For many of us, the idea of a moving company conjures up images of a couple of guys driving an old truck with a trolley or handcart. But the modern moving company has changed significantly.
Today, these companies don’t just pack up your belongings and move them from Point A to Point B. They offer many other services you may not know are available to you.
Before your next big move, take a look at these additional moving services that could make your life easier:
Even if you plan to pack your belongings leaving only the pickup and transport of the boxes to the movers, you’re still going to need packing supplies for your move. Your professional movers carry a wide array of moving supplies including cardboard boxes, sturdy packing tape, and bubble-wrap as well as other packing materials to cushion and protect your breakables.
The boxes are really important because it’s disastrous using recycled “banana boxes” from the dumpsters of grocery stores or package shops. These are often not sturdy enough to hold heavy items and they can be hard to find since everyone else is stalking them too. A moving company’s packing supplies are clean, efficient and a lot easier to get.
Sometimes, it’s not practical to take all of your belongings right into your new home. You might find that you’re temporarily setting up a home in a hotel while you wait for your new house to close. For others, they may be downsizing their house into a smaller home.
If you’re in one of these situations, it means you’ll need a place to store your belongings at least temporarily. Many moving companies provide secure storage units that will help you keep your belongings safe until you need them.
Large Item/Specialty Moves
Perhaps you have belongings that are more than just your average sofa or bedroom set. If you have a huge item like a piano or an oversized piece of furniture, look for movers who have experience with these awkward to move items.
Experienced, professional moving companies offer specialized services to ensure the cumbersome items are safe. Likewise, if you have special collectibles such as prized wines or breakable figurines, you should ask if the company offers special services to ensure these items are properly cared for (including being kept in a temperature-controlled environment if necessary) in the moving process.
Many people forget about their vehicles during a move. Your cars will need to move as well. Whether you’re moving cross-country or just across town, you may have vehicles that need to be moved professionally.
You may be flying to your new home and can’t drive your car there. You may have smaller vehicles like snowmobiles, motorcycles, or ATVs that need to be moved separately. That’s where your moving company can help.
When it comes time to pack, many people realize they have a lot more stuff than they will ever want or need. It’s a good idea to reduce the amount of “stuff” you have to make the move easier and, in some cases, cheaper.
But throwing out a lot of tchotchkes can quickly fill up your average household trashcan. Some moving companies offer dumpster rentals that can be used to throw out all of your unused items. They can then come by and pick up the dumpster and dispose of your unwanted items. Even if your movers don’t offer this service, you may want to reach out to them and see if they partner with anyone who does or if they can recommend someone who offers this service.
Movers Don’t Just Move Anymore
Many local professional moving companies offer more than what you may think. Before you begin your next move, check with potential movers to learn exactly what services they offer. Additionally, make certain you’ve thought of everything for your move by checking out this list to get a better handle on what you may need for your next move.
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