What Makes A Moving Company Great

There is no shortage of moving companies in business throughout the state, the nation, and the world. With so many options in existence, how can you be sure you are making the right choice when it comes to selecting a moving company? When you hire a moving company to transport your boxes, you are entrusting complete strangers with the things that are most precious to you. Every mover’s worst nightmare is trusting a moving company with their belongings, only to have their boxes arrive at their new place of residence, spend hours unpacking, and realize that some of their beloved possessions have been destroyed beyond repair. Other companies may not necessarily be unreliable when it comes to keeping your belongings safe, but they may be slow to respond or lack the attentive customer service necessary for helping customers who are going through a potentially stressful life event. So, when it…

Interstate Moving Tips

When moving from one state to another, it is important to consider certain factors that either do not typically apply to moving within the state you already reside in or do apply, but in a different capacity than if you are moving out of state. There are many factors to consider when moving that extend beyond simply packing boxes and getting in the car to make the drive to your new place of residence. In addition to the packing and the road trip, there are also a number of tedious yet necessary legal factors to consider when making an out of state move. You will need to do research ahead of time to be sure that you do not overlook anything when making an interstate move such as updating your driver’s license, setting up mail forwarding, and informing the proper institutes of your move, such as the IRS, for example.…

Storage Solutions

At Star International, we do not just handle moving-related services; we also offer short- and long-term storage solutions for the DC, northern Virginia, Maryland, and Wet Virginia areas. You may need our storage services to keep some of your belongings in a temporary, short-term storage unit, perhaps during a short-term life event such as a move where you would prefer not to have to worry about moving all of your possessions all at once. Or perhaps you simply need more room in your home for new belongings, but you are not quite ready to get rid of the things you already have. Or you might even want a storage space to keep seasonal items such as holiday decorations or beach gear that you only use for a brief time once a year, to avoid cluttering up your closet space with things you will not be using on a regular basis.…

Corporate Relocation

Moving is a big task, even when you are only moving yourself or your family. Now, imagine the task size of moving your entire company from one location to another. Moving your corporate office or business location involves a great deal more than a typical private residential move usually requires. You may need to move substantial amounts of inventory with as little loss as possible. You may have a large amount of expensive office equipment that needs transportation. Your business may have employees that need to move as a result of your corporate relocation. Whatever the case may be, Star International has the experience required to tackle everything from small business relocation to large corporate moves. We take care of everything, and our expertly trained moving crews are guaranteed to coordinate your move seamlessly and with minimal downtime or disruption to your workplace. We are even capable of breaking down,…

Important International Moving Prep

When you make a move as big as moving internationally, there will be quite a few things you will need to consider that you never have to worry about when moving locally, or even between states. There will be differences in how you ship your things from your current residence to your new international residence. There will also be some differences in the paperwork that you need to provide to establish residency. Moving internationally may have different requirements depending on what country you are moving to, but most of the things that you will need to have squared away will fall under the same categories with only slight variations in specifics. This is your quick guide to some of the major things you will need to do when you make the big move to an entirely new country.   Important Legal Documents – Before moving internationally, you should research exactly what documents…

Searching for a New Home on a Budget

Moving is an exciting event in anyone’s life, but with it come many stressful factors, the most obvious of which being cost. Home and apartment prices are through the roof right now, and sometimes you do not have the luxury of waiting for the housing market to shift in your favor to make a move. You may need to relocate for a new job, family reasons, or perhaps you have been priced out of the location you are currently in due to recent increases in rent. Whatever the case may be, it is understandable that sometimes moving cannot wait for ideal market conditions. With that in mind, if you are looking to move from your current place of residence to a new one, but are not sure if you can afford to, here are four helpful tips for finding a new home or apartment within your price range.  Figure out…