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Move Complete – But What Should You Unpack First?

Ah. The relief. Your moving company has delivered the last box, completed a final walkthrough, and left you and your family to enjoy your new home. AH! The stress. While the physical relocation is complete, now you have dozens of boxes to unpack. But where do you even start? Before you begin unpacking, do a walkthrough of your new home to make sure it is cleaned and prepared for your belongings. It’s much easier to clean before you have furniture in position. Then set your major furniture and appliances. Again, it’s easier to organize each room if major features are […]

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11 Top Places to Visit After Moving to Alexandria, Virginia

One of the largest independent cities in the United States, Alexandria, Virginia is located along the Potomac River less than 10 miles south of Washington, D.C. Influenced by its proximity to the nation’s capital, many of Alexandria’s professionals work in federal civil service, the U.S. military, or for a private government contractor. Alexandria’s largest employer is the U.S. Department of Defense and is home to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Alexandria, Virginia. Food & Drink […]

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9 Quirky Banned Items Around the World

Packing your belongings for an international move? Are you travelling to Singapore? If so, be sure to keep all your chewing gum Stateside. In 2004, Singapore passed a law banning chewing gum imports and slaps a $500 fine on anyone seen spitting gum out on the street. Oddly enough, Singapore’s ban on chewing gum might not be the quirkiest ban of items in countries around the globe. If you’re travelling or moving to another country, contact the destination country’s embassy, consulate, or customs agency to learn more about what you can and cannot take across the border. In the meantime, check […]

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7 Keys to a Smooth Move

Our goal is to provide all customers with an excellent moving experience. Even if we do not have the privilege of servicing your move, we still want to provide you with tools and information to make an informed decision. 1. Three in-home estimates We stress getting three in-home estimates because the on-site estimators will be better suited to give a more accurate estimate and prepare their operations team. An on-site estimator is able to better understand how much you will be moving. On-site estimators will review the logistics of your home, like stairways and the length of your driveway, and […]

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7 Terms to Know for International Moving

International Moves can be broken down into three separate components. The first component is origin services, which covers everything involved with leaving the point of origin, including packing and moving the household goods. The second component is the transportation of goods which covers how the goods are going to be shipped, whether it’s by air, truck, rail, or ship. The third component of an international move is destination services, which covers everything after your goods arrive at the point of entry.

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11 Top Places to Visit After Moving to Sterling, Virginia

Home of the former AOL corporate headquarters campus, Sterling, Virginia is a suburb located 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. Along with northern Virginia in general, Sterling has undergone expansive development in the last two decades, transforming from a small farm town to an epicenter for global technology and transportation companies. While economic and infrastructure growth continue throughout the region, Sterling protects its heritage with green space preservation and historic landmarks. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Sterling, Virginia. Food & Drink Colada Shop […]

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