Everyone knows what's involved in a large move. You can hire movers or rent a large truck and ask your friends to help you move everything. You can even ask your friend or movers to both pack and unpack your precious belongings. The packing and unpacking can take days. So this is the solution for a big move.
But, what do you do if you just have a small load to move? Say you only have a few pieces of furniture and some boxes. What if it is an estate move and you are moving a few different pieces of furniture to a few different family members in a few different cities. Sounds complicated? Well it is not complicated at all.
With a small load it's probably not worth renting a big truck, and usually you don't want to personally move a small load across the country, especially if it is a small load that is moving on to new owners. Is it possible to hire movers for a small load? Absolutely!
Let’s review our options for moving a small amount of furniture and boxes cross country. First let’s consider using a blanket wrap move truck that consolidates furniture from various customers. They can pick up inside and deliver inside. Pickup and delivery dates need to be flexible, because there is more than one customer to consider.
You can consider freighting your furniture. You can arrange to have your furniture picked up at your home or office, or you can deliver it to the freight warehouse. In any case the furniture will be professionally packed at the warehouse. This is an economical alternative to traditional blanket wrap moves. It is usually used for time sensitive small moves, or moves to the far northeast or far north western states. It is commonly used for small moves to Alaska from the lower 48 states.
Small load moving can be quite economical because the items you are moving can be just one crate or pallet in a larger load. If you hire a company to help you move your small load, they should pick it up, palletize and load it for you. Your small load should be freighted to the final recipient without you having to worry about the details.
Decide ahead of time whether curb-side delivery is good enough for your small load move, or if you want the items you're having moved unpacked and delivered inside with white glove delivery. You should find a reputable company that offers both of these options, so you have the flexibility you need.
Small load moving is much less complicated than you would imagine, as long as you hire a trustworthy company who specializes in this kind of moving service. Avoid companies who have minimum weight or dollar amounts on small load moves. Small load moving is ideal for moving into or out of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and apartments. Small load moving is also great for individuals selling furniture, liquidating estates, or moving into or out of offices.
If you're looking for a company to handle your small load move, contact us for a quote. If you have a small international move, you also want to consider sending your furniture on a pallet. You can ship the furniture or office equipment by the cubic meter or by the container. You need to let the freight company know ahead of time if your items are being shipped to a foreign country.
The wood that they use on a pallet is different for domestic shipments versus international shipping.
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