Very is one of those words that a writer should search for in their manuscript and attempt to eliminate as much as possible.
Why? Because usually if you are using very to describe something, chances are there is a better, more descriptive and more interesting word.
Very hot---scalding, boiling, scorching
Very tired---fatigued, exhausted, worn-out
Very rich---wealthy, loaded
Get the idea?
This is a tip I need to remember for myself too.