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12 Top Places to Visit After Moving to Purcellville, Virginia

The center of attraction in western Loudoun County, Purcellville, Virginia is a quaint town located 50 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. In 1804, Valentine Vernon Purcell – the town’s namesake – established the area’s first post office. Purcellville’s prominent location in the Loudoun Valley and the presence of a railroad helped the town become a major agricultural center until the late 1990s. 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 Purcellville, Virginia. Vineyards 868 Estate Vineyards In 2012, a trio of families grew their […]

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Moving with Kids — Before, During, and After Moving Day

Moving can be especially hard on kids. Depending on where you move, they may have to change schools, change routines, and leave their friends. Ideally, your move is planned for the summer so your kids can start the school year along with other students. Starting school at the same time as the rest of the neighborhood kids will allow your kids to make new friends and return to a normal schedule more quickly. However, not all moves are so easily arranged. Whether your move is during the summer or during the school year, there are several steps you can take […]

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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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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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