December 2014
They packed up my apartment and moved my stuff from Virginia to North Carolina. The packing was fast and smooth. The delivery date was sooner than expected. The delivery was prompted and the unloading was fast. No items were missing or broken. Wonderful service. -Tracy H.
30 Mar 2015 // from

When you think about a moving company, you probably think about the folks who actually conduct your move, like the packers, drivers, and warehouse staff. But there are so many other employees “behind the scenes.”

I recently sat down with Doug Hatch, JK Moving Services’ Dispatch Manager in our Maryland Division, to better get to know him and his role at JK. Here is a little of what he shared:

23 Mar 2015 // from

moving checklist

Moving your home can be stressful, so we’ve put together a Moving checklist to help you plan an organized, worry-free move.

checkbox What Stays, What Goes

Go through your home and make a list of the items you’d like to keep as well as a list of items that you can give away or get rid of. Make a note of items that will require special care to move or items that will need insurance coverage, like valuable art pieces.

checkbox Start Looking for a Moving Company

We recommend getting three in-home estimates from moving companies to get a better understanding of their pricing and service quality. Make sure you are hiring an actual moving company and not a moving broker and they are a licensed and a certified ProMover.

If you plan on moving during the summer, industry’s busy season, it’s important that you book your move with a company at least 6 weeks in advance.

checkbox Take Measurements

It’s always a good idea to measure the room dimensions and doorways of your new home. This will help you see which pieces of furniture will fit, and where they should go.

checkbox Order Packing Supplies

Start ordering packing supplies such as boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, markers, and more. We supply our booked customers with free, good-condition, gently-used boxes if requested.

checkboxChange of Address

Go to your local post office and get a change-of-address form or simply do it online at usps.gov. It is recommended that you change your address at least 2 weeks before your move date.

After changing your address, make sure to notify important parties such as your bank, your employer’s HR department, credit card companies, etc.

checkbox Packing, Labeling

Start packing your belongings. Make a note of items that will require special care or anything valuable you may want to insure.

When packing into boxes, clearly label each box with its contents and the room it is destined for. This will help you when unpacking and will also help your movers know where to place your boxes when unloading. A common mistake is to have the movers unload all boxes into one or two rooms or into the garage.  You will find yourself moving several heavy boxes all around your new home. Do your back a favor – have the movers place boxes in the rooms where they need to be unpacked.

checkbox Pack Valuables Separately

Make sure to pack jewelry or important documents such as birth certificates and social security cards separately. You will want to personally bring that with you to your new home on moving day. Here’s a handy list of items that you should not pack to be moved by the moving company.

checkbox Pack Moving Suitcase

Make moving day easier by packing essentials for a few days. Bring a few changes of clothes, some towels and linens, and essential bathroom and kitchen supplies to have handy while you take your time to unpack.

checkbox Stop Buying Groceries

About two weeks before a move you want to start either using what is left in your refrigerator or tossing it.

If your refrigerator/freezer is moving with you, make sure to empty, clean, and defrost it two days before moving day.

checkbox Reconfirm Details with Your Mover

A reputable moving company will do this part for you. They will call and reconfirm all the details such as the time the truck should arrive, address, and contact information.

checkbox Take Inventory

Before the movers leave, they will have you sign a bill of lading (or inventory list). Ask for a copy of this for your record.

 

 

6 Mar 2015 // from

On Saturday, March 14th, JK will be hosting a public auction for storage units that have gone unclaimed. The auction starts promptly at 9:00 A.M.; with registration and previews beginning at 8:30 A.M. Please note, all attendees must register at the door. If you would like to bid on any items, you will receive your bidder’s card during registration.

The auction will be held at our headquarters with parking available in our main lot. We will have staff on-hand to direct people to registration. Once you are registered and have your bidder’s card, you can enter our warehouse and see all of the lots.

Similar pallets will be available at the auction.

Similar pallets will be available at the auction.

What’s going to be available for auction?

