Obviously, when searching for professional movers, the priority is the move itself. You want to hire a company that has both experience and expertise specific to the moving industry. As part of that, the company should meet the mandated licensing requirements, offer options for insurance, have a dedicated and qualified crew, and be willing to conduct an on-site inspection to determine the appropriate cost of your move.
Most professional movers also offer a variety of add-on services. Not only are these services convenient, they are a great way to dramatically reduce your stress level. After all, any move is challenging, whether small, big, local, or across state line. Fortunately, many of the add-on services are designed to make every move a seamless experience.
- Packing, Crating, and Unpacking – Among the different add-on services available, these are probably two of the most popular. You can choose a partial-service package, which means that you are still involved but with professional assistance. However, you may opt for the full-service package in which a team of experts does all of the packing or crating, and unloading on your behalf. Because of that, you can focus on other things needing to be done, or perhaps take a much-needed break. Some professional movers also have specialized packages whereby more delicate and fragile items are properly protected, packed, and moved.
- Home Staging – Some people have no idea that certain movers stage homes. If you have your house on the market but all of your furniture and furnishings have already been moved to your new address, a team will come in and professionally stage every room. Statistics show that furnished homes for sale get more action than empty homes. This add-on service could be the difference between your home selling quickly and sitting on the market for months.
- Storage Services – In addition to actual residential and commercial moves, some moving companies have storage facilities. In this case, the professional movers would take your belongings to a designated unit at the company’s storage facility opposed to a new home or office.
- Materials and Supplies – Instead of begging for boxes from your local grocery store or dumpster diving at different retail shops, you can get all of the boxes that you need from the moving and storage company, and for an affordable price. In addition to boxes, many companies have a host of materials and supplies available, including packing tape, labels, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and more.
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