The Services Interstate Moving Companies Offer

The Services Interstate Moving Companies Offer

Interstate moving companies can be a great asset to many people.  They specifically help out with long distance moves where an interstate move is any move that is longer than 100 miles in distance.  Of course, they offer a number of different services to individuals and families.  Here, we take a look at several of the different services offered.

Full Service Moving

This is the traditional moving option where the company does the packing, loading, driving, and unloading.  They will take your items to your new home or desired location in a big moving trucks.  The best companies will be federally licensed, bonded and insured.  This is generally what most people think of when they think of long distance moves by moving companies.

Self Service Moving

A second option is self service moving.  This is an option where you do part of the moving process at a discounted cost.  One option can be where you help out with the packing and the moving company does the rest.  This can be great for families who are on a budget and it allows them the ability to directly oversee how much padding is used and where all the items are in each box.   A second option is to use moving pods.  These containers will be delivered to your home and you can pack and load the container at your leisure.  This provides more time for people to pack and load.  Then, once it is full, you contact the moving company to have the container transported to your new home.  It also has the benefit of allowing you to unload at your leisure or even let it sit there for some time as it will be locked up.  Then, once you have fully unloaded, you contact the company to have them take away the container.  This process also is cheaper for the individual because you are taking on the packing, loading, and unloading duties.

Storage Options

Customers can also take advantage of the option to have their items delivered to an off-site storage facility.  This is ideal for those who will not be able to take immediate possession.  They will find that there are even climate controlled options that can protect their belongings that would not do as well as in your standard storage facility.

Rental Truck Options

Finally, customers could elect to get the popular self service rental truck.  This is where you basically rent a moving truck from the company and do all the moving yourself.  This process is very labor intensive and can be a challenge to drive the big trucks for the inexperienced.  However, it may be the best choice for people on a tight budget.

By keeping all these different services in mind, you should have a better understanding of what options are available to you with Interstate moving companies.

Thelma Anderson

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