If you’re moving for the first time in a
while you’re probably wondering what has changed in the moving business in the
meantime. Your memory of the last time you did this is blurry, but you surely
remember it was not easy. If you remember clearly, you’ll know that moving on
your own is simply – hell.
If you can afford it, it’s always better to
hire a professional mover to deal with it. If you’re wondering what they do
these days, the simple answer is – pretty much everything. However, everything
will cost you a lot of money especially if you are traveling interstate. If you
decide to go with it, choose a proper moving company. Don’t hesitate to find more
information on what a good company means.
Here’s the general list of moving company
The very beginning of the moving starts
with packing boxes with your belongings. The smartest way to transport your
home from one place to another is to put everything in boxes. This way you’ll
be able to arrange them perfectly in the truck and at the same time, you can
mark them and have a clear order of what should go where after everything is
unloaded from it.
It’s best if you do this by yourself
because you have a clear idea of how you want everything packed. On the other
hand, people who have no time for doing this can always hire the pros to help
them with it. Sometimes it’s better to let someone else handle it while you
deal with other more important stuff.
Loading the truck
This is probably one of the most important
reasons why movers are called. Your home’s weight is measured in tons. It’s
impossible move everything so fast on your own. People who come to handle this
are skilled and experienced. They will load the vehicle in a matter of hours.
If you don’t have too many things, they can finish loading in under an hour.
The real problem here is not the time frame
but the difficulty of the work. Boxes, furniture, and other stuff are simply
heavy and complex to be transported from one room to the truck and some of them
needs more than 2 people to transfer.Click here to how to move
most of the furniture by yourself.
If you have a 20-foot truck you can do this
yourself, but do you know anyone who owns something like this? Of course, you
don’t. That’s why you need a moving company too. Most of them have a wide
variety of trucks that are used for different needs. Make sure to ask for a
truck size that would fit all your belongings.
It’s important to check the new apartment before
the truck arrives. The movers have no obligation and will certainly not clean
up the place for you. Their job is to unload the items and leave them in your place,
so it helps to do some cleaning. It is also advisable to point them to places
or rooms in the house where you want boxes or furniture placed. This would make
it easier for you to unpack and organize your belongings.
Heavy lifting and complex stuff
As we said, movers are skilled and able to
lift the heaviest things in your home. Things like a pool table, a piano, heavy
robust closets, kitchen appliances, etc. You can’t move nor transport these
things alone. Also, there’s a big problem in taking out expensive items like
music instruments, paintings,or similar items that can easily be damaged during
the move. Here’s a list of items that are most usually damaged: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/top-10-damaged-items-when-moving-and-how-to-protect-them_n_10442888
A lot of people think that transporting
these fragile belongings should be done alone. They are wrong. Experienced
movers know how to protects such items. Sure, they’ll charge a little more due
to the importance of it, but you as a customer need a good service so better
not think of the money at this moment.
Even though most companies take pianos,
paintings and similar stuff that we just mentioned above as an additional
service, it is absolutely normal to transport everything to your new home.
However, movers sometimes offer additional
services in the form of equipment to transport things that don’t fit inside the
truck. A car, maybe a boat, or things that are unordinary. Basically,
everything you own can be transported. All you have to do is find a moving
company who offers those services.