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With over a century of local and long distance moving and storage experience in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area, Von Paris is a moving company that has established an impeccable reputation for honesty, integrity and outstanding quality service.

Von Paris Moving & Storage, a family-owned and operated moving and storage company since 1892, provides local residential, corporate and office commercial moving services in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, Delaware, Washington, DC and Virginia.

In addition, Von Paris Moving & Storage is a full service agent for North American Van Lines. Our modern fleet of clean, safe, air-ride-equipped long distance moving vans travels throughout the US.

Your international move is made easier when you select an experienced, well-respected international mover like Von Paris International. Our reputation as a quality service provider for international moves comes from years of experience, and global relationship building.

As a full service moving company, Von Paris has been entrusted to pack, move and store the precious belongings of Fortune 500 companies, two Presidents of the United States and many professional sports teams including the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens.

Von Paris also offers storage options that include full service, do-it-yourself onsite portable storage and climate control warehousing. All of our storage facilities comply with national standards for safety, cleanliness and insurance requirements.


Whether you are moving your home or office across the street in Baltimore, across the country, or around the world, call us today for a stress-free move! We will help you plan, budget, and organize your residential or business relocation from start to finish. Von Paris Moving and Storage will customize our services to meet the needs of our customers.

There are many movers out there, but only one, Von Paris Moving and Storage, offers the professionalism and exceptional customer service gleaned from years of moving customers such as yourself.



 

Residential Moving Services

Every family’s moving needs are unique, and no two household moves are the same. At Von Paris we can customize our moving services to meet your needs, schedule, and budget. Our local moving services come in all shapes and sizes as do our moving boxes and moving vans. Von Paris has the experience and expertise to guide you through the entire moving process.

Our experienced customer service team offers a full-range of services. We begin by listening and paying close attention to the requirements of the customer believing that no concern is too small nor request is too big.

A Von Paris moving consultant will perform an in home visual survey of your household goods and create a detailed list of items to be transported. The survey will also help us determine specific packing and special handling requirements of the more sensitive items that may require a little “extra special care” and attention.

Von Paris takes the guesswork out of how much your move will cost by providing a written moving estimate for all moving services pertaining to your unique move. Generally, local moving is performed on an hourly rate. On interstate consumer moves (from one state to another state), through our preferred van line partner NorthAmerican Van Lines, Von Paris can provide price certainty with a guaranteed price.

Pricing options very based on the type of move, the distance and the time of year. We work closely with each customer to provide as accurate an estimate as possible.

Why Many People Hire Professional Movers

While it may be enticing to attempt a “do-it-yourself” move to save some money, particularly if it is a local move, the time and effort involved may not be worth it. If you have a house full of furniture, large unwieldy items such as a piano or oversized book cases, a lot of small items to be packed in boxes or valuable items such as antiques, fragile art objects, etc. it is generally more practical to hire a professional moving company. Self-moves often take more time than having professional movers come in, pack up, load, and then transport all your belongings to the new home. Self-moves require finding a place where you can purchase all the necessary moving supplies, packing your boxes, reserving some type of rental moving truck, lugging all of your furniture and boxes to the rental van, loading, traveling the distance to the new location, unloading, and then carrying everything into the new place. A self-move can turn into an ordeal and ultimately not be worth the few dollars saved.

After considering all the above factors, hiring professional home movers may be the more cost-effective solution. The professional movers at Von Paris, with the skill and expertise learned through many years in the moving business, will efficiently handle the packing, loading, transporting and delivery of your household goods. Our personalized approach and attention to detail will make your move less stressful for you and your family.

Von Paris Offers a Full-range of Residential Moving Services

Regardless of your budget, needs or required moving services, Von Paris will always take every reasonable precaution with your belongings to protect them while they are in our care.

Our services can include:

  • A visit by a Von Paris Personal Moving Consultant to your residence for A Free onsite written estimate.
  • The assigning of a Von Paris Personal Move Manager to assist throughout your relocation/ move.
  • Full Service Packing: If requested, Von Paris will provide a full service packing option and cost estimate to pack everything in your home into large and small moving boxes
  • Fragile Only Packing: Von Paris can create a custom packing plan based on a “Fragile Pack” where we only pack items identified during the estimate visit as being extra fragile.
  • Self-Pack: Although you will do all the packing, we will share many packing tips with you and can arrange for all the packing materials and moving supplies such as boxes, newsprint, bubble wrap and tape.
  • Residence Protection is used to protect the railings, tight corners, doors, and floors.
  • Floor runners are used to keep high traffic areas clean during the move.
  • Loading: the Von Paris moving crew will label and inventory all carrier-packed moving boxes based on the designated room placement in your new home. Such preplanning expedites a more efficient “placement process” for both the customer and the moving crew.
  • Unloading: Our moving crew will move all belongings into the rooms the customer designates.
  • Optional debris removal and the unpacking of the professionally, carrier packed boxes is available. Such optional services are priced in advance.
  • Both temporary and long term storage are available in our clean, secure, state of the art storage facility. These optional services are priced in advance.
  • Storage services in Von Paris Portable Storage (VPPS) vault containers can be provided either at origin or destination. These optional services are priced in advance.
  • Climate controlled storage of sensitive fine art and other special items is likewise priced and requested in advance. Your Moving Consultant can assist with these requests.
  • Our Moving Consultant and Move Manager can also provide Third Party Specialty Services for specialized crating, the disconnect and reconnect of appliances, hot tubs, or disassembly and reassembly of large more complex items both in and outside the home.
  • We can also arrange for cleaning services
  • With proper advance planning, a certificate of insurance to satisfy building management requirements will be provided when needed, at no additional charge.

