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What to Look for When Hiring Out-of-State Movers

Moving is stressful enough without worrying about whether your moving company has the experience, equipment, and expertise to get the job done right. Especially hiring out-of-state movers for a cross-country move or moving to a new place where you don’t know anyone. In this article, we will discuss what to look for when hiring an out-of-state moving company. […]

By |2022-12-15T14:48:58-05:00December 15th, 2022|Moving, Moving Out|Comments Off on What to Look for When Hiring Out-of-State Movers

Will Movers Pack For You?

If you are planning to move with the help of a moving company, you may be wondering if movers will pack your items for you. Yes, most professional movers will offer a packing service, however, there are some things to consider when deciding on packing services. […]

By |2022-11-29T08:15:24-05:00November 17th, 2022|Moving, Moving Out, Packing|Comments Off on Will Movers Pack For You?

How To Safely Pack Plates When Moving

Moving to a new house is a stressful experience. Packing your plates can be even more stressful, as they're not just delicate items, but also heavy and bulky. So, how do you pack fragile items like plates securely? Using the right materials and techniques will help keep them safe during moving day. Prepare the moving box for plates Prepare the moving box with packing paper or newspaper on the bottom to provide support and cushion for your plates. Try to limit the box to 30-50 pounds max, don’t overload the box to the point it is impossible to pick up. Wrap each plate using packing paper or newspaper Place the item in the center of your piece of paper. Wrap the paper around the object, making sure that it is tight and snug so that it doesn't move around in transit. Secure with tape at all four corners or in [...]

By |2022-11-08T14:51:22-05:00October 24th, 2022|Moving, Moving Out, New in the Neighborhood, Packing|Comments Off on How To Safely Pack Plates When Moving

Washington DC Crane Move

Crane Move in Washington DC As a local and long distance moving company, sometimes there are large items that cannot be lifted by our team or items that may not fit in elevator shafts or stairwells and need a crane to hoist from a balcony and brought down to our truck. Last week we moved this property in Washington, DC and we had to call in a crane to help us move items. What items did we move?  This customer had 2 large area rugs, a large antique sofa, and an oversized king-size mattress. It was a liquidating estate move with older items that could not be dismantled to maintain the integrity of the piece. For example, the antique sofa could not be disassembled, and neither could the mattress of course. When do we recommend using a crane? When the items don’t fit in a stairway or elevator and it's over [...]

By |2022-06-28T07:17:36-04:00May 25th, 2022|Moving|Comments Off on Washington DC Crane Move

Long Distance Move from Chevy Chase MD

At Town & Country Movers we are able to move homes or commercial space locally, long distance, and even international. We recently completed this move from Chevy Chase, MD to Olympia, WA. Here is what the customer had to say about their long distance move experience. “We completed our move from Chevy Chase to Olympia, WA. Manuel, the driver came with the packers on 7/1 (the day before the move) and supervised and assisted 3 of your employees in packing our goods for the move on 7/2.” Why did we pack this move the day before? Many times with long distance moves the home owner is moving all their belongings including may be even cars or other large items, so allowing a whole day for packing is important for an efficient long distance move. We also complete an inventory of each item being moved to ensure during the check in [...]

By |2022-06-28T07:17:55-04:00August 18th, 2021|Moving|Comments Off on Long Distance Move from Chevy Chase MD

What to look for when hiring Movers

3 Factors to select local movers in MD, DC, and Northern VA 1. Reputation One of the most reliable ways of making a good choice when it comes to choosing your moving company is to look at the online reputation of a business. Reviews on sites such as Google, Yelp, and Facebook are a great place to start. On Google, you can see how long the company has been in business for, and what previous clients have to say about their service. Another popular option is to ask your realtor who they recommend. Because realtors help people in the real estate transaction process, they have a good idea which moving companies in DC, MD, and VA offer the best service. 2. Are They Licensed & Bonded For peace of mind, it is always a good idea to choose a moving company that is licensed and bonded. For a company to [...]

By |2022-06-28T07:19:54-04:00January 26th, 2021|Moving|Comments Off on What to look for when hiring Movers

Ultimate Guide to Moving Boxes

The process of moving is not a task that people typically look forward to. Planning ahead is the key to a smooth move and will help make this stressful process simple. Most questions we receive are about moving boxes. How many moving boxes do I need? Where should I get moving boxes? What are moving box sizes? So, we decided to create this moving box guide to answer all of your moving box questions. Preparing for Your Move We created this free moving checklist to help with the overall time frames and process of moving, but as for the packing and preparing of moving supplies, here is what you should prepare for. When should you start boxing things? It is never too early to start packing, however if you are moving due to the sale of your home and you are currently showing your home, your real estate agent may [...]

By |2022-06-28T07:20:15-04:00December 10th, 2020|Moving|Comments Off on Ultimate Guide to Moving Boxes

How to build and properly seal a moving box

https://youtu.be/4GaEfjgB1j4   For our DIY aficionados, let our experts show you how to properly build and seal a moving box with these quick, easy steps! Why is the type of fold important while securing your box? You may be asking: “Can’t I just quarter fold and call it a day?” The easy quarter fold actually makes the box weaker, likening your chances of your beloved items falling straight to the ground through the bottom of the box. Simply turn that box upside down, place the smaller flaps down before bringing the larger edges to fold over top of them, and tape, tape, tape! Three strips of tape work best in making sure your box is strong and ready to safely hold your goods. The right type of tape is also essential in making sure your box is structurally sound. Not all adhesives are created equal, so be sure to use [...]

By |2022-06-28T07:20:38-04:00March 30th, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Moving|Comments Off on How to build and properly seal a moving box

6 Quick tips to downsizing

Packing can make moving tricky when trying to sort through items that have long since been buried away. The list could go forever regarding what to keep and what to donate. Most people find that their clothes from 20 years ago, or their outdated, but still functional furniture no longer has a place in their home. That being said, there are many different alternatives to simply throwing away what isn’t needed or wanted. Town & Country Movers have been servicing the (DMV) for the past 40 years. Downsizing has been a reoccurring need in people’s relocation process for years. Town & Country Movers has been working with A Wider Circle, to help our customers with their downsizing needs. Give yourself three months before moving Time, the thing we have the least of but need the most. Allowing yourself enough time to move will help you with every aspect of the move [...]

By |2022-06-28T07:21:03-04:00November 28th, 2016|Moving|Comments Off on 6 Quick tips to downsizing