Moving Soon? Here Are Tips, Tricks, and Reminders for A Smooth Move

By Nancy B
June 12, 2022

Moving is a stressful process. Whether you're staying in Virginia, moving into Virginia, or even moving out of Virginia, we have helpful information to make the process as smooth as possible. 



If you're new to Virginia, welcome! There are opportunities for everyone and tons of things to do. You're going to love it here. From getting your car registered in VA to making sure your valuables are protected during your move, we want to help. There's a lot you can do to learn about living in Virginia. 

And it's nice to be your neighbor! Northern Neck Virginia Insurance is a local Virginia-only insurer by choice. We've been insuring homes and property in the Commonwealth since 1896, so we know exactly how to preserve and protect the things Virginians value most. We also do things a little differently than the big national insurers. We think you're worth more than 15 minutes.

Give us a call, we answer the phone: 1-800-552-8660. You can also get an insurance quote for home insurance and save money by bundling with auto insurance, renters insurance, and other coverage right on our website. 

How to have a smooth move

Research & hire movers that have:

  • A physical address and phone number on their website
  • A Federal Motor Carrier Number
  • Good references
  • Offer valuation and VA DMV cargo insurance
  • Reasonable rates - but not the cheapest!

When you pack, use:

  • Color-coded tape on boxes
  • Clothing to wrap fragile items
  • Trash bags for overhanging clothes
  • Suitcases as moving boxes
  • Socks to cover wine glasses and small breakables
  • A box cutter to create handles for your boxes
  • A “day of” box with items you’ll need first, like medications and toilet paper

Handy reminders:

  • Have cash to tip movers.
  • Forward mail and change your address with online accounts.
  • Give your neighbors your propane tank.
  • Plan to secure pets and have ID tags on for moving day.
  • Don’t move hangry - plan simple meals for your moving week.
  • Stay aware of the weather.
  • Secure important documents with you on moving day.
  • Exchange cell numbers with your mover.
  • Make one last sweep & secure your home before you leave.

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