Moving Tips

 Moving and packing advice from the experts

Get moving tips from JV Movers Moving doesn’t have to be a hassle. Our goal as one of the most preferred moving companies in , VA is to make the moving process stress-free for you. Here are some tips that we’ve assembled to help you with planning your move:


  • Make a reservation for movers three or four weeks before your move day.
  • Check owner’s manuals for large appliances to see if there are special instructions for moving them.
  • Keep in mind that a moving company can’t transport ammunition, explosives or flammable materials such as gasoline and bottled gases.
  • Pack a box of essential items that you will need immediately after the move and make sure it’s the last thing loaded onto the truck.
  • Confirm cancellation dates of utility services a week before your move day.
  • Mail in your change of address forms at least two weeks ahead of time.
  • Clean your stove and defrost the fridge the day before you move out.


  • Avoid mixing items from different  rooms in the same box.
  • Pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes. Remember the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
  • Pack important documents separately from other belongings.
  • Label all boxes on their top and sides.
  • Start packing items you will not need ahead of time.
  • Pack and unpack breakables over a padded surface.
  • Plates should be packed on end vertically, rather than placed flat and stacked.
  • Remove light bulbs before packing your lamps.

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