13 Things I Learned Moving Myself

Editor’s note: Brian is a frequent contributor to the JK Moving Blog.  What follows are tips and suggestions based on his experience moving himself over a two day period. This is part 1. The lease on my one bedroom apartment was ending and because I’m in my 20s and I’m adventurous, I decided to move.  After finding a new place to live, I thought, “I work at JK, I’ve attended a few training classes, I’ve helped people move, I can absolutely move on my own. How hard can it possibly be? I live in a small place; it’s not like […]

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4 Things to Verify Before Selecting Your Mover

You’ve received three in-home estimates, discussed potential movers with friends and your real estate agent. You’re ready to choose your mover, but before you do there are a four more questions you should have answers to before making your final decision. What are the four things you need to verify before selecting a mover? Is your mover a broker? You’ll want to know if your mover is a broker. Brokers work with a variety of moving companies and you want to know who is going to show up on the day of your move. If you receive an estimate from […]

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4 Benefits to Creating a Retention Schedule in Your Organization

Establishing and maintaining a comprehensive records retention schedule requires a commitment from upper management and the perseverance of a few dedicated employees. Establishing a retention schedule can deliver a significant return on investment. Once established and implemented, the retention schedule can help reduce costs, limit liability, and make the overall records management program more efficient. Some of the major advantages of establishing a record retention schedule are outlined below: 1. Protect your company or organization from liability. If your records become the subject of litigation, an established retention schedule can protect your company. Records which are disposed of following the […]

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Driving Towards Safety

Recently, our Maryland team celebrated 351 days injury free and our Virginia team celebrated 270 days injury free. The safety of our crews and of you and your belongings is of the utmost concern during all facets of a move. How do we encourage and reward safety with our crews? Open communication and incentives are the two main ways we have created a culture of safety at JK Moving. Open Communication Crew Meetings The Director of Safety attends every monthly crew meeting, and at each meeting he shares a safety tip or safety reminder. The crew meeting is also an […]

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Upcoming Shows and Events

At JK, we love to be involved with the community, and these next two months are no exception. We’ll be attending and sponsoring the following events because it’s a great opportunity for us to support the community, meet new people, and meet with one of our favorite partners, real estate agents. We invite you to stop by our booth and say hi to the JK representatives.   FAAR Tradeshow Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Fredericksburg Expo Center Booth 84 We’re starting the event season off with a 1950’s sock hop at the Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Tradeshow. If you’re attending […]

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7 Tips To Prepare For Move Day

You’ve received your three in-home estimates and you’ve selected your mover. You’re ready to go. Now, how do you prepare for move day? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you prepare for your move day. 1. Set up a play date for your children. You’ll want to keep your children safe during the move. Kids are naturally curious and they could get in the way of the movers, leading to them getting hurt or potential damage to your possessions. Protect both your children and your belongings by arranging a fun day out of the house for the […]

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