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10 Tips about moving to Washington DC

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A major political stage, Washington D.C. attracts people from all over the world. Some are visiting, and some, like you, are looking to make the city their new home.

Relocating to DC can be a stressful, frustrating experience, especially if are moving here for the first time. Larger cities, like Washington DC, are alive with their own culture and, more often than not, with their own sets of unwritten rules that newcomers must learn the hard way.

Although overwhelming, this learning process can be exciting in its own right. But before you blindly jump into the fold, take a look at these ten tips for relocating to Washington D.C.

Be Prepared for the Cost of Living
It will come as no surprise to you that the cost of living in D.C. is fairly high. In fact, it's ranked eighth on the list of most expensive U.S. cities.

If you're moving here from NYC, the costs might not shell shock you so much. However, if you're relocating from way, way out of state, expect to pay a lot more for housing, food, etc.

Know Your Neighborhoods
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The first important thing you'll need to decide is where you'll live. The D.C. area offers many different kinds of neighborhoods with varying rent costs. Capitol Hill and Eastern Market, for example, are more residential neighborhoods and are particularly ideal if you've landed a job at the Hill since you would be able to walk or bike to work. If you're interested in a more hip neighborhood, you might look into Logan Circle, with its Victorian-style houses dating all the way back to 1870. The area is particularly good for shopping and dining.

Consider Storing Your Car
While traffic is, of course, heavy in D.C., it's not quite as crazy as New York City, so there's really no reason to get rid of your vehicle altogether. It's nice to have in a bind, and there are a lot of interesting places to visit outside of the city and the Metro's reach. If your budget allows it, you should rent a parking space, especially if you aren't using your car to work on a regular basis anyway.
Learn to Love The Metro

If you're moving to D.C. from a place where public transport wasn't very common, using the Metro might seem strange or intimidating at first. However, it's actually an incredibly convenient, easy way to get from point A to point B. And, unlike many other train systems in the country, it's very clean and safe.

Know How the Local Taxes Work 
The city's taxation system is quite interesting, so be prepared for that. Sales tax is an even 6%, except for liquor, which is 9%. If you eat at a restaurant or rent a car, expect to see 10% tax imposed, while parking boasts 12% and hotels claim 14.5%.

Thankfully, groceries, medicines, and utilities are exempt from sales tax completely, so that's one less thing you have to worry about figuring out.

Don't Dismiss Downsizing
Before you move, consider the possibility that you won't have the same amount of space as you do now, especially if you're moving into an apartment in Dupont Circle, for example. Bigger cities sometimes mean smaller living spaces, so it might be necessary to store some of your belongings. Do not discard a self-storage unit as an option.

Moving Within the City
If, by chance, you happen to be a native looking to relocate within the city, the task can still be daunting. If you don't have a truck of your own, you'll definitely need to seek out a reliable, efficient moving company to help you out. Here at Mic’s Moving we are specialists in the matter. So don’t forget to give us a call before you hire your movers for your next move.

Learn Train Schedules and Routes
Getting a firm grasp of the Metro's schedule and routes will make your life so much easier. The system itself isn't complicated, but it takes time to adjust to any new transportation method. Figure out which stops are closest to where you live, work, and play so you can save time and feel less frantic as you move about the city.

The Unspoken Dress Codes
The city itself doesn't have a dress code, of course, but you'll quickly notice that most people, especially around the Hill, carry themselves very professionally. After all, D.C. is home to some of the most important people in our nation. If you've just moved here from a smaller town, it's important to realize that what you considered professional attire there might not cut it in D.C. So, if you're going to a big job interview, always err on the side of more professional.

Get Ready to Sit in Traffic
Traveling in the city tends to be fairly slow. There are a lot of people, so car traffic and foot traffic are always on the heavier side. If you're not used to the hustle and bustle of a bigger city, you'll need to immediately start training yourself to leave for your destination much earlier than before.

