Category Archives: Moving Tips

Shipping Restrictions on Lithium Cells & Batteries

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Lithium batteries are used to power many of our modern “necessities”—phones, computers, and other electronic gadgets, as well as some hybrid vehicles. But despite their wide use, transporting them can be risky. If you need to ship lithium batteries, make …

Moving to DC Checklist

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Whether you are feathering your nest on Capitol Hill, settling in to Silver Spring, or putting down roots in Alexandria, you’ll have a lot to take in regarding your new life in the DC region. The First Five Steps of …

How Much Does It Cost to Move Overseas?

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How much will it cost to move abroad? It’s one of the things people worry about most when moving internationally. There are a number of things that can affect the cost of an international move, some of which you may …

Choosing the Best Movers for Your Move to DC

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Moving to the DC area from another part of the country is an experience! The DC region—including parts of Virginia and Maryland—is unlike any other part of the country. Get a head start on local knowledge by hiring a local …

Move for Less: Smart Tips for Saving Money When You Move

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Besides the stress, the work, and the worry, the expense is what people hate the most about moving. If you pack and move yourself, you save money but expend time, resources, and frustration. Can you hire a mover and still …

Moving to DC—Part Two of Our Guide

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Commuting in DC: It’s an Adventure Unless you are lucky enough to live within walking distance to your job, you’ll be commuting to your workplace in the DC area. Thankfully, you have many commuting options to choose from. The Metro …

Moving to DC? Read This!

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If you’re moving to DC from another part of the country, there are a few things you should know that may be helpful. Platinum Moving Services has been moving people in and out of the DC area for more than …

Lift Without Injury When Moving

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Don’t add more stress to your move with a back injury! Injuries like these can often be avoided if you take the proper precautions. The professional movers here at Platinum use smart lifting methods to decrease their risk of injury. …

Should You Get Movers Insurance?

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You’ve packed up your entire life and the movers are coming tomorrow to put it all on a truck and transport it across the country—or put it on a ship and send it out to sea. You’re anxious and a …

Smart Tips for Downsizing

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Downsizing—cutting down on household belongings and expenses—is no longer just for retirees or those struggling economically. More and more people are downsizing to simplify their lives and living spaces while minimizing waste and expenses. And downsizing is essential when combining …