The Benefits of Using a Storage Unit During a Move

Have an upcoming move and are going back and forth on whether you need a storage unit for it? There are many benefits to having a storage unit as an option for a short or long term space for items that you project may be in limbo for a while. The American Moving & Storage facility has a host of storage options that are climate-controlled and secure.

An example of why you would need storage is if you are downsizing and there is no room to place items in the new home. These could be items that you still need to sort through and see what to keep, transfer ownership, donate, or sell. If you are helping an older family member during their move and they have accumulated a lot during their years in the home, then a storage unit could come in handy. If you believe that it may become clutter in the new space, then placing it in our storage may be the best choice.

Another reason one may use our storage is if there’s an interim before you officially move into your new place. Sometimes the timing of moves will vary, and you will need a temporary space until the move-in date comes. We are ready to help when it does!

For your local or remote move to Oakton, VA or Northern Virginia, give American Moving & Storage a call! Whether it’s an apartment, single family home, or large estate – our movers are up to the task. Let us work with your moving schedule and give us a call at (703) 870-7975.

Living In and Moving To Vienna, VA


In August 2013, the city of Vienna in Virginia was ranked 3rd out of 100 cities in the United States as the best place to live by CNNMoney and Money magazine. With its well-esteemed public schools, accessibility to Metro stations, natural parks and hiking trails, and a variety of residential and commercial areas, one could understand why it’s a coveted place to live. If you’re planning your local or remote move to Vienna, VA this year, we hope that our guide serves you well.

Did you know that Vienna has several historical markers from the Civil War? One notable one is the Freeman House, which served as a polling place for the secession vote and also a hospital. Today, it can be visited as a museum and gift shop. No need to always make the trip out into Washington DC to learn more about American history – these historical sites are right by your front door in Vienna! However, if you wanted to trek out to DC, it is only 12 miles west of Vienna.

Fairfax County Public Schools have three high schools – Oakton, Madison and Marshall. The two middle schools are Kilmer and Thoreau. There are seven elementary schools. Three Catholic schools in the area are Oakcrest, St. Mark, and Our Lady of Good Counsel.

Tysons Corner and Tysons Galleria, home to diverse dining, entertainment, and retail options, are close by to Vienna. Surrounding them are the headquarters of numerous companies including Capital One, Booz Allen Hamilton, Intelsat, Freddie Mac, and Hilton Worldwide.

We hope that your moving preparations are going well so far! If you’re looking for a team to completely manage your move to Vienna, VA, give American Moving Storage a call at 703-870-7975.

The Ultimate Guide to Moving in Gainesville, VA



Are you planning a local or remote move to Gainesville, Virginia? This could be because of a job opportunity, family or you’re simply looking for a new change of pace. Gainesville is a wonderful place – a variety of homes, commercial areas, and wide open spaces that can accommodate a large family. Just an hour away from DC, you can plan day trips out to the city or simply enjoy the solace of the residential areas in Gainesville. The American Moving & Storage crew is ready to help with your upcoming move with some tips and information!

There’s upcoming commercial and residential development happening in Gainesville! There are large shopping centers with a variety of stores and banks, like Somerset Crossing and Virginia Gateway. There is also a large shopping center at the intersection of I-66 and Lee Highway (29 Highway) with stores like Target, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and many other stores and restaurants. You’re never far from the necessary shopping that you need to do at the beginning of your move, and also for your weekly errands.

In Gainesville, the food options are diverse. Pizza, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Steakhouses, Korean, Delis, Seafood, Barbeque… this area has it all! These are all also conveniently located so whether it’s a date night or you need to pick up dinner for the whole family, your options are limitless. If there are picky eaters in your house, you’re sure to find options for everyone.

We know that moving can be a stressful time for you and your family and we’re hoping that this guide helps. If you’d like for your move to Gainesville, VA to be managed by our professional team, contact American Moving & Storage at (703) 870-7975.