When it comes time to hire a moving company to move across town, you may want to ask what special services they offer. While you may not need anything more than a truck and couple of workers to load and unload, you may want to consider having a bit more help. Moving is stressful and overwhelming. It is common to miscalculate the time and materials needed to get the job done. Here are a few services that can come in handy and make things less stressful for you and your family.


Sometimes, having a storage place for your belongings during a move can make things much easier. This allows you to unpack and place furniture without having to maneuver around boxes. While you could use a self-storage facility, that will require you driving back and forth as you need things. Ask the moving company if they can provide a portable storage pod. Things can be loaded into it at the old place, and the pod moved to the new house for unloading at your own pace.


While you may not want to spend extra money having people pack your personal belongings, there are times when it can be very beneficial. If you have fragile antiques, pieces of art, or musical instruments, you may want to leave the packing of them to the professionals. They can create crates or boxes that will hold the items securely and safely. In addition, their insurance will pay for any damage that is done during the move if they did the packing and moving.


If you cannot take time off work to move, you may want to have the moving company take charge, so everything goes smoothly. They can make the arrangements for utilities, packing, moving, and even unpacking. These services are also very helpful when if you are elderly or have a medical condition that limits your physical abilities.

While you may have friends and family that can help you move, it is often better to have a local moving company do it for you. This way, you can have the move done timely and professionally. Friends and family often have other commitments that will drag out the packing and are not going to be as careful and professional moving your things onto and off of the moving truck. Professionals will get the job done in much less time so you can you and your friends and family can relax and enjoy the new place sooner.

Contact a company like Fairfax  Transfer and Storage Inc. for more information and assistance.