Move For Hunger Holds Food Drive at Baseball Game

Long time raving fans of Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) know that we’re big supporters of Move For Hunger. Move For Hunger is a nonprofit group that gathers food donations and brings them to food banks that help feed families around the world. We’ve helped its cause in our own community by asking our clients to donate their nonperishable food items and using our trucks to transport the food to local food banks. We also announce when Move For Hunger is running food drives on our blog to encourage our readers to take action and help make the world a better place!

Love baseball? Live near Lakewood, NJ? Then you’ll love the latest food drive being held by Move For Hunger! On August 23, the Lakewood Blueclaws are working with the OceanFirst Foundation to hold a food drive during their game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Tickets are on sale now, so click here if you’re interested. You can find out more by reading the excerpt below, written on Move For Hunger’s own website.

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The Lakewood BlueClaws and OceanFirst Foundation are teaming up to fight hunger in Monmouth and Ocean Counties! The Strike Out Hunger Food Drive will be held at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ on August 23. Fans attending that night’s game betweeen the BlueClaws and the Greensboro Grasshoppers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to help their neighbors in need. Tickets are available now and are just $13 for adults and $10 kids/senior citizens.

If you would like to see the full, original blog post then please click here. You can also learn more about Move for Hunger by visiting its homepage here. If you want to see how Ridgewood Moving Services helps Move for Hunger, then keep reading our blog for constant updates!

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

PSA: Want to Move? Book it Now!

Did you know that summer is the busiest time of the year for a moving company? Every year, we get tons of clients asking us to move. Families typically have more time than normal, especially those that have kids no longer attending school, making them more prone to moving as a result. We do a fantastic job trying to move everyone as best as we can, but we can only do so much as a local moving company.

In order to keep track of this, we have a calendar that we refer to that lists all of our upcoming moves. By writing down every individual move, we can figure out how many moves we can handle each day and keep all of our clients happy. This is all possible thanks to the wonderful staff at our office for managing this daily.

Here’s Steve Dalzel, one of our managers, preparing our movers for our clients! The board is full of people that have scheduled a move with us. It helps us keep track of everything so we can remember everyone’s moves!

Here’s Steve Dalzel, one of our managers, preparing our movers for our clients! The board is full of people that have scheduled a move with us. It helps us keep track of everything so we can remember everyone’s moves.

However, moves book up quick, so if you want to move in a couple of weeks, book your spot now! Most of July is already taken, so it’s important to call us as soon as you know you’re moving. We want everyone to know this so you all have a chance at using our services. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time during our regular office hours.

Are you interesting in booking a move soon? Then call us now at (201) 529 – 2211. If you a fan of Ridgewood Moving Services, then leave us a testimonial or a review! You can do so on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Every review helps us out, so place consider choosing one of the links above. Thanks for reading everyone!

July Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s blog about testimonials! We at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) like to promote any new reviews and testimonials we receive on a monthly basis here on our blog. We often receive a lot of positive reviews and love to share these with our readers regularly. Any new testimonials will be posted here next month, so please consider leaving us a review if you haven’t done so already!

Here, we have two lovely reviews from the Debelle Family and Patrick H. The former is from our testimonial page and the latter is from our Yelp page. Our testimonials page is important because it shows potential clients the seamless moving experience they’ll get if they choose Ridgewood Moving Services. Yelp, on the other hand, is incredibly important because its five star reviews help others discover our services more easily. As a result, we’re thankful for every review and testimonial we get. Thank you Debelle Family and Patrick for being raving fans and writing these for us! Here’s what they had to say:

What a wonderful moving company to do business with! by DeBelle Family

Our relocation experience with Ridgewood Moving Services was outstanding! They could not be a more professional and accommodating organization! We were treated like family! From our dealings with Cindy, her staff, and the great movers, it was a grest experience from start to finish!

