Video: Packing Demonstration

Recently, we wrote a post talking about the Clutter Clashers, a local organization that teaches individuals and companies about proper organization and design. One of the highlights of our meeting together was the presentation that our movers gave to the Clutter Clashers. Because both organizations have knowledge that is beneficial to the other, we spent time talking about how our businesses function.

For example, our professional movers know a lot about packing. So, in order to help the Clutter Clashers provide a better organization service, we showed them some handy techniques. Now, you can see some of these very tips for yourself in the video below!

If you need to move and plan on packing yourself, then you should definitely consider watching this video! This will teach you to make the most of the space in a moving box, making your move as efficient as possible. But if that’s something that you don’t want to handle, don’t forget that we offer a packing service that will make your life easier. That’s because our Ridgewood Movers are experts at what they do!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Anita Allen Is Named as an Honoree for the Center for Hope and Safety’s Annual Gala

Anita Allen, founder and president of Allen Advisory Group, was named as a distinguished honoree for the Center for Hope and Safety’s upcoming Annual Gala on April 13, 2015. She will be recognized for her exceptional effort in raising roughly $2,065,000 during a successful capital campaign that funded the purchase and renovation of the Center for Hope and Safety’s newest building, which houses all non-emergency services as well as the administrative headquarters.

“The co-chairs want to thank all the people that supported the capital campaign,” said Allen. “The new building will act as a launching pad for the future success of the agency.”

Anita

The Center for Hope and Safety purchased the building after seeing the need to provide community-based services for those that do not need emergency aid from its shelter but still require support. The new building’s primary functions include a creative arts therapy program, an outreach office, and the administration headquarters. Before the campaign started, it was initially estimated that it would take at least 3 full years to raise the funds for the Community Services Center. But Allen, her co-chairs, and the Capital Campaign Committee were able to reach the goal in 2 years.

When Allen is not working with Fortune 1000 businesses and entrepreneurial start-up companies as president of her own consulting firm, she tirelessly works with the Center for Hope and Safety to support their mission of assisting women and children that are victims of domestic violence. Allen was a past president of the Center for Hope and Safety Board for 5 years and currently serves on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors New Jersey (NACDNJ).

For more information about Anita Allen and Allen Advisory Group, click here. For more information about the Center for Hope and Safety and its upcoming Annual Gala, click here.

About Allen Advisory Group:
Allen Advisory Group is a boutique management consulting firm that leverages senior executive talent to help clients plan, manage and execute large, complex organizational and technology-driven change programs and business process improvement projects. Our team combines the expertise and disciplined approach honed through years with top professional services organizations and the agility of a small, entrepreneurial firm to deliver practical, cost-effective solutions for our clients.

April Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s installment of testimonials! When we receive an excess of positive testimonials in a month, we highlight some of our biggest raving fans. We rely on our fans to spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), so thank you to everyone that contributed for this month’s post!

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Our first post comes from Yelp, which is a review site that we are featured on. If you are a raving fan, then use this website to help boost our review score like Nicole did!

Nicole A.

We had a great experience with Ridgewood Moving Services. They were able to accommodate our requested date (a Saturday), quoted us at a reasonable price, and arrived on time and ready to work. The 2 guys they sent were FANTASTIC! Professional and efficient. We had packed up most of the stuff ourselves, but they shrink-wrapped everything we needed and were precision-like in their packing of the truck. We ended up going over the time by one hour and the additional monies were negligible. I think we paid an extra $55, but we only moved from one town to the next.

The next three posts come from our testimonials page. Check them out to see why people think we’re one of the best moving companies in New Jersey:

Best moving company around! by Marina Martire

We called Ridgewood Moving very last minute (as our closing date was pushed all over the place) and they were able to accommodate us with no hesitation. We have used them in the past and would definitely use them again and recommend to anyone we know! Thanks again!

