For once, we’ll be directing you to another blog! Check out Moving Mistakes You Need to Avoid on the Redfin blog to see some great advice from moving companies across the country– including yours truly! If you want learn from some fantastic companies (not that we’re here tooting our own horn… that much), this is the place. Happy moving!
From packing up
To moving on
#vss365 Widespread power outage hindered moving day. No vacuum, running water, lights, coffee, phone charger. We’re living like animals!— I R E N E (@_Irene_Dreams_) August 14, 2017
it’s moving day and i’m walking with my stuff like “wtf do i hear a rattlesnake?” then remembered i brought a maraca to college— sabrina 🥀 (@_artbambina) August 14, 2017
Save the stress!
Trying to remember this whilst still waiting for confirmation of moving day next week… 😬🤞🚛🏡 pic.twitter.com/RCJjMtknCe— Zoe Poyser (@ZoeOrchMgr) August 5, 2017
Moving Day 3: Yup Yup Mhmm pic.twitter.com/jxNHY3zyPb— Mithzan (@MithzanMax) August 7, 2017
Let us help with your next move–
Thanks to Mario and his @BookstoreMovers crew for a painless, friendly apartment move! I highly recommend them if you’re moving soon.— Jacques Arsenault (@Jarsenault) August 3, 2017
We think you’ll be glad you did!
Here at Bookstore Movers, we love words. In fact, we’re soi-disant lexicon aficionados. Words move us, so to say. And we’d like to move you. Thus, here is a catalog of terms to describe what your move would be like with Bookstore Movers.
Efficacious: Successful in producing a desired or intended result. It may not be the most poetic or romantic way to describe it, but a move with Bookstore Movers is, in fact, very effective. If possible, your possessions will be physically moved, absolutely guaranteed. It’s kinda what we do.
Intrepid: Having no fear, very brave or bold. It may be an exaggeration to say that we have no fear, but I’d definitely say that we are brave and bold. We have a healthy amount of fear, and we do have our limits (I’m looking at you, grand pianos!) but as we grow as a company and experience more, we only get bolder. More importantly, when you use our services, you should be 100% fear free because we’ve got your back.
Perspicacious: Having a ready insight into and understanding of things. We’ve got years of experience and we know just how to help you. Our movers are well-trained, prepped, and ready to help. Our operations team has seen just about everything (Feel free to take that as a challenge!). We didn’t get voted Best Movers 7 years in a row for nothing!
Sagacious: Having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment. Our admin team, those lovely folks you kind of think may be at least partly robotic, are crazy-good at estimates. In fact, they tend to be right while estimating times more often than our actual movers–just don’t ask them to move anything larger than their laptops.
Fulgurant: Flashing like lightning; brilliant. Maybe this is a stretch, but we do take pride in how fast we respond to emails. We see it, we respond, and FLASH: you’ve got mail.
Puissant: Mighty, or having great power or influence. Our movers lift for a living, so they have both the strength and the know-how. They actually complete roughly 10 to 12 Herculean labors during training, ranging from loading a storage pod to slaying the nine-headed hydra.
Celeripedean: Swift-footed. Our movers are fast and efficient, like a mix between wing-sandaled Hermes and super-buff Hercules. And maybe, like, some Helios since he pulled the sun across the sky. He was pretty much a mythical mover with a much stranger truck.
Doughty: Brave and persistent. Yes, this word applies to our movers, always facing new challenges and working through them. Also, our operations and admin teams, working side by side to offer the best customer service we can. But also it apply to me, personally, right now, trying desperately to sell this move to you. C’mon. Do it.
Sempiternal: Eternal and unchanging. Now, we here at Bookstore Movers are always in flux. We’re constantly changing–growing as a company, adding more trucks, hiring more amazing people. But some things never change. We will always strive to provide amazing service. We have a commitment to excellence and a reputation to back it up. We are here to make things easier on you, and that will never, ever change.
So what’s the epimyth here? We here at BSM are here to help, whether it be with a move (hopefully!) or with learning a few new words that I myself may have had to google to double-check the meanings. You may also learned that we are often a sesquipedal people prone to long and goofy tangents, but that’s just another sempiternal fact of Bookstore Movers. We look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks to local Capitol Hill realtor Heather Schoell for entrusting Bookstore Movers to provide the type of top notch industry expertise that her monthly column in the Hill Rag “Real Estate Matters” is known for! In addition to providing a high quality service for our clients, BSM takes pride in being able serve the local community and partner with other like minded people, businesses and organizations in this mission, and are grateful that we had the opportunity to connect with Heather and offer some practical moving advice for this month’s readers. The Hill Rag is an incredible resource for a variety of information and we congratulate them in recently celebrating their 40th anniversary. Check them out online, go directly to the rest of our blog for more moving specific tips and other relevant relocation related information, or our estimate form to schedule your next move!
As most of you may have noticed, I am incredibly new to the Bookstore Movers universe. As far as I know, most of my co-workers are collections of ideas and atoms that exist in some sort of state far away from my tiny little home office. I hope to change that soon, and the company itself has been nothing short of accommodating, open, and just all around friendly to a new, nerdy writer like me. So, even without faces to the names, or deeds to the ideals, I still feel quite comfortable around the movers, the administration, and the people with whom I work.
And I realized after going on Yelp after I was hired that I wasn’t alone.
I would like to invite those of you who have the chance to read the blog to also read the first page on Yelp about us. A quick glance will tell you that Bookstore Movers has an impeccable record, and an overwhelming amount of positive reviews.
Sure, this sounds like bragging, or the world’s least subtle advertisement, but I wanted to bring it up because I think there’s an incredibly important detail in the majority of the reviews; the fact that the reviewer mentioned the names of the movers. There is something incredibly intimate about knowing the names of those who are working for you – it strips away the barrier of worker/master mentality and creates a space that, when done honestly, allows both parties to function as one harmonious and symbiotic unit. This was largely evident in the reviews I came across, as each one contained a “Chris”, “Pete”, “Craig”, “Benny” or “Rashim” – filled to the brim with proper nouns!
What an incredibly interesting feat – even for a local company, and rarer for a company where most encounters are only for a short time and one-time.
I didn’t write this post to brag about the company or to pull a certain sense of empathy and understanding from my readers – rather, I wrote it to show that there really is heart in what Bookstore Movers does. Whether it’s volunteering, throwing social events, or most importantly, moving someone, Bookstore Movers has an incredible sense of duty and pride. I say this as a relatively new employee, and more importantly, as someone who has yet to belong to the BSM family.
In a way, I suppose this little blurb ceases to be about Bookstore Movers’ ratings, or even moving – it’s about the value of working hard and letting your work define you.
No matter what the service is; from moving, to serving you coffee or food, to creating murals or constructing buildings – the true value is not in the speed, the price, or the method. The true value is how seriously those who work take their work, how much pride they have in it, and how much they truly love their work. If they take their work seriously, they take themselves seriously, and their work will reflect that. The artistry, mastery, and efficiency that makes one perform excellently will come naturally.
So, when you are looking for a craftsman, a service, or a company, find out how many people remember the names, the faces, and the attitudes that accompanied the work – if they do so in a positive light – then you have found those who wear their heart on their sleeve; and it’s these types of people that we should be happy to support.
In our humble opinion, the best thing about the new year are the endless “Best of” lists that start popping up in mid-December. Best movies! Best photos! Best sports moments!
How about Best Moments in Moving? 2012 was a great year for us, we were busier than ever and met a ton of interesting and wonderful people through our work. Here is our own little highlight reel of quotes from our favorite reviews of 2012. If you want to see more, go and check out our page on Yelp!Continue reading “Best of 2012”