There’s so much to think about when you’re moving house. All the phone calls, paperwork and meetings can make your head spin. If you’re hiring a moving company, you’ll want them to be trusted and reputable. One of the facts consumers may overlook are a moving company’s services.
Accessorial services are extra services on top of transportation costs. A common accessorial service is packing, which is wrapping & securing your smaller breakables into cardboard boxes.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your moving experience, stick around and read further. Today, you’ll learn surprising services your mover could offer.
You’ve heard of packing, but movers also provide unpacking. Once your move is finished, the unpackers return to open your packed boxes, remove & place the items on a surface for you to organize, and haul away the materials. For anyone searching for a hands-free experience, this is the service for you.
Similar to junk removal, disposal gets rid of any furnishings and debris you won’t need at the new home. Sometimes, this service could be completed right on moving day. The movers will pick up the unwanted items, drive them back to their warehouses, and find a way to get rid of the piece(s) – usually via donation or trash removal.
Before you try to sell your home, your real estate agent will recommend home staging. Home staging is the specific cleanup, sorting and positioning of your items to make spaces look larger and more appealing. If your home has some clutter, your mover can load these items and bring them back to their warehouses, where they’ll store until your new place is ready.
Large items that can’t fit through doors, narrow hallways, tight corners and stairwells with your home(s) will require rigging service. A heavily labor-oriented process, rigging is where your movers will haul your goods out or into a window and/or railing using ropes and cables. Since this requires a lot of care, make sure your mover is experienced.
Your home buyer(s) could request that you sweep or clean your old place before settlement. During your preparations, this could leave you short on time. Ask your mover about clean-out service. They’ll come to your old home (or new home if you’d like!) and give the property a standard household cleaning. They can also provide a general & cost-conscious vacuum and sweep.
As you research a mover, make sure to figure out your needs and budget. Once you have an idea, start scheduling your free in-home estimates.