 

Affordable Packing Solutions for the Do-It-Yourselfer

Choosing between self-packing and full service packing options is a decision you must make. Von Paris makes finding the appropriate moving supplies easy. If you decide to self-pack, we will still provide a helping hand. Our affordable packing material packaging options ensure that your self-packing process goes smoothly.

Packing Materials

Since possessions come in a variety of unique shapes and weights, Von Paris offers various sized moving boxes, custom cartons, mirror cartons, wardrobe cartons and mattress boxes at reasonable prices. Other moving supplies include:

  • Newsprint for wrapping items to place in boxes
  • Bubble wrap and stretch-wrap
  • Bundles of packing paper
  • Rolls of tape
CARTON DIMENSIONS AND TYPICAL USAGE

  • BOOK (17”x13”x12”) —– Books, CDs, Canned Goods, Heavy Items
  • MEDIUM (18”x18”x17”) —– All Purpose Items, Clothes, Pots & Pans, Linens
  • LARGE (24”x18”x24”) —– Lightweight Items, Lampshades, Clothes
  • DISHPACK (28.5”x18.5”x18”) —– China, Stemware, Kitchenware, Fragile Items
  • MIRROR SET (40”x60”x4”) —– Larger Pictures, Mirrors, Glass Tops
  • Wardrobe (24”x21”x48”) —– Hanging Garments

 

You can easily purchase all the necessary moving supplies at one place: Von Paris Moving & Storage.

Moving & Storage

Often there is a need for storage of household goods when transitioning between homes. There are numerous reasons as to why people use a moving and storage facility to house some of their belongings during a transition period. Von Paris is not only a moving company, but also a storage company offering convenient, secure, and efficiently managed moving and storage facilities.

The Von Paris’ Reputation

With over one hundred and twenty-three years of industry service, Von Paris has established an impeccable reputation for honesty, integrity and outstanding quality service. Our crews are well trained, sensitive to customer needs as well as being friendly. That is just one of the many reasons why from generation to generation families keep coming back to Von Paris: “The Mover With The Gentle Touch” Since 1892.



 

Commercial Moving Services

Von Paris is Your Best Choice for a Commercial Moving & Relocation Company

Von Paris Office Moving is a fully licensed and insured office moving and storage management company. We are experts at providing all of the comprehensive services necessary to complete the physical relocation of your office or business.

Our commercial relocation services are comprehensive. As full-service movers, we handle every last detail of corporate relocation from packing, storage, space planning and design, PC disconnect and reconnect, furniture installation services, to seamless, efficient employee relocations. No detail is overlooked.

Our Von Paris professionals will work with your office relocation team to create a moving program that is customized to meet your needs in terms of budget, timelines, and special needs.

Von Paris Office Moving (VPOM) maintains a fleet of office moving straight vans, lift gate trailers, lift gate straight vans, customized air ride electronic transport trailers and other specialized moving equipment that exceeds the industry standards in every category. Whether it’s office moving, document storage and shredding, data and information management, computer disconnect and reconnect services, systems furniture installations, rigging and heavy equipment relocations, packing and unpacking of libraries, file systems, private offices or shared work spaces, Von Paris Office Moving provides customized solutions to meet the needs of any commercial environment.

Von Paris is part of the international STI specialized distribution and transportation group. STI and Von Paris have teamed up to provide a closed loop nationwide transportation network to safely and cost effectively transport sensitive high value products. The Von Paris – STI team safely transports medication equipment, scientific instrumentation, laboratory equipment, office products, exhibits, displays, fine art, and pieces of an unusual nature requiring careful handling.

Together with our national network of outstanding service providers, the Von Paris commercial team can coordinate a wide range of services commonly needed for an office move.

For over fifty years we have serviced the relocation requirements of major corporations, government agencies and all branches of the United States Military. Whether we are moving the CEO of a major fortune five hundred corporation, an Admiral from the United States Naval Academy or your employees, we make it happen successfully. Von Paris’ broad based, balanced and diversified portfolio provides a full suite of corporate services

Quality and Strategic Project Management

A major part of the success of any commercial business move is having the logistics of the entire moving enterprise handled properly. At Von Paris, our logistics department boasts a dedicated, trained staff of professionals, guaranteeing a successful move every time.

We assign a manager to each corporate moving project in order to coordinate every step of the move. By providing our customers a single point of contact, which is able to make key decisions associated with your move, there is no confusion if “unforeseen complications” arise. You deserve a Von Paris coordinator who is able to identify any potential issues, and present a solution to ensure that the move runs as efficiently as possible.

Whether it’s a one-time delivery or a large-scale project, our logistics team works with our corporate customers in customizing a program to best service their particular needs. Through our computerized inventory controls we are able to track and service each client efficiently and economically.

From assisting with tagging and labeling, furniture/office layouts, space planning, developing project timelines and schedules for the delivery of goods and services from other trades and vendors, to the overall management of your relocation, our project business move managers are well equipped and trained to assure you a successful result.

