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Moving will involve a certain amount of stress, no matter what you might think looking at the process from the outside. In addition to having to organize and coordinate a lot of different moving parts, there is the issue of cost. One big reason to consider using a packing service involves the fact that this is a great way to lessen the amount of things you need to do. Here are some other factors to consider when deciding on a packing service.
Essentially, a professional packing service is going to come into your home and handle all of the packing, wrapping, boxing and other activities associated with your move. In some cases, they might have extra services that will come in handy, such as unpacking.
In most cases, the moving company that you hire will be glad to handle such a role. The great thing about this is the fact that they are normally very experienced and professional. This helps to make the entire process go very fast. Compare this time to the fact that it would likely take you and your family several weeks to do the same amount of packing...and probably not as well in terms of protecting the items. Just be sure the company has been researched thoroughly using sites like the FMCSA.
Another great reason to consider using such a company (or your own moving company) is the issue of liability. If the company packed a box and / or handled your household goods, then it should be protected under their liability insurance. Of course, you need to research the company ahead of time and make sure they carry this type (and enough of) insurance.
This also means that either they the whole packing chore or you do the entire job yourself. The moving company or packing service will not be liable for any box that you packed yourself, with the exception of situations that show negligence on their part.
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Ultimately, this is a decision that probably comes down to both convenience and cost. Sure, it would be great to have someone take of this entire chore for you. Of course, this still doesn't mean you won't work. You can't expect the packing company to go through your shelves and your basement and attic to find all your stuff and box them up! You need to at least have everything somewhat organized and ready. And include all of these items on your inventory list.
You should also consider the cost involved in using such a service. For example, here are some typical estimated costs for various sized homes (although yours may vary):
You need to decide what is the best value in terms of convenience and cost.
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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.
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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.
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!
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.
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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