Long-Distance Moving Companies Offer More Options Than Ever
If you’re moving to another province or country, you’ll probably want to consider hiring one of the many long-distance moving companies in your area. This is a good idea for several reasons, including convenience and safety – and you may be surprised to learn that sometimes it’s not all that expensive either. When many people think of long-distance moving companies, they only think about movers that show up on moving day, load your belongings onto a truck, and transport your stuff to your new home. But nowadays, long-distance moving companies offer more options than ever, including the following:
- Packing/Unpacking. Whether you need everything packed or just the most fragile items, most long-distance moving companies offer the services you need. In addition, companies will likely provide unpacking services once you arrive at your new home for an extra fee. Hiring movers to unpack will mean your home will be set up and live-in ready in a day rather than weeks or months.
- Assembly/Disassembly. Need something large and bulky – including waterbeds, swingsets, furniture, etc. – disassembled at your current home and put back together at the new place? Ask your moving company if it provides services that do just that.
- Short-term and long-term storage. Are you arriving at your destination city before your new home or apartment will be move-in ready? Then ask your moving company if it provides short-term storage for your belongings while you wait. Or maybe you’re downsizing and need a more permanent storage solution. If that’s the case, many long-distance moving companies have facilities for rent or at least have connections with reputable storage facilities in the area.
- Custom crating. Certain belongings just won’t fit in a traditional box, whether because it’s too large, fragile, or odd-shaped. That’s where custom crating comes in. Find a moving company that can offer crating services for things like framed artwork, sculptures, or electronic equipment.
Whatever your needs, Allied Van Lines wants to go the extra mile to serve you during your move. With more than 85 years of experience, we’ve helped thousands of customers achieve a successful move by offering service “extras” like those listed above.