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How to Protect Your Storage Items from Pests

Posted on: November 20, 2017

If you don’t have room for your mother’s hope chest or the rocking chair you plan to pass on to your grandkids, one option is to put these items in storage. The possessions that you choose to store away—rather than sell—are important to you. The last thing you want is for rats to bore a…

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Tips for Storing Your Art While Moving

Posted on: November 18, 2017

The art hanging in your home is probably among your most prized possessions. This means you must take good care of each painting, print, and poster during your upcoming move. Not sure how? Just follow these tips for packing, moving, and storing art correctly. To learn more about the packing and storage services we offer…

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What Is the Average Moving Cost?

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Moving is a tremendous task that takes careful planning. On top of this, moving requires financial preparation, which can be the most significant factor of all, depending on how large and far your move is. For help estimating the cost of your upcoming move, please contact Georgetown Moving and Storage at (703) 466-0575. Factors that…

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How Long Does It Take to Move Out of an Apartment?

Posted on: November 12, 2017

With the end of your lease looming, you have an important decision to make: will you sign a new contract for another year, or will you move to a new apartment? Whether you’re hoping to take advantage of a lower price or better amenities elsewhere—or it’s simply time to return home after a semester at…

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7 Ways to Pack a Mirror

Posted on: November 10, 2017

When it comes to preparing your house for a move, some belongings are easier to pack than others. Small breakables can be wrapped and packed tightly in a box for their protection, but what about large fragile items like mirrors and picture frames? To avoid being left with dangerous shards of glass—not to mention seven…

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How Many Moving Boxes Do I Need?

Posted on: November 8, 2017

Furniture and appliances are the most substantial things you need to move, but the remainder of your belongings must be packed in boxes for safe transport. If you plan to purchase high-quality moving boxes, overestimating the amount you need could be a costly mistake, but underestimating could leave you scrambling for more boxes at the…

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Storage for Empty Nesters

Posted on: November 6, 2017

Every time you go through a transitional period in life, you must reassess your belongings and decide what’s worth holding on to. For instance, when you got married, you combined belongings with your spouse and got rid of duplicate items. When your first child was born, your priorities changed, and you converted the study or…

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How Do I Keep My Dresser Drawers from Falling Out While Moving?

Posted on: November 4, 2017

Although moving is an exciting process, it can be very stressful to get everything packed up and ready to go. Fortunately, with enough early preparation, you can be all set by moving day. Preparing furniture for a move is one of the trickiest parts because these items are too large to pack into boxes. It’s…

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How Far in Advance Should I Call a Moving Company?

Posted on: November 1, 2017

Moving can be stressful and confusing, especially if it’s been a few years since your last move. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone! With the right moving company, you can find the answers to your questions in an affordable and timely manner. You just need to know how far in advance to start…

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How Long Does It Take to Move Out of a House?

Posted on: October 30, 2017

As you anticipate moving out of your house, you probably have a lot of unanswered moving questions. Fortunately, with access to the right moving company and helpful resources, moving day can be an incredibly smooth process. But even so, you might have some lingering questions about the timeline of the moving experience. Will it take…

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How to Keep Valuables Safe During a Move

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Your upcoming move provides a fresh start for your family, possibly in a whole new city with a different job and a new school for the kids. While this may excite you, you also know you must transport everything to your new home before you can settle in. If you’re worried about keeping valuables safe…

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Back to School Moving Tips

Posted on: October 22, 2017

Whether you’re coming home from a semester abroad, starting school in the spring semester, or just moving to a different apartment near your school—moving back to school never seems to get any easier. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone! With reliable dorm room movers and apartment movers, you can ensure moving day goes…

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What Is the Best Season to Move

Posted on: October 18, 2017

Whether you’re moving locally or long distance, planning a move is stressful. If you have the flexibility of choosing when to move, weigh the pros and cons of moving in different seasons. This will help you decide the best time of year to move based on your unique situation. Or, if you don’t have the…

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How to Keep Your Items Safe While in Storage

Posted on: October 14, 2017

Whether you need to take advantage of short-term storage during a move or long-term storage when downsizing to a smaller house, you want to know your belongings are safe while in storage. To avoid theft, damage, and other problems—follow these tips. Choose a Safe, Secure Storage Facility Theft is probably one of your biggest concerns…

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How to Move House Plants

Posted on: October 7, 2017

House plants are a beautiful addition to any home, adding life and greenery to strategic corners of your bedroom, home office, and living room. If you have a big move coming up, you’re faced with the tricky task of moving your houseplants. It doesn’t help that house plants make the list of things your mover…

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How to Pack Books in 7 Steps

Posted on: October 2, 2017

If you have a big move coming up, you want to ensure all of your possessions make it safely to your new home, including your expensive or sentimental book collection. The same goes for packing up books you intend to put in storage. While books can’t shatter the way glass or fine China can, packing…

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Moving Checklist for Your First Apartment

Posted on: September 28, 2017

Are you moving out of your parents’ house for the first time? Making the switch from a dorm room to an apartment? Welcome to local renters community! Moving into your first apartment is an exciting part of young adulthood, but if you’ve always lived with Mom and Dad, you probably don’t have everything you need…

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Best of Washington 2013 Award!

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Georgetown Moving and Storage is proud to have received the Best of Washington Award for another year in 2013! The Best of Washington Award is a honor for companies to receive. This award is awarded to companies in the Washington DC which shine above the rest and show extreme quality within a particular trade. To…

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Should You Tip Your Movers?

Posted on: September 20, 2017

You’re accustomed to tipping waiters, bartenders, hairstylists, and bellhops, but what does etiquette say about tipping movers? Moving can be stressful enough without having to think about tip percentages and protocol. Plus, between packing and storing all of your things, having cash or checks on hand to give to your moving company at the end…

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Are Storage Units Worth It?

Posted on: September 14, 2017

If you feel as though your home or business is overflowing with belongings, you might be considering putting some things in storage. But are storage units worth it? The answer is usually yes, and here’s why. Residential Storage Units Benefit Homeowners When your home fills with clutter, the garage and basement become your go-to areas…

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