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Moving Companies Washington, DC

How Do I Prepare for My Move?Moving is a stressful process. Some say that the best part of moving is when it’s over but when you work with moving companies Washington, DC trusts, you can be provided with tips that may make the experience much easier for you and your family. To that end, in addition to moving services we also offer a number of related services including packing, junk removal, cleaning, and more. Talk to Suburban Solutions about how we can help you prepare for your move as well as handle most of the heavy lifting—literally.

Here are some tips that you may find helpful in advance of moving day:

  • Be organized. This is easy to say, but tough to do. The more organized you are when packing, the easier the unpacking process will be for you later.
  • Pack according to where you want to place the items in your new home. For instance, pack kitchen things in one box, living room things in another box. Washington DC moving companies can place your boxes in the correct rooms in your new place, if this will be helpful to you.
  • Label each box and keep a log. On the outside of the box, label the room you want to put the items in the box such as “garage” and write it on the top and on at least one side of the box so that the writing is visible no matter how the boxes are stacked. Write down how many boxes go in the kitchen, how many in the living room, etc. This way you will know when all of the boxes have arrived and are located in the correct room.
  • Keep the weight manageable when packing each box. As you pack them, try lifting them before you tape them shut. This will help you to determine if you can lift the box without throwing out your back. Many experienced moving companies in DC will pack for you, if you prefer.
  • Use quality boxes. It’s okay to use pre-owned boxes but make sure that they are in good shape and unlikely to fail during the moving process. Using fresh packing tape along the bottom seam and one line of tape across the middle to form a cross or plus sign can give new life to a box that has been used more than once. Another tip: label the boxes before using the tape as writing on tape can smudge. Use clear tape over the label to help protect it.
  • Use quality packing tape. You might find cheap packing tape available in bulk but there could be a reason for why it’s so cheap. It’s important to use tape that you can rely on. It would be a tragedy for a box of fragile items to break open because the tape failed you. Suburban Solutions is one of the moving companies in Washington DC that ensures their packing materials are of the best quality to prevent mishaps like this from occurring.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to pack in advance of moving day. This could require months or weeks, depending on the size of your home and the amount of belongings you own. Moving day may be stressful enough without having to rush to finish packing.

Moving is exciting but also stressful, and at Suburban Solutions we understand that. Contact one of the moving companies Washington DC relies on when moving their belongings to schedule a consultation. If you would like to know more about how Suburban Solutions can assist you with your move, give us a call.


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  • My second move with this company and another amazing move and crew to work with!!!! Fast, efficient, kind, courteous and very reasonable! These people work fast and treated everything as though it was there own!!! Love this company and highly recommend!!!! Georgia Matherly

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    5 star ratingVery pleased with Suburban Solutions on a small move from suburban Maryland to suburban Virginia. They were on time and took care with the preparations and loading. The processes went incredibly smoothly. It was a good deal and I would use them again.

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    We had the most pleasant experience with Suburban Solutions. Our team was professional and handled all our stuff with care. They wrapped all our furniture completely in moving blankets and taped them all around. All our neighbors said they never saw a moving company wrap furniture like that and were impressed. Our on site manager (who was there from start... read more

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    5 star ratingWe were moving a 2 bedroom + apartment from Ardmore, PA (suburban Philadelphia) to southern Sussex Cty, DE (Bethany area) with an intermediate stop at our storage unit. We had heard a number of moving company horror stories so we were a bit apprehensive. From our first contact by phone with Suburban Solutions, things could not have gone more smoothly.... read more

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  • Brian was great to work with. His team did a long distance move for us and they were on time for pick up and delivery. They were efficient and wrapped all furniture. Eric was great to work with as well and made sure all furniture was where we wanted it before leaving. I would highly recommend Suburban... read more

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    5 star ratingThis is the second time we have used Suburban Solutions and they have been excellent. They are reliable, clear in their communication, and were extremely customer focused. The packing and moving team were efficient, friendly, and professional. I was impressed and would recommend them to family and friends.

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    I hate moving. Dread it. Don't like it. Run from it. My wife and I moved our family of four from Philly to the suburbs in mid-August 2021. It was difficult to hire movers. Suburban Solutions was the fourth company I called and they had availability. So I booked them. I was... read more

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    5 star ratingVery pleased with the business I had with Suburban Solutions. Brian was very pleasant and accommodating with setting everything up. Nick and Eric, the movers, we're amazing. Very efficient and pleasant to work with. I will use them again. Highly recommend!

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  • 5 star ratingSuburban did an outstanding job with a recent pickup and delivery of antique furniture to our house, including moving existing furniture to make room. Communication with the manager about setting up the move was very good, and the crew was careful, efficient, and responsive to all our directions. I will definitely use them again.

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    The entire process, from requesting a quote to the actual move, was so easy and professional, thanks to Suburban Solutions' wonderful customer service, sales team, and moving crew. The crew, managed by “Q”, was so professional, efficient, and thoughtful of my personal items, and I can’t thank them enough for their service. They eased my stress and anxiety about... read more

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    This is my second move with Suburban Solutions and I can't say enough good things about them as a company. They communicated prior to the move and had me set up for success.

    On the day of the move, there were text alerts prior to my teams arrival that kept me in the loop. My movers Chuck and Ashford arrived on...
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    Kelly G.

    We used both packing and moving service from South Philadelphia (Point Breeze) to Wallingford, PA. We were really happy with the guys, all of whom were respectful to us and courteous with our things. My wife was especially impressed by how vocal the younger team members were about wanting to learn the right way to do things. Everyone involved... read more

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  • All my questions and concerns were answered/addressed in a timely manner. They provided me with useful tips concerning packing and so forth. Driver and movers were super professional, friendly, extremely helpful. I highly recommend them!

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    Leonel J.

    Can't say enough about this company. Our crew of Vez (spelling might be wrong there), Mike and Mikey were top notch. They were prompt, careful, friendly, and efficient with the move. I've never had close to this pleasant of an experience with movers before, and I'll never use another moving company again. Will absolutely recommend to my friends and family,... read more

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    James M.

    5 star ratingI've used Suburban Solutions for moving twice so far. First time was April 2020, and they were so professional and friendly helping me move right as the pandemic was getting really bad. Very clean, very efficient, and incredibly friendly! I loved chatting with these guys and they were cracking jokes the entire time. Genuinely felt like they were enjoying their... read more

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    Excellent movers. Wrapped everything in packing blankets and shrink wrap. Efficient, professional, careful with our belongings. Highly recommend this company. Team worked well together.

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