How to Avoid Epic Failures When Long-Distance Moving Bulky or Special Things to or from San Antonio04/14/2017If you’re moving your San Antonio household and you’ve got to get something really large or really precious from point A to point B, your imagination may be revving into overdrive with all the things that could go wrong. Catastrophe isn’t inescapable, though. There are ways around it, and we’ll offer them shortly. First, let’s examine a handful of assumptions you may be making that can – and often do! – lead to tragedy. Assuming you’ll be okay “going it alone” … As the old adage relates, 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 large or special item of yours to reach its destination in fine fettle, get help: our help. Assuming you can bubble-wrap anything … Bubble wrap isn’t some magical substance that keeps all things from damage. Believe us – it’s our job to know. Oh, sure, bubble wrap can provide a great protective barrier for all sorts of items. But if you’re considering transporting artwork, antiques, electronics, or anything of major value, you need a little extra. And it’s available: all manner of tough specialty crates, boxes, and packing materials, many of which can be custom-fit to objects of almost any size and shape. Assuming all moving trucks are the same … You have it on good authority that all moving trucks are not created equal. Specialty items like yours must have specialty trucks. And A-1 Freeman’s got ’em. 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 we’ll deliver them to your new home in mint condition. Assuming your priceless possession is so “out there”, no one could have any idea how to ship it … You’d be surprised by what our crews at A-1 Freeman can move! Specialty shipments are our … uh … well … specialty. So, before you consign your special thing to the pawn shop, considering it too special for shipping, give us a visit. We’re often engaged to move such treasures as large paintings in weighty frames, statuary, delicate collectibles and bric-a-brac, priceless antiques, and intricate electronics – even relatively gigantic things like boats! Still uncertain of how we might transport your precious item? Consult with us and we’ll walk you through how we’d take care of it. We expect you’ll be comforted! Now that we’ve got those negative assumptions out of the way, let’s look longer at the positive side of the picture. 5 Reasons People Move With San Antonio’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group Nowadays you have many 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 purchasing the full services of a well-respected van line. Hey, whatever works! If you’re going back and forth about it, though, you might consider why so many people trust San Antonio’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group to move their belongings. Long-Experienced Staff Unlike a lot of online-based moving brokers, ours is a family business that’s been handling moves since 1974. When you call us, you’re talking with real people on the other end of the line – professional people with vast experience in long-distance moving. We support our people, too, from our friendly customer service staff to our skillful moving crews. You’ll appreciate that our crews wear readily identifiable uniforms and are background checked as well as drug tested – so there’s no uncertainty about who’s entering your home. As for the quality of the work our team does? The numbers say it all: 85% of our moves are claims-free and 96% of our moves are praised 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 received, 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 has to its credit many other laurels from the van line and other, local associations. Besides this, we have an A+ BBB rating, are an AMSA member, and are a certified ProMover. Large Truck Fleet Because A-1 Freeman Moving Group is one of the largest North American agents in the United States, customers benefit from of the vast size of our truck fleet. A larger fleet allows for more-efficient routes and more options in pick-up and delivery scheduling. Global Footprint A-1 Freeman Moving Group can help you navigate a move across town or around the world. Long-distance moving indeed! But, then, it’s that adroitness we have with international moves that makes us all the more proficient with cross-country, state-to-state, intrastate, and local moves. Totally Responsible With us, no detail is left out. We work hard to make sure that, on moving day, you’ve got nothing to fret about. One major thing we do to that end is let you choose from a wide range of moving services so you can make your move as uninvolving for you as you want. And those really massive or really valuable belongings of yours? Entrust them to us, and we’ll take full responsibility for getting them safely and securely to your new home.