Interview: Trish McAleer from the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge

Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) is constantly looking for ways to support the community. A couple of weeks ago, Cindy Myer went to visit the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge (RBAI) to find out more about the organization and the animals they save. When Trish McAleer, executive director of RBAI, told Cindy about her need for items like blankets for the animals, Cindy realized that she could ask her clients to donate them if they no longer need them after they move. Even though we’re a moving company, situations like this prove that there are plenty of ways that we can help others!

When I heard about this, I became fascinated with RBAI. I wanted to know more about the organization and Trish herself, so I interviewed her for our readers to see! I’m glad I did it too because it gave me the chance to learn about such an amazing non-profit organization. Check it out:

Explain a little bit about yourself and your background.

“My name is Trish McAleer. Before I was here at Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge I spent ten years working to provide cancer support and research for a rare cancer called Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor or GIST with the Life Raft Group. It was an amazing experience and I met so many beyond courageous people that still inspire me today.”

What is the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge?

“Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge or RBARI as many of our neighbors call us is a no-kill, 501c3 Animal Refuge and Adoption Center supporting animals in need since 1978. We help approximately 1,000 dogs and cats a year through finding them loving forever homes or helping them get to other rescue groups that can.”

What do you for the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge?

“I am the executive director at RBARI meaning that I do whatever it takes to forward our mission and save as many animals as we can.”

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Why did you decide to work for the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge?

“I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like and I am so honored to be able to contribute to the safety of so many. It’s a long story but my past interactions with other shelters really lit a fire in my belly about the need for experienced management and someone who could really communicate the mission. When this position opened I researched, met the staff and got to know the organization better until I knew without a doubt it was a safe loving place for our shelter pets. And with that foundation I knew that I could put my skills to use to get us to the point of saving even more animals and making an educational impact on our surrounding communities.”

Do you have a favorite thing about working there or a touching moment you’d like to share?

“There are more touching moments than I can count. I meet a new furry friend that touches my heart almost every day. Just last week I had taken home a foster dog. He was going to one of our rescue partners because the shelter was full. In the one night I spent with this little friend he must have woken me up 30 times to cuddle. He was so happy to have affection after what clearly had been so long. As I was petting him I ran my hand down his spine and I felt every single bone. And it struck me how pure his little heart is to still trust us after someone clearly casted him aside. Rescue is never easy but at RBARI once a dog or cat comes to us they are safe and that’s an amazing gift to be able to give to such deserving little souls.”

Is the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge accepting any kind of donations? How can people get involved?

“We’re always accepting donations! You can donate funds or you can donate items that are on our wish list. We are always in need and there’s never a shortage of animals who need our help so the support we get really sustains our efforts. We also heavily rely on our volunteers for help – that includes dog walking, cat socialization, hosting food drives, helping us fundraise, cleaning and representing us at events.”

Is there anything else that you would like to add that hasn’t been mentioned?

“I’d like to invite anyone interested in opening up their family to a new pet to come down and meet our adoptables! They are overwhelmingly cute!”
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Thanks for the interview Trish! If you would like to meet the pets at RBAI, visit them at 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436. You can adopt an animal on Tuesday & Thursday (1pm-8pm), Wednesday (12pm-4pm), and Saturday & Sunday (11am-4pm). Thanks for reading everyone! Check the blog next week for another post.

Make a Donation to the Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch Program

As you may know, we at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) like to help out our local community at any opportunity possible. This is thanks to our CEO, Cindy Myer, who really enjoys incorporating philanthropy into her business model and serves as an inspiration to our employees. The organizations we support the most are Move For Hunger, Shelter Our Sisters, and the annual Paterson Toy Sale, but we also promote other events that we are passionate about. One of those events is Table to Table’s upcoming Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch program, which is being presented by ShopRite Inserra Supermarkets, Inc.

This campaign’s mission is to help out more than a million people in New Jersey that are suffering from starvation. Helping them out is really easy: simply donate the number of money you typically spend on lunch, place it inside a brown paper bag, and hand it to a representative from Table to Table. The event is being held on October 15th, but if that doesn’t work for you, you can also make a donation online! Every donation, no matter the size, will definitely help out starving families across New Jersey.

