BDMovers’s Blog


It’s Spring so movers are in the news

I always meet spring with mixed emotions. For movers it means the phones will start to ring a little more, people will be moving more, remodeling and construction means I’ll be moving people into storage or PODS more. But I also know the news stations and papers will have their yearly report on “bad movers” The reports are mostly welcome.They report  what I report all the time here. Some though, will focus on the scams and paint a picture of my industry as all bad.
We all know my company is unique, but I have to admit that most of the movers in my area are good also. We are mostly guys just trying to pay our bills. We all live in the towns we service, our kids go to the local schools. We do not want a confrontation at the WAWA or at school plays because we stole, damaged or did anything wrong. I want to walk these streets and have only friends where I go. I think most movers are the same.

Faith can move mountains, for everything else there is BD Movers (TM)

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Rogue Movers, NJWMA and the BBB

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The New Jersey Warehouse and Movers Association has just posted a few videos to Youtube. (it ain’t just kids anymore) I can not tell you how pleased I am that they are being so proactive about this issue. ———Disclaimer: I serve on the board of directors for the NJWMA
Our industry has a problem with unlicensed movers, (have I mentioned why you want a licensed mover? have you read my first 13 posts?) Other states such as Maryland have also developed videos to inform our consumers of the problem.  Bravo!

Speaking of the NJWMA, they also have program for “Circle of Excellence” movers. Although all of the member movers are great, these few companies have held themselves to even higher standards. I applaud all of them.

The BBB recently changed the way they grade companies. It now is a letter grade from F to A+ , based on pass customer service and few other factors.  This should make it easier for the consumer to compare movers to each other.

Happy Easter!

Faith can mountains, for everything else there is BD Movers!

Patti’s Prom Project

On another note. BD Movers has been supporting Patti’s Prom Project this past month. I help in collecting used gowns and dresses and they are then donated to a young women that would otherwise not have one. If you are in Ocean County, call us and I will arrange to pick up the dress. The event takes place on the 28th of March, here in Forked River, NJ. Robin Bahr has been a promoter of the event and has brought much energy to the project. If you do not know Robin, she is a great realtor in Ocean County. If you had to choose a realtor, she most definitely would be on your short list. Pattie Romano has also been a great help to the effort, you may know her from her radio show on WOBM. Laura Giannotta is also one of the dynamos involved, she is very involved in our community and a great realtor as well. I am sure there are others involved, but these realtors have been my contacts. Today I heard they have over 1000 prom dresses! My company is donating a Limo to the grand prize winner. ( Thanks to a Barter arrangement, paybacks are …)

I look forward to seeing all my readership there! 😉

Faith can move mountains, for everything else there is BD Movers. ™

Out of State Moves

At BD Movers we do out of state movers as well as local moving. The Carolina’s and Florida are the most popular but recently the action seems to be to the adjoining states, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York. The reason is often so they can keep friends, and jobs but avoid our high taxes and high housing cost. If you hire a mover for this, we are going to charge you by weight and mileage. You can’t do a thing about the distance but you can control the weight by getting rid of stuff at this end. Here are some suggestions;

  • Donate. Call your local charity to donate the items you no longer need. In Ocean County we have Habitat for Humanity in Manahawkin and one in Toms River. They will pick up the donated items, use them or sell them, and give you a tax receipt. Everyone benefits. Freecycle is a web site where you can list items for donation and people will come and get them.  Your local church often knows of families that need furniture and appliances. We accept non-perishable food stuffs on moving day and we take them to a local food bank.
  • Recycle. Do not put it to the curb! Your neighbors will be annoyed and it is wasteful. In Ocean County most, if not every, township has an excellent recycling center for paper,plastic, clothes. In Forked River, ours will also take oil, paint, tires, batteries, electronics and cardboard.
  • Call a hauler. I recommend Cleanoutservice here in Manahawkin. Joe is a great guy but I refer him because he will responsibly get rid of the things he picks up, Florescent light bulbs go to one place, metal to another, and so on. Email him at  cleanoutservice@yahoo.com
  • Offer it to the new owners. They may need a bedroom set for the extra room, or they may need the left over paint for touch ups.

Never move the garden bricks, the fireplace wood, the old encylapedias, the freezer your grandparents gave you for the garage. The movers will charge you more than they are worth. Save some money, and help some people at the same time.