Moving Company Services Explained
Do you want to know what services a moving company can provide? We can all agree that moving is a tough row to hoe. Still, thanks to today’s moving professionals that go out of their way to help you, your transition can be smooth and painless. What’s more, many moving companies offer more than just transportation services. They may be able to help you with other aspects of moving as well.
Whether you are a first-time renter or moving to your first home purchase, it will be important to understand the services a mover can provide. Let’s take an in-depth look at some of the moving services you may be able to get.
One of the primary moving services you may want to consider is packing your belongings.
If you lead a busy life, you most likely dread the time-consuming and never-ending packing stage. In that case, your best bet is to hire professional packers, which many moving companies offer alongside transportation services. Aside from taking over the tedious task of packing everything up, they will also ensure that none of your belongings get damaged in transit.
Perhaps you want to replicate the same layout in your new home. In that case, the packers will also take pictures and document each item’s place to ensure precision.
Those that offer packing services typically offer unpacking services as well. Taking the pictures, they took before as reference, the (un)packers will remove each item from its packaging and put it where it belongs. They will fold your clothes, organize your kitchenware, and anything else your new home or office might entail. After the job is done, the movers will typically clean up any leftover trash or debris.
When selling a house for the first time, you will find that having professional movers to help can be a godsend.
Handling Fragile, Bulky, and Expensive Items
Even if you had no problem packing up your kitchen or bedroom on your own, you’d most likely run into problems when you get to delicate or hard-to-pack items, such as musical instruments, artwork, antiques, etc. The smartest option is to ask for additional white glove services from your moving company when it comes to such items.
There are many benefits to doing so. For one, it relieves you of the tedious labor and gives you peace of mind. You can be sure that even the most fragile items will be intact after the move without even lifting a finger.
Secondly, packers are quick and already own all the necessary equipment and supplies. What’s more, they can probably make custom crates to perfectly suit your most prized belongings, no matter their shape, size, or level of frailty.
Assembling and Disassembling Furniture and Appliances
Another tedious task is assembling your things. This is a moving service you will surely want to consider.
Furniture and large appliances are also quite tricky to transport. If the object can’t fit through the door or window, it will need to be taken apart, or at least some parts of it (i.e., bed frame, table legs, etc.).
However, that’s not the most difficult part; certainly not as difficult as the assembly. And if you don’t have experience with such situations, you’ll probably have a hard time. Thus, for maximum efficiency, you might want to consider letting your movers handle both the disassembly and assembly of your furniture and appliances.
Shipping your cars is a moving service not many people give thought to until it is time to move. Given how vital your car is this is a moving service that should garner more attention.
You can sit back and relax on an airplane while your moving company transports your car(s) safely to your future home. Besides cars, they can most likely ship motorcycles, boats, ATVs, trucks, or any other kind of vehicle, for that matter. When shipping cars, it is essential to hire the right company. Carefully looking over reviews is essential. Keep in mind your car is probably one of your more essential and significant assets. You will want a car transport company that feels the same.
Some moving companies provide storage solutions as well. If your new home doesn’t have room for some items or you simply don’t use them that often, consider putting them away in a storage unit. Getting a storage unit before you sell your home can also be beneficial.
Many real estate agents will tell you the importance of having a de-cluttered home before listing it for sale. A storage unit can help you accomplish that goal with ease.
For instance, such additional storage would be perfect for Christmas decorations, moving boxes and crates, old relics, etc.
Storage is a vital moving service that many folks cannot live without.
Carpentry and Restoration
Speaking of your furniture, in case some of it needs a touch-up, your moving company might be able to help. Apart from restoring your furniture to perfection, a carpenter can help with their assembly and setup. In addition, when you need something mounted to the wall, such as art or shelves, you can rely on a carpenter to get the job done properly.
Electrical and Media Installation
Packing and transporting your TV, sound system, and other electronics is only one part of the job. When they arrive at their destination, they will need to be installed and set up. As you may know, finding a nearby power socket and handling all of those cables can be quite a hassle. Thankfully, most moving companies also have a trained and certified electrician on board.
In addition to tech installation, they can deal with the lighting. For instance, they could help you install the chandelier from your old place. They could even rebuild the entire lighting system to make it more suitable for your new home or office.
As soon as you move in, it would be best to change the locks to prevent unwanted guests from trespassing. After all, you never know who’s actually been in the house before you and what exactly was going on inside. And even if you do, burglars can be quite sly and clever.
That being said, some moving companies can connect you to a locksmith that will change the locks at your new home upon arrival. That way, you don’t have to bother making any additional calls.
Eyes are the windows to the soul, and windows are the eyes of the house. Therefore, they need to be addressed with the same level of care. If your new windows seem too bare, you should provide them with some protection, such as blinds, shades, curtains, etc. Luckily, some moving companies could provide a specialist to help you choose the most optimal solution for your new windows and implement it in no time.
If you want your carpets to arrive at your new place looking brand new and smelling fresh, your moving company could be of help. Given that they will have to be rolled up and packed anyway when you move, why not have them cleaned in the meantime? Besides cleaning and stain removal, the services might include the reparation of carpet damage, such as tufting or burns.
Your moving company might also be able to hook you up with an extermination company. That way, you can sleep better at night knowing you don’t have to share your lovely new home/office with pests.
Without a doubt, moving is a choir. Anyone who has ever moved before will tell you that planning is essential. Without a plan in place, the chances of everything going smoothly is slim. Movers provide lots of services that can make the whole process go smoother. Hopefully, you have enjoyed this review of what a moving company can do for you.
About the author: The above article on moving services a moving company may provide was written by Nancy Zafrini. Nancy is the general manager of Oz Moving & Storage in NYC. A day-one employee of Oz, she has 25 years of experience in the moving industry. As a New Yorker, Nancy also has lots of experience dealing with small apartments and organizing.