The Best Washington DC Movers & Storage Facilities
FlatRate Rules in The District!
Relocating to, or moving around the Washington DC area puts you in the heart of our nation’s capital. So you’re going to want to make sure your move runs as smoothly as possible. And for that, you’ll want to hire FlatRate movers, the metro DC area’s finest! Our combination of professional services, outstanding reputation and an extensive knowledge of DC and its surrounding neighborhoods—as well as an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau—gives our DC movers a distinct advantage to providing you with a smooth move anywhere in the District.
FlatRate Moving & Storage
279 Derwood CircleTel: 301.279.9279
Rockville, MD 20850
DC Metro Areas Serviced by FlatRate Moving:
District of Columbia
- When Is the Best Time to Move in DC?
- What's the Deal With DC Traffic?
- Where Can I Find Moving Boxes in DC?
- Where Can I Park in DC?
- Storage Facilities in DC
- Tips for Relocating to DC
Choose FlatRate for Your DC Move
We Know DC.
FlatRate has been handling local and long distance moves for more than 20 years, both inside and outside of the Beltway, making us the top choice for movers in DC. That local expertise, in conjunction with our unparalleled customer service and numerous credentials are just some of the reasons why our customers keep coming back for all of their moves!
We’re rated as one of the best moving companies in DC because of all of the little things that we do to make moving you and your stuff safe, easy and painless. For example, we will go out of our way to protect your floors. We will even bring extra boxes so you can donate any of your unwanted goods to charity. We know residents in the District are a giving bunch, and we’re happy to spread the generosity throughout the community.
Give us your needs and we’ll give you a price. And that price will not change throughout the course of your move. Sometimes, surprises are good when you move—like finding out the best restaurant in town is down the road from you. But sometimes, they’re not—like discovering hidden fees associated with your move. FlatRate promises that our fees will not surprise you in the least bit. You’ll know everything upfront, and be able to focus your energy in getting you and your belongings safely to your new home.
Our team members are trained from day one to serve you and your DC moving needs to a T. They will handle all the details of your move from load to unload. Additionally, our fleet of vehicles are always in top-notch shape, so they can haul loads to and from anywhere in the area, with total peace of mind for the customer.
FlatRate operates offices in NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, D.C., Denver, Miami, London and Singapore, meaning we can move pretty much anywhere you want to go. And when you hire FlatRate, you get FlatRate. No imitations or substitutes. Let us help get you situated!
DC Storage Units: Extra Space for Your Belongings
Moving to a new home sometimes means storing some of your belongings off-site while you find a place to put everything. In DC, extra space storage is plentiful, but do you want availability to be your only criteria? Probably not. FlatRate provides local storage options for DC, including
- Around the clock security, 24/7
- Dust and climate-controlled storage units by request for temperature sensitive items
- Clean, dry spacious warehouse storage
Your DC Long Distance Moving Company
If your time in the Capitol is coming to a close and you’re in the market for DC-based long distance movers, look no further than FlatRate. We handle long distance moves to anywhere in the country as long as the move starts within 150 miles of one of our branches.
DC’s cross country movers have the infrastructure in place to coordinate both ends of your move flawlessly—see for yourself if you don’t believe us! And our long-distance moving service don’t stop once your belongings are in your new home—we offer the same great services and attention to detail as we do for our local moves.
Your DC International Moving Company
From dining to diplomats, DC is an international city. And we understand that it’s not uncommon for DC residents to relocate abroad—and vice versa. That’s why we’ve made searching for DC overseas movers simple. FlatRate can move your stuff anywhere in the world. From Amsterdam to Zimbabwe, we’ve got you covered.
FlatRate International are members in excellent standing of the IAM (International Association of Movers) and the AMSA (American Moving and Storage Association) and are properly accredited for international moves. With branch offices in London and Singapore as well as a an extensive network of 160 agents spread throughout major international cities, our global reach and moving and storage expertise makes FlatRate the No. 1 choice for international moves, both in and out of DC.
Choose Ease. Choose Experience. Choose FlatRate.
Common Questions People Often Ask About DC Moves
When Is the Best Time to Move in DC?
Washington DC has four distinct seasons, all of which are pretty mild. And luckily for you, the bad weather that does fall upon the area from time to time (i.e. a blizzard, a major thunderstorm, heatwave etc.) is rare and short-lived. Winter in Washington brings some snow and freezing temps, and it’s common for frozen precipitation in colder months. Spring is a great time in the District for many reasons, one of the most popular being the cherry blossom blooms. Expect hot and humid summers, and a vibrant and cooler fall, perfect for enjoying some outdoor activities. With FlatRate, your belongings are relocated to your new home safely, no matter the temperature or what’s happening outside. Everything will be protected inside our climate controlled trucks.
One more thing to keep in mind though, is that street closures for parades, construction and celebrations are normal in the city and could delay transit. This site, as well as your DC movers, can keep you in the loop on any festivities happening around the time of your scheduled move.
What’s the Deal With DC's Traffic?