Mini-Vacation Opportunities 
Washington D.C. is situated near many excellent weekend getaway activities. The landscape in surrounding areas is gorgeous, making for incredible outdoor adventures such as hiking in Shenandoah National Park or rafting in Harper's Ferry, WV.  You'll be glad you kept your car if you're more of a beach bum. Virginia Beach is around four hours away from D.C., which is quite a trek, but getting away from the noise and bustle of the city can be refreshing.

Moving to a new place is almost never easy, especially if you don't know anyone there or aren't used to large crowds and a busier atmosphere. Washington D.C. in particular may seem nearly impenetrable to outsiders, but nothing could be farther from the truth. It's a warm city, full of life and culture and history, just waiting for you to become a part of it.saas

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Dealing with stress when you move

Moving can be fun
Nobody loves moving home from one place to another. But often the time comes when you have to shift your home because it becomes necessary for you to relocate. The process of shifting your home is stressful and extremely tiresome. Although stress level of moving can be lessened by proper planning and by hiring packing & moving services from professional packers and movers in your locality. Nevertheless, most people do not love moving.

Here are a few suggestions to deal with when moving to a new locality, city or state.

1. Saying goodbye to friends and colleagues. When you relocate, you have to leave friends, co-workers, family members, and neighbors. Leaving people you love, makes you melancholy and even upset. Although you will be gaining new friends or neighbors at your next locale, but old friends are invaluable and unforgettable. But the situation can be alleviated by making regular communication by letters, emails, cards, phones, etc. You can even make time to visit old friends.

2. Departing from your old home or neighborhood become a very sad and upsetting experience. It is a painful task to leave you old home with happy memories and where many memorable events took place. But the move is necessary so you have to prepare accepting your new home with full enthusiasm. You have to learn loving your new home and neighborhood. Feel happy and make your life worthwhile.

3. You have to change school for your children when you move to a new locale. Search the best school for your children. You will also feel their sadness when they have to leave their classmates, teachers and schools behind. To deal with such situation, encourage your children create a scrapbook to have some visual memories with their friends and classmates. You can take group photographs with your classmates and teachers.

4. A big undertaking is to find a new doctor or health care providers in the new locale. Request assistance from your new friends and neighborhood that have more experienced in this venture.

5. If you need extra help at home, this will be another area in your search. You should find one who is loyal, faithful, polite and of good background history. Get referrals from your friends, relatives, neighbors, etc. You must check the background of the extra help you plan to hire.

6. But the worst part of moving is the packing, the carrying, hiring trucks, cancelling all your electrical/phone/gas/internet services, cleaning the old place, cleaning the new place, paying for the new place, redirecting all your mail, the unpacking, the cost (hiring trucks, paying for new place, paying for reconnection of all services).

Both emotional and physical toll make moving an unwelcome experience. However, you can always look at the brighter side: you will be living in a new place, making new friends and perhaps enjoying a new lifestyle. The physical toll can be eliminated when you are able to hire a good moving company.

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Mic's Moving Packing Services

Mic's Moving packing and unpacking services

We understand that you've got plenty to worry about without adding the move itself to your list of concerns. That's why we take the extra step of offering Packing services.

Packing Materials- When you reserve our packing services, we will bring small, medium and large size boxes and packing paper (200 sheets of paper in each box).  It is hard for us to estimate exactly how many boxes you will need, so we normally ask for your best guess, here is a general estimate of how many boxes each  typical move takes...

Studio Move- 10 to 20 1 packing paper box
1 bedroom- 15 to 35 2 packing paper boxes
2 bedroom- 30 to 50 3 to 4 packing paper boxes
3 bedroom 40 to 80  4 packing paper boxes

There are times when the move requires more than the listed amount of boxes.  If you have a lot of books, fragile items, or your if your a cat person,  make sure you request a few more than the recommended amount.

Highly Valuable items- For every job we complete, we require the customer pack and move certain highly valuable items like phones, cash, jewelry, and other expensive small items.  This is to protect ourselves and the customers goods.

