Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 30. The day is commonly celebrated with outdoor barbecues and the start of the summer travel season, but the day is first and foremost a moment to remember members of the armed services who have given their lives for our country.
At Door to Door Solutions, we want to take a moment to thank our military families for their service and sacrifice for our country. It is truly an honor to assist our veterans and their families with later-in-life moves. Often our military families will boast. “this will be my 22nd move,” and we ALWAYS aim to make it the best as they deserve the best service and attention to detail during their move. Even if it has been decades since their years of military service, veterans maintain a sense of honor and duty—values that should inspire us all.
One thing we also know about veterans is that they also tend to maintain an admirable sense of self-discipline and organization, among other valuable skills. In honor of Memorial Day and our veteran families, here are three military qualities and skill sets we work to emulate daily at Door to Door Solutions:
1. Project Management
No one gets things done like a group of military folks. They have a unique ability to look at a project, make a plan and execute it efficiently. Helping empty nesters downsize their home may not be as complicated as mobilizing troops or organizing a supply chain, but it does require a well-thought-out plan to ensure the move goes as smoothly as possible.
In fact, the first thing we do when we receive a moving request is meet with the family to find out what their needs and priorities are. We create a plan for the move that includes packing, transport, set-up in the new home, disposal of unwanted items, storage and more. This plan helps us work efficiently and quickly to get you set up in your new home and back to enjoying your life.
Military operations absolutely require people to work together. There is a chain of command and a procedure in place, which makes sure the operation is a success and everyone comes home safely. And good teamwork requires everyone putting in the same effort and staying in good communication.
The moving industry is no different. Everyone from the project manager to the guys loading boxes must be ready for work. We understand that we’re not just moving anonymous materials from one location to another. For our customers, we’re moving a life. We have to take care of every box and every object as though it is priceless—and the only way to do that is to make sure everyone on the job is working with the same effort and stays in constant contact.
We believe most people who join the military do so out of a love of country and a desire to make a difference in something bigger than themselves. This attitude engenders a kind of appreciation for life and a respect for others that is all too rare in our world today.
It’s a simple principle—treat others the way you would want to be treated—but it’s also a message that can get lost in our fast-paced, hyperactive lives. We work every day to cultivate respect for our customers and our colleagues and treat every move as though it were our own.
For more information about our approach to moves, read about what makes us different here.
Happy Memorial Day!
Posted on May, 2016
by Abby Wells