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The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co - Interstate Agent for Bekins Van LinesPUCO 291-HG|20036 Progress Dr, Strongsville, OH 44149|(216) 741-5500
The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co - Interstate Agent for Bekins Van LinesPUCO 291-HG|20036 Progress Dr, Strongsville, OH 44149|(216) 741-5500

Local Residential Moves

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Congratulations on your new home purchase! You are about to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of your life, moving!

Although this can be a stressful time, it doesn’t have to be. The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co - Interstate Agent for Bekins Van Lines does it all! From the initial phone call to packing, moving, and storage, if needed, our professional team is here to help with your moving and storage needs and questions!

Local moving is performed on local hourly rates. We can provide you with all the information you need over the phone and schedule your move in that same phone call. Ease and simplicity for the busy-moving-you!

The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co. 

Helping Seniors Move Since 1904

At The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co - Interstate Agent for Bekins Van Lines, we recognize that moving can be challenging, especially for older adults. We also appreciate the unique needs that come with relocating as a senior. When you choose us for your move, rest assured that you'll benefit from exceptional senior moving services designed to simplify the process and alleviate stress.
Whether you're an older adult moving residences or a caregiver assisting a senior loved one's transition to assisted living, our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way.

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Moving as an Older Adult? Don’t Settle
for Less — Move with the Best

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We're dedicated to providing comprehensive support throughout your entire moving process. From packing to storage to delivery, our range of moving services is unmatched. Whether you're downsizing to a smaller home or need assistance with specialty items like pianos or safes, we have the expertise to handle it all.

Here are some of the moving services we offer:
Full-Service Moving: With our senior moving services, we cover every aspect of your move, leaving no detail overlooked.
Packing and Unpacking: Let our skilled team take on the physically demanding task of packing and unpacking for you, ensuring a smooth transition.
Storage Solutions: The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co - Interstate Agent for Bekins Van Lines offers various storage options to accommodate your needs. For instance, if you're transitioning to assisted living as an older adult, you may require extra storage space for your belongings.
Specialty Item Handling: Moving as an older adult often means transporting items of significant sentimental or financial value accumulated over a lifetime. Trust us to handle delicate instruments, artwork, heavy or cumbersome belongings, and more with the utmost care and expertise.
With The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co - Interstate Agent for Bekins Van Lines, you can rest assured that your move will be handled with professionalism and attention to detail, making the process as stress-free as possible.

Your Guarantee For a Worry-Free Relocation Experience

Here at The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co - Interstate Agent for Bekins Van Lines, many of our agents hold Silver Certification, indicating their specialized training in assisting older adults with their moves. Whether you're an older adult transitioning to a new home or helping aging parents relocate, this stage of life often involves more belongings, valuable items, potential physical limitations, and emotional considerations compared to moves for younger adults.
With more than 130 years of experience, we are among the oldest and most trusted moving companies in the U.S. Our enduring success stems from our unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction. Through our Silver Certified Program, endorsed by the National Association of Senior Move Managers, our agents undergo additional training to ensure they can address the unique needs of older adults with expertise and sensitivity.
When you choose The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co - Interstate Agent for Bekins Van Lines, you're choosing a partner committed to transforming your move from stressful to successful. You can rely on us to provide personalized moving services tailored to your specific requirements, offering peace of mind every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

When preparing for your move, there are inevitably questions that will arise. This FAQ section is designed to answer those questions. But if there’s a question you have that isn’t addressed here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What is a Bekins interstate agent?

Bekins agents are individually owned and operated businesses located throughout the country. When a customer moves from one state to another, our agents are authorized to act on behalf of the van line, Bekins, to transport goods across state lines (hence, interstate agent). These agents have met the stringent service and quality standards set to become an agent for Bekins.
Your local Bekins agent will coordinate all aspects of your move, work with corporate headquarters and with the Bekins agent at your destination, and remain your point of contact throughout the relocation process.

Is Bekins a broker?

Bekins is not a broker. Every move is done under Bekins authority by drivers and agents who meet our stringent procedures and requirements. We do not buy or sell your personal information or your move to other companies. Bekins and its agents work directly on your behalf to orchestrate your move. Bekins agents are authorized to act on behalf of Bekins to transport goods across state lines. These agents and their equipment have met the rigorous service and quality standards set to become an agent for Bekins].

When is the best time to move?

The best time to move is when it’s right for you. However, there are some times of the year that are busier for the moving industry than others. The summer months (May – September) and the end of each month are periods of heavier demand.