Commercial Furniture Shipping & Installation

At the heart of every commercial move is packing, transportation, and delivery. For these basic three aspects of a commercial move to proceed smoothly you need an experienced moving crew. Von Paris employs some of the best-trained crews available in the industry. Our crews can break down, pack, transport, and expertly re-install your furniture, which translates into a lower overall cost for an office move.

Von Paris Office Moving offers customized systems furniture solutions to meet all of your furniture installation and reconfiguration needs.

Our installation technicians are trained and highly experienced in the disassembling and installation of every major furniture system while demonstrating a level of professionalism and dedication that exceeds the industry’s standards. Whether you need to install one office, one hundred offices or more, Von Paris has the tools and expertise necessary to assist you with the installation, planning, design and reconfiguration of most furniture systems.

Our office moving technicians ensure that space planning and workspace design are done to your specifications. As your partner, we can help you keep up the appearance of your office, with new furniture installations, adding to existing workstations, space planning and reconfiguration or disassembly and removal.

Our technicians are trained and certified in installation of the following furniture systems:

  • Herman Miller
  • Kimball
  • Marvel
  • Allsteel
  • Haworth
  • Gunlock
  • Unicore
  • Rosemont
  • Knoll
  • Tab
  • Teknion
  • Space Saver
  • Maxen

Expert Employee Relocation Services

For any business planning a move, finding a cost-effective relocation service is a necessity. Not every company has the same budget, which is why Von Paris will work with you to provide a high quality relocation service that fits your economic needs.

Von Paris provides a single-point-of-contact for you and your employees through our quality driven move management service. A Relocation Specialist is assigned to ensure the safe and convenient transportation of your transferee’s personal belongings. The Relocation Specialist provides proactive service from the pre-move process through the post move process, informing and assisting the transferee at key points throughout their move.

Some of the comprehensive corporate relocation services offered by Von Paris for employees include:

  • Concierge services with a Von Paris Moving Counselor
  • Home marketing
  • Home finding assistance
  • Move management with optional services
  • Auto Transport

Each phase of a corporate relocation will be supervised and monitored by one of our qualified Von Paris moving counselors. Strictly complying with your company’s relocation policies from pre-move planning through final invoicing is a priority for a Von Paris moving adviser.

Throughout the initial pre-move consultation, a Von Paris moving manager will conduct a thorough needs analysis to identify the specific relocation requirements, expectations and concerns of each relocating family.

An analysis of relocation services and their estimated costs based on a room-by-room survey of household goods to be shipped will be prepared for each transferring employee, making note of any special packing or transportation requirements.

Von Paris has relationships with many auto transport companies throughout the United States. We can evaluate your moving budget, transit times, and specific employees’ needs and determine the most convenient and cost effective way to transport their vehicles.

Each transferee will be assigned a Von Paris move coordinator who will update your employee through each step of the move, from the packer’s arrival to a final follow up call after the move has been completed. The move coordinator will be in contact with your transferring employee every day that service is being performed to ensure that the relocation is going as planned.

Our comprehensive employee relocation services are unmatched. We understand how complicated a corporate relocation can be for both the business and the employee. By utilizing strategies that cater to your productivity and operational needs, yet still consider the employee’s personal needs, our corporate employee relocation process is streamlined and efficient.

If you think this program might benefit your firm, please contact us and we will show you how we can take your corporate relocation program to the next level!

Von Paris Office & Moving Ensuring a Successful Business Move

There is no limit to what Von Paris can provide you to ensure a successful office move. By assigning a trained project management professional to each client, we begin every business move with a customized move execution plan. Through careful planning and coordination, along with well trained movers, packers, installers and relocation specialists that have successfully completed background checks and performance standards screening, Von Paris Office Moving delivers the best in relocation services.

Von Paris’ consistently outstanding, high quality service has resulted in hundreds of awards and plaques from our important commercial moving clients.



 

Senior Move Management

Von Paris with its Senior Move Management is dedicated to assisting senior adults transition into new living situations through personalized move assistance services and support.

Our team of experts will be with you every step of the way as your advocate, to ensure a smooth transition. With our hands-on service, we can offer expertise in the following areas.

  • Develop a move plan
  • Organize & Sort Belongings
  • Downsize & De-Cluttering
  • Draw up customized floor plans of your new home
  • Staging of house to sell
  • Coordinate all move details
  • Pack belongings
  • Unpack & set up new home
  • Removal of items for sale or charity donations
  • Utility Transfers

 

Senior Adults In Transitions

Von Paris Senior Move Management specializes in providing assistance to seniors who are transitioning into new living situations.

Recognized as a leader in the growing field of Senior Move Management, Von Paris maintains a robust portfolio of relocation and moving management services. The experienced and highly skilled team of relocation management experts from Von Paris handles everything from the initial planning through the move,

to the final settling in at your new location whether it is an active, independent living community, or assisted living facility.

Von Paris has been providing a concierge approach for seniors moving to all sorts of lifestyle communities across the United States. With Von Paris’s moving and storage experience and our services that are focused on assembling and coordinating a seamless and finely orchestrated transition experience for each and every customer, our senior move customers are in good hands.

