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Moving from Texas to Washington, DC

Whether you are planning to relocate from Texas to Washington, DC for work, family, or a change of scenery, the more time you can spend researching and planning your move, the better. In addition to finding your next home and learning all you can about your new surroundings, you will need to figure out how you and your possessions will get there, what to take, and what to leave behind. Here are some tips to help ensure your long distance move is a success from start to finish, and ways to prepare for your new life in Washington, DC.

Planning Tips for a Long Distance Move

As with any other considerable task, it is best to plan your move well in advance to reduce stress, enlist help, and allow yourself time to accomplish your goals. Tips for success include:

Start Early

Allow yourself plenty of time to prepare for this life-changing event, starting 12 to 16 weeks in advance. This will give you the opportunity to research your new city, schedule the movers, and pack up your home.

Make a Schedule

A quick internet search will yield millions of results for both printable and online moving checklists and schedules. Whether you opt to use a standard online form, smartphone app, or an old-fashioned pen and paper, a schedule will help to keep you on track and ensure every detail is complete.

Call the Professionals

Reputable moving companies are often booked well in advance, and if you leave this vital step to the last minute you may be unable to reserve a truck within your desired time frame. Once you have placed the call to schedule moving services, a representative will visit your home to examine your belongings and provide you with an estimate based on the approximate weight and volume of your items.

De-clutter

Work your way through each room in your home to determine what to bring with you and what to leave behind. Arrange to gift, donate, or dispose of unwanted items as soon as possible to lighten your workload.

Purchase Insurance

Talk to the moving company about purchasing adequate amounts of insurance in the event your items are lost or damaged during transit, loading, or unloading.

Get Packing

Most moving companies will only insure boxed items that they have packed themselves, so you may want to consider adding home packing services for all, or some of your belongings. 

Things to Know About Washington, DC

Like any other large city, Washington, DC is culturally diverse, rich in history, and has its own unique vibe. Things to know before you get there include:

  • Washington, DC is ranked in the top ten most expensive cities in the U.S.
  • Consider exploring the Metro as an alternate form of transportation as traffic volumes can be high.
  • With eight wards and over 130 different neighborhoods to choose from, you may want to enlist the help of a local realtor or research online to find the best fit for you and your family.

Schedule Your Long Distance Move in MD, DC, & Northern VA

The skilled professionals at Georgetown Moving and Storage Company have the knowledge, equipment, and experience to assist you with every aspect of the moving process from planning to execution. Call the experts at Georgetown Moving and Storage Company for reliable, efficient moving services across town, or across the country. Contact us online to schedule an in-home estimate.

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