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Tips for Moving to Virginia

When your preparing for a local or long distance move to Virginia, it’s important to know what to expect. Each state is a little bit different and when you’re preparing to move you need to know some specifics about where you’re going to be living and what it will be like when you get there. Luckily for you, we’ve been a top Virginia moving and storage company for decades, so we know what it takes to complete a Virginia move.

Our home state has a lot to offer and is unique in ways that make living here an absolute pleasure. We take pride in the time we’ve spent as Virginia movers and we’re always excited about introducing the state we love to newcomers. So, don’t get caught up in or stressed out with the details of your move, let us give you a few tips for making your move great. Here are a few tips that will help you spend less time worrying about your move and more time enjoying Virginia.

Geography

Between the natural terrain and man-made infrastructure, Virginia is one of the most unique geographical areas that you could move to. Like much of the East Coast, Virginia is heavily populated, but because it’s part of the DC-Maryland-Virginia Metro area (DMV) it also sees a lot of daily traffic from out-of-state residents. Maryland is just a short drive northeast and DC is right in between the two states, meaning that there are many who work in one state, or the capitol, and live in another. Your moving company will likely know the best routes to use during your move, but you should take some time to study the roadways here too to make your post-move commutes a little easier.

Traffic

This is another great reason to learn a bit about the roads here before you move. Navigating traffic in Virginia can be difficult for many newcomers because of the heavy commuting that we just mentioned. Traffic, for this reason, is usually much heavier in the northern part of the state, but it can get clogged up down in places like Richmond as well. If you’re from another part of the country that has fewer people or more highways, such as the Michigan or Ohio, this can take some getting used to. Make sure your moving company has a good, non-peak hour driving time scheduled for your move, such as between 2 and 4 pm. You’ll also want to make sure that all your packing is done ahead of time so you can be on the road at the scheduled time. Remember that transportation time, fuel and distance are all factored into the cost of your move, so mitigating these factors will save you some money too.

Education and GSA Move Specialists

If you’re a student moving for school or someone relocating for government work, you couldn’t have picked a better place to move to. Virginia has some of the best schools in the country and is consistently rated in the top ten on the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress. The state is also a hub of US military and government work, so you’ll find a lot people who work closely to your field if that’s why your moving. Even if you’re government job has you working in D.C., you can join the ranks of the many commuters who drive into the nation’s capital every day for work.

If either school or government work are the reason for your move, you can find a lot of moving companies in the area that specialize in these areas. When looking for a local mover, be sure to ask about their experience with student and dorm moves or if they are GSA mover, whichever applies to you. It may not be the only factor you consider when choosing a mover, but finding one that specializes in what you need will help you have a stress-free move.

If you’re planning to come to Virginia, we couldn’t be happier to welcome a new neighbor. Your Virginia move will be stress-free and easy if you follow these tips and get help from a good local moving company. For more advice on all moving situations, check our blog page for the latest and greatest advice.

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