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What You Need to Know About Moving Services

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Whether moving across town or across the country, moving is always a big job. While some people elect to do all the moving themselves, others opt to hire professional moving services. If you are prepping for a move and considering hiring moving services, here are some things you need to know about moving services.

What You Need to Know About Moving Services

First, it is important to know that there are a variety of different types of moving services available. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Heavy-duty moving, including pianos and large safes
  • Furniture moving
  • Furniture assembly
  • Commercial moving
  • Office moving
  • Military and government moves
  • Long-distance moving
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Moving containers
  • Moving trucks
  • Supply of moving materials
  • Loading and unloading
  • Disposal of packing materials

If you have never hired moving services before, you may be wondering about cost. While the cost varies depending on where you live and the movers you select, there are some factors that will affect your total cost. These include:

  • What level of service you select
  • If you require furniture assembly and disassembly
  • If you have specialized items (like a treadmill or piano)
  • If you provide your own packing materials, or elect to purchase them from your moving company
  • The distance of your move
  • How many movers you require
  • The time of year

When researching moving services, we recommend asking friends, family and neighbors for a referral. Additionally, it helps to compare different moving services online. Some company sites will include features as free estimates, customer testimonials, pricing, services offered, and more.