Addressing the Challenges of a Senior Adult Move

At some point most seniors face the need of downsizing, selling their home or apartment, and then packing and moving to a new location. It can be absolutely overwhelming. Von Paris directly addresses these challenges, making it easier for those planning a move.

Von Paris Moving and Storage maintains strategic partnerships with realtors, senior move managers and downsizing experts who are selected for their ability to deliver premium service and excellent value. We certify their ability to adhere to the highest quality standards.

Whether it is a local, intrastate, or interstate move, the Von Paris Moving & Storage relocation counselor serves the customer as an advocate in all aspects of the relocation process. The Von Paris Moving & Storage relocation counselor provides advocacy in the following ways taking the burden off of you:

  • Provides valuable materials for education and guidance
  • Assesses each customer’s relocation needs
  • Offers high quality local real estate agent referrals
  • Oversees real estate agents to provide Broker Price Opinions and reviews the reports
  • Assists in real estate agent selection and list price determination
  • Proactively monitors the marketing phase, offers, and contingencies
  • Offers and coordinates a wide array of discounted moving services
  • Serves customer as a hire/fire resource for all service providers
  • One-stop, personalized attention

Prepare For Packing

If you choose to do some or all of your own packing in preparation for your move, it’s especially important to become familiar with the techniques and boxes that will best protect your possessions. However, Von Paris offers the option of packing and crating for you gives you the option to have them do all your packing and crating, as well as disassembling and re-assembling furniture.

Here are a few general suggestions from Von Paris that will make packing easier:

  • Pack items first that aren’t used often or are out-of-season.
  • Start packing as soon as possible with help of family and friends.
  • Don’t pack any flammable items.
  • Use generous amounts of paper inside the carton on the top and bottom to provide good cushion.
  • List contents and room on the outside of the carton.
  • Clearly mark “Fragile” on the outside of cartons.
  • Use clean newsprint paper. Old newspapers work in some cases, but use carefully because the ink may rub off onto items. Von Paris can arrange to supply you with all the packing materials and moving supplies you’ll need.
  • Write “Open First” on cartons containing essential items such as cooking utensils, toiletries, etc.
  • Separate breakables and non-breakables.
  • Pack cartons tightly so items don’t shift.
  • Use professional packing tape, which Von Paris can supply. Masking tape isn’t strong enough to support fully packed cartons.

 

Moving for some seniors is one of life’s most difficult experiences. Leaving a home after 30, 40, or even 50 years of time is not only a physical change of place, but also often an emotional experience. Moving requires physical effort, mental sharpness for all those minute decisions, and lots of lots of energy. It can become completely overwhelming at the prospect of making decisions about so many things.

Using the services of Von Paris Moving & Storage, you can have the heavy burden lifted from your shoulders. If you are considering a move for yourself or a loved one and need assistance, we are here to answer your questions.



 

International Moving

International moving is made easy when you select an experienced, well-respected international mover like Von Paris International. Developing a reputation as a quality service provider for international moves comes from years of international focus, experience, and global relationship building.

International relocations take a great deal of time and effort to coordinate. They often require two to three months or more of preparation and planning for that overseas move. When moving internationally, we suggest planning well ahead, and doing plenty of homework about your new country.


International Moving

Learn From Expats

One of the best ways to do this is to talk to people who have already gone through the experience. These online chat rooms make this possible.

A guide to moving abroad. Includes articles and a guide to forums for buying property and overseas jobs.

Free memberships for an active Expat Exchange. Meet other expats in your area or get advice before moving overseas.

An excellent travel resource for meaningful work, living and study abroad

 

Von Paris International not only provides you with specialized international packing, wrapping, crating and containerization of your household goods, but also will take care of the many other details associated with an international relocation.

This includes guiding you through customs requirements and the step-by-step forwarding process. Our international moving division is specialized and staffed with dedicated team members with many years of international moving experience and expertise. From the initial planning stage and throughout the entire relocation process, a Von Paris International Move Manager Specialist, will assist you in every detail of your relocation.

Our international moving experience along with our attention to details continues to produce outstanding award winning customer service. Von Paris International remains your best choice as international movers.

Special Considerations for International Moves

The Storage Container

When you move overseas you will need a storage container company to handle the shipping of your household goods. Homeowner’s insurance does not cover shipping overseas household items or vehicles while in transit. Therefore, you will need to purchase a special policy to cover all your items against damage, loss, or theft while the international moving container is in transit.

Documentation of Container’s Contents

Careful document of everything that is packed into the storage container is important for an international move.

Before the moving container is picked up and removed from your premises, our Von Paris International Move Manager Specialist will make sure that the container(s) are sealed and assigned a tag number. We recommend that you keep all related documentation with you while your moving container is in transit.

Once the Moving Container Arrives

Upon delivery inspect the container for any visible signs of damage. Do not sign off on the delivery until you have done so. Our International move partner has the moving of containers down to a science, however, ships can experience turbulent weather while in transit and moving containers may get jostled. Therefor, it is better to always check.


International Moving

Essential Documents for Your International Move

These include:

  • Passports
  • Visas
  • Inoculation records
  • Important shipping information including the international mover’s name and address, your container number, number of units and seal numbers
  • Container ship’s departure date and its expected arrival date
  • Cash and credit cards

 

International Moving Checklist

Without the proper international moving company, an international move will not be easy. You need to plan and re-check all details along with your Von Paris International Move Manager Specialist, if you want this moving experience to be a success. The following checklist will help take care of everything you need before an international move.