When should I begin to contact companies about estimates for my upcoming move?

It is a good idea to contact the moving companies you are considering for your move with as much notice as possible. It is ideal to have companies provide an estimate five to six weeks prior to your desired move date. Try to select the moving company four weeks before your moving date. Be sure to sign the Estimate/Order for Service and confirm your packing, pick-up, and delivery dates.

What are the different types of estimates?

  • Non-binding estimate. A non-binding estimate is the agent’s approximation of the cost, based on the estimated weight of the shipment and the accessorial services requested. The final cost will be based upon the actual weight of your shipment, the services provided, and the tariff provisions in effect. To verify the weight of your shipment, the driver will weigh his trailer prior to loading your shipment and then reweigh his trailer once your shipment has been loaded.
  • Firm-binding estimate. A firm-binding estimate is an agreement between the agent and the customer that the cost of the move will be a specific dollar amount based on the estimated weight of the shipment and the specific services requested. If the actual weight of the shipment is different than the agent anticipated, the price of the move does not change. However, adding items not surveyed by the agent at the time of the estimate or adding services not discussed at the time of the estimate could increase the cost of the move.
  • Option-binding estimate. An option-binding estimate (also known as a not-to-exceed estimate) is an agreement between the agent and the customer that the cost of the move will be no more than a specific dollar amount based on the estimated weight of the shipment and the specific services requested. If the anticipated weight of the shipment is less than estimated, then the customer’s bill is reduced by the amount of the cost associated with the weight difference between the estimated and actual weight. The customer will not pay more than the cost associated with the estimated weight, even if the actual weight exceeds the estimate. However, adding items not surveyed by the agent at the time of the estimate or adding services not discussed at the time of the estimate could increase the cost of the move.

What are the methods of payment Bekins accepts for my move?

The tariff provisions require that the charges be paid in full prior to your shipment being unloaded at the destination. You can pay for your move at the time of delivery with cash, money order, traveler’s check, certified check, or a cashier’s check. Or, with prior credit approval, you can charge the cost of your move to your personal credit card. Bekins gladly accepts the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

What is an Order for Service?

An Order for Service is a signed written agreement made in advance with the moving company, authorizing the company to move your goods.

What are my rights and responsibilities when I move?

All moving companies are required by federal law to provide each customer with a copy of Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move. Your primary responsibility, as outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is to select a reputable household goods carrier, ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of the contract, and understand and pursue the remedies that are available to you in case problems arise. You should talk to your mover if you have further questions. The moving company will also furnish you with additional information describing its procedure for handling your questions and complaints and a telephone number you can call to obtain additional information about your move.

Can I leave the items in my dresser drawers?

Yes, you can leave clothing in your dresser drawers if your shipment will not need storage. If you will need storage at one of Bekins’ agencies, we recommend that all items in your dresser drawers be packed. We also recommend that all non-clothing items be packed, regardless of your storage needs.

Will the mover load the boxes that I packed?

Yes, the driver will load the boxes that you packed as long as the driver deems them safe for transport. Please note: The liability coverage for boxes that you pack yourself is not the same as the liability coverage available to you for carrier-packed boxes. Your valuation policy will not cover items damaged inside the boxes you pack if the boxes themselves arrive at your destination undamaged. If the boxes themselves are damaged or crushed during transport, your valuation policy could be applied to the items inside.

Can I pack and move my plants?

Houseplants should not be moved. Most professional movers will only accept plants if the shipment is not going more than 150 miles and/or delivery will be within 24 hours. In addition, if you are moving across state lines, check with federal and state regulations for quarantines or other restrictions. Several states even require that plants be inspected and declared “pest-free.”

What items cannot be packed?

Bekins wants your belongings to arrive at your new home safe and sound. That means not moving certain items. Aerosol cans and hazardous materials are unsafe for transportation on a moving van. In addition, perishable items and those of personal importance are recommended for your individual transport. Read our comprehensive list of What Not to Pack.

How should I move my jewelry and other valuable items?

Bekins recommends you do not pack or ship your fine jewelry, precious metals, irreplaceable family photos and smaller items, important papers (titles, tax forms, bank books, deeds, etc.), medical and dental records, prescriptions, coins, currency, stock certificates, notes or bonds. These items should be carried with you during your move.

How should I prepare my appliances?

