Nov 12

Making Your Move To The Colonel Easy – Moving Resources in DC

It’s not too early to start planning your move to The Colonel apartments in NW DC. These in-demand luxury apartments are pre-leasing now with a slated January move-in, and 2015 will be here before you know it! Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and all the other upcoming holidays, you don’t want to be caught unprepared when your move-in day arrives.

There are tons of moving resources in DC to help make your transition to your new home at The Colonel as easy as possible. Here are a few companies and tips to keep in mind.

Moving Companies

  • BookStore Movers started in 2005 and have been awarded “Best DC Movers” by the Washington City Paper every year since 2010! They offer free estimates and also have team bios and plenty of great testimonials. 202-570-4697.

  • District Relocators has a huge service area, so no matter if you’re moving to DC from Virginia or Maryland, District Relocators can probably help. They provide both commercial and residential moving services, as well as long distance moves, storage, and crating services for any special items you have. 800-267-4548.

  • MyTruckBuddy is perfect for people moving to DC who are looking for a high-quality, yet affordable option. Their “you pack, we move” mentality means you need to have everything ready to go when they arrive, but they’ll get you where you need to go in a flash. Get a free estimate or check out their Yelp reviews to see if they’re right for you. 571-357-3505.

  • Big Green Moving is the go-to moving company in DC for those who want to stay green. Their two truck fleet runs on biodiesel to make sure they stay eco-friendly at all times and uses reusable bins rather than cardboard for transporting your belongings. 202-363-0770.

  • Metropolitan Moving & Storage goes beyond regular residential moving services – if you need special crating for antiques or artwork, they’re your guys! 866-469-0090.

DIY Moving Options

  • U-Haul Moving & Storage is a pretty straightforward choice for Washingtonians looking to move DIY style. They’re open early and close late 7 days a week, making your schedule easy to work around. 202-289-5480.

  • Zipcar is a popular car sharing service in the District, but what you might not know about their moving van service, Zipvan! Gas, insurance, and 180 miles are included with every rental, so if you’re only taking the essentials, this van is a budget-friendly option.

  • Washington DC PODS are perfect for those who need a little more time to pack their stuff up or need a temporary storage space without the hassle of moving things in and out twice. 877-770-7637.

Moving Resources

  • Liquor stores are fantastic places to get sturdy boxes that can be filled and carried easily. If they can hold 12 handles of liquid-filled glass containers, they can (pretty much) hold almost anything!

  • Prep your pet for the big move by giving them plenty of attention and treats in the week beforehand. They might be skittish when they arrive at The Colonel, but if you set up a private nook for them first thing, they’ll come around very quickly. It’s also advisable to wait to move them from their familiar surroundings until you’re fully moved in to your new apartment so they aren’t disturbed by things getting set up around them.

Tips & Tricks

  • Around a week before you move, start packing like you’re going on vacation, but only use what’s in that suitcase for the next week and pack everything else. You WILL be able to live without 7 different hand lotions and 85 pairs of socks for one week – we promise. It will make Moving Day go as quickly as possible if everything is packed up!

  • Give your previous landlord as much notice as possible before moving out. They’ll thank you for it and might even be flexible with any special moving out day schedule requests.

  • Consider hiring a cleaning service to clean your old apartment when you move out, especially if you don’t have much flexibility between moving out and moving in. They’ll probably do a better job than you and will probably make up for the expense with a bigger security deposit return!

  • If you painted your old apartment, don’t wait to paint it back. Do it ASAP so you don’t have to worry about sticky walls during move out.

  • Take this opportunity to purge! The brand-new apartments at The Colonel look amazing and you want to keep them looking so. Leave the ratty old armchair behind and strategically fill your new apartment with furniture and knickknacks worthy of the building.

With these tips under your belt, moving to 20001 is sure to be as pain-free as can be. If you haven’t already snapped up one of your desired floor plans at The Colonel, what are you waiting for? Check their availability of one and two bedroom apartments for rent in DC online and start planning your 2015 move today!

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