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Northern Virginia Moving Company: How to Choose the Best Mover

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 12, 2016 2:13:03 PM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving in Northern Virginia, Local Moving, Moving in Fairfax Virginia

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Choosing a Northern Virginia moving company can feel incredibly overwhelming because of the sheer number of choices available to you. For instance, there are easily over two hundred local movers in Fairfax, Virginia, alone. Choosing the right mover, though, can have real consequences for your local move—both in terms of finances and the stress associated with that move. That’s why it’s so important to choose wisely among that massive selection and find the company that will provide the best value, service, and professionalism. The following are a few moving tips to help you accomplish just that.

 

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Is a Local Fairfax Moving Company Cheaper Than a National Brand?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2016 11:50:30 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving Costs, Moving in Northern Virginia, Local Moving, Moving in Fairfax Virginia

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If you’re looking to relocate locally in the Fairfax region, you might be wondering what the more cost-effective solution is: going with a local Fairfax moving company or one of the national moving brands. While cost should not be the only deciding factor for what moving company you select, there is certainly a financial advantage to choosing local moving companies over the larger chains.

 

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Moving Scams in Fairfax, Virginia, and How to Avoid Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2016 8:01:19 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving in Northern Virginia, Local Moving, Moving in Fairfax Virginia

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Moving scams can be one of the most nerve-racking parts of local moving because it’s often very difficult to differentiate between disreputable and reputable moving companies. That’s why it’s so important to familiarize yourself with potential scams in order to minimize the potential of falling victim to one. If you’re looking to relocate in the Fairfax, Virginia, region, make sure to keep your eyes open for the following scams or disreputable business practices that could end up costing you a lot of money come move day.

 

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Make Sure You Check Local Moving Company Reviews Online

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 27, 2016 8:04:41 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Important Moving Tips, Local Moving, Moving Reviews

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Choosing the right local moving company can be difficult. After all, even within a small area, there are inevitably many companies to choose from. So, how can you consistently differentiate quality companies from everyone else? How can you ensure you get the best value out of your movers? Often, a big part of that battle is thoroughly and diligently checking online reviews for the local moving companies you’re considering.

 

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Moving Company Complaints, Disputes, and Claims

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2016 7:34:14 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Insurance, Local Moving, Residential Moving, Avoid Home Damage, Moving Claims

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Moving company complaints and how to file them are not exactly something you want to think about. You want to assume that your move day will go absolutely to plan, and nothing unexpected (or unpleasant) will happen. Unfortunately, no company—not a single one—can promise this, so it’s really important to pick your moving company with this consideration in mind. What company is going to be most honest, upstanding, and forthright about claims issues? And how can you tell?

 

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Time to Move: How Long Will a Standard Job Take?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2016 11:09:27 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Moving Costs, Local Moving, Moving Time

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The time to move on any given job can vary wildly, but the following are some helpful moving tips that offer you two important pieces of information. One, they allow you to get a ballpark sense of what an average job will take in terms of time. Two, you can get a better sense of the factors that influence move time (either increasing or decreasing it).

 

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How Local Movers Protect Your Walls, Floors, and Other Home Areas

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2016 7:20:06 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Important Moving Tips, Local Moving, Avoid Home Damage

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When selecting local movers, many people go through a standard checklist. Mostly that means they check on pricing, and maybe they look online at reviews or get a few recommendations from friends. However, part of that selection process should be making sure the movers are respectful and careful when it comes to your old (and new) home. Any damage done during a move can be expensive to fix and can create a needless headache on an already stressful moving day.

 

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Moving Packing Tips: Should Your Movers Provide Wardrobe Boxes?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2016 2:05:06 PM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Local Moving, Moving Packing Tips, Moving Boxes

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It’s not always clear what to expect from your local movers, and one common question is whether those movers will provide all the professional moving equipment and accessories necessary to complete the relocation. In particular, should you expect those movers to bring wardrobe boxes to your next local move?

 

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Moving and Storage Tips: What Not to Put in Storage

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2016 1:46:08 PM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Important Moving Tips, Local Moving, Moving and Storage

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Moving brings with it a lot of stress and questions, and one of those large concerns is what not to put in storage. While it can be tempting to just throw everything in a unit and deal with it after the chaos of the actual move is over, you do want to be careful about placing certain items (even on a short-term basis) in storage. With a little bit of organization and forethought, however, you can avoid any damage or unpleasant surprises when you retrieve those items for the final move to your new home.

 

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What Is Standard Payment Protocol for Local Movers?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2016 11:35:20 AM / by Michael Rhodes posted in Moving Tips, Moving Estimate, Moving Costs, Local Moving, Residential Moving

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While the cost to move shouldn’t be the only factor you consider when selecting your local movers, it is important to figure out what’s expected of you in terms of paying for your move. With that in mind, the following are some things to keep in mind regarding what’s standard practice in the moving industry when it comes to payment protocol.

 

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