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.

Neighborhoods in Leesburg, VA

Nestled between the base of the Catoctin Mountains and the Potomac River, the town of Leesburg in Virginia is host to many historical sites, residential areas, shopping, and beautiful parks. 40 miles away from Washington DC, it’s far enough to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, while still within a reasonable distance for commuting. In this blog post, we’re going to explore three of the neighborhoods in Leesburg, VA. We hope that it gives you some insight into the area.

Popular for families, the Kincaid Forest community has a swimming pool, playgrounds, well-maintained picnic areas, single family homes, and town homes. Many homes have garages, decks, and fences. The neighborhood borders the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail, with wooded greenspaces, mature trees, and extensive pathways. It’s a short drive to downtown Leesburg and the Village at Leesburg, with nearby shopping and dining options speckled in the area.

The Beacon Hill community is a 1,100 acre reserve of homes with mountain views. The sunsets and sunrises are absolutely gorgeous here. The landscape was originally owned by 1950s radio and TV personality Arthur Godfrey. Featuring a dinner club, equestrian center, pedestrian and equestrian trails, and a golf course, the homes in this neighborhood have a variety of styles – from continental to modern. This area is perfect if one is seeking a single-family home.

The Spring Lakes community mostly features attached homes. A lot of the newer homes were constructed in 2001 – 2003. Close to grocery stores, shopping, banks, and dining – it is just a short distance away from the Village at Leesburg and the Leesburg Outlets. Family-friendly, peaceful and well-maintained, this neighborhood is a prime area in Leesburg.

We hope that our guide will help give you a peek at what living in the area of Leesburg, Virginia is like. If you’re looking into moving services in Leesburg, VA, need a local or remote move, or looking for commercial moving, let American Moving & Storage know! Schedule your move with us at 703-870-7975.

The Essential Guide to Living in Reston, VA

Sitting on the Dulles Toll Road, between the Washington Dulles International Airport and Tysons Corner, the city of Reston is very accessible to commuters in the DC Metro area. The Whiele-Reston East stop on the Metro’s Silver Line serves the area, with a future plan to open two additional stations – Reston Town Center and Herndon. In 2018, Money Magazine ranked Reston the Best Place to Live in Virginia for its range of parks, lakes, entertainment, and dining options. We hope that our neighborhood guide serves you well.

Owned and maintained by Fairfax County Park Authority, Lake Fairfax Park hosts a wide range of activities for families. It hosts an 18 acre lake, a waterpark, a carousel, picnic areas, campgrounds, trails, playgrounds, and more. It has also hosted music festivals in the past – Lollapalooza and the HFStival. It’s the perfect place to get some fresh air and physical activity for you and your family.

For a more private location for family-friendly recreational activities, consider joining the Hidden Creek Country Club. Hone your gulf game at the award-winning Ed Ault Signature Golf Course or enjoy the year-round indoor and outdoor tennis courts. There’s a fitness center with personal training, pools, a clubhouse, and whole host of activities planned throughout the year. Kids can take golf, tennis, swimming lessons or attend camps in the summer.

Reston Town Center is the hub of the area, hosting a large range of offices, retail stores, bars, and restaurants. With open, spacious walkways and central Fountain Square, it is the perfect place for community members to spend their time relaxing, shopping, and dining. If you’re a young professional seeking city life, with the option of commuting everywhere in Northern Virginia, the high-rise condominiums in the town center may interest you.

If you’re moving in Reston, VA or anywhere else in Northern Virginia, don’t hesitate to call the moving experts at American Moving & Storage at 703-870-7975.

Living and Moving in Manassas, VA

As the seat of Prince William County and the location of the First Battle of Bull Run in the Civil War, Manassas is a notable city with a vibrant past and strong community. It is about 30 miles away from Washington DC, and the major highways that service Manassas are I-66 and US 29. Route 28, 234, and 234 Business are the major roads that run through the city. The Manassas Region Airport is the busiest aviation airport in Virginia, hosting 415 aircraft, 26 businesses, charter companies, flight schools, and aviation services.

Similar to many other Northern Virginia cities, Manassas began as Manassas Junction, which was between the Orange and Alexandria Railroad and Manassas Gap Railroad. Another interesting historical fact about Manassas is that it is the site of the first time railroad transportation was used for large scale military purposes. Today, the routes are owned by the Norfolk Southern Railroad with Amtrak and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) serving the city and surrounding areas. Three of the major Amtrak routes that stop by the Manassas Station are: New York City to Chicago, Boston to Roanoke, and New York to New Orleans.

Thinking of making Manassas, VA your new home? If you need help with your remote or local move, schedule with American Moving & Storage at 703-870-7975.

The Essential Guide to Living & Moving in Leesburg, VA

Located in Virginia’s Loudoun County at the base of the Catoctin Mountain and next to the Potomac River, Leesburg remains a prime location for those who wish to live in a suburb with the option of commuting into the city. With easy access to the Dulles Toll Road at Washington Dulles International Airport, it’s the perfect spot for those who travel throughout the year. The town was named after Thomas Lee, an ancestor of Robert E. Lee. With a rich and varied history, Leesburg has 21 sites that are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Looking for recreational facilities in Leesburg? You don’t need to look very far, as there are many parks available for public use. Ida Lee Park used to be Greenwood Farm, a 141 acre farm owned by William F. Rust, Jr. and Margaret Dole Rust that was donated to the town as a public park. They later donated 3 more acres of land for the Rust Library.