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Patrick H. – Yelp

I used Ridgewood Moving for a personal residential move and the service was spectacular! Steve the General Manager came to my house and provided an estimate that was fair and reasonable and consistent with the other quotes I received. Rodney and his crew showed up right on time the day of the move and did a great job without damaging a thing. The nicest surprise of all was the final bill was a few dollars UNDER the estimate. When I found myself in need of a commercial move a few months later I called them again and it was nearly a repeat performance ( this time the final bill was the exact amount of the estimate). In both cases Steve showed up unannounced to make sure Rodney (his team was so professional I requested them for the second move) and the crew were on track and that I was happy. I would strongly recommend calling Steve for any of your moving needs and request Rodney’s crew.

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 pageYelpGoogle +, 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!

Move for Hunger Receives 17,500 Pounds of Donated Food in Seattle

Move for Hunger, a nonprofit organization that Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) supports, accepts food donations from people that are fighting to end world hunger. The organization depends on these donations to keep starving families fed! As a result, it will often throw events to spread awareness about its campaign.

A lot of the events we post here on the blog for Move for Hunger are in the local area, but Move for Hunger’s efforts reach the entirety of the United States! For instance, we have an example of an event below that took place in Seattle. A moving company called Gentle Giant Moving Company donated its time in collecting food for the organization during a marathon. This is the kind of efforts we often do for Move for Hunger at Ridgewood Moving Services. Here is a snippet of what happened, which was written by Dan Beam on the Move for Hunger blog:

On Saturday, June 18, Gentle Giant Moving Company of Seattle volunteered its time and resources to pick-up 17,500 pounds of food and beverages from the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon and deliver it to the Rainier Valley Food Bank.

“The Food Bank was very happy to see us,” said John Dalton, Gentle Giant’s Seattle Regional Manager. “They said it was a good time of the year for us to donate so many beverages. Our crew is very excited about being part of the Move for Hunger program. Our customers are very thankful. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

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Most people tend to associate food drives with the holiday season. Food Banks, however, face their greatest need during the summer months, when classes end and children are no longer receiving free or reduced-cost meals at school.

“Food banks don’t typically receive a lot of drinks in the donation stream, but everybody needs to stay hydrated, especially in summer,” said Sam Osborne, the Executive Director of the Rainier Valley Food Bank. “The sports drinks, water, and fruit we received from the Rock-n-Roll Marathon via Gentle Giant Movers, as coordinated through Move for Hunger, will insure that our most vulnerable neighbors aren’t thirsty this year. We are so grateful for this creative four-way partnership, and will have hundreds of happy, well-hydrated folks leaving our doors over the next couple of months.”

Thank you to everyone that helped make this event a success! If you would like to see the full, original blog post then please click here. You can also learn more about Move for Hunger by visiting its homepage here. If you want to see how Ridgewood Moving Services helps Move for Hunger, then keep reading our blog for constant updates on our efforts to help make the world a better place!

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

Center For Hope and Safety Holds its 28th Annual Family Picnic

Some of the most important parts of Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Movers) are the nonprofit organizations that we support. That’s why we make sure that our raving fans know about all events held by these kinds of organizations. This week, I’d like to highlight a special event from the Center for Hope and Safety.

The Center of Hope and Safety is a nonprofit organization that wants 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.

Recently, the Center for Hope and Safety held its 28th annual family picnic! This is an event that is held as a reunion for former and current agency clients. The event was such a success and over 300 people were in attendance! The people that donated made the event possible, so thank you to everyone that helped out! If you want to read about the event, click here. Here’s a short excerpt from the Center for Hope and Safety’s website:

Children enjoyed face painting, crafts, carnival games, and the bouncy castle. For many children the highlight of the day was being “hosed” by the Teaneck Fire department. Free ice cream from the ice cream truck had a constant stream of “customers.” Nobody was hungry thanks to our volunteers who grilled all day and the Presbyterian Church of New Jersey who provided attendees with Korean inspired barbecued. Another group from this church did a martial arts demonstration and held a baseball clinic.

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The happy event ended with raffle prizes and an endless stream of laughing, clapping, and whoops of joy as winner after winner claimed their prizes. It was a day to remember and treasure.

