When people think about moving services, they think it’s mostly about the transportation to and from your new home. However, full-service moving companies provide a wide variety of moving-related services. These moving services range from packing to unpacking, ensuring that your move is covered the whole time. This blog will highlight what moving services are included in cities like Calgary and Edmonton, and the benefits of each component.
What Does A Full Service Moving Company Provide?
A full-service moving company handles your move from start to finish. They can help you pack your belongings, inventory them, wrap and protect your furniture, load them onto the moving truck, transport those items to your new home, and then unload your belongings and place them in their desired location. Other moving services include the disassembly and reassembly of large furniture pieces that are too large to be moved. If you require storage services during your Calgary move, they will provide safe, heated and secured storage space for your belongings until you are ready for them.
Most importantly, a full-service move means access to trusted and valuable knowledge that will guide you through the whole moving process. Your moving consultant will keep you informed on all things moving, with a vested interest in your success. This means someone to answer all your important questions – and you know you’re receiving accurate and timely information. Additionally, the moving team that will physically service your move is trained to the highest standards, ensuring that your goods are (literally) in good hands. Full-service Calgary movers differ from chop-shop movers in that they actually care about your move and its continued success. Handling your move from A-Z means that they have the ability to ensure quality in every step, preventing accidents and stress along the way.
Moving Boxes & Supplies
A full-service moving company can provide moving boxes, paper, tape, bubble wrap, mattress bags etc. They will also supply furniture blankets or wrapping supplies, and especially boxes for hanging clothes, mirrors and pictures. Hiring a Calgary moving services company that can supply all of these items will save you money and time from going to various hardware and supply stores yourself.
This also means that you are getting exactly the right materials for YOUR move. Your moving consultant will calculate how many boxes and wrapping materials you need, ensuring that everything is packed appropriately without leftovers to clutter things up.
One of the most time-consuming and tedious parts of the moving process is packing. A full-service moving company like Matco Moving Solutions can provide you with Calgary packing services. The movers will pack up your entire home and can do this in a fraction of the time it would take you. On average, a full apartment can often be packed in a few hours, and a full house can be done in 1-2 days, depending on your contents. Professional movers have experience packing fragile and valuable items like artwork, sculptures, pictures and glass.
Besides saving you time, professional movers are trained in packing things the right way. This prevents damage during the move, ensuring that your items are wrapped properly and securely. This also goes for wrapping up larger furniture pieces, preventing knicks or scrapes that can occur during the moving process.
Furniture Disassembly & Reassembly
Calgary moving services will ensure your large furniture pieces are protected and transported safely from your old home and into your new home. To do this, the movers will need to disassemble certain furniture pieces like tables, beds and large entertainment units and then reassemble them at your final destination.
While doing this yourself can be confusing and tedious (and has a tendency to result in missing screws), your home movers have a systematic method for ensuring that everything is moved and reassembled to its exact former condition.
Donating Food Items
Many full-service moving companies will take any non-perishable food items you do not want to take with you and donate them to their local food bank at no charge.
Matco Moving Solutions works with Move For Hunger to achieve this exact goal – letting you help local communities without lifting a finger.
Transporting Your Belongings
Your moving company will safely transport your belongings from your old home to your new home. This applies to local moves only a few blocks away or long distance moves across Canada. Regardless of the distance, the moving company will give you a window of how long it will take your shipment to get to your new location, so you can be prepared for when your shipment arrives. If you have any questions, your moving consultant will be happy to keep you informed and assuage any concerns.
If you have large, valuable, or fragile items that require special attention and handling, full-service moving companies can help. They will move items like pianos, hot tubs, pool tables, artwork, electronics and other specialty items. These items require planning, specific materials and equipment to get these items safely to your new location without damage.
Where local moving companies may not have the necessary expertise, disaster can occur. Ensure that your full-service moving company is capable of handling delicate (and expensive!) items, before the moving day. Specialty items will require special procedures or crating, and advance notice is important for a successful move.
You may need your household belongings stored for a few days, weeks or months. Full-service moving companies like Matco offer a variety of storage solutions to meet your unique needs. Your belongings are held in a secure and heated warehouse where they are protected until you need them. The facility is protected with a security system, cameras and restricted access for extra protection. This service is great for those who don’t want to fill up their garage with stuff they don’t require regularly or for homeowners who are in the process of downsizing.
Moving? Partner with Matco Calgary!
Matco Moving Solutions can help you with your local, long-distance or international move. We are a full-service moving company that is dedicated to delivering a stress-free and positive moving experience. We have locations in Toronto, Kitchener, Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Inuvik and over 55 years of moving experience and expertise.
Contact us today for a free moving quote and to learn how Matco can help you with your next move.