For anyone planning a long-distance move, the specifics of the move itself are just overwhelming—sorting through and boxing up your belongings, determining who is doing your packing, scheduling trucks, working with a realtor to sell your house and buying a new home--these are just some of the tasks that induce sleepless nights if you have a For Sale sign in your front yard. And once you do fall off in slumber, you are having nightmares about a crude moving crew loading your entire life into a decrepit moving truck with debatable mud flaps-so being awake is actually favored to that scenario.
Calm down. If you select the right moving company, you do not have to worry about the minutiae --you will have a move coordinator to guide you throughout your move to San Antonio, one step at a time, and act as your point person throughout--from figuring up how many boxes you will need to ensuring the pool table is set up at your new house. With a move coordinator in your corner, you'll never panic about your move.
Here are a few tasks your move coordinator will handle, starting with helping the account manager with your estimate.
Estimate Time, Trucks, and Materials
Regardless if you're packing yourself or having the moving company send a crew to do it, you'll need supplies--boxes, tape, paper, and bubble wrap or peanuts. Your account manager--someone with an average of a decade in the moving industry--will arrive at your home, and walk through with you to figure out not only how many trucks you'll need, but can estimate how many boxes--and what sizes—you'll need for every room. If you choose to pack yourself, they'll give you suggestions on how to pack the boxes so they are not too bulky. Once you've gone through the entire residence—house, basement, attics, garage—you'll get an idea of the time and materials needed to get you moving. If you've got belongings in a mini-storage, be sure and make that known, too--the last thing you want is to not remember to mention you have a 10 X 20 storage unit with a boat in it.
Plan for Disassembly and Assembly
A professional moving company only employs top-quality, experienced movers. The teams that come 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 taken apart and then put back together, your crew will have the tools and expertise to take care of the project--from a grandfather clock to a washing machine, you can rest assured that the job will be done right. If you change your mind about anything (donating the pool table or deciding to take the big grill after all), simply give your move coordinator a call and it is handled.
Manage Vehicle Transport
Really long-distance moves usually include moving your cars, boats, and motorcycles. Move coordinators can not only aid with the technicalities 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 San Antonio
Sometimes your new residence is not quite ready, or you're downsizing and not sure what you will wind up keeping, or you're doing some renovating and not all the way done when you move. Your move coordinator sets up for short-term storage while you wait to complete moving in. Your coordinator knows how to pack for storage, based on your timeframe for when you'll need it. Your boxes are packed and organized according to destination--the things going to your house will be separate from the boxes and furniture being put into storage. When you are ready to have those things 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—whether your move is across town in San Antonio or across the globe. Click here to begin your estimate and leave the hard stuff to the professionals.