Moving guides and resources

Where can I find helpful moving information?

If you’re prepping for moving day, you’re in the right place! Bekins doesn’t just provide exceptional moving services—we’re also equipped with tons of moving resources to make your next move a total breeze. We want your transition to be as simple and easy as possible! That’s why our expert team has compiled tips and tricks on all things moving for your convenience.

With Bekins, you get peace of mind that you will be prepared for whatever moving day throws your way. And remember, if you have any questions about the moving process, you can always get in touch with your local Bekins agent for more information.

What kind of moving resources does Bekins offer?

Whether you’re looking for packing best practices or moving checklists, Bekins has it all. Explore our blog, print checklists and see what other Bekins customers are saying about us—you’ll be ready for the big day in no time! Below you’ll find an array of useful information and tips for moving that will make the transition stress-free.

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What to Expect During Your Move

Moving can come with a lot of curveballs. However, with our resources, you can be as prepared as possible. From price estimation to packing to arrival, learn more about what to expect over the course of your move.


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Moving Guides & Checklists

With our moving checklists and handy guides, you can rest assured that you won’t miss any of the small details during the moving process. Check out our moving guides and checklists to stay informed about your move!

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Packing Guides & Checklists

Packing carefully and efficiently is critical in creating a worry-free moving experience. The team at Bekins can pack your belongings safely and quickly. However, if you decide to pack your items yourself, reference these guides so you can learn how to pack like a pro!

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Bekins Reviews & Testimonials

We think our team is the best in the biz—but don’t take it from us. Visit our reviews and testimonials page to see what our customers are saying about us!

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Bekins Blog

Peruse our blogs to stay up-to-date with the latest moving and packing tips and tricks and Bekins news. Our posts are a great way to stay in-the-know with all things moving and relocation.

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From choosing a protection plan for your moving company to deciding how and what to pack, there’s a lot that goes into moving. Take a peek at our videos packed with useful moving information and tips!

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Got questions? There’s a good chance you’ll find the answer here! Take a look at our FAQ page—if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, you can always reach out to the expert team at Bekins. We’re happy to help with your move in any way we can!

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If you come across any moving terms you aren’t sure about, check out our glossary! We’ve provided fast and simple explanations for moving and relocation words and phrases for your convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Knowing how to prepare for movers on the big day will make life easier for everyone. Luckily, your personal Bekins Van Lines move manager will help you at every step to ensure you’re ready when our green and white truck pulls up. Start with our “What to expect” guide for tips on preparing, packing, loading and transporting your belongings. Our moving timeline is also a helpful relocation tool. Of course if you have questions, you can always contact your agent directly. We’re happy to help!

Each season has its pros and cons for moving. The weather can be just right in the spring and fall, but dealing with kids in school could make things more difficult. Summer is a popular time to move, which can make moving companies hard to come by during that time—it’s important to plan ahead. Learn more about the pros and cons of moving in each season

Relocating can be hard on pets, especially if you’re moving across the country. Prepare your pet for the move by planning ahead, acclimating them to riding in your vehicle and keeping them safe and out of the way on moving day. Be patient; pets sometimes need extra time to adjust. Read more in our blogs on how to move with pets and ways to help your dog adjust.

Moving is a big deal for kids. It might mean new friends, a new school or even a new state. Get your kids involved in your move early on and give them time to have whatever feelings they need to have. Bekins has helpful guides on how to move with kids and tips for surviving a long distance move with kids. We know what a big change moving is for your family, and our team is dedicated to making your transition as smooth as possible. 

Yes. You will need to be home when movers are there. You will also need to have a representative present to sign documents. Then, your Bekins agent can organize your move to make your part as minimal as possible. Let us handle the packing, loading and transporting of your belongings for you. Learn more about what it means to work with a full-service moving company. 

This is a classic dilemma we see every day while moving parents with kids of all ages. You may hope your kids will help, but it’s important to know their limits. Depending on their age and level of independence, it may be best for your children to spend the day with a friend or grandparent. Many families plan ahead to make moving fun for kids. By letting Bekins handle the heavy lifting, you and your kids can have a stress-free moving experience.

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