The Craig Moving Blog

Moving Tips, Advice, and More

Make the Most of Your Move With These 3 Tips

March 22nd, 2017

Whether you have months to plan your move or you have to do everything in only a week or two, moves happen and you have to know how to handle them. Roughly 40% of all moves are due to work but there are plenty of personal and other reasons why you might need to pack […]

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A Few Great Reasons Why You Should Always Hire a Residential Moving Service

February 28th, 2017

Did you know that 33% of renters move at least once every year? It’s hard to imagine moving so often, but those who do rarely do it on their own. There are few things more beneficial than a residential moving service, especially if you find yourself relocating frequently. We’ve all tried to do a DIY […]

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Pre-Clean Your New House & Other Tips for Moving to Northern VA

February 27th, 2017

Tips, tips everywhere! Look the Web over, and you’ll find list after list after list of “ways to make your move easier,” but on each, there are a few things (easy things!) folks often miss… Craig Van Lines gets it. Planning a northern Virginia residential move is time consuming and stressful, and that’s why we’re […]

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3 Reasons to Move to a New Place When You’re Young

February 1st, 2017

Moving to a new place when you’re young should be required for every twenty-something in the United States. A college education is a key marker of the likelihood of these young adults to move to a new community, as three-quarters of college grads have changed communities at least once. Just over half of those with […]

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White House moving day: Behind the 5-hour flip between the Obamas and Trumps

January 20th, 2017

Great article on Today.com: The sprint begins the moment President Obama leaves the White House Friday morning with his family to head to the inauguration of his successor. That’s when the clock starts at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for 95 staff members, who have roughly five hours to flip the White House for its new residents. […]

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Merry Moving Season! Best Tips for a Successful Winter Move

December 15th, 2016

Moving in the winter wasn’t really the plan, but hey, sometimes plans change. The house you coveted in Loudoun County finally went on the market; it’s just so perfect. Or, the nice young couple from Fairfax had their realtor call your realtor, and the family home sold much faster than expected; you’re excited to downsize. […]

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Will the Election of Donald Trump Affect Washington DC Real Estate Market?

December 6th, 2016

It’s been four weeks, almost a month since the election of Donald J. Trump, and in 44 days he will be sworn in as President of the United States. Some say this is unprecedented, but this presidential transition of power is one Washington knows well. One family moves out; another family moves in. And with […]

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Moving to Arlington, VA? Here is a new resident checklist

October 13th, 2016

Arlington, Virginia has become one of the top places to live in the country. There is a vibrant cultural scene with some of the best restaurants, bars, shops, and businesses to work for in the country. Easy commutes to Washington, D.C. have made this a great area to call home. Use this checklist to get […]

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4 Tips to Consider When Moving to a New State

August 4th, 2016

Relocating to a new state offers the opportunity to start fresh and experience a life you may not have otherwise planned. But, like anything new, moving can present its own unique challenges, from organizing what to bring and discard, to deciding where to enroll the kids in school, to ensuring everyone remains happy and positive. […]

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Moving? Going on Vacation? How to Protect Your Vacant Home…

May 10th, 2016

Whether you just sold your home in Gainesville, VA or are just going on vacation, protecting your home when you are not there is a top priority. A vacant house has an increased risk of burglary and all kinds of terrible things can happen when you leave your house empty and uninhabited.  Damage to your […]

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