Attain added comfort while moving - Best professional movers
All set to move? Selected the best professional movers, who will make moving seem like a cake walk? But are you aware that if you are moving locally, then you are entitled to additional services from the company? Moving companies offer other services that guarantee the quickness, effectiveness and efficiency of your move. While most of the additional services will not affect your moving cost too much, a few of these accessorial services will attract additional charges. Each company has its own list of accessorial services, so in your search for movers, make sure to find out all other services they offer and their rates before choosing one that suits your budget and will take care of your needs.
The following is a brief explanation of the additional services offered by moving companies and what to expect from them, either a corporate move or a residential move.
Packing: If you are moving locally and you do not have too many prized possessions and bulky items, then handling packing yourself is no difficult task. But it is advisable to let the pros handle your piano, heritage furniture, or prized artifacts. It takes a lot of time and energy to pack your stuff, and professional packers would be best for the task, as they are specialists and know exactly how to pack your belongings safely. Charges will be levied according to the time taken for packing and the amount and type of supplies used.
Unpacking: Most people prefer to unpack at their own pace. But if you are short of time then the moving company can always be a great help while unpacking. This would save a lot of time and reduce stress. You’ll be able to settle into your new home quickly, since you’ve unpacked and arranged your stuff. Disposing of the materials that were used for unpacking is another point of contention that should be clarified at the onset of the contract.
Pre -move disassembly and post move assembly of furniture: if your furniture is moving with you, then you will have to take the assistance of these experts. They have professional knowledge and the appropriate equipment required to securely dismantle your furniture, move it out of your house, load it onto the moving truck, transport it to your new home in perfect condition, put it back together for you, and place it right where you want it to be. Doing so ensures that your furniture is in safe hands and will not get damaged in the moving process. Charges for this service should be discussed in advance so that there are no issues later.
Handling of special household items: Special items like the piano, pool table or hot bathtub require special treatment. Transporting these is no child's play and the job is best done by professionals. Extra fees would be charged for the movement of these special items.
Hoisting through windows: Sometimes, you are left with no other option but to use the windows of your property as the entry and exit points for bulky pieces of furniture. In such an instance, rigging is the only way out. A thorough survey of the property and a detailed discussion about the risks involved and the expenses incurred will make moving even more smooth.
Appliance fixation: It costs an extra fee if you want the movers to disconnect the electrical appliances you use in your old home and help to set them up in your new home. It’s much easier to pay movers to set up your appliances than for you to mess around with and probably spoil them. Let them know this beforehand, so that they would be able to prepare adequately for the fittings.
Carrying your belongings up the stairs: If you would want the movers to help take your belongings up or down the stairs, or an elevator of a multiple-storey residential building, you’d have to pay an extra fee for the service. Discuss this while finalizing the move.
Carrying your items over a distance: In some cases, there might be no proper parking space in front of your new home. When this happens, the moving truck carrying your belongings might be forced to stop at a distance from your new home. However, if you’d want them to carry your belongings out of the moving truck and into your new home, you would be required to pay the carrying fee. This is because they are not under the obligation to move your belongings into your new home for you. Make sure to discuss this while finalizing all the details and conditions of the move.
Moving in bits: If your house cannot be accessed by large trucks as a result of constraints such as narrow roads, or fragile bridges, your belongings can be carried by small vehicles. They might be delivered to your house, or transported into a truck, depending on how much you’d be willing to spend. If your stuff would be delivered by the small vehicles, several trips might be taken, all of which would cost extra fees. If this is the case, ensure that you have a comprehensive discussion with the movers to finalize all costs and expenses regarding the move.
Storage: Most moving companies offer long term storage facilities, in case there is nowhere for the shipment to go. In such cases, the moving company stores it for the owner and charges the customer for using this service.
Split delivery/split pickup: Sometimes, you might want to move your belongings to different locations such as parents’ or friend’s homes, storage facilities etc, or pick up items from different locations to your new home. In case of this, you can make use of this package or anything related which your movers offer at an extra cost.
The list above is limited, as there are other services that moving companies will offer, depending on your specific need. You can also use the moving box calculator to determine the estimate number of boxes you’ll need to pack your stuff.
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