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Aug 17, 2007
If you're planning your next big residential move or office move, you're becoming aware of the issues involved in transporting a house or office full of belongings, furniture, and people. In the back of your mind, you're thinking that you can do this by yourself and yet some of your valuable property might probably be damaged during the move. Part of the cost of moving? On the other hand you could hire a moving company and know that they do this sort of thing everyday and have all the people and transport equipment to get things done efficiently.

When faced with the cost of hiring a moving company for a cross-town move, most people will round up their relatives, friends and even neighbours to get their property loaded up to the moving van or into a moving pod. In some cases, that's fine, yet given how mobile many people, families and businesses are today, you can only rely on your friends and relatives so often. You'll wear out your welcome if they have to take several days off of their precious free time to help others move. If they're getting older as most people are today, they're not going to appreciate the possibility of getting injured while carrying your heavy property items such as sofas, fridges, beds, tables, TVs, and desks.

The work involved in moving isn't for everyone, yet professional moving companies are skilled in making moves go smoothly, from planning, to safe packaging to trouble free transport.

Moving to Florida

My sister and her family are in the process of moving to Florida where she and her sons will join her husband who is now working there. They will be using a big moving company to manage the logistics of the move. All she and her sons have to do is drive down to Florida. If we had to help them with the move and pack up a house full of furniture, kitchenware, bikes, golf clubs, hockey equipment, baseball equipment, fishing gear, desks, chairs, TVs and computers, it would take two days. Even then, I don't think we could pack it properly in the moving van or truck. It would undoubtedly shift during the trip despite our expert rope tying tricks and special packing system. The truth is, we don't know what we're doing, and their furniture would be all banged up with loosened or broken legs when they opened the moving van doors down in Sarasota.

That's when the ugly surprises happen. When you find your TV doesn't work and your family heirlooms are going to need some serious "crazy glue" repairs, you get angry with yourself for not being cautious. For the sake of a few dollars, your belongings get damaged and their appearance is diminished. If you have a plasma TV, you can kiss it goodbye if you try to pack it yourself.

Yes, everyone is upwardly mobile these days and the task of an international, interstate, or cross-town move is on many to-do lists. One way to cross off the details of that big project is to hire a professional moving company.

Professional Moving Services

Big national movers offer a wide range of move planning and related moving services. They can handle all relocation services from reserving the moving van to packing your property to helping you with childcare and real estate related services in the city you're moving to. These relocation services shouldn't be underplayed. If you're on your way to a strange city or a foreign country, you'll need a little help in making the adjustment. You may need to store your belongings while you're gone and these companies usually have big temperature and environmentally controlled storage warehouses and units that can keep your property clean and dry over long periods of time. Contrasting that with having your belongings collecting mould in someone's basement or garage.

Moving firms have relocation specialists that handle these projects frequently. They know what you're going through emotionally and in terms of preparation. They can help in many ways. As an example, they provide home marketing assistance including home disposition and in the home-sale process, and even property management. For employee transfers to new cities, they can coordinate the details of managing the employee's property until the employee returns home. They can find short-term housing for the transferee, and find a new home for them. These real estate related services include area orientations, broker selection, negotiations, pre-purchase appraisals and closing.

You're no doubt a smart, capable person and can master all of these transaction issues at your new location, however, if you're moving to a new job in a strange city, how will you find the time? You can only handle so much stress and you'll need support in your new hometown.

Let go of your image of moving companies as a bunch of sweaty, strong guys that push furniture into the back of a moving van. These companies plan and carry out moving tasks in a professional manner and offer moving and relocation services that will help you and your family better adjust to your new location. It's important to get off on the right foot in your new home location. You'll have schools to find for your children and you'll be spending time just discovering how to get to your new work place and around town.

On office moves, you will have strict times and locations by which you can manage your move. Certainly, your staff can assist in the transfer and organization however; it is best to have a professional handle the logistics and moving from office building to office building. You can avoid damage and hard feelings towards employees who were trying to be careful before they dropped something.

International Moving

For your next International move, interstate, local and office move, call a professional moving firm.
About the Author
Humboldt Moving provides moving services in the New England area. From Boston to Hartford to Concord, Humboldt is a moving company offering storage, packing, logistics and moving planning, and relocation services.
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