The picnic would not have been possible without our staff, volunteers and supporters. We would like to give a special shout out to:

– Suez North America for providing a truck and manpower for the picnic setup, tents,
tables and chairs, bottled water and soda, and all the side salads.
– Omega Phi Beta Soritity who helped out at the donation table.
– KPMG Women’s Network who volunteered where ever they were needed
in many other areas.
– Mainetti who provided volunteers, crafts and supplies.
– Police and Fire Departments of Teaneck who provided safety and security.
– Our donors who provided funds to make all of this possible.

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

Make a Donation to Move for Hunger

Here at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving), we’re huge supporters of the nonprofit organization known as Move for Hunger. This is an organization that is dedicated to ending world hunger by filling food banks with nonperishable food items. Move for Hunger obtains this food by partnering with moving companies, like us, that have clients that have food they no longer need. If they are willing to donate their nonperishable food, the moving company can then use their trucks to transport the food to Move for Hunger or any local food banks.

This is something we are proud to do because we feel like we’re making a difference by putting our time and effort into such an amazing cause. This is why we always ask our clients to consider making a donation to the organization when they are moving: we want you to help too! Move for Hunger also spreads awareness about its goals by hosting regular public events where donations are accepted. We often cover these events on our blog for people that want to support the organization but may not necessarily be our client at the time.

 

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If you are not making a move any time soon or can’t make it to any of these events, please consider making a donation through its site. As a nonprofit organization, Move for Hunger needs all the help it can get to keep itself running. With the help of donations, Move for Hunger can continue to help keep food banks full and help provide food to those that truly need it. If this sounds like something you want to do, then please visit their website here. Even a small donation can go a long way to making a big difference!

For more information about Move for Hunger, you can read an overview on the organization here. If you want to keep in touch with events held by Move for Hunger and other nonprofit organizations, check our blog for weekly updates! We want to be more than just a moving company and help give back to the community, so we’ll be posting content like this regularly to help spread awareness.

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

June Testimonials

Welcome to this month’s blog about testimonials! We at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) like to promote any new reviews and testimonials we receive on a monthly basis here on our blog. We often receive a lot of positive reviews and love to share these with our readers regularly. Any new testimonials will be posted here next month, so please consider leaving us a review if you haven’t done so already!

This month, all of our featured testimonials come from our very own testimonials page! We want all of our potential clients to know that we’re a moving company they can trust, so we created that page to give anyone that moved with us the opportunity to share their experience. A quick look at the page will show you that we have a lot of raving fans! Susan, Frances, and Linda were recent clients that loved their moves and are our newest raving fans. Check out what they had to say below!

Susan Hardy

Thanx everyone @ RMS!

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They did even more than I expected by Frances Tempio

The workers that were here were the awesome. They did even more than I expected. They treated me as if it was there own stuff. If I ever move again I would use your co. and want they same movers!! Thank you. PS Cory was awesome as well.

Fantastic move by Linda Stabile

Our move could not have been smoother. The movers were above and beyond what we expected and could not do enough for us. Not one item was damaged and they made sure everything was exactly the way we wanted it before they left. Every carton was put in the correct location. I know I was nervous about moving in general and they calmed every apprehension I had. I will be recommending them to any one I know who is moving without hesitation. They were fantastic in every way!

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 pageYelpGoogle +, 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!

A Day in the Life of a Mover – Christina’s Experience

Welcome to our newest regular feature on the blog, A Day in the Life of a Mover! We’re sending our office staff out on the job with our professional movers so they can get a first-hand experience of the hard work they do every day. Our first post is all about Christina’s experience. She took this new assignment head on by moving and packing along with the rest of the moving team! Take a look at what she had to say below.

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Being a moving coordinator, I was aware of what basically went on during a move day. When I actually went out on the truck with a team for the day, I learned much more. I developed a different way of understanding what the team goes through to get the job accomplished. I am not just saying accomplished in the sense of what they have to do, but in the sense of them having such great pride in what they do to assist someone in a time when individuals are basically uprooting their lives.

I went out with a team of three for a small move into storage. I was able to ride in the moving truck, which for me was the true experience as being part of the team for the day. In the beginning when we first arrived, the foreman introduced himself, as did the team to the client. The client already knew me from our phone calls, so it was nice to finally meet them in person. The walk through was next and the team just got started and knew what to do. Each team member picked an area to start in and retrieved what they needed from the moving truck.

