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Tips for Moving Day

Tips for Moving Day

moving and storage facility, movers Rockville Maryland

Your Moving Day is Here...

Our courteous staff is always ready to advice and help. Never hesitate to call with any questions.

Before we come to your home:

Make room available for the truck and crew. Relay special instructions to drivers before move begins Please note that we cannot take items that have:

  • Corrosives
  • Flammables
  • Combustibles
  • Gasolines
  • Oils
  • Ignitable/matches

    • Defrost refrigators and freezers 24 hours prior to move
    • Please power down computer

There are lots of steps to getting ready for the MOVERS; that has nothing to do with actual packing. Here are some tips to make the job easier.


  • Get rid of everything...well may not everything, but try to eliminate items that are unused and unnecessary. That means less to pack. You might want to start this about 60 days before you moving date. Use a professional organization business if you really need help.
  • Schedule your donation pick up day. Goodwill will pick up your unwanted firniture and long with other donations. This will save you time and trips in your car delivering all the items you need to donate.
  • If you are planning a Yard or Garage Sale - set aside all those items in a separate area or room. There are websites that you might want to try for selling furniture that you can't take with you; like CraigsList or AptDecor. Ebay is a bet for other sellable items.

  • Plan your route - to your new location and be sure that the moving company has a copy or the link to the GPS guide.
  • Forward your mail - notify USPS of your upcoming change of address. All you have to do is go to and choose the date you wish to begin forwarding your snail mail. If you’re interested in renting a PO Box in your new city, check out’s helpful guide to setting up a PO Box when you move.
  • Save all moving receipts - Save all moving receipts for three reasons: First, By donating your things to a Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity, you may be able to deduct a portion of the value of these donations against your income tax. Second, if you’re relocating for work, you may be able to deduct moving expenses from your taxes come tax season.
  • Notify utility companies - Unless you want to walk into a house with no electricity, I suggest notifying the new utility companies of your upcoming move. This way you’ll have all utilities up and running within the first week of moving in. You’ll also need to call your current utility companies to make sure your cable, electricity and gas are turned off the day after you move out.
  • School - Moving with school-age children? It’s never too early to start thinking about schools in the new town. Your new community will probably have a hometown webstie that will help you learn about the new schools or private schools.

You can get started with us by filling out our Request a Quote form online, or just call us now, 301-738-2202.

Everthing is Planned & Coordinated

We coordinate, plan and organize your move completely.

We plan your move carefully to keep everything on-track and organized. We handle local and long distance services for residential, commercial and military customers. Our trucks are fully equipped with specialized crating systems. In addition, we are:

  • Fully insured
  • Military and GSA approved
  • Licensed by Department of Transportation (DOT)

You can feel confident that "your life... your memories" are being handled with the utmost care by professionals, who are as concerned as you are about your possessions.

Our Personal Service

Our personal service includes the special attention of your very own Quality Assurance Representative. Your representative will help you with all your moving needs, from special packing or handling issues to questions about scheduling and delivery.

Packing makes you nervous?

Our professionals know the proper way to pack your possessions.
Want us to help unpack and remove boxes at your new destination?
Would you like us to lay rugs and heavy furnishings at your new destination?
Think about the things you don’t want to do and let us know. We’ll do whatever it takes to make your move more pleasant.

Professional Equipment for the Job

Charming Movers has all of the necessary state of the art equipment and professional man power to properly move your piano and any other large heavy items.

Residential Movers

residential moving services

At your request we will send an estimator to give you a free in-home estimate "Binding / guaranteed price" for long distance moving; you won't get any extra surprises on moving day. Our hourly rate applies to all local moves. Every pre-caution is taken to make sure that your belongings are well protected, secured and delivered safely.

Commercial Movers

Commercial moving services

We know that moving a business is a stressful and mission critical event. Irreplaceable records must be transferred securely, office equipment must be moved with care – all with a minimum disruption to your employees and the business routine. We come prepared, your move is well planned prior to moving day to ensure your office relocation is efficient, cost effective and trouble free. We are the Professionals at work for you!

Storage Facility

Secure storage facility MD

Charming Movers' Storage Facility is well monitored for security purposes. The facility is also climate controlled, all goods are crated, and all crates are labeled so as to properly account for what is being stored. We offer our storage at a GREAT Price!

  • Low storage rates
  • No transfers
  • Modern, fireproof building
  • Secure, climate controlled facility
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Packing Services

professinal packing services

Expert packing is the key to a successful move. Our professional crews are committed to providing quality packing of all of your possessions. Our packing experts arrive with all the materials necessary to box your stuff so it’s optimized for safe, efficient transport. We also offer Unpacking service. Once you arrive at your new location; deciding where your items should actually go for now can be difficult, having help with all the unpacking makes thing faster and much easier.

If you choose to pack yourself our resourceful staff will offer tips and support throughout the moving process.

Auto Transport

We move cars to your new locations while moving your possesion, too.
They are placed inside our trucks and travel with your possessions to your new location.

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