Huntley Long Distance Moving Companies
The friendly village of McHenry and Kane Counties has the lowest poverty index in Illinois. Less than 2.6% of the population lives below the poverty line. Huntley's proximity to other cities favors its business and education sectors. The McHenry County College in Crystal Lake is 20 minutes away, while the markets of Elgin and Rockford are supplied by Huntley’s industries located close to railroads. The Illinois Village Museum with vintage collections is situated in Huntley. The low population has most areas in the North unoccupied, thus native wild animals roam freely in the conservation areas and preserves. Moving is exacting, but with a reliable mover the process is satisfying. Visit Huntley, view wildlife and meet warm residents. A-1 Auto Transport is a professional long distance mover and also handles vehicle shipments.
Why professional moving companies are necessary
- Dismantling items: Moving companies are equipped to disassemble large furniture. They arrive fully prepared and can dismantle a king size bed in minutes and load it. Not all moving companies are equipped to disengage large furniture. Professional moving companies like A-1 Auto Transport have winches that can lower a whole L-couch several storeys and dismantle it on the ground floor. Relying on your friends to deal with such items will result in delays due to inexperience. Since they also have no training, items may easily get broken.
- Valuables: Moving companies do not take chances when moving valuable items. They have employees who are trained to wrap that fine china with soft linen and pack it amongst clothing. There are items like collectibles and heirlooms that have sentimental value. They need to be moved with advanced equipment that tie down the item and prevent bumping into other items. Your friends may easily slip when moving precious artwork across the stairs and the scenario won’t be lovely. Moving companies pad all delicate items and move them using machines which have firm grips.
- Reliability: A moving company shows up on time, well staffed and equipped. They know how to limit time and maximize their work rate. They have other employees and spare equipment in case of failure. The company delivers items in the same condition. Any challenge that may arise is dealt with efficiently. When using friends to help with your move, some may disappear while the process is ongoing.
A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.
How to have a successful move
Get the estimate on time so as to plan a realistic budget. You can ask for help from the company representative to avoid underestimations.
Mark all the items you want moved. When doing a full-service move, it is important movers know what is moving and what is being left behind. You need to ensure they can continue without your presence.
Ask friends to help with packing. This is a tedious task and you could use as much help as possible.
Make an inventory of what is contained in each box. Compare your inventory with the movers’ and make sure they agree.
Conduct a final sweep of the entire house and confirm nothing has been left behind.
Sign the release forms after a satisfactory job and tip the movers at 10-15% the days charge.
A checklist of moving companies
Ask for referrals from friends and relatives who have dealt with a moving company before. You can trust them since they have no agenda for/against the company.
Check available movers in Illinois at IMAWA. Their catalogue is large and categorized. You can search for the type of mover that covers your requirements. All members are FMCSA compliant and have an IDOT number.
Check the performance of a moving company at BBB. They have business profiles of moving companies in Illinois. They also display how the companies deal with disagreements. Depending on the severity of the case you can decide to continue or end your pursuit.
A-1 Auto Transport
Our experience spans over 2 decades. We have operations in the entire country and its overseas territories. We have handled thousands of moves for local and international customers.
Our advanced technology has led to our increased efficiency and better customer satisfaction.
Our moving services
- Storage services
- Affordable long distance moves
- Piano moves
- Pool table moves
- Interstate moves
- Residential relocation
- Pet transport
- Office moves
- Cheap Huntley movers
Written By:Joe Webster
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.