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Preparing to Move

If you would like more information on anything or have any questions please don't hesitate to Contact Us. If you are thinking of buying your home visit our Buyers Page or if you are wanting to sell your home visit our Sellers Page

Moving can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Whether you choose to hire outside professionals or you choose to do it yourself, being prepared will ultimately make the move much smoother. Your REALTOR® can advise you and help make your move easier. Be sure to ask for their advice.

Preparing to MoveNot all moving companies are created equal. If you choose to hire professional movers here are a number of things to consider:

  1. Will they do the packing for you?
  2. If so, do they provide insurance for your valuables?
  3. Do they charge a flat rate or an hourly fee? What does that rate include?
  4. Are you protected against liability?

For those who prefer the do-it-yourself method, here are some considerations:

  1. Find a truck rental company and book early. They are always busy at the end of the month.
  2. What size truck do you need? One trip is always better than many.
  3. Does the rental company provide moving pads, packing boxes and dollies?
  4. Do you need insurance?

Spread the packing out over a number of weeks. Label each box with the room that it belongs to and take an inventory of its contents and the number of boxes per room. Use heavy packing tape and newspaper to keep fragile items safe. Be sure to label all fragile boxes and move them separately. Don’t over-pack boxes so that you cannot lift them. Finally, pack a separate box (labelled ‘survival kit’) of items necessary for getting through the first few days in your new home. Happy moving and Contact Me if you have any questions or would like more information on anything!

For more information about preparing to move please visit our Buyers Page, for helpful information on selling your home please visit our Sellers Page. If you have any questions about anything or would like more information on anything Contact Us. If you would like to know more information about the areas that we specialize in please visit our About Virginia page, About Falls Church page, About Fairfax County page, About Springfield page, About Arlington page, or our About Alexandria page.