When you’re planning a move across the country or locally to a new home, even if it’s within the same city, you have an extensive list of things to do and details to keep track of. Plus the physical effort of packing and transporting everything to your new home and arranging everything after you arrive. It seems there are too many things to do and not enough time.
Hiring a moving company can help relieve much of this burden. Instead of carrying that sofa down the flight of stairs and through the narrow hallway (watch out for the sharp corner!), you can leave the lifting and loading to professionals. Moving companies have the skills and tools to safely load and transport your household goods to your new home.
This post will describe what movers do, so you can decide whether hiring a moving company is right for you. If you’re planning a move soon, this information may be of interest.
Professional moving companies offer a wide range of services. Here are some of the most common ones:
Packing is one of the most time-consuming and challenging tasks associated with moving. It can be tricky to know where to put everything so that it all fits, but fragile items are sufficiently protected from damage during transport. Larger items like furniture also need to be packed properly in moving blankets. Movers have trained staff, tools, and materials to pack your things and get them ready for transport efficiently.
Disassembly of large items like a bed or dining table is included in packing services. The movers can disassemble your more oversized furniture items as needed and reassemble them after arrival at your new home.
Specialty Moving Services
If you have unique or high-value items like a piano, artwork, a wine collection, or a large chandelier, these require special handling. Movers offer specialty moving services to pack and transport these items safely. Specialized containers and tools can ensure your valuable items arrive safely at your destination.
After your household goods are packed, they must be loaded onto the moving truck. Carrying furniture and heavy boxes out of your home is tiring and time-consuming. And you risk serious injury to yourself or others. Moving companies have the equipment and personnel to load your belongings safely and without damaging your items or your home.
Disconnecting and Reconnecting Appliances
Many movers cannot disconnect or reconnect complex appliances like home entertainment or security systems for liability reasons. But they may have contracted with specialized companies that provide these services. You can have these services added to your moving agreement if desired.
Transporting your household goods to your new home is the emblematic service of a moving company. Movers have fleets of vehicles, from cargo vans to 27-foot trucks, to complete moves of any size. If you’re moving across state lines, movers have the necessary permits to conduct interstate moves. Many movers equip their vehicles with GPS tracking to keep you informed of the status of your relocation.
If you’re moving long-distance and cannot or prefer not to drive, the moving company can ship your car to your destination. The company may use an auto transport vehicle or even a specialized car hauler. This is a convenient service if you’re moving across the country or overseas.
Suppose you must move out of your old home before your new home is ready. This happens frequently, and is one reason movers often provide storage services. Rather than contacting multiple storage facilities to find an available unit, you can book storage services with the mover. Their secure facilities can store your belongings until you’re ready to accept delivery. They also provide climate-controlled storage for artwork, antiques, and electronic goods.
When your moving boxes and furniture arrive at your new home, the movers can take them off the truck and place them in your home. They will reassemble any furniture that they disassembled at the point of origin.
But what about unpacking the boxes? It can be almost as time-consuming to unpack everything as it was to pack. But the moving company’s trained staff can unpack your things in no time flat. They will clear out any trash and packing materials. Leftover boxes are collected to be reused or recycled.
Packing, unpacking, loading, transporting, and storage … full-service movers provide all these services. But you could say they provide time and peace of mind. Moving can be stressful and time-consuming. But the services of a professional moving company can make things much more manageable.
We hope you found this post, What Do Movers Do? useful. Be sure to check out our post, Expert’s Tips to Find a Moving Company For Your Next Move for more great information.
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