Hidden Cabinets and Drawers- When the packing crew is complete, we ask that you do a walk through of you apartment or house to check and see if we have missed any drawers or cabinets.  We do our best to check everywhere for items, but we sometime miss some hidden places.

Awkward Items-
We go by the simple rule of if it can fit in a box, pack it in a box.  There are some awkward items, in which case we will do our best to move it safely.  In some cases, it may help speed up the packing/moving process if we move the awkward fragile items in the customers car, to maximise the box trucks space and to reduce the risk of damage.

Packing Mirrors and Picture frames-
If it can fit in a box, we'll pack it in a box with adequate packing paper.  We can move larger pictures and art by blanketing them and stretch warping it using our stretch wrap.  We do ask that you talk to your crew leader/team and point out the larger items that are of high importance that you would like blanketed and wrapped.

Please note, there are times when we are busier than normal and therefor are unable to provide packing services.

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Mic's Moving, one of the top-rated local movers in Washington DC.

With thousands of moves under our belt, we've acquired a great deal of strength, team work, and understanding of what makes a smooth move. As you click through our website, you'll find moving tips, resouces, stories and hopefully leave you with the feeling We Get Moving.

We started out with just a pickup truck, a strap, and 2 strong fit arms. Now we are working with top of the line box trucks, professional moving pads, and many chiseled biceps.

We understand moving can be a pain, but if it was a pain for us, we wouldn't be doing it for a living. To make your move as painless as possible we always recommend our customers read over our moving tips page.

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Things to Remember on Moving Day

Mic's Moving, handy moving tips
  • When your movers arrive, take the time to give all of them a tour of everything that is going, staying, and fragile. Point out any items you would like the crew to blanket and stretch wrap.
  • If possible, separate the items that you are moving from items that are staying at the location.  If you can't separate them into 2 different piles, it helps if you label them with tape or stickers.
  • Make sure your phone is fully charged, on and has service so the movers can reach you.
  • We will have tools to disassemble and reassemble any necessary furniture.  It helps to keep zip lock bags handy so we can keep screws, bolts and other small items together.
  • Keep your walkways clear of snow, ice, and mud.
  • Make sure everything is reserved as it should be, parking, elevators, loading docks ect.
  • Have a house/apartment layout drawn of where each furniture piece should be placed at the drop off address.  This helps you decide your layout and prevents the movers moving items back and forth.
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Commercial Moving Services

Mics Moving, we move your business
Moving an entire business can be tricky business, and we’re here to help.

Our comprehensive business moving services range from internal office transfers to the relocation of entire employee equipment and office furniture across the Washington Metropolitan area.

Our professionally trained staff are experts in everything from packing, unpacking, office relocation, and moving complete retail stores, to accounting offices and medical and educational facilities.

Our business is moving your business.

You can rest assured knowing our movers will get your important office records, furniture and tools transported in no time, so you can get back to what matters most.

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5 Star Rated Movers

Weather it's Snow, Rain, or Shine, top notch moving service is what we aim for

From left to right, Melvin, Omari, Isaac, Chaz, Alpha and Brandon.  You may have read about these guys in the yelp reviews under the 5 star review section.  You may have also noticed their non matching jackets, but if you look a little closer you'll see the matching Mic's Moving logo on the right sleeves and the on the baseball caps.  Not only take do we take pride in our work, we  take pride in our unique look.  

We have received over 100 yelp reviews, here are just a few you can read over...

