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6 Extra Services To Ask Your Moving Company About

Most moving companies supply several services such as packing, loading, transportation, storage, unloading and unpacking. While you can mix and match any of these services to create your ideal moving package, you should also consider several extra services that your moving company may or may not provide. If your company does not provide the following services, they may be able to connect you with other service providers that offer discounts when you purchase these services as part of your move. 

Cleaning Services

Cleaning services are important on both sides of your move. Paying for cleaning services after your belongings are loaded on the moving truck allows you to start moving to your destination sooner. A professional cleaning service can also help you get your deposit back if you were renting the home you are moving out of or can make your home more attractive to potential buyers if you are selling it. 

Unfortunately, not everyone pays for professional cleaning services when they move out, so you may want to move to have your destination home cleaned before you move in. This will allow you to unpack your belongings in a clean environment. 

Debris Pickup 

After you pack and load your truck, you may have furniture or appliances that need to be disposed of. Debris pickup can save you a trip to the dump and keep you on schedule.

After you unpack, you will likely have dozens of boxes and packing material that needs to be disposed of. Most moving companies will collect these for free and some companies will even pay you for material that is reusable.  

Electronics Packing and Assembly

With home theater systems and personal computers having several peripherals, setup can take a long time and be frustrating. Paying for special electronics packing will ensure that all of your cords and connectors are properly labeled and packed so they can easily be setup at your new home. Assembly of your electronics ensures that you will be able to stay connected with your friends and family as well as have a working home entertainment center. 

Pet Moving 

Most moving companies do not offer pet moving services, but they can direct you to companies who will offer pet boarding and moving. Since moving can be a stressful experience for your pets, you may want to let your moving company know you have pets even if you plan to move them yourself. Pets may change how they approach your packing and loading services. 

Plant Moving 

While many companies will move your plants, most will not take responsibility for the safety of your plants during long distance moves that require multiple day storage. For this reason, you may want to ask about dedicated plant moving services. Additionally, some states will not accept transportation of plants across state lines. If you are moving into one of these states or transporting your plants through one, you may not be able to load them onto the moving truck. Instead, you should consider transporting them via airplane. 

Frozen Food Transportation

While it is usually best to consume perishable food before you move you may find that you have to transport items from your freezer, such as breast milk. Your moving company should be able to supply you with an overnight shipping option for frozen products. Additionally, you may want to look into frozen storage if there will be a long gap between when you move out of your current home and into your new home. 

Go to sites like those for long-distance moving companies to learn more about the process of such a move. Once you have decided on a company for your main moving services, you should consider extra services. Booking these extra services early will get you the best deals and packages.