1. Obtain All the Necessary Paperwork:

All countries require visas for foreigners who plan to reside or work for an extended period of time. Depending on which country you move to, you and your family may need passports. Speak with an official of the country’s embassy or consulate to ensure you have the correct information. Often you will need to visit the embassy in person to get a visa. Be ready to provide such documentation as marriage and birth certificates in order to get a visa. Since there is often different work, student, and visitor visas available, makes sure you have the proper visa for each member of the family. If you are planning on bring the family pet, find out what all the requirements are from the country’s embassy or consulate.

2. Pick an International Moving Company:

Von Paris International will guide you through customs requirements and the step-by-step forwarding process. With an international moving division that has many years of international moving experience and expertise, Von Paris International takes care of the many details associated with an international relocation.

3. Determine What to Bring and What to Store:

Most people do not ship all their belongings for an international move. It is easier to purchase large furniture after arrival. Without adapters and voltage converters 120-volt electrical appliances will not even work on most foreign electric systems. Such items should be put into storage.
Personal items that remind you of home and appropriate clothing should be packed. Most people who make an international move suggest bringing a few months’ supply of toiletries and medications until you find local alternatives, and all irreplaceable items such a valuable jewelry.

4. Choose Schools for Children:

If possible, arrange your children’s schooling before you depart. Ask the U.S. embassy and expatriate contacts in your new country for recommendations for schooling. By contacting potential schools, you will be able to determine whether their curriculum, facilities, and class sizes will be a good fit for your child / children. Language is another consideration. Research both the international and local schools.

5. Want to Ship your Car?

There are a number of answers you need before deciding to ship your car. Speaking with your Von Paris International Move Manager Specialist and the country’s embassy for advice and planning regarding shipping your car will be helpful. You need to ask whether there are special duties or tariffs on car imports? Will your driver’s license be valid? What is the cost of a car rental or car? Will you have parking capabilities at your new location?

6. Packing Items for Shipping or Taking With You:

Most of your things such as furniture will be packed in a container to ship. Having said that, remember that international shipping is slow. It may be weeks or even months before all shipping containers arrive. For that reason, you pack separately anything you will need for the short term such as important documents, seasonal clothing, special medications, and favorite children’s toys.

7. Arrange Your Contact Information:

Since people will need to contact you before, during, and after your move, have a domestic phone number working until the last moment before departure. If you cannot get a cell phone that works both at home and in the new country, plan to obtain a new phone as soon as possible. Of course having internet access will help friends and family back home keep in touch, as well as allow your international moving company to stay in touch.

Mistakes When Moving Internationally

Mistake #1

Not hiring a professional international moving company with expertise in international moving.

You want your items to be packed properly and their shipping containers packed correctly. Ask your moving company:

  • How familiar they are with packing for international transit.
  • How many international moves do they handle per year?

Mistake #2

Not being organized before the big move.

Clearly separate those items that are intended for storage, those items, which will be shipped, and everything you plan to carry with you. A good technique is to use different-colored paper to indicate which category an item belongs in.
Close off a room in the house for everything you plan to bring in your suitcases or carry-on. Packers will move quickly and want only the items to be shipped or stored packed in the correct containers. Get the non-allowable list of items from your movers so that they can be separated and disposed of before moving day,

Mistake #3

Failure to be able to communicate.

Don’t go incommunicado. Always have a landline or, preferably, a cell phone on hand so you and your moving company can communicate. Also give your moving company someone they can contact in the U.S. if anything should come up while you are in transit. Also, provide an up-to-date list of contact details prior to departure.

Mistake #4

Cutting it too close

Leave enough time in between the day of your move, when everything is loaded on the truck, and when you are scheduled to leave the country. It is wise to have at least a one-day buffer between the move day and your departure. Tight schedules can blowback and create a disaster if problems arise due to weather, traffic, or manpower.

Although your international moving company will give an approximate delivery schedule, there can be all sorts of delays that are out-of-their hands. Customs and the business of the season could add days or weeks to a shipment’s transit time. For most overseas points, it is several weeks before you see your shipment again. From the U.S. to most western European countries, it will be at least a month. It could be over two months to ship to inland countries such as Russia.

If you are planning on bringing the family pet, find out which countries require medical clearance for pets.

Mistake #5

Not knowing or understanding the country’s shipping rules.

To learn more about the regulations in your destination country, check with the moving company overseeing your move and the U.S. Embassy in your new country or the country’s consulate.

Know the answers to these questions:

  • Does the country you’re moving to require you to be there before importing your goods?
  • What happens if you are delayed and your shipment arrives before you?
  • Will the shipment sit at the port pending customs clearance resulting in hefty port storage costs?
  • What documents do you need to proceed with the customs clearance of your goods?

Making an international move with Von Paris International will alleviate a great deal many potential issues. Your Von Paris International Move Manager Specialist can answer any questions you may have.

We suggest that you be prepared and aware of any potential issues. When moving internationally, it’s all about the front-end preparation work. Make sure that you give yourself enough time to move. With Von Paris International Moving and Storage at your side, moving internationally is made easy.