What a Great Team! by Robin

My closing date, and therefore moving date, was changed 3 times, and not once did Ridgewood Movers ever give me a hard time! I did this move on my own – but was not alone the entire time because of the support, help and kindness of Cindy and her Staff. I could not have done it and remained sane without them – they are the best! Will recommend them to everyone! Robin Smith

Worry Free by Bill Brown

The whole process was “worry free”. Staff did a great job for me from beginning to end.

Thanks for reading everyone! If you want to be featured on a future blog post, then leave us a testimonial or a review. You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post.

Photos: Clutter Crashers Team Meeting

Have you heard about the Clutter Crashers? They are a local company in New Jersey that teaches individuals and companies about proper organization and design. They provide a fantastic service that will help improve your overall work productivity!

Being that Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) also knows about organization techniques, we’ve decided to team up with the Clutter Crashers for a team-building meeting. With this meeting, both organizations were able to learn from each other to improve the services that they provide. Thank you everyone for attending!

We have some photos that illustrate this fantastic event, which you can see below:

We set up a bulletin board to welcome everyone that came to our meeting!

We set up a bulletin board to welcome everyone that came to our meeting!

Here’s the first of a couple of presentations that Ridgewood Moving Services gave that day! On the board, there's a list of our company’s best practices, which we use to give our clients the best moving experience possible.

Here’s the first of a couple of presentations that Ridgewood Moving Services gave that day! On the board, there’s a list of our company’s best practices, which we use to give our clients the best moving experience possible.

When it comes to our work at Ridgewood Moving, our employees take everything very seriously. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t know how to have a good time while we’re doing it!

When it comes to our work at Ridgewood Moving, our employees take everything very seriously. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t know how to have a good time while we’re doing it!

Here’s another meeting! This one consists of members from Ridgewood Moving’s office staff and people from Clutter Crashers.

Here’s another meeting! This one consists of members from Ridgewood Moving’s office staff and people from Clutter Crashers.

Here’s Steve Dalzell, our general manager, giving a speech during the meeting to inform the Clutter Crashers about how we operate at Ridgewood Moving.

Here’s Steve Dalzell, our general manager, giving a speech during the meeting to inform the Clutter Crashers about how we operate at Ridgewood Moving.

This is our warehouse, which is prepared for the final presentation we gave to the Clutter Crashers! We taught them some essential tips for moving processes and packing.

This is our warehouse, which is prepared for the final presentation we gave to the Clutter Crashers! We taught them some essential tips for moving processes and packing.

During the presentation, our capable Ridgewood Movers showed the Clutter Clashers how to pack all of the items on this table!

During the presentation, our capable Ridgewood Movers showed the Clutter Clashers how to pack all of the items on this table!

Would you like to know what we talked about during the presentation in order to improve your own packing skills? If so, then you’ll be pleased to know that the entire thing was recorded! We’re currently in the process of editing the video, so check the blog every week in April to see when it finally goes live.

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Ridgewood Moving Services Receives Outstanding Sales Award

Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) has recently been recognized for its hard work by many organizations. Last October, CEO Cindy Myer received an award for being one of LWE’s Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners for her exceptional work at the company. Not too long ago, Cindy was also recognized as one of the Best Fifty Women in Business by NJBIZ. Let’s also not forget that CIANJ awarded Ridgewood Moving with an award for Corporate Generosity and Good Works of Business due to helping nonprofit organizations recently as well!

Perhaps the most prestigious award Ridgewood Moving has ever won was the Mover of the Year Award in 2013, which served as a testament to the entire team’s work. This was eight years after Cindy took over the company without any knowledge of the moving business, yet she was still able to run the business successfully. Fast-forward to today, and Ridgewood Moving is still being honored for it’s outstanding work as a moving company. This month, Bekins Van Lines awarded Ridgewood Moving Services with an Oustanding Sales Award, showing that we’re still progressing after receiving the Mover of the Year Award!