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Table to Table is not new to this sort of event. The organization has been around since 1999, making it the first and only food rescue program in New Jersey. Claire Insalata Poulos was inspired to start the organization after discovering that tons of fresh food is thrown out every single day at restaurants. Currently, it owns five refrigerated trucks that serve over 80 hunger relief agencies in the state. Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch is the next step for Table to Table, which will help them receive the donations they need to continue feeding starving families.

If you like the idea of this event, please visit its website. Their site does a terrific job of explaining the event in more detail and will show you how to become a part of Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch program. If you want to make an online donation to Table to Table, then please click here. Ridgewood Moving Services is in full support of this event and will even have its own employees participate! If you want to help as well, then join us and make a donation when October 15th comes by. Thanks for reading everyone!

Retrospective: Notable Ridgewood Moving Services’ Awards

If you haven’t heard, CEO Cindy Myer was recently announced as one of the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners for her hard work at Ridgewood Moving Services! Even though Cindy is not actively looking to earn rewards for her work, her company has constantly been recognized for its exceptional service in the moving industry. To celebrate Cindy’s most recent recognition, I’ve compiled a list of five other notable awards that Ridgewood Moving Services has received. Take a look below to find out why our moving company is one of the best in the business:

1. The Bill Moynihan Special Service Award (NJ Warehousemen & Movers Association – 2010)

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The Bill Moynihan Special Service Award
was one of the earliest recognitions that Ridgewood Moving Services received under Cindy’s management. Being a member of the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association, Cindy was given this award for tirelessly working to better the association and the industry itself. This is a prestigious award because it is only given out to those that go above and beyond as a member of the organization.

2. Mover of the Year Award (NJWMA – 2013)

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The Mover of the Year award was a big deal for both Ridgewood Moving Services and Cindy herself. This is because Cindy, a person that previously knew nothing about the moving industry, was able to turn things around and manage her company effectively. When Cindy accepted this award, she said the following:

“Eight years ago, I took over a business that I had no idea how to run, in an industry I knew nothing about. To receive this award is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the Ridgewood Moving team – both the dedicated movers as well as the office staff. Also, the support I received from my colleagues in the moving industry has been invaluable. I am grateful to those people that have helped me make this ongoing journey – toward continual excellence and service of Ridgewood Moving’s clientele – a meaningful one.”

3. Certificate of Commendation Award (Bergen County Certificate – 2013)

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This award was given by Bergen County for efforts during the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Cindy and the team of Ridgewood Moving used its moving trucks to deliver much needed food, clothing and supplies to Bergen Community College, where many families affected by the storm were temporarily housed.

4. Corporate Generosity and Good Works of Business (CIANJ – 2014)

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Ridgewood Moving Services works with a lot of nonprofit organizations, such as Shelter Our Sisters and Move For Hunger, to give back to our local community. The company also donates its resources annually to a Toy Sale by loading its trucks with toys for the event. Because of this, CIANJ recognized Ridgewood Moving Services with an award for Corporate Generosity and Good Works of Business.

5. Best Fifty Women in Business (NJBIZ – 2014)

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The Best Fifty Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business that have been making headlines in their field. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included living or working in New Jersey and holding significant authority for decision making in her company.

“We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women.” said Thomas Curtin, publisher of NJBIZ. “As business and community leaders, they are constantly redefining success within and outside the business arena. On behalf of NJBIZ, we would like to thank and congratulate these 50 outstanding women for their dedication to New Jersey’s future.”
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We really appreciate all of the awards we’ve received in the past! We work hard in order to make our raving fans happy, so it’s great to be recognized our hard work in the industry. Have you moved with us and liked our service? Then please leave a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. We rely on our raving fans to spread the word about our company, so help us out if you have a chance! Thanks for reading everyone!

Cindy Myer Voted in the Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs

The CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), Cindy Myer, has been recognized for her hard work in the moving industry once again! This time, Cindy has been voted as one of the top 25 leading women entrepreneurs and business owners.

