Full service movers are experts who make moving from one place to the next convenient. They offer a wide range of moving services that you’re free to take or leave, according to your preferences and what you can afford. If you don’t have much time to dedicate to moving, you’ll want to hire a company as early on as possible.
Full-service movers can pack your personal belongings in a professional manner. They bring the moving supplies you need, so that you don’t have to worry about gathering moving supplies yourself. They can pack everything from heavy appliances to books. If you’re not comfortable with movers handling certain things, like underwear or a money safe, you can separate those things to pack yourself before or after they arrive. The time it takes to pack is shorten with the help of full-service movers. They could have everything packed in half the time or less, depending on the number of movers sent to pack your things.
It’s also great to rely on their packing experience if you’re not sure how to pack certain things. For example, they’ll know how to pack your dishes and fine china well, so that they don’t break in transit. The same is true for antiques and other valuables you own. When you arrive at your new apartment, the full service movers you hire will be on hand to unpack your belongings.
Loading and Unloading
One of the most physical and stressful part of the move is loading and unloading your belongings on to a moving truck. Full-service movers know how to manage the process, and how to load and unload your belongings safely. They have the proper equipment, such as dollies and moving straps, and they protect their backs with special belts. If you don’t have what they have, you’re most likely going to strain your back and muscles, which can lead to serious injuries. The same is true for family and friends you ask to help you move. If they don’t have what they need to protect their backs from injuries, they can get hurt.
The main service that full-service movers offer is transportation. They offer local or long distance moves, but some movers often specialize in one or the other. It’s important to verify that the company has adequate insurance for transporting goods. If there’s an accident, you want to be sure that their insurance will cover some of the replacement costs of your damaged items. You should also buy your own insurance, to make sure that you have full replacement cost coverage. Before you hire anyone, you should research all of the full-service movers you’ve called on the Better Business Bureau’s website at www.bbb.org. Doing so will help you to avoid hiring a company that’s clearly unprofessional, unethical and are known for scamming clients.
There is a cost to all the ease and benefits that full-service movers offer. It’s much more expensive than moving yourself. You’ll reduce costs if you’re able to do some of the additional services on your own, and only hire one to transport your things.