Stuart F-Outstanding moving experience. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about relying solely upon the internet to arrange a move, but picked Mic's based upon the positive Yelp reviews. Their estimate was in line with others - certainly not the cheapest, but not the priciest, either. Mic was responsive via email when I changed a few things and had questions. His crew, led by Melvin, showed up on time, all were very polite and extremely efficient - while I had packed my boxes, there were many pictures, glass tables, TVs etc that needed to be blanket-wrapped. Nevertheless, they had us out of our one-bedroom apartment in under two hours. At our new place, everything was unloaded carefully and quickly. When they were having trouble fitting an oversized sofa bed around a 'snaky' corner, they didn't force it, in fact took their time until they got it in. NOTHING BROKEN during the move, despite the fact that I packed all of the glassware myself. Final price a bit higher than expected, but reasonable and in line with their hourly rate - they didn't dawdle in the least, some things just ended up a tad more complicated than expected.

Yelp Review

Melissa B-There is no way to adequately express how wonderful my husband and I think Mic's Moving Company is, especially after our fantastic experience last Friday (June 17th)! From our first conversation with Mic for an estimate to hugging our extremely hard workers "goodbye" in appreciation, everything was phenomenal!Mic was very helpful over the phone when we initially requested an estimate to move our 1 bedroom apartment into our new 3 bedroom house. He was knowledgeable about the area and realistic about the appropriate number of movers required and the approximate length of time it would take. He emailed immediately after our conversation (without even having to ask) so we had our pricing information in writing (which type-A people such as myself like to have!). My husband had an additional question as the day of the move drew closer and Mic was once again very responsive and prompt with answers.On the day of the move, our incredible team arrived exactly on time (down to the minute!). Omari, Randy, and Chaz were so professional and had the most upbeat and positive attitudes the entire time. After introducing themselves they immediately got to work and before we knew it, all the furniture in our apartment was carefully wrapped and out the door. My husband and I didn't know what to do with ourselves because everything was being taken care of so quickly and easily! We never saw any of them without a smile on their faces, despite lifting and hauling some incredibly heavy pieces.At the new house, they unloaded the truck efficiently and all we had to do was point out where the furniture would be placed. Omari, Randy, and Chaz carefully positioned everything taking special care on our hardwood floors. We did not have a single scratch anywhere! I changed my mind and asked to move 2 pieces of furniture from where I had originally decided and they were all so incredibly nice and happy to move it for us without a single grumble or huff. The team definitely went the extra mile and reattached our shelving, the mirror on our dresser, and even carried out an extremely heavy table from the 3rd floor that had been left by the previous owners. They truly were above and beyond what I ever could have expected!When everything was finished, they were exactly on the mark for the time Mic had anticipated it would take for the move. We were thrilled with how smoothly everything went and how easy it was for us. We cannot say enough good things about what hard workers Omari, Randy, and Chaz were, and their sweet and polite personalities was the icing on the cake! Anytime we move in the future, we will be sure to use Mic's Movers again - they were fabulous and deserve every bit of good praise! Thank you for everything Mic, Omari, Randy, and Chaz!!!!

Yelp Review

Jenniefer N-Another stellar review for Mic's (and thanks to the Yelpers who reviewed Mic's - we found them because of you!). From the beginning, Mic's was super-professional - their detailed, thoughtful email with an estimate of the cost of our move was great. They told us they would be at our apartment at 9am, and they called us at 8:55 to say they were five minutes away. At 9:01, three very friendly, very efficient movers arrived (Chas, Melvin, and Ben). Our stuff was in our new apartment by 2pm. The movers stayed to ask if we wanted anything moved around before they left. And the entire thing was cheaper than I expected (not to mention stress-free). Our team moved everything without issue - nothing was broken, chipped, or dented. Their care and friendliness made what could have been a stressful day much easier.Yelp Review

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Testimonials: Em W. Washington, DC

Mics Moving Co is great. We got a quote easily online and booked after that. Our movers, Juan and his brother Chris were extremely great to work with- very respectful of our things, and quick to move too! They moved us within the quoted time, charged us accurately, and all in all made it an enjoyable experience. Would definitely use them again!
Em W., Washington D.C., DC

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Testimonials: Ronda J., Bowie, MD