The organization recognizing Cindy, called Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE), looks for women that are proficient in service, leadership, contribution to their communities, and the state’s economic recovery. Those that use LWE’s website can nominate any business women of their choice based on these credentials. After many user votes, the results were announced on September 19th and Cindy was awarded with this honorable title! You can see the official tweet posted by LWE below:

There are two major reasons why Cindy was able to reach this position. First, Cindy is an amazing business woman that was able to revive Ridgewood Moving Services when it needed her the most. Since then, she has managed the company effectively, making it the best moving company in Bergen County. She also has been recognized for her efforts in the past, such as the best 50 women in business award by NJBIZ and a corporate generosity and good works of business award from Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ). Cindy’s work with non-profit organizations, such as Shelter Our Sisters and Move For Hunger, have also made her a strong candidate for LWE’s award this year.

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The second reason why Cindy won is our raving fans. As stated previously, you can only be recognized for this position if you vote on LWE’s website. That means people that really love Ridgewood Moving Services took the time to vote for Cindy on the website! Thank you everyone that voted for Cindy and helped her achieve this! We couldn’t have done it without you!

If you are one of our raving fans but missed out on a chance to vote, there are still other ways you can help! If you haven’t reviewed us yet, then please do so on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Every review counts and helps us spread the word about Ridgewood Moving Services. Thanks for reading everyone! Check back next week for another blog post.

Interview: Christina Lowe

A few months ago, I interviewed Alexandra Pico-Cabrera and got to learn a lot about who she is as a person and an employee at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers). I really enjoyed interviewing her because I was able to get a better understanding of the kind of people that work at the company early on in my employment. Because I enjoyed this so much, I was really drawn to interviewing our newest employee, Christina Lowe.

Christina Lowe

Moving Into the Moving Industry

Christina’s interview was fascinating because I got to hear from the perspective of someone that hasn’t worked at Ridgewood Moving Services very long, yet she said that she already had 14 years of experience in the moving industry.

“I was in the other side, which is the third party side, that works directly with the moving side,” she said “So my world set up appliance disconnects and crating and pool table disassemblies and all that.”

When she was 22, she started working for this third party company as a customer service representative. However, as the years went on, she moved up the chain fast and eventually became a general manager.

“I’m a loyal employee. Whether I have my issues or not, I just stick with it thinking [to] try and implement change whether they accept it or not,” she said. “I’m good at what I do once I do it and I just stuck with it.”

Christina eventually stopped working for this company and started to look for new work opportunities at the age of 37. When she turned to her former boss for help, he recommended the open moving consultant position at Ridgewood Moving Services.

“I went to him and said ‘What’s the deal with them?’ and he said ‘[Ridgewood Moving Services is a] great company, [Cindy is a] great person to work for, Cindy’s a great person, she’s very business oriented and does a lot for the industry,’” she said. “It just came highly recommended and it made me feel comfortable.”

Working on the Other Side

Christina has worked with moving and storage in the past, but being a moving consultant is still a completely new to her as a position.

“I answer phones, speak to customers, set up their moves, give them confirmation calls, [and] handle the paperwork,” she said. “I’m like a point of contact for them for questions in their move other than contacting the salesperson.”

Even though she’s taking on all of these new tasks at once, she said that feels very comfortable because her coworkers support her.

“Everybody’s very friendly, more so than I expected and very willing to help and will answer my questions even though they’re in the middle of something,” she said. “It’s great, especially when you’re new.”

Christina said that she really likes her job so far because her workload is very diverse. She also really enjoys working with people on a personal level in the office.

“When those little things pop up, like customers come in the door [and] drivers come in from their day, I like to her their stories about their day,” she said. “That I love.”

Christina said that her new job at Ridgewood Moving Services was a lot better than she expected. She feels happy to work for the company and likes her new position as a moving consultant.

“I feel good here so far,” she said. “Even though it’s been a week and two days, it’s been good.”
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I hope you enjoyed this interview! Do you like Ridgewood Moving Services and our hard working employees? Then please give us a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. We rely on our raving fans to spread the word about our business, so please let your voice be heard! Thanks for reading everyone!

