For someone planning a long-distance move, the details of the move itself are just staggering—going through and packing up all your possessions, figuring out who is doing your packing, scheduling moving vans, selling your old house and finding a new residence--these are just a few of the items that produce sleepless nights if you have a For Sale sign in your front yard. And once you do drift off in slumber, you are having bad dreams about a crude moving crew loading your entire life into a ramshackle moving van with debatable mud flaps-so being awake is actually superior to that scenario.
Relax. When you choose the right moving company, you don't have to worry about the logistics --you'll have a move coordinator to assist you through your move to Houston, one step at a time, and act as your point person throughout--from deciding how much bubble wrap you will need to making sure the swing set is set up at your new residence. With a move coordinator on your side, you'll never panic about your move.
Here are some things your move coordinator will help you with, beginning with helping the account manager with your quote.
Estimate Time, Trucks, and Materials
Regardless if you are packing yourself or having the moving company send a crew to do it, you will want to get supplies--boxes, tape, paper, and bubble wrap or peanuts. Your account manager--someone with an average of a decade in the moving industry--will visit your house, and walk through with you to figure out not only how many trucks you'll need, but can verify how many boxes--and what sizes—you will need for every room. If you choose to pack yourself, they will give you pointers on how to pack the boxes so they are not too bulky. Once you've gone through the entire residence—living area, basement, attics, garage—you will get an idea of the time and materials necessary to get you moving. If you've got stuff in a storage locker somewhere, make sure and make that known, too--the last thing you want is to forget to mention you've got a 10 X 20 storage locker that is packed full.
Plan for Disassembly and Assembly
A professional moving company only retains top-quality, experienced moving crews. The guys that arrive at your house on moving day are background checked, insured, uniformed, and experienced. Since your move coordinator has a list of what needs to be disassembled and then put back together, your crew will have the tools and expertise to handle the project--from a grand piano to a washing machine, you can rest assured that the job will be done correctly. If you change your mind about something (donating the refrigerator or deciding to take the big grill after all), simply give your move coordinator a call and it's handled.
Manage Vehicle Transport
Nationwide moves usually include moving your automobiles, boats, and motorcycles. Move coordinators can not only assist with the specifics of transporting your wheeled things, but can inform you on registering and tagging them if you're going to a new state or country.
Storage in Houston
Sometimes your new home is still being built, or you are redecorating and not sure what you'll wind up keeping, or you are doing some renovating and not all the way finished when you move. Your move coordinator manages for short-term storage while you are waiting to finish moving in. Your coordinator is knowledgeable on how to pack for storage, based on your timeframe for when you will need it. Your boxes are packed and grouped by destination--the things going to your house will be separate from the boxes and other items going into storage. When you're ready to have those items delivered, just call your move coordinator and the trucks and movers are on their way.
A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been in the business over 40 years, and offers professional service—no matter if your move is across town in Houston or across the globe. Click here to get started on your estimate and leave the logistics to the pros.