Some Helpful Tips When Utilizing Self-Service Household Goods Moving
We introduced our household moving tips blog series with this blog post, and now we’re going to start going in-depth into some of the things that you’ll experience when it comes to shipping your household goods. As mentioned, there are two types of household goods moving services: full-service and self-service. We’re going to discuss some of the more obvious positives that come with self-service household goods shipping as well as some of the more common things that you will likely experience during the process. Self-service moving is when you pack all your stuff into boxes and into the moving van, but someone else (usually a tag-team consisting of two professional moving specialists) drives it from your pickup location to your delivery location.
Self-service moving saves you all the money that you would have to pay a mover to pack your goods for you and load them into the truck, and it also gives you a lot more control over what you pack and what you don’t as well as how securely (or not) those goods can be. Note that any damage sustained from poorly-packed or improperly-loaded goods is on you (though we recommend double-checking with your moving company on that), as you’re the one loading and unloading your stuff. One of the biggest advantages to self-service household goods moving is the fact that you save a lot of money because you don’t utilize those moving specialists for anything more than driving the truck, which is something a lot of people could probably do for you anyway. Full-service is more expensive not only because the moving people do more work than in a self-service move, but they’re also utilizing a lot more training than those that simply drive, so naturally they’ll get more for the extra work.
If you’re searching around for household moving quotes you’d be wise to get multiple free moving quotes from reputable and reliable movers that you know come highly-recommended. We here at American Auto Shipping can help with that, too; though we specialize in getting you multiple car shipping quotes from different car transport companies, we can also get you up to six free household moving quotes e-mailed to you simply by filling out one simple quote form. Go here to read more about household goods moving and to gain access to our exclusive household goods moving quote request form, which takes less than two minutes to complete and can get you great rates from great companies to transport your goods. You can also call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to our live shipping experts, who can answer questions about auto transport, household goods transportation, and just about anything else logistics you can think of.