Weekly Guide to Your Next Move

Weekly Guide to Your Next Move

weekly-guide-to-movingWhether you’re moving locally in Washington or moving to the Pacific Northwest from afar, it’s easy to get sidetracked instead of preparing for your move. There’s tons to do, but while you’re wrapping up your life in your current home, moving day is fast approaching. Be sure to use this handy week-by-week guide so you can have a streamlined and stress-free relocation.

8 Weeks to Move – Buy a binder and add your current house paper work as well as paperwork for your new home. This binder will hold all of your important documents and files regarding your move. Begin doing research on what moving company and services you require.

7 Weeks to Move – Choose your moving day and book it with your moving company. If you book with Bekins Northwest, you’ll also receive a free estimate as well as a single-point-of-contact move coordinator. If you choose to pack yourself, it’s time to order your packing supplies and making an inventory of your belongings.


6 Weeks to Move – Begin organizing your belongings by separating the stuff you want or may want to keep from the stuff you definitely don’t want to take with you. Donate gently used items or host a garage sale to help get some funds back for your move. Take measurements at your new home and begin planning your space.

5 Weeks to Move – Address your personal relationships. Host a goodbye party for your child and say your farewells to your friends and family. Be sure to forward your medical records, keep your pets information up to date, and submit a change of address.

4 Weeks to Move – Begin packing items you use infrequently and try to keep them together with like items. Be sure to label each box clearly and keep heavier items on the bottom. Plan your trip to Washington by booking hotels, choosing a route, or purchasing your airline tickets. If you have pets, look for pet-friendly accommodations

3 Weeks to Move – Prepare your home by sending carpet out for cleaning, dispose of any flammable items that can’t be moved, and set a date for disconnect/reconnect of your utilities.

2 Weeks to Move – Complete all major packing, clear out safety deposit boxes, and confirm travel and moving details with your agent.

1 Week to Move – Refill any necessary prescriptions, pack your suitcases, and be sure to check the weather. You should also organize backup funds and get your immediate open-first box in order. Clean your home for the new owners and prepare for moving day!

If you’re looking for reliable local movers, contact Bekins Northwest to learn more about our comprehensive moving solutions. Call us to get in touch with a moving specialist or fill out our online form to request your free moving estimate.

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4 Tips for a Smooth Winter Move in Washington

4 Tips for a Smooth Winter Move in Washington

Although winter in Washington tends to be milder than in other climates, it still takes a great deal of preparation to move during it. Despite it being unlikely that you’ll encounter heavy snowfall, you’ll still have to deal with chilly temperatures and constant rainfall. Because of this, our Washington residential movers have put together a short checklist of what you’ll need to do when moving in winter.

Leave the Heavy Lifting to the Professionals

Before anything, do yourself a favor and hire a professional moving company. Since this time of year is the “slow season” for the moving industry, you’re bound to find a great deal.

Make Sure To Turn on the Heat

Unless you plan on spending the first night sleeping in your winter jacket, make sure you turn on your utilities in advance. This will ensure you can heat your home to a comfortable temperature once you arrive.

Keep Yourself Dry as a Bone

There’s a strong chance that there will be rainfall during your move, so we suggest you wear a raincoat or a poncho. The last thing you’ll want is to be all drenched and soggy when relocating, so wear something nonabsorbent.

Protect Your Entryways and Floors

Unless you want your flooring and doorways to be coated in dirt, salt and water from the outside, lay down some protection. Place cardboard or plastic throughout your home so you don’t track any nastiness in from outside.

Following these tips will ensure a smooth move during the winter. If you need help finding a moving company, look no further than Bekins Northwest. Give our Washington movers a call or fill out our online form to receive your free quote today!

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El Nino in the Pacific Northwest Makes Moving Wet

El Nino in the Pacific Northwest Makes Moving Wet

Moving is tough already with the seemingly endless list of to-dos you must complete and organize by moving day. It’s hard coordinating the different facets that come into play but with the help of a reputable and reliable mover like Bekins Northwest, the process can be a little easier. If you’re moving to Washington, there’s plenty of things to consider. Known as a place with plenty of rain, the season often dictates how your move might go.
With El Nino winds sweeping across the Pacific northwest bringing in dry air, it may seem like the perfect time to move this year by taking advantage of less rain. But don’t be fooled, while the winter in Washington may be a bit more mild and dry, it doesn’t mean that it is going to be lacking in rain at all. Often, El Nino brings with it individual heavy storms that can often cause unexpected flooding and even landslides.

Keep track of the weather as your moving day is coming up and know that if you’ve chosen Bekins Northwest as your mover, you’re getting professionals who have dealt with these kinds of weather conditions for years. Our experience and expertise make long distance moving easy, streamlined, and stress free.

If you’re in need of reliable moving solutions for your relocation in Washington, choose Bekins Northwest. Call us to learn more about how we can give you the moving experience you want or fill out our online form to request your free, in-home moving estimate.

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