A moving service, full service or relocation van line is basically a company that assists individuals and companies move their belongings from one location to the other. It provides all-inclusive commercial services for commercial moves such as packing, loading, transporting, unloading, un-loading, arranging of goods to be moved. These services may be subdivided into various types such as personal, residential, commercial, pet mobility and emergency services. Relocation companies offer a wide variety of services according to the size of the load to be moved. For instance, a single person may hire just a van, while a large corporation could take in several vans.
For moving small or light items, such as household furniture, clothes, books, toys, appliances or other smaller movable items, a local moving service will provide this service. They will also assist in loading and unloading the items at the new home. The cost of this type of moving will depend on the distance or speed of travel, as well as the type of vehicle used and the duration of the move. The time it takes to get the load to the new home will also affect the moving charges.
If one requires some physical packing, then hiring a moving company specializing in packing and moving will be most convenient. The movers will pack your house or apartment according to your instructions, pack your boxes in the containers provided by the moving service, transport and unpack them according to your directions. This type of packing involves more work, as the mover will need to unpack everything, including equipment, furniture, documents and any stored materials. There are many professional moving companies, which have a fleet of trucks which can perform the job. Some companies will even do the packing and loading for you, so you just have to notify them about the number of rooms to be packed and the distance between the places where they will be driving.
The mover will then give you a specific date, either before or after your move to return the belongings to the moving company. You can also contact the company and arrange for an unloading of the truck on the arrival date. If the truck is not available at the agreed time, then you will be charged extra.
Household moving is quite simple, as household goods can be packed in one truck. All one has to do is inform the moving company about the number of rooms to be moved and for how long. The company will send a truck to the destination specified and you can rest assured that your household goods will reach the desired destination intact and in one piece. Some moving companies offer only household moving only, while others offer commercial and office moving services as well. The rates will also vary with the distance, weight and size of the household goods.
When it comes to packing, it is highly recommendable to go for unpacked, fully lined boxes. It is very common for boxes to get damaged while being shipped across the country. Boxes could be damaged due to bad packing, cracked packing or the wrong type of wrapping. If you choose the second option, you are likely to have some damaged items, which is the last thing you want. Fully lined boxes, which are unpacked, provide you with the maximum protection and also ensure that all of your items will be completely protected during shipment.