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  1. Full Service Moving Companies & What They Do
  2. How To Prepare For Full Service Movers
  3. Related Information & Faq
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If you’re facing a long distance move, one of the best way to alleviate the stress and hustle of the process is to hire a full service moving company. It’s easy to scoff at the idea of hiring movers—we all like to save a buck or two when we can—but sometimes it gets lost in the shuffle just how easy a moving company can make the transition, as well as how affordable it can be. Believe it or not, there are affordable long distance movers that can get you moved and settled at a comparable cost as if you were to do it yourself. 

Full Service Moving Companies & What They Do

Some of the services provided by full service moving companies are obvious. At the very least any moving company you hire should move your furniture and boxes into the truck, drive to your new home, and unload everything for you. However, a full service mover can offer a lot more than that. Anything from providing supplies like boxes, bubble wrap, and packing tape to helping you pack, disassemble furniture, and offer storage if needed—these are all services that a full end-to-end moving company is capable of providing. They can even help you with the transport of appliances and furniture placement in your new home, all of which add up to less work for you and an easier transition as you handle the less labor intensive aspects of relocating. Some moving companies (this one included) can even help you with vehicle shipping if you need a car shipped along with your household items. 

A-1 Auto Transport provides a la carte and full service moving options for any type of move to any city in the U.S. If you need affordable, professional moving services, from just driving the truck to handling every aspect of your move, call us today for a FREE estimate! Our staff is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week! Call us at 888-509-3213 for a FREE price quote today!

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How To Prepare For Full Service Movers

Preparing for a full service move is simple considering the movers will be handling the bulk of the work. That doesn’t mean that no preparation is required as you still have to make sure things are ready to go when they arrive. Cleaning the house before movers arrive is a good idea for a couple of reasons. Number one, there will be less clutter to deal with when they are moving dressers and couches around corners and through hallways, making the process itself run more smoothly. Secondly, it will save you time when you have to do a more thorough cleaning after the house or apartment is empty, which is required on almost every lease, rental agreement, or home sale. 

Another phase of preparation that can be very useful is to get rid of any excess, whether that means simply de-cluttering your home, or getting rid of things, including furniture, that you don’t use. If you’re downsizing to a smaller living space, it’s even more pertinent that you take steps to be ready for the change. The two easiest ways of accomplishing this, which most people are aware of, is to have a garage sale to get rid of the excess and then donate anything left over that’s unnecessary to a charitable organization such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill. Remember that yard sales and donations do take time too so give yourself enough wiggle room to do what’s needed; another good reason to have a game plan and a moving checklist to help keep your organized. 

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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