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

By Nancy B
May 31, 2023


May is National Moving Month and we're here to help! Moving can be 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. 

Welcome to Virginia!

Virginia is a great place to live and there are 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

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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 with auto insurance, renters insurance, and more.

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How to plan for a smooth move

To plan for a successful move, be sure to follow these tips:

Research & hire movers that:

  • are legal and a bona fide moving company registered with DMV.
  • have a physical address and phone number on their website
  • have a  Federal Motor Carrier Number
  • have Good references
  • offer valuation and VA DMV cargo insurance
  • have reasonable rates - but not the cheapest!

When you pack, use the following:

  • 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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