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April 14, 2017

How to Stave Off Epic Failures When Long-Distance Moving Massive or Valuable Things to or from San Antonio

If you’re moving your San Antonio household and you’ve got to get something really large or really precious from one point to another, your imagination may be overwhelmed by all the things that could fail. Calamity isn’t certain, though. There are ways around it, and we’ll present them in a second. First, let’s review a few assumptions you might be indulging that can – and often do! – bring about disaster.

man frustrated by moving aloneAssuming you’ll be just fine “going it alone” …
As the proverb has it, 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 special possession of yours to reach its destination no worse for the journey, get help: our help.

Assuming you can bubble-wrap anything …
Bubble wrap isn’t some paranormal substance that safeguards all things from damage. Believe us – it’s our job to know. Oh, sure, bubble wrap can be a great protective barrier for lots of items. But if you plan on shipping artwork, antiques, electronics, or anything of significant value, you’ll have to have something extra. And it’s out there: all manner of tough specialty crates, boxes, and packing materials, many of which can be custom-fit to objects of nearly any size and configuration.

Assuming all moving trucks are identical …
We can tell you from experience that all moving trucks are not created equal. Specialty items like yours require specialty trucks. And A-1 Freeman has them. These specialty trucks of ours have design [[features|elements]|attributes]63] that significantly limit the movement of your items during transport. That, plus your items being packed in specialty materials, should give you every confidence that they’ll be delivered to your new home in mint condition.

Assuming your priceless possession is so “out there”, no one could possibly know how to ship it …
You’d be amazed by what our people at A-1 Freeman can move! Specialty shipments are our … uh … well … specialty. So, before you resign yourself to leaving your special thing behind, considering it too special for shipment, give us a visit. We’re often trusted to move such treasures as oversized paintings in heavyy frames, statuary, delicate collectibles and bric-a-brac, costly antiques, and complicated electronics – even really big things like boats! Still wary of how we might transport your precious item? Talk with us and we’ll walk you through how we’d do it. We’re confident you’ll be relieved!

Now that we’ve got those negative assumptions out of the way, let’s spend more time examining the positive side of the picture.

5 Reasons People Move With San Antonio’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Nowadays you have lots of options for long-distance moving – everything from using budget U-Hauls for a DIY move, to hiring a pod provider where you pack and they drive, to obtaining the full services of a major van line. Hey, whatever works! If you’re undecided about it, though, you might examine why so many people trust San Antonio’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group to move their belongings.

Long-Experienced Staff
Unlike many online-based moving brokers, ours is a family business that’s been operating since 1974. When you call us, you’re talking with real people on the other end of the line – professional people with far-ranging experience in long-distance moving. We back our people, too, from our personable customer service staff to our dextrous moving crews. You’ll like the fact that our crews wear easily identifiable uniforms and are background checked in addition to being drug tested – so there’s no uncertainty about who’s showing up in your home. As for the quality of the work our personnel do? The numbers tell the tale: 85% of our moves are claims-free and 96% of our moves are recognized for on-time delivery. Those are numbers any moving company would want!

Global Footprint
A-1 Freeman Moving Group can help you navigate a move across town or around the world. Long-distance moving for sure! But, then, it’s that expertise we have in international moves that makes us all the more capable of helping you navigate cross-country, state-to-state, intrastate, and local moves.

Totally Responsible
With us, no detail is forgotten. We work hard to make sure that, on moving day, you’ve got nothing to be anxious about. One major thing we do to that end is let you select from a wide number of moving services so you can make your move as uninvolving for you as you wish.

And those really bulky or really treasured possessions of yours? Entrust them to us, and we’ll take total responsibility for delivering them safely and securely to your new home.
The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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