How to Avoid Epic Failures When Long-Distance Moving Bulky or Priceless Possessions to or from Atlanta04/14/2017If you’re moving your Atlanta household and you’ve got to get something really big or special from here to there, your imagination may be overwhelmed by all the things that could fail. Catastrophe isn’t certain, though. There are ways around it, and we’ll get to them directly. First, let’s review a few assumptions you may be entertaining that can – and often do! – bring about disaster. Assuming you’re better off “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 big or priceless possession of yours to reach its destination in fine fettle, get help: our help. Assuming you can bubble-wrap anything … Bubble wrap isn’t some supernatural material that safeguards all things from damage. Believe us – it’s our job to know. Oh, sure, bubble wrap can provide a great protective barrier for all types of items. But if you’re considering shipping artwork, antiques, electronics, or anything of real value, you’ll have to have a bit extra. And you can get it: all manner of rugged 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 … Take it from us, 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, assures you that they’ll be delivered to your new home in mint condition. Assuming your treasured possession is so bizarre, no one could a clue about 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 resign yourself to leaving your special thing behind, figuring it’s too special for shipping, contact us. We’re often trusted to move such valuables as big paintings in hefty frames, statuary, finely wrought collectibles and bric-a-brac, costly antiques, and complex electronics – even relatively gigantic things like boats! Still unsure of how we might transport your treasured item? Get together with us and we’ll give you details on how we’d get it done. We think you’ll be pleased! Now that we’ve got those pessimistic assumptions out of the way, let’s look longer at the positive side of the picture. 5 Reasons People Move With Atlanta’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group These days you have lots of options for long-distance moving – everything from making use of budget U-Hauls for a DIY move, to hiring a pod provider where you pack and they drive, to purchasing the extensive services of a well-known van line. Hey, whatever does it for you! If you’re undecided about it, though, you might consider why so many people depend on Atlanta’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group for their household move. Long-Experienced Staff As opposed to many online-based moving brokers, ours is a family business that’s been around since 1974. When you call us, you’re conversing with real people on the other end of the line – professional people with considerable experience in long-distance moving. We support our people, too, from our engaging customer service staff to our trusty moving crews. You’ll be glad to know that our crews wear easily identifiable uniforms and are background checked, not to mention drug tested – so there’s no uncertainty about who’s coming into your home. As for the quality of the work our personnel do? The numbers don’t lie: 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 be thrilled to own! Awards and Certifications A-1 Freeman Moving Group is one of North American Van Line’s largest moving agents. North American has won, 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 accolades 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 Seeing as how A-1 Freeman Moving Group is among the largest North American agents in the nation, customers benefit from of the extensiveness of our truck fleet. A larger fleet means more-efficient routes and more leeway in pick-up and delivery scheduling. Global Footprint A-1 Freeman Moving Group can manage a move across town or around the world. Long-distance moving indeed! But, then, it’s that facility we have for international moves that makes us all the more proficient with cross-country, state-to-state, intrastate, and local moves. Totally Responsible With us, no facet of your move is unplanned. We aim to insure that, on moving day, you’ve got nothing to be anxious about. One essential thing we do to that end is let you choose from a wide number of moving services so you can make your move as hands-off as you wish. And those really big or really precious belongings of yours? Entrust them to us, and we’ll take total responsibility for getting them safely and securely to your new home.