Clear out junk before the move

Although moving house is an exciting experience and fresh new beginning, it can equally be very stressful too. You may choose to pack and relocate yourself or hire a moving company. Before and during the relocation process, you will already have a good idea of what items you will be leaving behind or need to get rid of. Clearing out old items such as mattresses, broken items, old toys, electricals and much more from your existing house means you will be considering many disposal methods, including the trash. So now, you have disposed of all your previous trash, it’s time to think about the junk you are about to face on your new property. You may have even started renovation works at your new location, prior to your move date. If you have decided to install new appliances, you will most likely be disposing of large heavy items such as old toilets, sinks, cupboards and much more. Additionally, there may be lots of unwanted items that have been left behind by the previous owners. The most common items include carpets, furniture, blinds, cardboard boxes and items commonly stored in lofts, garages, and sheds. Git Rid Of It can fortify your needs to quickly take away all of these insignificant items, to create space for future possessions that will accumulate in the years to come.


When you’re moving, it can feel like you’ve already spent a lot of money. Hiring a junk removal company will be the last thing you feel like doing, spending more money on something that will be clogging up the pathway on the drive, taking up valuable space for important deliveries. On the other hand, a more convenient option is to have someone come and pick up all your items for you. Git Rid Of It will arrive, fill up and leave, so the mess is gone, you won’t ever have to look at it again.

Tips For When You First Get Settled In

Once you’ve packed your life into boxes and moved miles away to a new location, you might feel exhausted when you arrive at your final destination. But the first few hours in a new place can make a huge difference. When used wisely, this time will help you adjust to your new space, get your life in order, and prevent problems with your landlord or property later on.

1. Do a Walk-Through Inspection
The things that attracted you when you first looked at your new home will remind you why you decided to move in the first place.

Now that you’re ready to move in, you may start to notice a few details that didn’t cross your mind before. For example, when you use the stove or the sink for the first time, you’ll probably observe some  things that need to be repaired.

When you take the time to thoroughly examine your new home on the first day, you reduce the likelihood that you’ll run into surprises weeks and months down the road. You’ll also have the ability to call your landlord or previous owner with any complaints or requests.

2. Take Pictures of Any Trouble Spots
For big problems that affect the integrity of your home, like a bug infestation or water damage, take a photo of the issue and document the date. Send these pictures with a brief written description to your landlord. These photos let the landlord know of any problems he or she needs to fix and prevent you from getting charged for previous damages to the property.

If you own your home and notice sizable problems that could decrease your home’s value, consult with your real estate agent or attorney for the best way to get compensation.

3. Make a To-Do List
For minor repairs, like a dripping faucet or cracks in the ceiling, jot them down onto a master list. Write down your findings as soon as possible. You might not notice tiny problems once you fill your home with furniture, so this list will remind you what items to take care of. In a few days, prioritize this list and set goals to fix the problems in order of importance.

4. Clean the Surfaces
Though you shouldn’t have to deep-clean your new space, you’ll feel better knowing that the counters, floors, and other open surfaces are clean.

Pack a broom and dustpan into an accessible box and sweep the floors in your new home before you unpack your belongings. You should wipe down open surfaces with disinfecting wipes as well.

5. Unpack One Day’s Worth of Supplies
When you start unpacking, don’t overwhelm yourself. Look at your box labels and find the items that you need to use every day. (You will need toothbrushes and towels on the first night, but you might not need lamps or silverware right away.)

If you feel ambitious, you can place your moving boxes into the rooms where they’ll eventually end up, but don’t worry about unloading all your knick knacks during the first 24 hours.

6. Start to Set Up a Room
After you’ve found the necessities, start to unpack one room before you go to bed. For example, if you have kids, it might help them feel comfortable if you help them get settled into their new bedrooms.

Make sure they have sheets and blankets on their beds, and tuck them in with a favorite pillow or stuffed animal. They’ll sleep well, and you’ll feel less overwhelmed at the task ahead of you.

If you’re moving alone, start with your own bedroom on the first day. Leave large projects, like the kitchen, for another time when you have more energy.

Office Furniture Move From Arlington to Washington DC

Recently, we had an online booking come in from a company located in Arlington. The description of the job was that they needed multiple desks moved from inside of their office. Shortly after the online booking, a gentlemen called to get a little more information. He asked us a few questions regarding the size of trucks we have and how many people come to the job. We gave him the run down of how everything works and how we can help him. After the conversation, he confirmed his appointment and told us he would see us in a couple days.

Our guys started with the largest items first, which were the desks. They loaded up the 5 large desks in the very back of the truck while strategically placing them to fit as much stuff in one load as possible. The guys were able to fit more in one load than expected and off to the next destination! After that they were on to the second load. The second contained a few more desks. They put them in the truck first then loaded up the 12 chairs they had. After all that was loaded up, they added the rest of the stuff to be moved. The job was done in two loads because everything was thoughtfully placed in the truck.

The company that hired our service was so impressed that they called us back a few days later to schedule another appointment to remove more stuff from their office. All in all, this was another successful job achieved and put down in the books!

Move From NE To NW in Washington DC

Git It Moved was called for a local move in NE DC to move a one bedroom apartment to an apartment in NW. Our efficient moving crews will handle your goods as carefully as possible while still being timely in their duties. No matter what type of moving project you have, we will complete it to your satisfaction. We work long days in order to ensure your move is completed as quickly as possible.

Storage Hacks For Home

Store your pans on these genius slide-out racks

Install a dish-drying cabinet directly above the sink

Use hooks to hold your measuring spoons inside the cabinet

Store towels on a second shower curtain rod

Use a magnetic strip to hold bobby pins and tweezers

Tuck a skinny shelf into any unused bathroom space

Install pull-out hampers in a bathroom or laundry room

Use a picture ledge next to or behind your bed for phones and glasses

Utilize the space behind a full-length mirror to store jewelry

Keep your belts organized with paper towel holders

Store books on shallow shelves


Move From Chantilly To Oakton

We got a call to our office from a lady for a move from Oakton to Chantilly. Our guys showed up to the job ready to work early this morning. Nothing better than moving day and having a team that’s ready to get you into your new place and helps take some of the stress off of you.  Needless to say, the customer was happy with the job done.