How to Prepare Your Possessions for the Move

What to Do before Booking Moving Services

Moving to a new home can be a really stressful and time-consuming process. If it’s not well planned even when using moving services, the whole thing can go really wrong, so you need to take the time and think about everything beforehand. To help you on that part, we prepared a useful list of things to do:

– Start the packing process by deciding which items you use and need and which you can live without. It’s important to take only things that you put in use or have a real sentimental value. You can give away or sell all the unneeded items.
– Think about the packing supplies. You should start collecting boxes from people close to you or local store that trashes them anyway. If you can’t find them that way, you can order some online.
– When you get your supplies and start the actual packing, remember to first put in the boxes the things you won’t be needing soon. For example, if it’s summer put away all the coats and sweaters.
– After you finish putting everything into boxes, start labeling them. You should write on each and every box your name, the room that it’s supposed to go in at the new place and a list of the things inside. On boxes with things that can easily get broken write ‘fragile’ so the movers know to be extra careful with them.
– When you are moving furniture, make sure that all the parts of a whole are staying together. For example, when you unscrew the legs of your coffee table, tie them to the top part. Also, put all the bolts and little pieces in a plastic bag and tape them to the main part of the table too so they don’t get lost.
– To avoid getting any scratchable furniture ruined, wrap it in protective padding. You can use blankets and liners, but they get ripped more easily. The padding will protect your belongings better.

Alexandria Econo Van Lines LLC is a company providing top quality moving services and is based in Alexandria, VA. If you ever need the help of a mover, don’t hesitate to contact us at (202) 644-8206.

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Packing Tips You Should Keep in Mind

A Reliable Moving Company Shares Useful Tips

If you are moving into a new house in the next few weeks, you probably need all the help you can get. For this reason, we, as a professional moving company, have decided to share some of our best tips on how to pack for your move. Below, you can find many useful tips that will make your life easier!

Declutter
The first thing you need to do before your move, other than hiring a moving company, should be to declutter. Go through all your possessions – from the cutlery to the socks, and decide which items you will keep. Be really hard on yourself and get rid of everything you are not using and doesn’t serve a purpose, unless it is memorabilia. When you are done, you will have a lot fewer things to pack, which will make the move a lot easier.

Get supplies
You cannot start packing before gathering all the packing supplies you will need. Collect different boxes and even purchase some if you can’t find any laying around in your house or if your friends and family don’t have any to give you. Also, collect as many newspapers as you can and purchase bubble wrap. To pack the furniture, you are going to need either blankets or special padding. In any case, you will have to think about every single thing you need to pack and get the necessary supplies.

Come up with a scheme
The best way to start the packing is with the items you will not need anytime soon. So, if it’s currently winter, you will not need your beach stuff and summer clothing, which means that you should pack them first.

If you need the help of a moving company when you finish with the packing, you should turn to Alexandria Econo Van Lines LLC. We can help anyone in the Alexandria, VA area move, and we expect your calls at (202) 644-8206!

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Tips on Moving with Kids

A Mover Shares Useful Tricks
Moving is never easy or fun and when there are kids involved, things can get really complicated. But don’t get discouraged! There are some things that you can do to make the whole things easier for everyone. Here are some tips offered by a professional mover on how to move with your children.

Prepare the kids
When you decide to move, you should prepare the little ones for what’s to come. You need to explain to them what is going to happen and try to find some books appropriate for their age that will show that what’s moving really is.

Let the kids help with the packing
If your children are old enough, you should let them help with the packing. You can try to make a game out of it, which can also be a great bonding experience for you. If you pack together, you can also ask them what they want to keep and what they don’t want/will not use anymore.

Host a party
Give your kids an opportunity to say goodbye to their closest friends. You can host a little get together with the people who matter most to them. Children love celebrations and this will turn your move into something more exciting to them.

Choose a good time for the move
You need to consider your kids’ schedule too when moving. If some big changes are happening for them or it’s right in the middle of the school year, you may have to postpone the move for a bit.

Pack your children’s favorite toys last
Make sure to pack your kids’ favorite toys last so you can unpack them first when you get to your new home. This way, the kids will have something familiar with them, which will make them feel a lot better.

If you need more tips or the help of a mover, you should give Alexandria Econo Van Lines LLC a call. We can help all the people currently living in the Alexandria, VA area and can be reached at (202) 644-8206.

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Moving to a New Neighborhood: Expert Tips for a Stress-Free Moving Experience

Relocating to a new place can be an overwhelming experience. You are faced with the task of moving an entire household to a new location. There are plenty of things you need to consider. Among those, you need to purchase packing materials and rent a moving van to get the job done.

Organizing a relocation project is no walk in the park. It is a task that must be planned with precision to prevent problems during the entire move. Moving can be stressful, but there a few ways that you can make it exciting and easy. Here are a few tips for a problem-free relocation experience:

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Want to Try to Claim Back Your Moving Expenses?

Need a Mover? What Are Tax Deductible Moving Expenses?

Most tax authorities will allow tax deductible moving expenses for people and businesses who are moving for employment or business reasons. The 2 main kinds of tax deductible moving expenses are associated with moving or storing items, and travel expenses incurred due to the move. In order for people and businesses to obtain tax deductible moving expenses, they have to meet some eligibility criteria, ranging from time and distance tests that are associated with their move.

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Relocating to a New Home?: How to Find the Right Moving Company

If you are moving to a new home, you must decide on what company you would hire to transport your belongings to your new property. Choosing the right moving company is an extremely important decision, especially if you love your belongings. Most companies are professionals when it comes to handling, packing, and ensuring that all your things are delivered to the right place without any damage. If you are in the market for a moving service provider, here are some tips that can help you find the right one:

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Top Moving Myths

Choosing the Right Transportation & Moving Service

There are often a lot of myths in every industry, and the moving industry is not different. In this blog post, we will debunk some of this myths, so you can decide the credibility of a transportation & moving company.

“Every moving is a disaster” is a frequently used comment by other users, although some of them have never experienced one before. The secret to have a stress-free moving is to plan everything in advance, and you will be able to conduct it very smoothly. As a professional transportation & moving service, we recommend planning the move at least six weeks before the big day.

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How to Prepare Your Possessions for a Move

What You Need to Do before the Moving Day

Because we know how stressful a move can be and how wrong things can go if they are not planned properly, we decided to help you by sharing our tips for moving. So, we have listed below some things that you should keep in mind while preparing your belongings for the relocation.

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How to Pack for a Move on a Tight Budget

Ask Our House Mover about How to Save on Packing Supplies!

Moving can be an expensive project, especially if you do not know any saving tricks. Luckily, you have the specialists of Alexandria Econo Van Lines LLC to help you here with a few hints on packing on a budget. Today, we will reveal a few secrets that will allow you to spend much less on boxes, wrapping supplies, and containers.

Here’s what you may do:

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How to Save on Packing Supplies When You Are about to Move

Professional Moving Services Do not Have to Be Expensive

Packing for a major home moving project is definitely not an easy job, and it also involves some investment in packing boxes and supplies. In order to help you save some money on that, our specialists have listed a few tips on where and how to find all types of packing stuff you may need, and how to organize the process better. This way, packing will not add to the price of your moving services, and they will become much more affordable!

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