All major appliances (washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, stoves, etc.) should be properly disconnected before the mover’s arrival. An authorized service firm can disconnect and prepare each appliance for transport. All refrigerators and freezers should be defrosted, cleaned, and dried before the movers arrive. For more information, visit our packing of specialty items page.

Will Bekins move my automobile?

Yes, Bekins has the capability to transport your automobile. There are several options for this service, including in-van service or the use of a third-party carrier. Whichever option you choose, Bekins can arrange this service for you. If you have a preference regarding the transport of your vehicle (i.e. inside the moving van versus a third-party auto carrier), you must let your agent know at the time of your estimate. Depending on your preference, there could be an added charge for transporting your vehicle.

How will my mirrors and pictures be protected and packed?

Your local Bekins agent can pack all of your mirrors and pictures using specially designed cartons and wrapping materials to provide maximum protection for your goods.

What type of protection options do my belongings have during transport?

Bekins offers different levels of valuation options for your belongings. These options are not insurance, but provide for protection of your goods during shipping.

Will the mover unpack my boxes at my new home?

Unpacking services are available and include the opening of boxes, one-time placement of items on a flat surface, and debris removal of unpacked boxes. Unpacking services do not include organization, cleaning or rearrangement of items. Additional fees apply for unpacking services.

What can I expect on moving day?

On moving day, you can relax and leave all of the hard work to the professional movers. For a detailed account of how your moving day will go, check out our What to Expect page.

What is a shuttle?

Shuttle service is the use of a smaller vehicle to provide service when the residence is not accessible to the mover’s normal over-the-road equipment. Shuttle service at origin involves loading the goods onto a smaller vehicle then transporting and offloading them onto the mover’s normal equipment. The process is reversed at the destination, if necessary. Depending on the weight of the shipment, this could involve several trips with the smaller vehicle.

How will I know when my shipment is going to be delivered?

Based on the weight of your belongings and the distance they’re being transported, your local 
Bekins agent will provide you with a range of days during which your belongings will be delivered. Your driver will contact you 48 hours prior to confirm the delivery of your belongings. Ensure that the driver has your destination contact information prior to his departure from your origin residence.

Should I tip my movers?

Bekins strives to deliver the highest level of service with each move. The van line does not require customers to tip their movers nor is a gratuity included in your moving fees. Although tipping is not part of Bekins policy, it is greatly appreciated, especially if your movers have done an exceptional job. If you feel the service received during your move warrants a tip, you can determine this by calculating a percentage of your moving charges (anywhere from 5-15 percent) or give a flat rate per person ($10-100). Consider the distance of your move and difficulty of the services performed when determining your gratuity. It’s also possible to express your gratitude in ways other than money. Having water available throughout the day and/or making lunch available to the crew can go a long way in expressing your satisfaction. Completing our survey after your move is complete and posting online reviews are easy ways to ensure your positive experience is noted. Bekins regularly recognizes its employees based on positive customer feedback received. If you choose to tip your moving crew, it is recommended to give the tip to the Bekins driver so that he or she can disperse among the rest of the crew.

Who do I contact if my shipment is delayed beyond my delivery dates?

In the rare situation that your belongings will not be delivered within the delivery spread that is stated on the Bill of Lading, please contact our customer service department at 1-800-248-4810. A customer service representative will be able to answer your questions and provide delivery updates. You should also feel free to contact us electronically if you prefer.

Who do I contact if my household goods were damaged during my move?

If you had items damaged during the move, please contact the Bekins claims department at 1-800-932-7799. A claims adjuster will be assigned and he or she will review the claim and contact you, if necessary, with any further instructions. Please take note of the following details on the claims process:

  1. All claims must be filed in writing, within nine months of the date of delivery to a residence. If your goods were placed into storage-in-transit, and remain in storage in excess of 180 days, you have nine months from the date of conversion to permanent storage in which to file a claim.
  2. Please do not discard or repair any items without prior authorization from this office, as we reserve the right to inspect all claimed items.
  3. If you are claiming any damaged items that were packed, please indicate whether or not the carton was damaged. Please also save the packing material and carton for our inspection.
  4. Please describe the nature and location of damages for each article claimed and furnish repair estimates whenever possible to support the claim.
  5. Please provide the manufacturer’s name, the model, and the serial number of any appliances or electronics equipment claimed as missing or damaged.
  6. Copies of original purchase receipts should be submitted with your claim for items requiring replacement.
  7. Please make certain that all items you wish to claim are included on your claim form and that the claim form constitutes your complete and entire claim.

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