The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail runs through Leesburg, giving residents a place to hike, run, and bike. There is also the Red Rocks Wilderness Overlook Regional Park, which overlooks the Potomac River and contains 67 acres of woodland. In Western Leesburg at the foot of the Catoctin Mountains, The Rust Manor House and Nature Sanctuary consist of a mansion and nature reserve. Annual events in Leesburg include the Flower and Garden Festival, the Fourth of July festival and fireworks, Classic Car Show, Leesburg AirShow, and the Halloween Parade.

Is Leesburg your next place of residence? Let American Moving & Storage deliver a stress-free move for you and your family. Call us at 703-870-7975 to schedule your moving date!

Moving to Burke, VA

The city of Burke, Virginia was built around a railway station. The station was named after Silas Burke, a 19th century farmer, merchant and local politician who owned the land and permitted right-of-way to the Orange and Alexandria railroad. In 1903, a racetrack for trotting and pacing horses was built in Burke. Henry C. Copperthite, also known as the “King of Pie” because he owned a factory in Georgetown that made 50,000 pies each day, built four hotels, stables, and a general store. All of these developments made Burke a popular place for city-dwellers to visit in the summertime. People arrived at Burke to attend fairs, races, exhibitions and baseball games. Although Burke has gone through changes throughout its history, it remains a great area for young professionals and families to live in Fairfax County.

Are you looking for things for your family to do in your new neighborhood? Discover Burke Lake Park! With 888 acres and a recreational lake, there are trails, campsites, picnic and sports areas, a golf course, boat rental, and more! The Burke Farmers Market occurs every Saturday morning 8 AM to 12 PM from April to December. There are many events going in in the Fall season, also. For 2 days in September, Burke Centre has a fall festival and in October, the Burke Nursery & Garden Center has a Pumpkin Playground for all ages.

With its rich history and host of yearly events and traditions, Burke is a fantastic place to move. If you’re planning a move and looking for the right team to manage the packing, logistics, and the transfer of your items, the American Moving & Storage team is ready. Schedule soon by calling our office at 703-870-7975.

Our Response to COVID-19

As communities continue to feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), I want to share with you the steps we’re taking at American Moving and Storage to help protect the health and safety of our customers and our team, which is always our top priority. We know you are getting a ton of these emails, but this is important for us to relay.

We’re closely monitoring local and national reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19 and, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and applicable public health agencies, we’ve developed plans and established a task force that will allow us to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.

Our housekeeping and sanitation efforts in our offices and warehouses have been dramatically expanded. We’re frequently disinfecting often-touched surfaces such as door handles, countertops, keypads, restroom surfaces, break room areas, and delivery bays. We’re requiring all of our teammates and visitors (and we urge everyone) to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the infection. Further, we have eliminated all non-essential visitors to our facility and prohibited unnecessary company travel.

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Moving & Living in Herndon, VA

Are you planning a move to the town of Herndon in Fairfax County, Virginia? Herndon was named after the American naval explorer Commander William Lewis Herndon. In 1857, he lost his life on the sunken steamer the SS Central America, leaving a legacy after helping save 150 of the ship’s passengers and crew.  You can learn more about the town’s history at the Herndon Depot Museum (formerly a train station of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad), across from the Herndon Town Hall.

Looking for entertainment in the area? Herndon is host to many historical, cultural, and holiday celebrations year round. In May, there’s Friday Night Live! which hosts free concerts throughout May to August. The Farmer’s Market operates May to October, as well. The Herndon Festival in June is a celebration for the town that spans 4 days.

Along with an interesting history and community events, Herndon has many parks. Wherever you reside in Herndon, it is likely that you are a mile or less away from a public park. Running along Herndon, the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Trail is a shared-use path that is perfect for walking, running, and biking.

If you are planning a movie in or around Herndon, VA, let American Moving & Storage do the heavy lifting and coordinating! Schedule our movers at (703) 870-7975.

Where to Donate Furniture in Manassas, VA

During a move, it’s common to use this time to prioritize which items are most important and what will be used in the new home. You may find that your household is due for an update in furniture. There’s no better time than before a move to coordinate a bulk donation to a charity. We’ve assembled a list of places in Manassas, VA that will accept your furniture donations.

House of Mercy Their donation center is located at 8162 Flannery Court, Manassas, Virginia. Along with furniture in good condition, they also accept clothes, toys, shoes, kitchen goods, books, and small kitchen appliances. They do not accept electronics (computers, televisions, DVD players, etc), bed frames, mattresses, and large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc).

Salvation Army Internationally known, the Salvation Army donates profits to rehabilitation for adults fighting drug and alcohol addiction. The Manassas location is at 11201 Balls Ford Rd. Customers love this location because of the friendly staff and the variety of stock. They accept a variety of home goods at their donation center.

Goodwill of Greater Washington Part of a long-standing non-profit chain, Goodwill of Great Washington is located at 8014 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109. Not too far from the Salvation Army, Goodwill is another solid option for donating furniture and home goods. They have set hours for donation drop offs.

We hope that our list gives you some ideas on where you can drop off your furniture or home goods donations. If you need our team to completely manage your move in Manassas, VA, schedule with American Moving & Storage 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.