Published on Sunday, 20 May 2012
Many people think that acquiring the services of a moving company can be extremely expensive. This does not always have to be the case. Sometimes, moving companies charge a lot of money because customers avail of their full service moving. In full service moving, the moving company is tasked to do everything that is needed to do to transfer the client's possessions to his new home. This includes providing all the packing materials needed, packing all the objects in boxes, loading the boxes along with furniture into the vehicle, storing the items temporarily, driving the vehicle to the desired location, unloading all the items, and unpacking them. With all these things that the moving company is hired to do, it is no wonder the bill comes up to such a large amount.
For customers who do not want to pay as much, they always have the option to choose other kinds of services that are much cheaper than the full service moves. Some of these other services are listed below.
Felt pads is an additional service that are provided by movers that are hired to carry and transfer furniture. These felt pads are placed under the furniture that to protect the floors underneath from being damaged. This way, even if the furniture is pushed or pulled along the floor, the floor will not get scratched.
Loading and Unloading
Loading and unloading takes so much time and effort that many people choose to avail of this service from moving companies. Those who choose to avail of only this service has to do everything else themselves. They have to drive the vehicle from the source to the destination, and while it is in their possession, they have to take full responsibility not only for their possessions, but for the vehicle as well. Those who are thinking about availing only this service should be able to drive a heavy vehicle such as a rental truck. If not, it may be better to hire a freight service to take the objects to the new location.
This is the main service that is provided by the moving company. Simply put, the company takes the items and delivers them to where they need to be. Some companies offer value-added services to the simple move such as padding, loading, and unloading the vehicle.
Commercial moves apply only to businesses and other such establishments. When hired for a commercial move, the moving company takes care of transferring all the necessary items such as equipment, machines, furniture, and other important items to the location of the new business.
As can be judged by the name, moving companies are hired to do in-house moves to transfer furniture and other objects from one room to the other within the same house. This is great for people who are remodeling or redecorating their homes.
Recycling is another additional service that is provided by the moving company. After the move, they take the boxes and other packing materials and recycle them into other things. This way, nothing goes to waste and they are able to help the environment in the process.