For anyone considering a long-distance move, the specifics of the move itself are just staggering—sorting through and packing up all your possessions, determining who's doing your packing, planning moving trucks, working with a realtor to sell your house and buying a new home--these are just a couple of the things that lead to sleepless nights if you have a For Sale sign in your front yard. And once you do fall off to sleep, you're having scary dreams about a scrappy moving crew loading your entire life into a dilapidated moving truck with debatable mud flaps-so staying awake is actually favored to that scenario.
Relax. If you select the right moving company, you don't need to worry about the minutiae --you will have a move coordinator to guide you every moment of your move to Little Rock, step by step, and be your main point of contact throughout--from deciding how much packing material you'll need to making sure the swing set is set up at your new home. With a single point of contact, you will never fret about your move.
Here are some tasks your move coordinator will do for you, beginning with assisting the account manager with your estimate.
Estimate Time, Trucks, and Materials
Whether you're packing yourself or having the moving company send a crew to accomplish it, you will want to get supplies--boxes, tape, paper, and bubble wrap or peanuts. Your account manager--someone with an average of a decade in the moving industry--will visit your residence, and walk through with you to figure out not only the quantity of trucks your stuff will take up, but can tell you how many boxes--and what sizes—you will want for every room. If you choose to pack yourself, they will provide you tips on how to pack the boxes so they're not too bulky. Once you have gone through the entire residence—house, basement, attics, garage—you will have an idea of the time and materials required to get you moving. If you have off-site storage, be sure and make that known, too--the last thing you want is to not remember to mention you've got a 10 X 20 storage unit that is filled to the brim.
Plan for Disassembly and Assembly
A professional moving company only enlists top-quality, experienced moving crews. The guys that arrive at your house on moving day are background checked, insured, uniformed, and experienced. Since your move coordinator is aware of what needs to be disassembled and then reassembled, your crew will have the tools and expertise to handle the project--from a grandfather clock to a washing machine, you can be confident that the job will be done right. If you change your mind about anything (donating the swing set or deciding to take the big grill after all), simply give your move coordinator a call and it's handled.
Manage Vehicle Transport
Really long-distance moves usually include moving your automobiles, boats, and motorcycles. Move coordinators can not only assist with the details of relocating your wheeled things, but can direct you on registering and tagging them if you are going to a new state or country.
Storage in Little Rock
Sometimes your new home is not quite ready, or you are redecorating and not sure what you'll wind up keeping, or you are doing some renovating and not completely done when you move. Your move coordinator manages for short-term storage while you are waiting 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 grouped according to destination--the things going to your house will be separate from the boxes and other belongings being put into storage. When you are ready to have those belongings 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 the street in Little Rock or across the globe. Click here to get started on your estimate and leave the hard stuff to the pros.