How to Forgo Epic Failures When Long-Distance Moving Bulky or Special Things to or from Houston04/14/2017If you’re moving your Houston household and you’ve got to get something really massive or special from here to there, your imagination may be revving into overdrive with all the things that could go awry. Calamity isn’t set in stone, though. There are ways around it, and we’ll get to them shortly. First, let’s review a handful of assumptions you may be indulging that can – and often do! – lead to tragedy. Assuming you’re justified in “going it alone” … As the proverb says, if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. At A-1 Freeman we say, if you want that massive or precious thing of yours to reach its destination in good shape, get help: our help. Assuming you can bubble-wrap anything … Bubble wrap isn’t some magical product that keeps all things from damage. Believe us – it’s our job to know. Oh, sure, bubble wrap can be a superb protective barrier for many items. But if you plan on shipping artwork, antiques, electronics, or anything of major value, you need something extra. And it’s out there: all sorts of strong specialty crates, boxes, and packing materials, many of which can be custom-fit to objects of practically any size and form. Assuming all moving trucks are alike … Take it from us, all moving trucks are not created equal. Specialty items like yours must have specialty trucks. And A-1 Freeman has them. These specialty trucks of ours have design [[features|elements]|attributes]63] that significantly curtail the movement of your items during transport. That, plus your items being packed in specialty materials, should give you every confidence that they’ll arrive at your new home in mint condition. Assuming your valued item is so extraordinary, no one could a clue about how to transport it … You’d be amazed by what our crews at A-1 Freeman can move! Specialty shipments are our … uh … well … specialty. So, before you give up on your special thing, considering it too special for freightage, give us a call. We’re often trusted to move such prized possessions as large paintings in hefty frames, statuary, fragile collectibles and bric-a-brac, expensive antiques, and complex electronics – even huge things like boats! Still wary of how we might transport your precious item? Get together with us and we’ll walk you through how we’d tackle it. We think you’ll be pleased! Now that we’ve got those defeatist assumptions out of the way, let’s spend more time looking at the positive side of the picture. 5 Reasons People Move With Houston’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group These days you have all sorts of options for long-distance moving – everything from making use of budget U-Hauls for a DIY move, to employing a pod provider where you pack and they drive, to acquiring the full services of a well-known van line. Hey, whatever gets your motor revvin’! If you’re going back and forth about it, though, you might consider why so many people trust Houston’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group for their move. Long-Experienced Staff Unlike many online-based moving brokers, ours is a family business that’s been around since 1974. When you call us, you’re conversing with real people on the other end of the line – professional people with considerable experience in long-distance moving. We stand behind our people, too, from our genial customer service staff to our skillful moving crews. You’ll be glad to know that our crews wear readily identifiable uniforms and are background checked, not to mention drug tested – so there’s no mystery about who’s coming into your home. As for the quality of the work our people do? The numbers don’t lie: 85% of our moves are claims-free and 96% of our moves are given kudos for on-time delivery. Those are numbers any moving company would want! Awards and Certifications A-1 Freeman Moving Group is one of North American Van Line’s largest moving agents. North American has garnered, among other awards, the Women’s Choice Moving Award in both 2015 and 2016. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has won a North American Qualilty Award and also can lay claim to numerous other laurels from the van line and other, local associations. Aside from this, we have an A+ BBB rating, are an AMSA member, and are a certified ProMover. Large Truck Fleet Seeing as how A-1 Freeman Moving Group is among the largest North American agents in the nation, customers benefit from of the extensiveness of our truck fleet. A bigger fleet enables more-efficient routes and more leeway in pick-up and delivery scheduling. Global Footprint A-1 Freeman Moving Group can take care of a move across town or around the world. Long-distance moving for sure! But, then, it’s that facility we have for international moves that makes us all the more adroit in taking care of cross-country, state-to-state, intrastate, and local moves. Totally Responsible With us, no detail is forgotten. We strive to insure that, on moving day, you’ve got nothing to fret about. One essential thing we do to that end is let you select from a wide range of moving services so you can make your move as uninvolving for you as you like. And those really bulky or really precious belongings of yours? Entrust them to us, and we’ll take total responsibility for delivering them safely and securely to your new home.