Continue reading.