A Move Coordinator--Taking the Stress Out of Your Move to Houston

Family Moving to a New HomeFor anyone considering a long-distance move, the particulars of the move itself are just mind-boggling—sorting through and boxing up everything you own, deciding who is doing your packing, confirming trucks, putting your house on the market and securing a new one--these are just a few of the items that cause sleepless nights if you've got a For Sale sign in your yard. And once you do drop off in slumber, you are having bad dreams about a sketchy moving crew loading your entire life into a ramshackle moving van with debatable mud flaps-so being awake is actually preferable to that scenario.

Take a deep breath. If you select the right moving company, you do not have to worry about the particulars --you will have a move coordinator to help you every moment of your move to Houston, step by step, and act as your point person throughout--from deciding how much bubble wrap you will need to ensuring the washing machine is set up at your new house. With a single point of contact, you'll never fret about your move.

Here are a few tasks your move coordinator will help you with, starting with helping the account manager with your moving estimate.

Estimate Time, Trucks, and Materials

No matter if you are packing yourself or having the moving company send a team to do it, you'll 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 come to your residence, and walk through with you to determine not only how many trucks your stuff will take up, but can estimate how many boxes--and what sizes—you'll require for each room. If you choose to pack yourself, they'll give you tips on how to fill the boxes so they are not too heavy. Once you have gone through the entire property—main floor, basement, attics, garage—you will have an idea of the time and materials necessary to get you moving. If you've got stuff in a storage locker somewhere, be sure and make that known, too--the last thing you want is to neglect to mention you have a 10 X 20 storage locker that is filled to the brim.

Plan for Disassembly and Assembly

A professional moving company only enlists top-quality, experienced helpers. The guys that report to your house on moving day are background checked, insured, uniformed, and trained. Since your move coordinator has a list of what needs to be disassembled and then reassembled, 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 task will be done right. If you change your mind about what you want to move (donating the refrigerator or deciding to take the big grill after all), simply give your move coordinator a call and it is handled.

Manage Vehicle Transport

Nationwide moves usually involve moving your cars, boats, and motorcycles. Move coordinators can not only help with the specifics of relocating your wheeled things, but can advise you on registering and tagging them if you are going to a new state or country.

Storage in Houston

Sometimes your new home is not quite ready, or you are redecorating and not sure what you will want to use, or you're doing some renovating and not completely done when you move. Your move coordinator arranges 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 organized according to destination--the things going to your house will be separate from the boxes and other belongings going into storage. When you're ready to have those belongings delivered, just call your move coordinator and the trucks and movers will be scheduled right away.

A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been in the business over four decades, 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.