You should never think of your moving company as simply a bunch of men who load things onto trucks in one place and then unload them somewhere else. Your moving company will have expertise that you may not even have thought about.
Do you have heavy items or unusual items that you have no idea how to pack or move? You are likely to need a specialist to deal with such items and your moving company may have the knowledge that you need; for example, your moving company will know exactly how to protect and move your piano and will be able to offer you advice on how to pack other items in your home. Professional moving companies will include complicated bed disassembly. They can help you crate and protect precious pieces of art. They can even provide you with a full inventory of your items that you can use for homeowner’s insurance purposes.
Your moving company can make sure that you have the right packing materials and many will also offer a full packing service so that you do not have to think about packing at all. The company will simply come in on the day of the move and handle everything for you. If you hire the right company, it might also be able to offer you an unpacking service.
Storage services are a popular option for people moving house these days, and fully-managed services are offered by most moving companies – make sure you ask about this if you need such a service.
When you get the moving company in to give you a quote, make sure that you ask any questions that you have. In this way both you and the company have all the information needed to get the move underway.