I learned how to wrap furniture, complete a proper inventory, tag items and I even got to use the walk board onto the truck when I carried boxes and small pieces of furniture. I learned how they load up the truck as well. There was no way I would just sit back and watch everyone work and not pitch in.

 

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During this time the team chatted among themselves, not to waste time but to make the day go by smoother, almost as if to make the hardest of tasks not seem so hard anymore. They all work as a tight knit team, working all as one solid unit.

Once the move was completed, we returned to the warehouse to unload and fill up the storage vaults. We were even under the estimate.

I knew prior to going out what a tough job moving truly is. I always had a high level of respect for the teams and the movers as individuals. I left that day not only exhausted, but with a whole new outlook on the moving team. I had an even higher level of respect for them. All the praise I see for the moving team, be it online or in an email, was brought to light for me that day.

Blog Roundup: Top 5 Recent Blog Posts

Too busy to catch up on all of our blog posts? That’s okay! We’ve rounded up five of our best posts to catch you up to speed.

Not only are we celebrating our 50 year anniversary and added Updater to make moving easier for our clients, our CEO Cindy Myer also became the first woman president of NJWMA! We also have two important stories from the holidays last year about the Paterson Toy Sale and the Center for Hope and Safety, so take a look at the posts below!

Celebrating 50 Years of Moving

“This year, Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) is celebrating 50 years of being in business. That’s 50 years of moving clients all across New Jersey and making one of the most stressful life events easier than ever! We’re only getting better and better as time goes on thanks to the amazing work of our CEO, Cindy Myer.”

Please Welcome NJWMA’s First Woman President Cynthia Myer

“Cynthia (Cindy) Myer is the CEO of Ridgewood Moving Services, Mahwah, NJ. Under her leadership, Ridgewood Moving Services has grown from a boutique business founded in 1966 to an award-winning, full-service relocation, inventory management and custom storage firm serving residential, corporate and commercial clients.”

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Photo Credit: Carl Cox

Make Moving Easier With Updater

“We’re proud to announce that Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) is partnering with a Updater to streamline the moving process even more!”

Photos: Paterson Toy Drive 2015

“Every year, Ridgewood Moving Services helps support the Paterson Toy Drive. The event, which runs completely on the toy donations sent by many amazing people, helps give kids in New Jersey something to look forward to. The selection of toys is always massive and the kids that attend can pick whatever they want to take home!”

The Center for Hope and Safety Receives Generous Holiday Donations

“Volunteers from the Center for Hope and Safety acted as elves that wrapped presents for anyone that needed help while also collecting donations for the agency. Because of the volunteers’ efforts, the Center for Hope and Safety was able to raise a total of $15,600 in donations!”

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

Help Ridgewood Moving Services Grow: Write a Review or Follow Us!

We at Ridgewood Moving Services (Ridgewood Moving) thrive on the support that our raving fans give. As a local moving company, the biggest way we can spread the word about our services is through word of mouth. When more people know Ridgewood Moving Services, it helps us continue to grow into a bigger and better company! That’s why we need your help!

One of the best ways to tell people about Ridgewood Moving is through reviews. If you have used us in the past, we encourage you to share your experience on our testimonials pageYelpGoogle +, or Angie’s List. Having a lot of positive reviews shows that we’re a moving company that people can trust! Every single one we receive helps us grow to be a better company.

If you have already written a review and you’re one of our raving fans, then consider following us on our social media pages! Here are some of the biggest platforms we are on:

1. Facebook

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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

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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

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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

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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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5. Google +

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Our Google + page is our most recent addition to our social media. Help build the page with us by following the page as we post content every week!

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We would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far. We already receive a lot of positive testimonials every week, as shown by our monthly testimonial posts on the blog, and our social media pages have been growing rapidly in the past couple years. We’re very proud that our Instagram page was able to reach over 1,000 followers! So, once again, thank you to everyone for supporting us. We’ll continue to strive to be the best moving company in New Jersey to make moving an easy experience for everyone!