Monday, October 15, 2018
 Buying  |  Selling  |  Financing  |  Relocating  |  Homeowning  |  First-Time Buyer 

Refer A Friend

Randi F. Rainmaker
CLHMS, GRI, ABR, CCIM, ePro, EcoBroker
Gooder Group
2724 Dorr Ave, Ste 103
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Office: 703-698-7750
E-mail Me
Visit My Website
Hottest New Listings!
Exclusively ZIP 20902
Search All Homes
Featured Properties

How To Minimize The Worries Of Moving
Plan A Safe, Comfortable Move For Your Pets
Tips For Locating The Right Schools

Select FAQ of Interest
Everything You Need To Know About Real Estate

How can I cut the cost of a move?

Fish Bowl The secret to saving money on a move is simply to pare down your belongings: lower the weight of the load, and you will lower the cost of the move.

What The Mover Cannot Take
The process of elimination is simplified somewhat by what can’t be put on the van.
  • Aerosol cans of hair spray, shaving cream, deodorants, car cleaners, etc.
  • Flammables such as paint, bleach, matches, gasoline, oil-drenched rags, cleaning fluids, chemistry-set supplies
  • Ammunition
  • Pets
  • House plants (though, where legally permitted, some movers take them on short moves where they need no special attention)
  • Frozen food
Load-Lightening Tips For Transferees
  • Begin with a floor plan of your future home. Leave behind whatever is too large or too out-of-place to fit.
  • Be ruthless with never-used stuff in attic, basement, garage, workshop, garden shed.
  • Weed out LP records and bookcases. On books you want to keep, compare postal book rates to the weight cost on the moving van.
  • Don't take large, unused equipment: the swing set, the exercise bike, the pool table.
  • Consider leaving behind appliances if they are more than five years old or if they won’t work on the power system at the future home.
  • Compare the cost of moving the baby grand piano with the price of a new one (and the sale of the present one).
More Help For Relocating


Tip of Week

Quote of Week


Search all the homes for sale in our area.

Become a VIP buyer or seller. Beat your competition to the best properties in today's market. No cost, no obligation.
FREE Electronic Real Estate Reports:
These reports can help save you thousands, delivered free to your inbox.
STRESS BUSTERS How To Minimize The Worries Of Moving
PETS TO GO Plan A Safe, Comfortable Move For Your Pets
HOME SEARCH 101 Tips For Locating The Right Schools
RESALES Hidden Advantages Of Previously Owned Homes
SMOOTH A Dozen Ways To Plan The Perfect Relocation
LINGO 101 Money-Saving Glossary To Key Moving Terms
FAMILY MOVE Tips For House Hunting With The Kids
TIMING Seven Buying And Selling Secrets To Know Before You Relocate
INSPECTIONS Smart Strategies To Make A Home Inspection Work For You
SHIPPING Should You Send It, Carry It Or Leave It Behind?
Home  |  Information Center  |  Ask Us
Buying   |  Selling   |  Financing   |  Relocating   |  Homeowning   |  First-Time Buyer
Copyright 2018, Gooder Group.
Absolutely no part of this page may be reproduced or distributed without written permission.
All rights reserved by Gooder Group, Gaithersburg, MD, (703) 698-7750.