 

Government Services

Von Paris Moving & Storage Inc. is an approved carrier for Military and Government moves. We are an authorized service provider for local, state, and federal government agencies. Von Paris Moving is in compliance with the GSA Tender of Service Guidelines. We are knowledgeable in Federal Travel Regulations, and Employee Entitlements.

GSA Schedule

Von Paris holds a GSA 48 Schedule #GS-33F-0029V that enables government agencies to benefit from a broad range of our service offerings at a competitive price.

Von Paris is able to provide the government with a fast, streamlined ordering process with limited competitive evaluations, and allows for easier purchasing by Federal Agencies and other authorized users. Under Schedule 48, SIN 653-8, Von Paris Moving & Storage is a total solution to any moving, logistics and storage related need of government or military personnel.

Von Paris Moving & Storage provides the following services:

  • Project and Move Management
  • Office Moving
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Storage
  • General Services Support
  • Furniture Installations
  • Data and Records Management
  • Computer and Office Technology Installations
  • Certified Electronic and Document Media Destruction

 

Assisting Military Families With Their Move

Life in the military means frequent moves. Whether the move is due to temporary duty or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, Von Paris is here to assist military families by providing a stress-free relocation experience.

With a GSA 48 Schedule designation, our specialized resources and services take the tumult out of your next relocation. Von Paris is committed to providing military families and government employees with the best service possible. We offer a variety of packages that provide a customized relocation experience, covering the unique processes of a military or government move.

PCS Orders Vary Requiring Different Moving Solutions.

Permanent Change of Station orders vary according to circumstance with each featuring their own special rules and regulations. Although the government pays for a PCS move, it authorizes a weight limit of household goods based on the military person’s rank and family status. Therefor, the actual cost of the move cannot be determined until after the shipment has been loaded on the moving truck and weighed. As with all moves, the final cost is determined by a number of factors in addition to the weight limit. If special services are requested or become necessary after loading and weighing, there will be additional charges. The government also has regulations regarding the shipping or storage of vehicles, and unaccompanied baggage.

Regardless of the packing, crating or transportation requirements, Von Paris is uniquely qualified to service your move. We pioneered long distance moving and we have learned many new and innovative methods to safely and efficiently handle the relocation needs of our government customers.

Packing and crating or even white glove services are available at Von Paris. Along with our van line partner, we can service any move to or from any location in the world. From household goods transportation to office moving to specialized custom transportation services, Von Paris has and can do it all.

Storage Options

Because of the weight constriction, some of your household items may need to go into permanent storage until another PCS order is received or the completion of tour active duty service. Von Paris Moving & Storage can handle storage of your household items in our facilities, which are modern, clean, and secure. We can provide individual storage vaults for short or long-term storage.

Many Von Paris family members have served and continue to serve their country in the armed forces. We are very proud not only of their commitment to our county, but also the sacrifices they have made.

For over one hundred twenty years, we have provided competitive pricing and outstanding local and long distance moving and storage services in the Mid Atlantic area. Our government services team is experienced in all aspects of the process and is available to assist from routine services to the most complex transportation requirements.

Helpful Resources Pages

GSA Federal Acquisition Service’s Employee Relocation Resource Center (ERRC)
http://moveit.gsa.gov/ERRC/HTML/index.html

The GSA Travel and Transportation’s Employee Relocation Resource Center (ERRC) is a government-wide center for employee relocation products and services that offer Federal agencies a streamlined procurement process with flexible programs, subject matter expertise and program support. The ERRC team of professionals is here to help you. We consult and assist agencies in addressing their transportation and relocation needs.

The SDDC provides an information pamphlet on military personal property moves. It’s Your Move Military
http://www.transcom.mil/dtr/part-iv/dtr_part_iv_app_k_1.pdf

It’s Your Move Civilian
http://www.transcom.mil/dtr/part-iv/dtr_part_iv_app_k_2.pdf

The GSA Federal Supply Service provides an information pamphlet on government Household Goods transportation. For more information on shipment valuation, please review.

Employee Guide: Shipping Your Household Goods
www.gsa.gov



 

Storage

With a state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot storage facility with climate-control capability and the latest warehousing technology, Von Paris provides storage solutions unmatched in the industry.

Von Paris Moving & Storage offer a number of different storage options for both residential customers and business customers, which include secure, affordable in-transit storage options in addition to our traditional moving services. Von Paris Moving & Storage is an A+ rated accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.

We offer the following storage options:

  • Local Storage
  • Storage in Transit
  • Portable Storage
  • Business Storage Needs

Von Paris is a licensed professional moving and storage company that responsibly moves and stores items in our modern, secure storage facilities. All items and their condition are carefully documented.

Local Storage

Whether you need short-term or long-term storage, product warehousing, pick and pack services or bulk storage, Von Paris can do it all. We keep all items safe and secure in our climate-controlled, electronically monitored storage facility. Our storage solutions include excellent rate packages.

We can store your:

  • Household goods, outdoor furniture
  • Warehousing Hospitality Projects & Asset Management
  • Office furniture and equipment
  • Files and documents
  • High value items such as art work
  • Seasonal supplies and merchandise, retail items, stage fixtures, signage
  • Extra inventory
  • Document Management: includes storage and management of business or medical archives.

