Do It: Move to Northern Virginia Now

August 13, 2015
Did you know? This summer has seen quite the home sales boom for the greater Washington DC metropolitan area; recent data from RealEstate Business Intelligence (a subsidiary of MRIS) revealed a marked year-over-year increase (13 percent!) in home sales. With more than 5600 homes bought and sold in June of this year, it’s clear to see the housing market has rebounded, and is stronger than ever. Just look at the stats: 13 percent increase in area home sales over June 2014; seven straight m

Completed Linton Hall Rd Interchange Offers Traffic Relief for Gainesville Residents

July 29, 2015
It was a day years in the making, one Prince William County residents (not to mention all those thousands of northern Virginians who traveled from the outer suburbs in the direction of Washington DC and back again) had long anticipated. On Thursday, July 9, a ceremonial ribbon cutting marked this momentous occasion. With but a few finishing touches that remain, the Route 29 and Linton Hall Road interchange project in Gainesville is complete. The $230 million project successfully eliminated

Virginia Gateway Has Everything in Gainesville

July 16, 2015
Welcome to the neighborhood! Over the last eight decades, the professional movers at Craig Van Lines have been helping people move in, out, and around northern Virginia. It’s what the Craig family loves, and it’s what we do. So much that we know about the residential moving business, we also know that our job doesn’t end when the last piece of furniture is carried from the moving truck. (Did you know Craig Van Lines offers storage services to customers in northern Virginia? It’s tr

Useful Tips for Moving File Cabinets from Northern Virginia’s Commercial Moving Experts

June 29, 2015
Filing cabinets: Chances are your northern Virginia commercial office has at least a few. And sometimes, they have to be moved. Whether to a new office, or just out of the way for a chance to clean and dust, when filing cabinets have to be moved, certain precautions have to be taken. Consider these tips for moving filing cabinets: Moving Upright File Cabinets File cabinets that stand upright are the easier to move; all you, or the professional commercial movers you’ve hired need is a dolly

It’s Trade Show Season: All About Shipping and Material Handling for Exhibitors in Northern Virginia

June 17, 2015
Trade show season is nearly upon here in northern Virginia, and around the country. As you make your plans to send your staff off to Las Vegas, or Orlando, or anywhere in between, you’re also making plans to send your stuff. The process of getting your booth, supplies, and collateral from point A to point B seems fairly simple, but it’s actually far more complex than you even realize. Often referred to in trade show circles as ‘material handling and drayage’, this highly coordinated e

Americans are Moving Again & They’re Calling Northern Virginia’s Go-To Movers For Help

May 29, 2015
I’ve moved. You’re planning a move. Everybody moves at least a few times in their lives, right? Have you ever wondered just how many people move each year? There for a while, over the last decade, few people moved, because they couldn’t afford to. Now it seems the pendulum is swinging back, and as northern Virginia’s go-to residential moving company, we couldn’t be more excited about it. Americans are moving again. The following excerpt was originally published by USA Tod

Six Tips for Relocating a Wine Collection in Northern Virginia

May 14, 2015
That’s quite the impressive wine collection you have there. A collection like that took many years (not to mention lots of money) to build, and as such, it’s not just a bunch of bottles you’ll want to haphazardly toss in the backseat of your car, or in boxes left for the movers. No, you’ll want to take care to ensure that no damage comes to your wine collection when you move, and Craig Van Lines wants to help. Consider these tips for relocating with a wine collection. 1. Call an a

Montebello Condominiums (Alexandria, VA) Had a Need for Storage: Craig Van Lines Had the Storage Solution

April 23, 2015
Montebello Condominiums — a gated condominium community in a natural woodland setting, where Alexandria meets I-95 — recently found themselves in need of assistance with a pretty sizable storage project. Here's what Montebello's Facilities Program Manager Peter Ng had to say: "Basically, we’re replacing all the sprinkler piping, down in the garage of our building that’s got three levels. They’re 30 years old. Over that time, problems developed: Some of the piping was rusting from

A Few Lessons In… How Not to Move

March 26, 2015
Moving is hard. And sometimes, things happen. Sometimes, couches are big, and doorways are tight. Sometimes, bookshelves are heavy, and stairways are steep. It might seem like the best option is to try, and hope for the best. And sometimes, it works out. Some couches sent flying over deck railings live to sit another day. But some couches don't. Some couches are just wide, or just tall enough that it seems impossible to think you'll ever get them inside. Some bookshelves are just too much

Will the new Route 29 / Linton Hall Road Interchange ever be finished?

March 19, 2015
Driven south on 29 into Gainesville recently? (And by recently, I mean any time in the last four years.) If you have, chances are good you've been caught up in traffic, and road construction, and wondered: What are they doing, and will they ever be finished? The Gainesville / I-66 Improvements project, now in its fourth and final phase, began construction, and is scheduled for completion sometime this summer. So, we're happy to report: Yes. They will ever be finished. So says Virginia Depart