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It is not always that you move houses with all your possessions. There are times when storage services might come in handy. While experts in the moving industry recommend that you plan your activities, circumstances beyond your control could dictate otherwise. A case in point is where you are ready, but the place you are moving into is not. Another scenario occurs where you are yet to find a new apartment. Regardless of the reasons holding you back, you still require moving storage.
Request your mover company to tell you the options available and to do so preferably using a formal quotation. At a little additional cost, you could ask them to pick the items from your residence and deliver to their storage facility.
While still negotiating, inquire about how you can access your belongings and if they require notice in advance.
Packing takes time and consumes energy. As you ponder over when to move out, start culling out stuff you will not require in the new space. Having only a few belongings makes it easy for you later. You save time and money too. Once complete, call the mover to collect these items and place them in safe storage. Then, when you finally relocate, you can make up your mind whether to donate, sell or throw away.
An attempt to move out without fulfilling lease obligations could result in penalties on your part. With some two or three months left before expiry of your lease, it would be prudent to postpone the move. The objective is to ascertain that there are no extra costs at a time when you are trying hard to save money during a transition. If this situation catches up with you, consult your moving company and request that they hold your possessions until when you can move out.
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.
Perhaps you are at an advanced stage of acquiring a new residence but are yet to conclude the transaction on the current one. Engage a property agent to speed up the process on both ends. Closing a deal on the new home determines your moving date. However, the enthusiasm to move could cause you to start packing your things early. If someone buys your house before you acquire another one, they might want to occupy it quickly. You will have no option but to rent moving storage space as you wait.
In the new job you are taking up, your boss calls and informs you that the company has put on hold your reporting date. You will need temporary storage while waiting for the matter to clear.
Planning a move without a fixe date can put you off balance. Nonetheless, whether you are decluttering, fulfilling lease obligations, waiting to close a house purchase deal or start a new job, moving storage can save you from possible inconveniences.
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.
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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