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

Moving During the Holidays Is No Fun, But with Craig Van Lines in Your Corner, It Can Be Done!

November 24, 2014
As if the holiday season isn’t stressful enough, you’ve decided now is a good time to move! First, congratulations! Moving is just as stressful as the holidays, but it’s also just as exciting. A new home means a new start, a fresh, clean slate to kick off 2015. I’m going to give it to you straight: You’ll have to entertain family and friends, and attend holiday parties, and shop for gifts, and make cookies — and you’ll still have to get all of your packing done. My blood pressur

Northern Virginia Mover Does it Right – 8 Years of Community Service

October 30, 2014
We're all about the community we serve here at Craig Van Lines.  Here is a press release that we sent out the other day.  The Grizzlies have been a fixture in Gainesville for years and it is our pleasure to support them both in terms of sponsorship and also through coaching! Here's a copy of the release... DC area moving company Craig Van Lines is proud to announce its eighth year sponsoring and coaching the Grizzlies Youth Football team, part of the Gainesville Haymarket Youth Football

Craig Van Lines in History

October 23, 2014
Check out this video containing pictures from Craig Van Lines way back when. Many know that our moving company has been a presence in northern Virginia for some 80 years. Going back through time, you'll see what the original "office" looked like as well as some of our trucks from the 50's, 60's and 70's.

Saving Money on Your Northern VA Move

October 16, 2014
There are a lot of movers in northern VA. From huge national corporations to inexperienced local shops, if you are moving from Gainesville to Arlington or anywhere in between, you'll find plenty of moving companies. The problem is that some will take you for a big ride on fees! Yesterday, a woman called from her home in Dominion Valley. She and her husband along with a brand new baby, are moving to Tennessee. Like so many other families in the area, work has them moving every few years. When