Steve Award

Ridgewood Moving is an agent of Bekins Van Lines, which is a great partnership because it allows us to provide a long distance moving service to our clients that would like to move out of New Jersey. On March 9th, Bekins gave the Outstanding Sales Award to Steve Dalzell, our general manager, during the Atlantic City Regional Meeting as shown above. The award was given to Ridgewood Moving services for recognition of our superior sales achievement and increased line haul volume in 2014. Thank you Bekins for the generous award! Our amazing staff and the raving fans that support us every day are the reason why we’ve been so successful for the past 49 years!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

Celebrate 39 Years of Success at the Center for Hope and Safety’s Gala

A lot of raving fans of Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) are familiar with the Center of Hope and Safety (previously Shelter Our Sisters). This is because we are huge supporters of this nonprofit organization’s mission to stop domestic violence and make the world a safer place. Not only do they have a 24-hour hotline in order to provide immediate help to those who are suffering, they also give victims a place to stay and rehabilitate themselves. As a result, Ridgewood Moving has proudly supported this organization for many years.

Gala

In celebration of the Center and Hope and Safety’s 39 long years of success, it’s holding an annual gala event and we want you to be there! CEO of Ridgewood Moving, Cindy Myer, will be in attendance at the gala as well. Below are some details about the event, courtesy of the Center for Hope and Safety’s website:

Annual Gala – Celebrating 39 Years!

The Venetian
546 River Drive, Garfield, NJ

Please Join Us and Our
2015 Distinguished Honorees

Anita L. Allen
Maryrose and William McInerney

NJ Department of Children and Families, Child Protection and Permanency, Bergen County Local Offices

Jack and Jill of America, Bergen-Passaic Chapter

Jane and Michael Murphy

The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood

Master of Ceremonies

Bill Ervolino
Columnist for The Record and author of
“Some Kind of Wiseguy.”

6:00 pm Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30 pm Dinner

$160/person or Introduce a Friend* $250 for you and your friend

*Friend/Spouse must not be on our mailing list. Call the Development Office at 201-498-9247 x301 to make this reservation.

Are you interested in attending? Do you want to sponsor the event or place an ad in the Gala Journal? Then please click here. If you decide to do any of those things, you’ll be pleased to hear that your money will help sustain the Center for Hope and Safety and protect those in need! That makes this gala both a great event and a great cause. The gala starts on April 13, but please RSVP by April 7 if you plan on attending.

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

March Testimonials – Twitter Edition

Welcome to this month’s installment of testimonials! When we receive an excess of positive testimonials, we highlight some of our biggest raving fans. We rely on our fans to spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), so thank you to everyone that contributed for this month’s post!

Usually, when we write up a testimonial post, we include things that our raving fans are saying on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. However, for this post, we wanted to do something special. We’ve received a bunch of short but sweet tweets on Twitter that we would love to share with you all. After all, anything sent on social media should be considered as a testimonial as well!

Twitter

This first tweet is an old one, dating as far back as 2011. Despite the fact that this is not a recent tweet, it shows how long our raving fans have supported us on Twitter!

This next tweet from Jerrod Carter praises Ridgewood Moving after we won the New Jersey Company of the Year award two years ago. We are only one agent of Bekins Van Lines, but Jerrod knows from experience that every agent that is a part of Bekins is absolutely excellent.

These next two tweets come from clients that have moved with us very recently! These tweets exemplify the fact that we still uphold the same quality service that we were praised for in the past. There’s a reason why we’ve been in business for close to 50 years, and raving fans like these show why!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Would you like to be featured on our blog? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Of course, you can also be like the users above by following us on Twitter and sending us a message there as well. If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post! Thanks for reading everyone.

Students Help Feed Starving Families Through Move For Hunger

One of the nonprofit organizations that we regularly aid is Move For Hunger. For those that don’t know, Move For Hunger is an organization that donates nonperishable food items to starving families in need of care. At Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving), we do our part in helping Move For Hunger by collecting nonperishable food items from our clients during a move. We also transport this food to local New Jersey food banks to make sure that families will be fed!