Upcoming Shelter Our Sisters Events

At Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), we support many different nonprofit organizations to help out our local community. That’s why we support Shelter Our Sisters, as they lend their support to victims of domestic violence and fight against abuse. Currently, Shelter our Sisters is hosting several events in order to spread awareness about its cause. We want to help them out in any way possible, so we’re going to promote these events right here in this blog post!

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Do you want to help take a stand against domestic violence? Have any free time? Then consider helping out Shelter Our Sisters by taking part in one of these upcoming events:
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1. Record Ad

When: September 2, 2014 – October 3, 2014

Shelter Our Sisters is partnering with Hackensack University Medical Center and Bergen County’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence agency to place a large ad in The Record on October 18. This ad will raise awareness about domestic violence and help bring us a step closer to ending abuse. Also, the ad will include a list of people that support this cause. To become a supporter listed in the newspaper, all you have to do is make a donation starting at $35. All proceeds will go to Shelter Our Sisters and Bergen County Alternatives to Domestic Violence.

For more information about pricing, please click here.

2. Waldwick Chamber of Commerce 70′s Disco Party

When: October 10, 2014 – 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: St. Luke Church Gymnasium, 340 N. Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

Do you wish you still lived in the 70s or feel like you were born in the wrong era? Then check out Shelter Our Sister’s 70’s Disco Party! This is their second annual fundraising event, which will feature lots of dancing and prizes! There will also be a disco tribute band called Dancin’ Machine that will play live music during the event. Tickets are $40 per person. All proceeds will help raise money for victims of domestic violence.

For more information, please click here.

3. Fort Lee Rotary Charitable Fundraiser

When: October 18, 2014 – 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: Cathedral of St. John the Theologian, 353 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly, NJ

Missed the 70’s Disco Party? That’s okay! Shelter Our Sisters is holding another charitable event that also has DJ music, dinner, dances, raffles, and prizes! Tickets are $50 per person. All proceeds will help raise money for victims of domestic violence.

For more information, please click here.

4. Coins for a Cause

When: October 25, 2014 – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Boiling Springs Bank, 250 W. Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, NJ

Have any spare change lying around? If you’d like, you can donate that change to Shelter Our Sisters at the Coins for a Cause event! Every coin donated will help victims of domestic violence. The amount of the donation is totally up to you! Even small amounts of change can help make a difference.
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There you have it! These are four fantastic events that are taking donations towards a great cause. If you want to learn more about Shelter Our Sisters, then please visit its website. Together, we can help put an end to domestic violence! Thanks for reading everyone!

Cindy Myer to Speak at Upcoming Hoarding Disorder Event

During the summer time, Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) is constantly working hard to provide an optimal moving experience to all of its clients. Even the CEO, Cindy Myer, is always helping out her staff whenever she can. If an extra hand is needed in the office, she’ll answer the phone. If we need another estimator, she’ll visit our clients personally. To make sure moves are running smoothly, she’ll stop by to make sure everything is in order. Cindy works hard as the owner of this business and it shows through her actions on the job.

If you’ve read my previous posts, then you may know that moving season is starting to come to an end. Once the summer passes, Ridgewood Moving Services will return to a state of normalcy. Not only does this give Cindy Myer a chance to breathe, it also gives her a chance to go to events and speak about the company she loves. During the summer, she was able to do this by speaking at the BCPWN’s Inspirational Women in Business Luncheon. Cindy spoke to many professional women about her passion for helping nonprofit organizations and even collected $350 in donations for the Christopher Goodell Scholarship Fund!

Cindy Speaking at the Inspirational Women in Business Luncheon.

Cindy Speaking at the Inspirational Women in Business Luncheon.

Without the hectic environment that moving season brings, Cindy will now be able to speak at more events like this in the future. The next one Cindy will be attending, called Hoarding Disorder: Diagnosis, Causes, Intervention & Treatment, will be the first of many events that she will now speak at. The Hoarding Disorder Institute will be holding this event on September 17th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Ridgewood Library, which is located on 125 North Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ.

