Frequently Asked Questions About the Moving Process
Whether you move frequently or hardly ever, you probably have a lot of questions. Every move – and every moving company – is a little different. As you get ready to work with Georgetown Moving and Storage Company, find the answers to our most frequently asked questions here.
If you have other questions, feel free to call us at (703) 889-8899 to speak to one of our moving experts.
When is the best time to move?
Summer is when most people like to move because the weather is warm and the kids are between school years. Still, fall, winter, and spring moves are totally doable. Just be aware that we retain the right to cancel or postpone your move in the event of inclement weather.
How do I prepare to move?
Moving is stressful, so you might be wondering how to prepare for the big day. Reference our moving checklist for help getting a handle on everything you must do.
What packing services do you offer?
What moving services do you offer?
What storage services do you offer?
We take pride in our storage options, which are affordable and economical thanks to our vault system of storing your possessions. Choose from these options:
Do I need a portable storage container permit?
Many counties and cities, including those in the Washington DC Metro area, require a permit to place a portable storage container or PODS-like storage unit in a private or public right of way. To prevent hitting snags on moving day, it’s important to secure the necessary permit in advance. Learn more about your county’s permit requirements before you make arrangements with Georgetown Moving and Storage Company.
What are your moving rates?
We charge by the hour. Once you reach the two-hour minimum, we bill in 15-minute increments to keep your move affordable. We also charge a travel fee, which includes travel time to and from our warehouse to each job site, with a one-hour minimum on all moves. For more details about our moving rates, please call us!
What should I do if I need to reschedule my move?
We know life throws you curveballs sometimes. If you need to change the date you set with us, simply call (703) 889-8899at least 72 hours before your move or pack date and we’ll accommodate you as best we can. Be aware that your estimate may change based on the new day you select.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Once your move is complete, we ask that you make your payment by cash, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover), money order, or cashier’s check. We don’t accept American Express or personal checks at this time.
What insurance do you offer?
We include Basic Valuation Protection with coverage of $0.60 per pound and a $250 deductible free of charge with all moves. We also offer Full Valuation Protection and Depreciation Value Protection for an additional fee.