Planning on driving around DC? Congratulations on being brave! Like in most big cities, driving and navigating streets filled with pedestrians (and frequent motorcades) can be a challenge. Luckily, DC’s Metro and Bus system makes it easy to get around without having to have your own vehicle. But if public transit doesn’t work for you, you should probably familiarize yourself with DC’s grid system to minimize wrong turns, driving in circles and wasting valuable time. Additionally, read up on the road rules of DC to avoid getting a ticket! And if you are planning on driving, download the Beat the Traffic app on your smartphone to get real-time and personalized traffic information.
Remember, our movers in DC know the ins and the outs of Beltway driving, so be sure to ask if you have any questions about getting from Point A to Point B.
Where Can I Find Moving Boxes in DC?
Whether you’re near a neighborhood bodega or liquor store, or in the ‘burbs close to a Sams or a Costco-type of place, free boxes are typically available. All you have to do is ask! Not sure where to start, or who to ask? Here are a few tips, including searching via the Internet on message boards and Craigslist.
What If I'm Moving to DC for School or an Internship?
DC is a hotbed for educational and professional opportunities, with students and interns flocking to the District nearly year round. The Washington Post has put out this guide for interns who may not be as familiar with the area, and local colleges like Georgetown, George Washington University and American University have on- and off-campus living options and on-site guidance. The DC area is extremely conducive to student and intern living, and your FlatRate movers are more than happy to help get you feeling like you’re at home!
Are There Any DC Events That Could Impact My Move?
There is always something going on in the District, and there’s a good chance that whatever it is, traffic will be affected and tourists will be abundant! Every March, the District is overrun by tourists and residents alike hoping to catch a glimpse of the beautiful cherry blossom blooms. And the Smithsonian Festival in June/July has the National Mall bustling with people from all over the world. Check out this guide for a list of all the annual festivals, parades and celebrations happening in DC!
All Parties Agree; FlatRate is the DC Moving Company of Choice
Moving to DC? Tips for the Relocater
DC is more than just the sum of its governmental agencies. A restaurant boom, burgeoning tech scene and the resurgence for the city’s basketball, football and baseball teams have residents excited to live here.
The diversity of neighborhoods is also a huge plus. From the luxurious high society feel of Georgetown to the charming college bars of Adams Morgan to the power brokers lunching around the Capitol and Dupont Circle, DC is the center of it all.
At FlatRate, we understand that every customer has different needs. And we can meet those needs with our comprehensive list of services.
The federal government accounts for about 29 percent of jobs in the region, with tourism as the second-largest contributor to the economy. Many DC residents relocate from cities across the country for the opportunities afforded to political-minded people and industries associated with government. But there are many other businesses—spanning a variety of industries—that call the District home.
DC’s Top Attractions
The National Mall, which includes museums and monuments galore, is DC’s largest attraction, drawing millions of visitors every year. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the reflecting pool are incredibly beautiful and one of the most iconic sites in the United States. The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the Air and Space Museum also draw many visitors to the mall, while the National Portrait Gallery in Chinatown offers up some historical and notable art. Don’t forget about the International Spy Museum— a favorite DC hotspot. And the Kennedy Center is a must for lovers of music and theater.
Be sure to use FlatRate’s packing and unpacking services so that you can spend your time out and about exploring the sights and sounds of your hometown.
The real nature of DC exists within Rock Creek Park, a popular place in the middle of the District with hiking and running trails as well as a golf course. And the District’s other public golf course, Hain’s Point, offers golfers a chance to shank one on a par 3 with a view of the Washington Monument.
Just a short drive outside the city limits to McLean in Northern Virginia brings you to Great Falls, a National Park on the Potomac River and a geologist’s paradise. The river cascades in a series of 20-foot falls over stunning rock formations.
DC’s Food and Drink
The restaurant scene has a fantastic cross-section of cuisines and styles, influenced by DC’s highly multicultural demographics. Georgetown has a fine-dining tradition held strong by Cafe Milano, plus a healthy bar presence, anchored by piano joint Mr. Smith’s.
An Adams Morgan food tour will give you a taste of Guatemalan, Nepalese, Dutch, Vietnamese, Ghanaian, Brazilian, Peruvian, Israeli, and Eritrean cuisines. And you can’t forget about Ben’s Chili Bowl, a Southeast DC staple for over 50 years, serving Presidents and celebrities, alongside hot dog and chili-loving locals. Want to eat with the politicos? Grab some oysters on the half shell at Old Ebbitt Grill, a DC staple located just down the street from the White House.
Be sure to ask your Washington DC movers what restaurants they like the best—locals tend to know some well-hidden hot spots!
The Washington Nationals brought baseball back to the nation’s capital for the first time in decades, but the iconic Baltimore Orioles are only a short trip up the Green Line. To get your NBA and NHL fix, watch the Wizards shoot some hoops (and the Capitals tear up the ice) at the Verizon Center. To catch some live NFL action, buy your tickets EARLY. The Washington Redskins are a regional favorite, and the nearby Baltimore Ravens draw a sizable crowd as well!