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Need help or advice finding a nanny, daycare or babysitter? Stuck at home and want a playgroup? Can’t find a good doctor? DC Urban Moms may be able to help.

  • Need help or advice finding a nanny, daycare or babysitter? Stuck at home and want a playgroup? Can’t find a good doctor? DC Urban Moms may be able to help.
  • Find out about lead in the DC water system and what is being done about it.
  • Interested in hosting an exchange student and getting an au-pair in return? Visit or email or call Lora Cook at (202) 529-2073.


So, the big day is nearing and you need help connecting your utilities, finding a home warranty, getting a new driver’s license and more? Browse below! Or, have you already moved, and do you need referrals to contractors or other services? (if not listed below, call me for names).

Find interesting articles and other useful links (neighborhood and school websites, my blog, babysitting resources etc.) here.

Home Inspectors

If you would like to search for a home inspector on your own or want to learn more about the process, visit the American Society of Home Inspectors website.

Home Warranty Companies

Home warranties repair or replace, for one full year after close of sale, an existing home’s covered mechanical systems and built-in appliances that break down due to normal wear and tear. This is a home buyer’s and seller’s defense against expensive repairs, or complete replacement of major covered items, which may include a roof, furnace, or washer and dryer.  For more information, click here.


Junk Mail Opt-Outs


Motor Vehicle Registration

  • In the District
    301 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 20001,
    Phone:(202) 727-5000
  • In Virginia
    Various locations
    Phone: 1-866-DMVLINE (1-866-368-5463) or 1-800-435-5137
  • In Maryland
    Various locations
    Phone: 1-800-950-1MVA (1-800-950-1682)


  • Gullivers Movers
    1213 First Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1617
    Phone: (703) 838-7645
  • Several storage pod companies will deliver pods to your home, let you pack them and put them in climate-controlled storage until you are ready for them. A great resource if you are clearing out your home for sale:

Settlement Companies

Termite Inspectors

  • Pest Now
    Phone: (877) 284-2466
  • Western Pest Services
    Phone: (800) 544-2847