How to Protect Heat Sensitive Belongings in Summer Storage

June 03, 2017
Self-storage can be extremely useful when moving or making space in your home. When storing your belongings during the summer, you need to pay special attention to your heat sensitive possessions. Aside from water, nothing can damage your property faster than extreme temperatures. Heat and Humidity Can Damage Your Property You might not be aware that many everyday items can be damaged from extreme heat and humidity. Climate-controlled facilities help minimize the risk of damage and ensure that

Sick of Running Your Business in Your Hometown? Consider Relocating to a More Successful Market

May 25, 2017
Whether it's a home improvement, travel company, or IT firm, if you own your own small business, you have a lot of things to consider each and every day. You have to figure out who you want to hire to help run things more smoothly, you have to think about making improvements to your product or service, and you have to figure out the easiest way to give your company a shot at success. One of the ways to set yourself up for a strong future and provide your company a chance to grow is by relocat

How to Spring Clean for Your Move

May 04, 2017
Moving takes a lot of effort. Cleaning might not be top on your list of things to do. However, cleaning your home before you move is important for a number of reasons. If you are renting the home that you are leaving then cleaning might be necessary if you wish to receive your security deposit back. If you own your home, you will want to make it as desirable as possible for potential buyers. Decluttering before you move reduces the amount of things you will have to move, and a thorough spring

Thinking About Moving to a New Place? Go For It!

May 01, 2017
Moving can be a wonderful experience but it can also be terrifying. The average person typically moves 12 times in their lifetime but whether it's your first ever move or your ninth, it's such a big step in your life and it needs to be handled carefully. One of the main reasons people are so terrified of moving is relocating to an entirely new and completely different area. Packing up and relocating to a house down the street or one town over can still be a giant step, but it's not as significan

Best Time to Move: NOW (With Craig’s Help)

April 19, 2017
The market is hot and you knew you'd have to act fast! That townhouse in Fairfax you’ve coveted for years just went on the market, and it was meant to be yours. It had to be. Scheduled an appointment with a realtor to see that corner unit in the hippest, most up-and-coming neighborhood in northern Virginia, CHECK. Perfect doesn’t even begin to describe this townhouse: Three bedrooms, tons of natural light, the perfect yard for the garden you want to plant. Offer submitted, CHECK. Yours wa

Make the Most of Your Move With These 3 Tips

March 22, 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 up and go to a new place. It's important that you know how to make the most of the actual moving process. These tips should help your move go as successfully as possible. Sell All the Stuff You Don't Want A major issue with the m

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

February 28, 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 move before and faced the many challenges that accompany it. Why struggle to move yourself in and out when you could enlist the help of professional movers? Here are just a few reasons why you sho

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

February 27, 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 here. Craig Van Lines can help prepare your home and belongs for the big northern VA move! A few tips: Pre-clean the new house! Your first day in your new home needs to be about m

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

February 01, 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 only a high school education have done so, and college grads are also more likely to live in multiple states. Depending on the location you're thinking about moving to, you can work

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

January 20, 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. Furniture gets swapped, walls repainted and artwork replaced, all in accordance with the wishes of the incoming first family. "They literally move all your stuff o