However, we are only one group of people that aid Move For Hunger. For example, check out this awesome story about two groups of students from The Urban Assembly, which was featured on Move For Hunger’s blog! The post is all about how students donated their time by holding a food drive for starving families in their community! If we’re going to fight world hunger, it’s important to have the youth of America make a difference like this. Here’s an excerpt from the original blog post on Move For Hunger’s website:

This past December, the student body of the Urban Assembly School’s criminal justice division, held a food drive that brought in 200 pounds of food; with no way to transport the donations to the local food bank, Move for Hunger was able to connect the school with U.Santini Moving & Storage, a moving company that generously donated its time and resources to ensure the donations made it to the food bank after the event.

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In April, Move For Hunger will work with Shore Regional High School’s Interact club to hold a fill-a-truck event. The students of Interact will arrange for a moving truck to park in front of a local grocery store and will challenge the community to fill it with non perishable food items.

The physical donations that events like these bring in are fantastic; the food insecurity awareness that they raise among the student body is simply spectacular; showing students how simple it is to energize the community and make a difference in the fight against hunger is invaluable. The Move For Hunger team is extremely appreciative to work in tandem with organizations that go the extra mile to end not only childhood hunger, but hunger in general.

If you feel inspired to help, then check out Move For Hunger’s website for more information. Also, keep Move For Hunger in mind if you plan on moving with us! If you load nonperishable food items in a box with a provided Move For Hunger sticker as our client, we will be happy to transfer your food to Move For Hunger. It’s that simple!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Would you like to be featured on our blog? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post! Thanks for reading everyone.

Upcoming Webinar Will Help Shape Your Ideal Career

Are you having some trouble looking for the right job for you? Even if you have a job, do you think you’d be happier working somewhere else? If so, you might be interested in the Center for Hope and Safety’s upcoming webinar!

The webinar is called “Empowering Yourself To Create Your Ideal Career,” which will help teach you how to find your own personal dream job. The event is led by Maggie Mistral, who CNN has called “one of the nation’s best known career coaches.” Seats are limited, so if you’re thinking about signing up, act fast! You can sign up for the webinar by clicking this link.

In order to gain access to the webinar, you must make a $20 minimum donation to the Center For Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters), who has helped make this event possible. Every donation helps the organization provide housing and emotional support to victims of domestic violence. This nonprofit organization also spreads awareness of domestic violence in order to educate the community about its existence.

Webinar

We also strongly recommend this webinar because its objective is something that we stand by here at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving). CEO Cindy Myer found that she could love her job when she started incorporating philanthropy into her business by helping nonprofit organizations like Center For Hope and Safety. Since this webinar can help victims of domestic violence and inspire you to find a great job like Cindy, then we can’t recommend it enough!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Would you like to be featured on our blog? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Let your voice be heard! If you write us a testimonial, you have a good chance of being featured on next month’s post! Thanks for reading everyone.

Follow Ridgewood Moving on Social Media!

How do you keep connected with Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving)? Do you check our website regularly or have you followed us on social media? If you got here through social media, then you may be surprised to find out that we’re on a variety of other websites as well!

Here are all the social media websites that we are currently posting on:

1. Facebook

Facebook

Want to hear about upcoming events, see blog posts, and check out awesome photos of the team at work? Like us on Facebook and connect with other raving fans!

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2. Twitter

Twitter

Our Twitter page is similar to our Facebook page, but the information is a lot more condensed due to the word limit of Twitter. If you like to get quick, yet brief updates on our company, then we highly recommend that you follow us on Twitter!

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3. Instagram

Instagram

We post photos and videos on all of our social media sites, but we post the most photos per week on our Instagram page. Check out our Instagram to see Ridgewood Moving Services in action!

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4. LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Want to see the blog posts that we offer every single week? We always post every blog post on our LinkedIn, so check us out here if you do not want to miss a post!

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We’re constantly keeping our raving fans updated in different ways, so if you want the most information about Ridgewood Moving Services, then follow us on every platform possible! We highly recommend this because we offer different kinds of posts on each social media website we use. For example, we may post a lot of pictures on one but offer detailed information about upcoming events on another. Following us also shows that you’re a strong supporter of our company as well!

Are you a raving fan of Ridgewood Moving Services? Then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials page, Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so please consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!