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Should the mover unpack your furniture for you?
Should the mover unpack your furniture for you?

Know If the movers Should unpack your furniture for you

Several things will come into play as you decide on how to handle your items. Your furniture could be the permanently fixed or the collapsible type. Unpacking both will need some expertise especially for the latter which needs to be reassembled.  This could take a lot of your time and energy. Do not disregard the work of the movers. These are professionals and are better placed to do that for you even if for an extra fee. Using the services of a professional mover is therefore very critical.

Reasons as to why you should engage the mover to unpack your furniture for you

  • It will spare you time: Think about the time it would take you to assemble the collapsible furniture and the energy you will need to lift those big chairs and tables. A professional mover has a team of experts that are trained to handle this work accurately. They will take far less time to put everything in place with your instructions.
  • No Secrets to keep in unpacking furniture: Unlike many other items, chairs, tables and such are things that you would feel comfortable having a stranger unpack. They are not necessarily private or personal items. Therefore, where necessary, allow the mover to help you unpack. This will sure spare you a lot of time, energy and save you the stress.

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  • When you are absent: You may not be present by the time the movers arrive due to unavoidable circumstances. The person standing in for you may not be capable of doing the unpacking of bulky items all by themselves. It would therefore be prudent to engage the services of a professional mover.
  • Office furniture: Unlike other items, moving office furniture is a delicate affair since most of these items are fragile and complicated. Assembling the kind of furniture in many offices is not a task for every ‘Tom, Dick and Harry’. You need someone who has the experience in assembling and arranging the furniture correctly. If you choose to do it, you may lose so many of them due to breakage.
  • Shift the risk: When you agree upon it with your mover that unpacking is part of the package hired, you transfer the burden of risk of loss or breakage to them. In your agreement, the moving company commits to deliver everything safely, and in case of damage or breakage, due compensation will be made. This means that in case of such occurrences, the mover or the insurance company will absorb the loss.

Conclusion

The process of moving is a delicate one. It is therefore, advisable for you to leave most of the work to the experts. The auto shipping company has invested in a highly qualified team of staff that can handle everything. You also have the insurance cover in case of damage or loss. All you have to do is to ensure that everything is in good condition.


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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.

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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.

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