Mic's Moving is among the best rated movers in Washington DC in Yelp.
I chose Mic’s based on Yelp reviews (thanks guys!!) and the fact that they offered us the LOWEST price possible.. Out of 8 local moving companies that I contacted, Mic’s had the best price, hands down. Other companies were quoting us at $600-800 for a move from a 1-bedroom apartment into a 1-bedroom condo, which seemed ridiculous. Mic’s only charged us $435 for everything..there were no hidden fees, “base rate” costs, nothing. I have to admit, when 2 skinny, young guys pulled up with a U-Haul truck, I was a bit taken aback. However, they were amazing.. they worked incredibly hard, and they were enthuisastic and smiling and friendly the entire time. They also arrived early, and called when they were on their way. We asked them to do crazy things like hoist our heavy latex mattress up onto a loft, along with 2 dressers. They followed our instructions with no qualms, and everything arrived at the condo in perfect shape!! They moved us from a third floor walk-up with lengthy walk down the sidewalk in Silver Spring to a condo in Bowie in about 3.5 hours. It was amazing. My husband and I were VERY glad that we hired movers, and Mic’s, in particular. I would highly recommend them. By the way.. they do this for “fun” on weekends. And they are really damn good at it.

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This helps us get a full picture of how we can help you.  We've tried to keep our form as brief as possible so it is important to complete the entire form.  The more details you send us, allows us to send you a more accurate estimate and to come prepared on moving day.

Just fill out the form below and your estimate/quote will be sent to you ASAP by email.  You should receive an estimate in 24 hours or less (usually much less).  If you don't see it, check your spam folder.

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Long Distance

New York, Philadelphia and more long Distance Moves 

Long Distance Moving Service

Moving to a new city can be extremely exciting and nerve racking at the same time. Let us add to your excitement and calm your nerves by performing your long distance move.

When you hire us to perform your long distance move we like to think we are your Sherpa, assisting you in discovering uncharted territory that you will soon conquer! Moving long distance is an adventure and we'd love to support you the best way we know how. Most of the long distance moves we complete are along the east coast like to New York, Philadelphia, Delaware, North Carolina and more. Please fill out a long distance move request form and we’ll let you know if we are available to be apart of your big move adventure!  Unfortunately we do not complete long distance moves across the country at this time.

When you fill out our move request form, it is essential to be as detailed as possible. This helps us come prepared the day of the move and provide you with a correct estimate.

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Join Mic's Moving Team

We are Hiring

Join the team

We are always looking for hard working individuals to hire. Here are some characteristics we look for in a new employee…
  • Positive work ethic at all times
  • Someone who enjoys hard work
  • Must be able to work well with others
  • Must be on time everyday no excuses
  • Be able to provide a fantastic customer service
  • Be physically fit and be willing to lift at least 100 lbs
  • A valid drivers license with zero DUI’s and zero criminal history
  • Must, MUST respond promptly to emails, calls and text messages

When you apply please include:
  • Manual labor experience
  • References
  • Detailed Resume
  • Cell phone and email
  • Description about yourself and what you bring to the table

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Loading, Unloading and In-house moves

Labor Only Jobs including Loading, Unloading and Inner Apartment Moving

Sometimes you don't need a truck, just some labor help.  If only we were operating in the 90's we could have givin' Rachel Chandler, and Ross a little help.

Loading Up a Customer provided Box truck-

There are many cases when we help our customers load up their box truck or pod for a long distance move.  There are a few things to keep in mind.  It is important to have proper blankets to protect larger furniture and larger fragile items.  We will not be able to sell you our blankets, so we recommend you rent some from your truck rental company  or purchase some "economy moving blankets" on amazon or ebay.  Another important item to have is ratchet straps.  Ratchet straps allow the moving team to tightly secure your furniture to inside the box which should prevent it from moving during transit.

We will do our best to pack your truck in an efficient safe manner, but we cannot be held responsible for any damages after we leave the load up job.