Cindy will be one of the keynote speakers at the event. As the title of the event implies, it will be all about why people hoard, its psychological effects, and the different ways to help hoarders recover. This is a topic that’s not new to Cindy, as she’s worked in the moving industry for many years. As the CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services, she knows all about people and their attachment to household items. As a result, it will be interesting to see what she will have to say about hoarders at the upcoming event!

If any of our readers find this topic interesting and would like to give support to Cindy, then please attend the event! You can find out more information and register for the event by visiting The Hoarding Disorder Institute’s website. If you can’t make it, that’s okay too! There will be plenty of other opportunities in the future for you to see Cindy speak at other events. Thanks for reading everyone! Keep checking the blog for more posts in the future and review us on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List if you have used our services in the past.

Top Ten Ridgewood Moving Services’ Blogs

This is my last day working at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) for my internship. As the beginning of September rapidly approaches, I’ll need to prepare myself for my senior year at Ramapo. But, this is just the end of the beginning! I’ll still be working at Ridgewood Moving Services, but I will not be putting in as many hours as I am now. After all, school will always be my main priority!

Photo credit: Carl Cox

Photo credit: Carl Cox

I’m really glad that I blogged every single day because this gives me a chance to be retrospective and reflect on what I’ve learned by working here. After reading each one over again, I wanted to share the blog posts that best reflect my experiences at Ridgewood Moving Services. So, here’s a list of my top ten favorite blog posts:
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1. First Week At Ridgewood Moving Services!

Not only does my first post perfectly show my enthusiasm for getting a job at Ridgewood Moving Services, it also captures what makes the company so special. When I started working here and was greeted by the lovely team, I knew this was more than just a regular moving company. I think this is important because I was able to grasp why our raving fans like Ridgewood Moving Services while on the job.

2. Providing an Estimate

We provide free estimates for our customers, so if you want to see us in action, check out this post! I was able to shadow Steve Dalzell as he checked the inventory of a client’s house and learn about the process of giving an estimate itself. This was a great experience that encapsulated the professionalism of the Ridgewood Moving Services’ staff.

3. Alexandra Pico-Cabrera

Everyone in the office is usually busy working, but I was able to manage a detailed interview with employee Alexandra Pico-Cabrera in her spare time! As a communications major concentrating in journalism, this was a lot of fun for me to do. I was able to find out more about her and the work culture found in the office. This is a great post to read if you want to know more about the people that work at Ridgewood Moving Services!

4. Carl Cox’s Photography: Moving and Handling Fragile Items

I was able to work with a professional photographer, named Carl Cox, at the site of one of our client’s moves! The photos are stunning and really show the process of the move perfectly. If you want to see our moving service in action, check this post out!

5. Team Meetings

Carl was also able to take video footage of Ridgewood Moving Services! One of the many videos I edited together was our weekly team meeting. I was really pleased with it, so I decided to write a whole post about our meetings. If you want to see us working together, you can see for yourself in this blog!

6. Retrospective: Rebuilding Ridgewood Moving Services

I personally think the most interesting thing about Ridgewood Moving Services is its rich history. Cindy Myer’s husband used to run the company, but when he died, she attempted to take over the company herself with no experience at all. Fast-forward to today, and Cindy Myer is recognized for her outstanding efforts in the moving industry. This blog post contains an old article from the time when Cindy first took over the company. If you are interested in learning more, this post is a great way to learn about Cindy Myer’s accomplishments.

7. Commercial Moves

We don’t just handle residential moves! We also relocate businesses to new locations. In this post, I highlight five major commercial moves that we handled while I worked here. This gives a great idea of the various kinds of businesses we deal with on a weekly basis.

8. Creating a Culture of Giving

Cindy’s favorite part about being the CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services is to help out the community in some way. For example, we are constantly promoting Shelter Our Sisters and Move For Hunger on our website because they are organizations that are extremely important to her. So, when she was asked to be a keynote speaker at an Inspirational Women in Business Luncheon, she decided that she wanted to show everyone the importance of creating a culture of giving in a business.

During her presentation, she showed everyone how easy it is to give to the community by asking for donations to the Christopher Goodell Scholarship Fund. In the end, we raised $350! If you want to learn more about Ridgewood Moving Services’ community efforts, this is the post that you will want to read.

