What is a full-service moving company?
Getting a full-service professional mover means that you are saving yourself from doing that back-breaking heavy lifting of your personal belongings. You don’t want to spend your time going to and fro from the nearest supply store to get some packaging materials such as bubble wraps for protection, boxes, and cutting tools to pack away your stuff. This means saving some time from putting those stuff in the boxes and unpacking them once you have reached your destination. Simply put, getting a full-service company means that you will only oversee things without having to physically help out. You can guide these movers on how you would want your things packed and where to place them when unpacking. But, you can save some time and physical energy when you get professional movers onboard. So what does a full-service moving company cover? Get a Free Moving Quote at U-Pack!
Packing and disassembling your belongings. The movers will take care of packing all your stuff. They are in charge of safely putting your belongings into the boxes. For your furniture and other things which need to be disassembled, they are accountable for taking them apart and putting them back together once things are moved into the new location. For appliances, some companies are willing to disconnect and reconnect your items but make sure that accountability is covered if things go haywire. If you are not comfortable with the moving company doing this kind of stuff, you can hire a professional who specializes in this kind of job. But this will be an additional cost on your part. So try to see if you can negotiate this with the moving company as extra service at a lower cost.
Labeling. For things not to get mixed up, boxes must be labeled properly. Make sure that you have provided the movers with clear and specific instructions on how you would want your storage boxes to be labeled. You can also keep a close eye while they are packing and putting in those labels to make sure that everything is in the right place just the way you want it.
Loading and Lifting. If you have a bad back and won’t be able to carry heavy stuff, worry not. The full-service company will take care of all the lifting of things out of the property and into the loading truck. The moving company will oversee that your properties are carefully loaded in the moving vehicle and transported across your new home or storage building. Once you have reached your destination, the movers will then unload all your things and move them back to your new nest.
Unpacking your stuff. Once your stuff is back into your new home, movers will start unpacking the things and will also assemble your furniture and other things upon your request. You just have to let them know which piece to place on which part of the house.
Throwing those packing materials. Once everything is out of the box, you might be overwhelmed with those plastic sheets, boxes, and other packing materials used for moving your things around. Do not fret, included in the service of a full-service moving company is the proper disposal of packaging materials. They will take care of throwing all the junk away. This is to make sure that when you move, you have space where you things are in their proper place and not a bunch of ripped plastics and discarded boxes lying around.
Storage. There are plenty of moving companies that also offer storage options whether for short or long-term contracts. This is a great feature for those who already need to move their things but could not find the best place yet.
Protection. One of the common additional services provided by moving companies is protection against delay in delivery, identity theft protection, lost items, and claims assistance for any damages on properties upon moving.
A full-service moving company offers great convenience and reduces the things that you need to think about. Before letting them move your things, just make sure that you provide them enough directions, agree on a schedule, and set expectations. While the movers are packing away and moving stuff around, you can take photos to make sure things are well-documented for your protection. Check for any damages on the place you will be leaving if you would need to make a payment for the needed repairs.