Unloading a box truck
We'd be happy to help you unload your box truck or pod.  Most of these jobs are fairly strait forward and do not require moving blankets and ratchet straps.  Some do require dollies.  If you think your job has a any long walks, let us know and we'll be sure to bring some dollies to speed up the unloading process.  Free unloading estimate click here to get an estimate.

Moving furniture within a house
If you you moving some items around or rearranging furniture, let us know if you could use our help.  If there are any tight stairways, unusually large items be sure to let us know on the moving estimate form.

Moving Furniture within an apartment building-
We have performed many successful inner apartment building moves.  We can move just the furniture or everything inside the apartment.  If you would like us to move everything, we still ask that you pack p as much as you can, so we can move you fast and safely.

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Meet Mic

Mic Wendt, owner of Mic's Moving
After graduating from University of Kentucky, Go Cats! I moved back to Chevy Chase Maryland and started working for a local moving business in DC. I enjoyed it so much that it almost didn’t seem like a real job to me. I was able to get a great work out with friends and I was getting paid for it. It was a pretty sweet deal.
A little while later I started to feel peer pressure to join the corporate world. So I decided to follow the heard of young college bachelor degrees willing to take any entry level “corporate job” available. This was during the recession so finding an entry-level job was particularly difficult. I managed to lock down a position working for a bank in the commercial loans department. I was happy to be employed but the work I was doing left me unfulfilled. My 9 to 5 consisted of staring at a computer screen while typing in numbers like a robot.
After about six months of mind numbing busy work I became increasingly paranoid that someone would develop a robot to replace me. That paranoia combined with a passion to break away from the norm lead me to Mic’s Moving. I organized a group of my friends to perform local move jobs in the back of my pickup truck. About a thousand moves later, I saved up enough money to buy large box truck and become a legitimate licensed and insured moving company.
Due to my outstanding team of movers and our amazing customers, I enjoy my job every day. I am doing what makes me happy and love providing personalized, affordable, and professional service. This starts at the moment someone submits a move request until they are happily settled into a new residence.
I’m proud of the family business that we've created at Mic's Moving.  With the help of many people around me, especially the hard working group of crew members who have stuck around for many years, we have built a successful moving company.  My goal is to continue to grow the business so that we can create long term career paths for our dedicated employees and help ease the moving process across the DMV and beyond. 

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Isaac, Crew leader

Isaac- Crew leader
Isaac- Crew leader and all around hard worker.

He is always willing to accept a challenge from anyone who thinks they can play Tetris better than he can Tetris furniture into a box truck. A man of many skills he also is known for his carpentry, carpet installation, and other handy jobs.

When Isaac isn’t moving he enjoys working on his classic car, his favorite pastime.

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Moving Tips: Preparing for your move

Successful moving takes creativity 
The key to a successful move is proper preparation (and great movers!) Start your moving preparation off right by organizing the tasks you will need to complete on your calendar. Here is a list of tasks to record on your calendar…

  • Make necessary changes to your utility services electricity, gas, cable and internet
  • Change your legal address with the government and state
  • When you submit your move request, you will want to walk through your space and make sure you haven’t forgotten anything. If you find you have forgotten a couple items, please let us know. We won’t charge you anything extra for it (just don’t sneak in a grand piano), this can help us gauge the overall time and make sure we have reserved a large enough truck for you.
  • Purchase boxes online or use a rental bin company like Stock up on newspaper so when it comes time to pack delicate items, you will be prepared.
  • Reserve the loading dock or elevator at every location possible. If there is no loading dock, ask the building manager where movers usually park their truck while moving. We usually tell our customers to use their best judgment whether or not to reserve a temporary parking permit. It can make moving process much easier and faster. You can get a temporary parking at the closest police station.
  • When packing your items, remember to keep a box or two for items of extraordinary value (items of $100 or more). You should be responsible for transporting these items and or boxes.
  • Try to pack tools, and any other last minute items last. Just incase you need to use them the day of the move.

