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

The City of Fredericksburg Is Expected to Experience 67.5% Population Growth by 2030

February 26, 2015
Fredericksburg is moving up in the world! Or, well, the world is moving into Fredericksburg. According to data compiled by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the city of Fredericksburg is, and has been for the last four years, the fastest growing municipality in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Its population increased 16.2 percent between the April 2010 census and July 1, 2014. A total of nearly four thousand people moved to Fredericksburg in 2014 alone,

Protect Your Art & Your Antiques with a Little Help from Gainesville’s Home Moving Experts, Craig Van Lines

February 19, 2015
It’s taken years to build your collection: Paintings and sculpture you acquired on many a Saturday spent at estate sales and flea markets. Those ugly — but oh so precious to you — antique Shawnee Corn King pottery dishes your grandmother passed on to you. The last thing you want is for any of these items to get broken or otherwise damaged in the move. Fine art and family heirlooms such as these require careful handling and the use of proper packing materials to make it safely from one p

Jennifer Supports Bill. Bill Supported Jennifer’s Big Career Move [to Chantilly, Virginia]: Study Finds More & More Americans Willing to Move for Women’s Jobs

January 22, 2015
Meet Jennifer. Jennifer is a wife, a mother of three, a runner, the breadwinner in her family; and that’s not all: Jennifer just got big news. She has just been offered her dream job as editor-in-chief for Northern Virginia magazine, but that means moving the family from Richmond to Chantilly, Virginia. “What will Bill think?” Jennifer thought as she hung up the phone. Should she let herself get excited? Was he going to be okay with the idea of leaving HIS job, finding new school

Craig Van Lines Moved In & Saved the Day!

December 31, 2014
And Ma in her kerchief And I in my cap, Had just settled down  To a long winter's nap —  When out on the lawn There rose such a clatter I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. And what was the matter? “MA! PA!” It was our daughter; our daughter was the matter. (Okay, if I’m being honest, it was really Ma and me that were the matter, but we’ll get to that in a few moments.) “MA! PA!” Sally shouted again. “What are you doing in bed?! You’re mo