Moving in a city can be a little overwhelming. The logistics can get pretty complicated and parking space comes at a premium. But don’t worry, a little planning goes a long way!
So, what can you do to make this move go smoothly? You’ll be in your new home before you know it.
1) Plan around Rush Hour.
DC traffic is bad. The last thing you want is to get caught battling rush hour traffic. Schedule your movers to arrive early in the morning or midday when the traffic is lighter. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and stress.
2) Hire Zippy Shell!
Zippy Shell is headquartered in The District. That means we know how to move here. Our Zippy Shell containers are designed to be able to maneuver city streets and don’t require parking permits.
3) Make Sure You Have Parking.
Neighborhood street parking in DC is very competitive. Getting that perfect spot in front of your place for the moving truck might require some pre-planning. You can reserve the space by parking your car (or your friend’s car) in the space until the moving truck arrives. PROTIP: Pay close attention to DC street cleaning schedules and resident parking permit locations prior to parking. Street parking is only available during certain hours, all other hours you run the risk of getting a ticket. That would not be a great way to start your moving day, trust us.
4) Reserve the Loading Dock.
If you are moving in or out of an apartment building, make sure to schedule a block of time on the loading dock to move in. Loading docks normally make it easier to get your stuff into your new apartment. Chances are you’ll be the only one using it which means you won’t have to wait for other residents on the elevator. You’ll easily reduce your moving in time.
5) Switch over Your Utilities.
As soon as you know the date of moving day, make sure to tell your utility companies. The earlier they know, the higher likelihood you won’t have a break in service. You can see a list of DC’s utilities companies here.
Where can I learn more about Zippy Shell Moving Services
Zippy Shell of Washington, DC and Suburban Maryland will make your move simple. Visit www.zippyshell.com to schedule your move today!