Moving Tips

Pre-Move Checklist

Are you about to make a big move? Make sure you’re ready for everything that involves by planning ahead and double-checking your progress with this five-point checklist. Of course, each point on this checklist could spawn an entire checklist of its own, and much of this needs to be done well in advance to be […]

Settling Into A New Home – 9 Tips From A Move Manager On Prioritizing Tasks

Feeling truly at home in a new house doesn’t happen instantly, but a well organized move-in will get you there quickly and avoid unnecessary stress. After the moving van has driven away, here are the dos and don’ts we have learned over the years to fast track the process of turning your new purchase into […]

Upsizing Your Home In The DMV: How A Move Manager Can Help

The pandemic has changed housing needs and the desire for private green space. Families with parents working remotely and children studying online need more office & learning space, work-out areas, and soundproof walls. The house that might have been vacant for 8 hours a day is now in use 24/7. Multigenerational homes are increasingly popular, […]

How to Prepare Kids for a Move During a Pandemic

Moving into a new home is exciting for most children, but the temporary disruptions of a relocation can also be stressful. In these uncertain times, it is even more important to plan every stage of a move in advance to ensure the process is seamless and safe for your kids. Tips to Make Your Move […]

How to Manage Essential Household Tasks Safely Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we wait for a return to normalcy, some jobs can’t be put on hold. You may have an upcoming move that can’t be postponed. Perhaps listing your home next year is dependent upon decluttering this year. There are essential errands to run and food to buy. Masks, gloves and social distancing are now a […]

11 Decluttering/Moving Tips for Estate Trustees

After the death of a loved one, one of the most time-consuming and emotionally difficult tasks is clearing out the family home.  If you have lost your parents or a loved one and are in charge of selling their house, you may find the following checklist helpful. 1) Call locksmith – Any number of people […]

Get Your DMV House Ready for Spring Market

Why the Hurry? If you’re a DC area resident thinking of selling your house this year, keep in mind that timing is really important. According to Zillow, the best time to sell a DMV home is in the spring—particularly April 16-30. During this period, listings sell an average of 18 days faster and 1.1% higher. […]

7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Organizer for a Pre-Move Declutter in the DMV

Few people should move before a full house declutter. Nobody wants to start fresh in a new home with items no longer needed.  Even if you’ve been diligent over the years regularly paring down, choices must be made if you’re downsizing.  Getting rid of prized possessions isn’t easy and most people can benefit from professional […]

How to Move Your Valuables Safely – 8 Tips

If you’re about to get settled into a new home, your to-do list is probably long. It’s important to organize and pre-plan a move meticulously to protect those items most precious to you. The list varies by individual, but it might include jewelry, important documents and files, prescriptions, electronic devices, priceless antiques, expensive artwork, heirlooms, […]

Packing Advice from A Professional Move Manger: 9 Dos and Don’ts

If you have a move coming up, packing is probably on your mind. With some pre-planning and the right materials on hand, you can help keep costs down by avoiding common packing mistakes.  If your belongings are packed safely and properly, your move will be faster, allowing you to minimize per-hour costs. 1)   Don’t use […]

How to Plan Your Summer or Fall Relocation Like a Professional Move Manager

A well-planned move is key unless you thrive under tremendous stress. Lay out a plan week by week from about seven to eight weeks out until moving day. While each move and the specific tasks associated with it vary by family, here is a typical checklist: Week #1 – Hire a moving company after getting […]

10 Unpacking Tips After a Move

When your belongings are finally unloaded and the moving van is gone, your job is to turn a new house into a real home. Don’t get overwhelmed with boxes—handle them in the right order and pre-plan. Check boxes/furniture – Before the moving crew drives away, make sure each box is in the intended location. The […]

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