Metro DC Moving Tips

Making Your Relocation To Metro DC Easier!

Experience has taught us organization is the key to making your relocation to Metro DC as smooth as possible. By using these helpful tips, your move will be much more organized and less stressful. If we can be of assistance, contact us, your Metro DC real estate experts.

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Before Your Move

First thing's first: organize and declutter. You don't need any extra weight slowing you down! Host a yard sale or donate unwanted items. The more you can let go of, the faster packing the house will be. Make sure to change your address with a few weeks' notice, too.

During Your Move

Keep essential items unpacked and with you. Some things you'll want handy include moving confirmation information, financial records, a first aid kit, and any documentation you can't afford to lose. Pack a travel bag for an easy first night's stay in your new home!

After Your Move

While it's exciting to start unpacking, the best time to clean your new home is when it's relatively empty. Once it's time to open those boxes, unpack the most heavily used rooms first, like the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, and work your way through the house.

Handy Packing Tips

  • Use strong boxes: Don't skimp on the quality of boxes. Use reinforced ones and packing tape.
  • Add extra cushion: Always surround fragile items in bubble wrap, newspaper, or towels.
  • Mark each box: Write the room of the house on each box, plus if it's fragile or heavy.
  • Go vertical: Glass and ceramic items, like dishes, pack better vertically rather than horizontally.
  • Watch the weight: Heavy items should go in their own small boxes, and of course, label them!
  • Find what you need: Create an "open me first!" box, with essential items you'll want the first night.

Moving Tips

Packing Essentials

Create an "OPEN ME FIRST" box containing personal essentials like toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, paper plates, paper cups, paper towels, snacks, instant coffee or tea bags, soap, flashlight, tools (screwdriver, pliers), and any other items your family can't do without. Have this box available so it can be removed first from the moving van.


Exchange your contact information with the mover's foreman in case you need to contact each other. Read all moving documents before you sign anything. If you don't understand something, ask for a clear explanation.

*Note your shipment's registration number, and keep your Bill of Loading handy during the move.

Important Info

Lastly - take all your personal documentation (medical records, school records, financial records) and medications with you for your security and for your convenience.

Simplify Your Move with the Nellis Group

We're here for you at the Nellis Group! Our team has years of experience and has plenty of resources. Learn from us and make your move simple and stress-free. Contact us today so you can move into your dream home!