Local Storage Within Maryland, Delaware, Washington, DC, and Virginia

Stop in and visit our warehouses. At Von Paris, we encourage customers to inspect our facilities and compare us to the competition. We are confident that you will be impressed with our clean, secure, organized environment. As a local residential customer, whether you need storage to de-clutter your house or because you are downsizing, Von Paris can help with all of your storage needs.

Von Paris Storage Facility Location

Howard County serving Central Maryland, Metropolitan Washington DC, and Metropolitan Baltimore.
(410) 888-8500
(301) 470-8500
B Von Paris & Sons Inc
8691 Larkin Rd, Savage, MD 20763

 

Storage in Transit

Our specialized storage services provide an easy-to-use, flexible solution when you’re faced with moving schedule challenges. “Storage in Transit” typically is used when a family is moving their household goods out of state. However, if you’re planning a local or long distance move, but your new residence isn’t quite ready, or if you need some additional storage space while you sell your home, Von Paris can store your belongings at our secure, convenient storage facilities.

Von Paris is part of the North American Van Lines global network. Unlike independent movers, our warehouse facilities are all part of the North American agency family. These facilities all must comply with national standards for safety, cleanliness and insurance requirements.

Portable Storage

Some people refer to portable storage containers as “pods,” we refer to our multi-purposed, all weather containers as (VPPS) Von Paris Portable Storage vaults.

Von Paris Portable Storage (VPPS) vaults are multi-purposed, offering convenient solutions to meeting the special transportation and storage requirements of both our residential and business customer. Read all about our Portable Storage options.

All your business furniture and equipment items are protected from moisture, scratches and breaks as long as those items are stored at our facility in our spacious VPPS containers / vaults.

Although Von Paris does not offer Self Storage units, we can offer our professional moving services to deliver all or some of your items to your Self Storage unit located elsewhere.

Be it seasonal, temporary, or flexible storage that you need, Von Paris has the solution.

The Von Paris Portable Storage vaults are multi-purposed, all weather containers that offer customized solutions to meet special transportation and storage requirements of our customers. Some people refer to portable storage containers as “pods,” we refer to our containers as Von Paris Portable Storage vaults.

Customized Solutions to Meet Special Transportation and Storage Requirements

  • Von Paris Vaults are weather resistant and can be used for home or business storage or local moving needs.
  • Just tell us how many vaults you need and we will deliver them to your site.
  • We can help you determine the approximate number of vaults you will need for your project.
  • We deliver, you pack, we store, and you save.
  • Von Paris Portable Storage (VPPS) can deliver as many on site containers to your home as required or allowed by law. We are flexible and can also customize a Do It Yourself (DITY) program.
  • You can load your vault or we can provide professional loading services for you.
  • Von Paris will recommend a storage or moving solution to help you stay within your budget.
  • The Von Paris Storage Vault is a perfect way to declutter as you prepare for the marketing of your home for sale.
  • The Von Paris Portable Storage Vault containers have application for both business and residential use.
  • Having a party and need room for a holiday gathering? We can deliver a vault to your door. After you load your vault we will take it to our modern off site storage facility and hold it until you are ready for it’s return.
  • No hassle with renting a truck – we handle all the transportation for you.
  • We can also deliver our weather-resistant vaults to your business location. You can either choose to load the containers yourself, or we can provide professional movers. When you have finished loading your Von Paris Portable Storage vaults we will pick them up and deliver them to your new office. If your new office is not ready, we can store your items in our secure Storage Center until you are ready to complete your business move.
  • Need to store some extra office furniture or seasonal supplies, holiday decorations, signage or outdoor furniture? The Von Paris vault will keep things organized and secure.
  • You can store for a month, a year or more.
  • You can schedule annual pick-ups or deliveries based on the need to store items off site to fit your specific seasonal needs.
  • Construction projects often require the temporary relocation moving of furniture until the project is completed. The Von Paris Portable Storage vault is perfect for this situation.
    Uses of a Von Paris Portable Storage Vault.

 

The Von Paris Portable Storage (VPPS) vaults provide flexibility to serve ever-changing needs. Business and individual customers utilize them for:

  • Storing Seasonal Merchandise

    A Von Paris Portable Storage vault provides convenient logistics, distribution and supply chain solutions by holding and balancing inventory according to market and seasonal fluctuations without cluttering the business’s actual selling space.

  • Construction & Renovations for Business Offices and Residential homes
    Protect office equipment and furniture, retail items, stage fixtures, signage, home appliances, furniture, clothing, toys, equipment, bikes and other household items while your business or home is being renovated.
  • New Store Openings

    Need some storage space while your store is being readied for its opening? Von Paris Portable Storage options are perfect not only for your merchandise, but also for window and display fixtures, signage, promotional items, supplies, and office furniture. In addition Pre-pack store opening materials can be stored and then shipped to opening locations.

  • Extra inventory

    Store merchandise, window and display fixtures, signage, promotional items, apparel, supplies, and office furniture may be stored to make valuable square footage previously dedicated to storage available for selling.

  • Office and Employee Relocations

    Von Paris Portable Storage containers are perfect when office and business relocations occur.

  • Disaster Response

    During severe weather and natural disasters, our sturdy Von Paris Portable Storage vaults offer protection of your assets.

  • Files and documents

    Archive legal and accounting documents, sales and expense reports, case histories, etc. offsite and out of the way. Von Paris can store these items in a vault or we can provide a full service document management services. Our full service document management services include indexing all files and barcoding for tracking history in a secure facility.