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Local Move

We Perform Local DC Moves Everyday

Moving around the DC area? You’ve come to the right place. We like to imagine you the customer as Obama and we are your secret service, your protection, your muscle. We serve to protect your goods in translate while using our extensive DC knowledge to take short cuts and avoid any dangerous obstacles. We know the secrets to make your move as swift and easy as possible.

We do this everyday, “We get MOVING!” When you fill out our move request form, we will give you a custom move estimate to fit your personal needs.

We customize your local move to offer you the right number of movers with the right size box truck. We specialize in apartment moves including studios, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedrooms.

We also move many townhouses, homes, and even perform office moves. Mic’s Moving works with you whether you want to rent your own U-Haul or utilize one of our own box trucks.

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Mic's Moving FAQs

Are you insured and licensed?

Yes, we are fully licensed and insured. We carry general liability insurance, workers compensation, auto insurance and cargo insurance. This is a large expense for our business but extremely necessary. Always make sure the moving company you hire is licensed and insured.

When should I schedule my move?

Scheduling 3 weeks in advance is always a good rule of thumb to ensure your move is reserved for the exact date and time that you want. FYI Saturdays and the 3 days of the month tend to get booked the fastest.  We do not have any cancellation fees if you need to change your date or cancel, so don’t worry about scheduling early.  There are time when we help customers with last minutes move requests, so do not hesitate to ask.

Temporary Reserved Parking Permit?

We usually tell our customers to use their best judgment whether or not it is necessary to reserve a temporary parking permit. There are times where the move lasted longer than necessary due to the fact we had to park far away from the apartment/house.

Here are a few links that should point you in the right direction as to how to reserve parking.

DC Parking Reservation Link-
Arlington Va Parking reservation link-
Alexandria Parking Reservation Link-

Reserving elevators?
Make sure you reserve any available loading docks or elevators. If there is no loading dock, ask the building manager where movers usually park their truck while moving.   It is important to reserve these well in advance of your move because they get booked quickly.

What are your rates?

Our rates are simple and easy to understand. For all local moves we charge an hourly rate and a flat fee. Our rates are extremely competitive in the moving industry and we are happy to give you a free moving estimate tailored to your specific needs. When you submit a move request, we will reply promptly with the recommended number of movers, and the estimated time and estimated total cost for your move. You may find other movers who give cheaper rates but are not fully licensed and insured, tack on extra fees, and do not employ a fairly compensated crew.

When do you start the clock?

We start the clock when we arrive at your pickup location. We stop the clock when you are satisfied with the placement of all your items at the destination.  The clock is not running while we are headed from our office to your pickup location.

Do you offer packing Services?

We now offer packing services to go along with our moving services. Go to our move request page and fill out the form and be sure to explain in the description of what items you would like us to pack.  Here is a link to give you more description of our packing services.

What happens if something gets damaged?

We do our best to make sure most if not all of your furniture is covered by moving blankets and then wrapped in our movers stretch wrap. This is a great way we protect your items from any bumps or scratches but accidents do happen. If there is damage to one or more of your items, we use the standard moving valuation, which covers $.60 per pound per item damaged. At this time we do not offer any additional valuation insurance. If you are interested in protecting you items further, we recommend talking to your insurance representative about renters or home owners insurance. Their policies cover any damages to items while being moved and they are drastically cheaper than any additional insurance a moving company can offer you.

Is there an hourly minimum?

Yes. We have a two-hour minimum.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

No. We understand that plans change and simply do not want to penalize customers for rescheduling or cancelling. We do of course appreciate as much notice as possible when making changes. Your advanced notice makes it easier for you to get the new date you want and will allow us to release your old reservations to wait listed customers.

What kinds of payment do you accept?

We accept cash or checks at the completion of your move.  We do not accept credit cards at this time

Do I need to remove items inside my dresser drawers?