For Saturday’s auction, there will be more than 106 pallets (wooden storage crates) and 11 overflow items including oriental rugs, sofas and a small organ with a bench. Many of the pallets, which are 5 ft. x 7 ft. x 7 ft., contain household items that JK professionally packed and stored. Like our previous auctions, we will be auctioning entire pallets and not individual items within a pallet.

Similar pallets will be available at the auction.

How do I pay?

For payment, JK will accept major credit cards and cash. (Sorry, we will not accept checks.) If you cannot transport your newly acquired items, you can make arrangements with a JK representative on site regarding storage and shipping. Please note that storage and shipping are additional costs.

The auction is public and open to all who are interested. So why not come down and join JK on Saturday, March 14th? You’ll never know what you might find!

24 Feb 2015 // from

now hiring

JK Moving Services has career opportunities available today to support our continual growth.  If you’re actively seeking a full- or part-time position, or simply looking to make extra money this summer, check out our many career fairs scheduled between March and May 2015.

Here are just a few of the positions we’re currently hiring:

  • Moving helpers for residential or commercial moving
  • Warehouse helpers
  • Non-CDL drivers
  • Local CDL-A and CDL-B drivers
  • And more

Our on-site career fairs offer on-the-spot interviews at both our Maryland and Virginia offices during March, April, and May, and we encourage anyone interested to attend and apply. Below are the dates, times, and locations of our scheduled events:

MonthDayLocationTime
March644112 Mercure Cir, Sterling, VA 201669:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
March127561 Lindbergh Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 208799:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
March2044112 Mercure Cir, Sterling, VA 201669:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
March2844112 Mercure Cir, Sterling, VA 201669:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
April1044112 Mercure Cir, Sterling, VA 201669:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
April1744112 Mercure Cir, Sterling, VA 201669:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
April257561 Lindbergh Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 208799:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
May944112 Mercure Cir, Sterling, VA 201669:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
May167561 Lindbergh Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 208799:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
May2244112 Mercure Cir, Sterling, VA 201669:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

To see all of our open positions or to apply online, visit our careers page. For more information about the career fairs, please contact Elder Ramos at eramos@jkmoving.com or 703.260.3086.

If you have general questions about our open positions, you can reach us on our Jobs Hotline: 703.260.JOBS (703.260.5627).

16 Feb 2015 // from

When you think about a moving company, you probably think about the folks who actually conduct your move, like the packers, drivers, and warehouse staff. But there are so many other employees “behind the scenes.”

I recently sat down with Alison Zook, JK Moving Services’ Commercial Account Manager, to better get to know her and her role at JK. Here is a little of what she shared:

 

 

13 Feb 2015 // from

What does your company do with confidential files and data that are no longer needed?

Photos from a recent move in which a company did not properly discard confidential information

Photos from a recent move in which a company did not properly discard confidential information

 

One of the biggest opportunities for a company to fall victim to security breaches is when confidential data or files are no longer needed.  Unfortunately many times, confidential and personal information are thrown out without being shredded or destroyed properly leaving companies at great risk.

Since there are no laws against “dumpster diving,” your business has no claim to privacy once these documents are thrown out.

You can purchase a paper shredder, although these machines can only manage so much paper at a time and they cannot dispose of electronic or digitally-stored data. Instead, your organization can hire a shredding service which securely eliminates documents and hard drives alike. Whether you need weekly service or have a large, one-time destruction project, you can hire JK Moving Services to provide secure solutions.

Along with shredding documents, JK has the ability to provide a complete information management solution.  One that can store confidential files securely in a digital library which can be accessed at any time along with traditional hard copy document storage services.  This combination of services creates a cost effective solution to meet the needs of any organization.

We utilize production scanning equipment that operates at a speed that allows us to capture images at a high level while maintaining the ability to have a naked eye image quality check at each capture point.

To learn more about our shredding or imaging services, please visit our website or call 703.574.6735.

6 Feb 2015 // from

On February 6th, 2015 many of our employees here at JK Moving Services wore red in support of Women’s Heart Health Awareness. Heart disease and strokes kill 1 out of 3 women every year according to the American Heart Association. Click the image below to see the full album of our employees wearing red!

 

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To learn more about this cause go to www.GoRedForWomen.org/WearRedDay