  • Seasonal items

    Don’t clutter your home or business with store holiday decorations, outdoors furniture, sports and recreation equipment, displays and signage. Use the portable storage option of a Von Paris Portable Storage vault. It’s easy to retrieve whatever you need at the beginning of the next season.

  • Storage between moves

    Von Paris can easily store your vaults in our clean, modern and secure warehouse facilities. When you are ready for a redelivery, we will deliver back to origin or a new local destination. Von Paris can also arrange for long distance moving services as needed.

  • Customized Services

    Von Paris can customize your storage and moving needs. As a full service moving and storage company, we can tailor a program to fit your budget. Our team of experienced staff members will help you plan and assist you along the way.

Business Storage Needs

At the Von Paris Moving & Storage facilities we have highly skilled storage managers ready to maximize the value of your commercial business with secure, quality storage and digital asset tracking. For your business storage needs we offer:
 

  • Storage Asset Management
  • Trade Show Exhibit Storage
  • Asset Management
  • Document Management

Storage Asset Management

Our storage asset management solutions are customized to meet your specific requirements including inventory tracking and customized reporting. Some of the items that can be stored at our storage facility include:

  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Fixtures
  • Office equipment
  • Computers

Trade Show Exhibit Storage

We understand that trade show exhibits are time definite and time critical.

Von Paris Moving & Storage can ship, store and handle big and small trade show displays and reduce the stress your business may experience during important business promotional events.

We are ready to store and move island exhibits, modular inline exhibits, portable displays and more. Von Paris Moving & Storage provides traditional full service storage, self storage, portable on site storage and door to door storage for trade show exhibit storage. Our storage units feature climate control to prevent damage to your trade show exhibit displays.

We keep track of your exhibit displays at all times at our storage facility with modern warehouse asset tracking technology so you will know exactly when your trade show exhibits enter and leave our facilities.

From start to finish, Von Paris Moving & Storage will be there for you. Our tradeshow exhibit moving and storage process is seamless and highly efficient.

Distribution Services Utilize Our Storage Facilities

Regional and local distribution of specialized products continues to be an expanding area of business for Von Paris. Our large fleet of modern straight vans and tractor-trailer units service the entire Maryland, DC and Virginia area each day. Our operation requirements are supported by one of the most modern warehouse facilities in the region, able to efficiently operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Asset Management

Von Paris Asset Management can assist your company in short term or long term storage necessitated by facility relocation, expansion, inventory control, or any other need that may arise. Our experienced staff can customize a program based on your specific requirements including inventory tracking and customized reporting. Whether your items include furniture, electronics, fixtures, office equipment, computers, digital or paper files, our expertise will be put to work for you providing the best service possible.



 

Document Management

Von Paris Records Management offers full service document management services to businesses that include indexing all files and barcoding for tracking history and providing security. Our document management services are available for short term and long term storage of your paper files, as well as your digital files.

  • Pickup and Delivery
  • Von Paris Records Management will store your documents and only grant access to personnel authorized by you when the documents are requested. We will deliver requested documents to your business by the next business day.

  • Security
  • Von Paris Records Management provides 24/7 security for your documents. Our video monitored facility limits access to authorized personnel and your document locations are stored on our secure server..

  • Tracking
  • Von Paris Records Management places barcodes on your records to track them in storage. Any activity with your file or box is recorded including; original pickup, file or box access, return to storage, and destruction. This increases the safety and organization of your documents.

  • Reporting
  • Von Paris Records Management tracks all of the information about the activity and location of all of the records in our system. We are able to provide customized detailed reports specific to the needs of each individual client.

    Von Paris Records Management is less costly and more secure than public storage facilities. Off-site records storage frees up the high-dollar cost of office square footage, actually reducing your monthly expenses. We have made significant investments of time and money to ensure that Von Paris Records Management is up to date with the latest technology in the records industry.

    Bar coding and scanning provides your employees with current information about your boxes and files, including access information such as the last person to have the records, the date of removal, and if applicable, the date of return. Our invoicing provides you with information such as departmental breakdown, amount spent on each type of service and cost of individual work orders.

    Our fully secured facility is monitored 24 hours a day using the latest in security systems available to prevent unauthorized access to the facility, as well as fire protection. With our climate controlled facility we have the means to store all types of records including microfilm, microfiche, and CD Rom, to name just a few.

    Document & Media Shredding

    Secure destruction of information has always been an integral part of a well-maintained records management program. At Von Paris our document management provides a solution to the unnecessary storage cost and increased vulnerability to risk of theft by retaining information beyond its required retention period.

    With highly trained secure shredding representatives, VPRM’s Document & Media Shredding department delivers secure document and media destruction solutions that are customized to meet your organization’s needs.

    Whether it’s the destruction of boxed records, tapes, discs or x-rays, our secure shredding and destruction programs are designed to ensure that your company meets regulatory compliance such as FACTA, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley.

    Von Paris Records Management take great strides to protect the environment. After shredding, all paper products are pulverized and recycled. Our destruction process is a closed looped process. We can track your information with a well-defined, documented and controlled chain of custody process. A certificate of destruction with destruction date and method of destruction is provided for all materials received and destroyed.