Calling these moving companies for a moving quote can be confusing and time consuming. A number of important things, such as how to pack and ship valuable and fragile items, moving pianos other large furniture items, as well as decisions on what to move and what to either get rid of or put into storage. This is where the moving company comes in.
A professional moving company helps plan all phases of the move and explains what is involved, including use of specialized equipment, types of shipping cartons and containers, obtaining adequate insurance on the goods, and other services that may be required by the person/s or family being moved, including needed moving services at the new location.
Most large moving companies also have a relocations service department that assists a family in obtaining all types of assistance, both at the old address and the new one as well. For example a family may need assistance to either sell or rent out their existing house, and assistance in finding suitable housing in their new town or city of residence. For as soon as a family departs their old address, they are literally homeless until they move into a rented house or apartment, and may have to live temporarily in a hotel or similar accommodation. They may also need assistance in obtaining household and automobile insurance at their new place of residence, as well as obtaining local utility services. They may need to dispose of personal property by either selling or storing items (very common in interstate and international relocations) and purchasing or leasing same at the new locale. Family pets can also be a problem as animals may have be boarded for a period of time until the family is settled. And often, particularly in international relocations, animals must be put into quarantine for a period of time. In all these cases, a quality moving company must be to give full assistance and counseling as required by the family being relocated. This is why the services of the professional moving companies can be very helpful to take care of their customers needs. And though costs are important, it is often said that the services and personal assistance that the staff of the moving companies give are worth their weight in gold. For these reasons, comparing the services of several moving companies is a very good idea in today’s busy and costs conscious business world.