For a person considering a long-distance move, the logistics of the move itself are just mind-boggling—sorting and boxing up everything you own, figuring out who's doing your packing, scheduling trucks, working with a realtor to sell your house and securing a new house--these are just some of the tasks that produce sleepless nights if you have a For Sale sign in your future. And once you do drift off in slumber, you're having scary dreams about a sketchy moving crew loading your entire life into a ramshackle truck with questionable mud flaps-so staying awake is actually preferred to that scenario.
Take a deep breath. When you choose the right moving company, you do not have to worry about the logistics --you'll have a move coordinator to assist you through your move to Atlanta, one step at a time, and act as your point person throughout--from deciding how much bubble wrap you will need to ensuring the pool table is set up at your new house. With a move coordinator on your side, you'll never worry about your move.
Here are a few items your move coordinator will handle, beginning with helping the account manager with your estimate.
Estimate Time, Trucks, and Materials
No matter if you're packing yourself or having the moving company send a crew to accomplish it, you will require supplies--boxes, tape, paper, and bubble wrap or peanuts. Your account manager--someone with an average of 10 years in the moving industry--will come to your residence, and walk through with you to determine not only how many trucks your stuff will take up, but can verify how many boxes--and what sizes—you will require for each room. If you elect to pack yourself, they'll give you suggestions on how to fill the boxes so they are not too heavy. Once you've gone through the entire property—living area, basement, attics, garage—you'll have an idea of the time and materials required to get you on your way. If you have off-site storage, be sure and tell your account manager, too--the last thing you want is to neglect to mention you've got a 10 X 20 storage locker that is packed full.
Plan for Disassembly and Assembly
A professional moving company only retains top-quality, experienced movers. The guys that arrive at your house on moving day are background checked, insured, uniformed, and experienced. Since your move coordinator has a list of what needs to be taken apart and then reassembled, your crew will have the tools and expertise to take care of the project--from a grand piano to a washing machine, you can be confident that the job will be done right. If you change your mind about what you want to move (donating the refrigerator or deciding to take the big sofa after all), simply give your move coordinator a call and it is handled.
Manage Vehicle Transport
Nationwide moves usually include moving your automobiles, boats, and motorcycles. Move coordinators can not only aid with the technicalities of transporting your wheeled things, but can advise you on registering and tagging them if you are going to a new state or country.
Storage in Atlanta
Sometimes your new residence is still being built, or you're downsizing and not sure what you'll wind up keeping, or you are doing some renovating and not completely finished when you move. Your move coordinator sets up for short-term storage while you wait to complete moving in. Your coordinator is knowledgeable on how to pack for storage, based on the timeframe for which you'll need it. Your boxes are packed and organized by destination--the things going to your house will be separate from the boxes and furniture going into storage. When you're ready to have those things delivered, just notify your move coordinator and the trucks and movers are on their way.
A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been in the business over forty years, and offers professional service—whether your move is across town in Atlanta or across the globe. Click here to begin your estimate and leave the logistics to the pros.