9. August Testimonials

We constantly receive an influx of positive testimonials at Ridgewood Moving Services. In fact, we had so many testimonials that I wrote a post for each month that highlighted our raving fans! Above is just one of the three posts that I wrote about our awesome clients. This is a perfect way to show that we have a huge following for a moving company!

10. Social Media

This post highlights all of the social media pages that I’ve managed throughout my internship. Not only is this a great way to see all of the different sites we use, it also shows the kind of work I handle on a daily basis. If you want to find pages to like or follow us on, then this is the post to read!
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I hope you liked my list! If you have any personal favorite posts, then feel free to share them in the comments below. I really enjoyed writing these posts and I hope you liked reading them too! This is most likely not the end of blog posts, so stay tuned for the next update. Thanks for reading everyone!

Storage Checklist

In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of having a moving checklist and how it’s great for keeping yourself organized before the date of a move. However, there are other factors that need to be considered depending on the situation.

For example, do you need your items to be transferred into storage? If so, you’ll have to do extra research to figure out which storage company is right for you. This is especially important if the moving company you chose does not have any kind of storage warehouse, since some only specialize in moves. As for Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers), we have two huge warehouses by our office that we frequently use to assist the short-term or long-term needs of our clients. You can see a picture of one of our warehouses below.

Photo credit: Carl Cox

Photo credit: Carl Cox

There are lots of options when it comes to picking a storage facility, so it’s important to see if it will meet your needs and provide a high quality experience. Below is a brief checklist of things that every quality storage facility must have. If you’re looking to use Ridgewood Moving Services for your storage needs, I can say with 100% certainty that we uphold these points.
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Flexible storage plans – Carefully review the contractual agreements you’re prepared to sign, as not all storage facilities are the same and some will not offer flexibility when modifying your storage terms.

Testimonials and experience – Be more inclined to pick the place that has a lengthy list of highly personalized testimonials.

Convenient location and accessibility – When selecting where you want your items to be stored you should always consider proximity.

Security – Always be certain that your storage provider can guarantee the security of your items.

Cleanliness – Wrapping items will protect them against possible environmental contaminants like dust and actual physical damage.

Climate control –This ensures that humidity does no harm to your precious items.

Accountability – Make sure you know who is responsible for your items once they’re out of your hands and stored at a specific facility.
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Did you find this checklist helpful? Well, this is only a shortened version of the full checklist featured on our website. If you want more details on each specific point, please check out our storage page. If you have had a positive storage experience with us in the past, then please leave us a review on Yelp, Google +, or Angie’s List. Thanks for reading everyone!

Food Drive Results

Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has now ended their 2nd annual food drive with the help of Move For Hunger and Ridgewood Moving Services. In a previous post, I mentioned that the food drive was doing exceptionally well. From June 1 to July 31, the Saddle River office of Sotheby’s International Realty managed to collect 1,000 pounds of food during every 3-hour period they spent at A&P. Larry and Sarah of the Inserra Family also gave a generous donation to this cause by giving $5,000 for food at ShopRite.

In the end, the food drive was widely successful. Check out this official statement from Sotheby’s International Realty.

Our real estate partners over at the Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International sure know how to hold a food drive. The agents from the offices collect donations from their friends, clients and family and spread awareness about local hunger issues every chance they get. This year the team from Sotheby’s set a big goal of collecting 5,000 lbs. of food hoping to break last year’s record of 3,421 lbs. When all the donations were collected, more than 15,000 lbs. of food was delivered to local food banks. That’s enough food to provide for more than 12,500 meals for the hungry across New Jersey!

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Ridgewood Moving Services, an agent of Bekins Van Lines, Harrington Moving and Storage and All Seasons Movers, INC an agent of Atlas Van Lines, once again generously donated their services and resources to help out with the drive and deliver all the donations to the food bank.

Thanks for the shout out guys! We enjoyed helping out such a great cause. If you want to find out more about Sotheby’s donation, check out the post on the Move For Hunger blog. Also, don’t forget to keep checking our blog here at Ridgewood Moving Services to stay updated with us. Take care everyone!