Removing the items from your dresser is usually the best option, especially if we need to take it around tight corners, or take it up or down stairs. If you think your dresser isn’t exactly structurally sound like many Ikea pieces, we recommend taking the items out. We will blanket and wrap the dressers to protect it and to prevent drawers from falling out.

Do you move pianos or pool tables?

No, at this time we believe it is too much of a liability for us to move pianos. As for pool tables, we strongly recommend calling a professional pool table company to disassemble and reassemble the table. Once the disassemble is complete, we are more than happy to relocate it for you.

What if my moving crew goes above or below the estimated time on my quote?

We are pretty good at estimating how much time your move is going to take, so it is very important to be as detailed as possible in the move request form. There are cases where the estimated time goes beyond the high end estimate because of unusually long walks or long walks, elevator difficulty, lack of proper packing, or not disclosing full list of items and or details. When this occurs we will have to charge for the full amount of moving time spent on the job.  When our moving crew is finished, your crew leader, will pro-rate your hourly cost to the closest minute after the 2 hour minimum has been met.

What is the standard tip for movers?

We compensate our movers well, so tipping is not required but very much appreciated. We are very grateful when we do receive a tip. If you think your movers did a great job, tips are always the best way to show it. The average tip is $5-10 per hour, per mover.

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Meet the Team, Brandon, Crew leader

Brandon sporting the smooth yellow shades and the tank top, has been a dedicated employee since 2013.  If your lucky enough to have him on your crew you'll notice he is one of the hardest working guys you'll see, and has a great attention to detail.

He enjoys skateboarding, biking kayaking, and posting pics of himself wearing tank tops.  Also known for his variety of super man shirts he wears.

He is looking forward to using a water jetpack this summer.

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Why should you hire Mic's Moving?

Top rated in DC Mic's Movers 
  • One of the highest rated Washington DC movers. Check us out on Yelp!
  • Most of our business comes from repeat customers and recommendations!
  • We know DC inside and out, most of us grew up here.
  • We are still a small business so we are able to give each customer the attention and focus they deserve.
  • You can say you were a part of Mic’s Moving before they took over the global moving industry.
  • We only hire professional movers dedicated to providing the best customer service.
  • Our estimates are accurate and detailed. No hidden fees!
  • Free blanket wrapping and stretch wrap ensures the protection of your furniture while being moved.
  • We specialize in your area: Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Silver Spring, DuPont, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Cleveland Park, Shaw, Georgetown, Arlington and more.
  • “We get Moving.”
  • Because you love to support small business!

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Phone: 301-257-0111
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Our Story

Washington DC top rated Mic's Movers. 
Mic's Moving is a professional moving company located in Washington DC, serving the DC metropolitan area for over 5 years.

Founded by mover veteran Mic Went in June 2013, Mic's Movin provides local and long distance moving services to businesses and home owners around the clock, at the best hourly rates on the market.
Mic Wendt, owner of Mic's Moving.
After graduating from University of Kentucky, Go Cats! I moved back to Chevy Chase Maryland and started working for a local moving business in DC. I enjoyed it so much that it almost didn’t seem like a real job to me. I was able to get a great work out with friends and I was getting paid for it. It was a pretty sweet deal 

When you choose Mic's Moving Services, stress free move is guaranteed!

Get free estimate online HERE

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Moving Resources

Mic's Moving, one of the best rated moving companies in Washington DC.

Can you name where this moving photo was taken?...

If you guessed Adams Morgan, you are correct! Interesting fact, Adams Morgans has the highest elevation in all of DC, making it a perfect spot for your next row house with a roof deck.  Here are a few helpful links to move you in the right direction.

FAQ'S- here are some of our most commonly asked questions regarding our moving services 
Moving Tips-Stuff you may not have thought above to make your next move a smooth move
Reduce your relocation cost-  We love saving our customers money, here's some hints to keep those costs low.
Mic's Moving Blogg-many more Moving Resources from a movers perspective.

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