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April 14, 2017

How to Stave Off Epic Failures When Long-Distance Moving Bulky or Priceless Items to or from Austin

If you’re moving your Austin household and you’ve got to get something really big or particularly valuable from one point to another, your imagination may be working overtime on all the things that could go wrong. Tragedy isn’t inescapable, though. There are ways around it, and we’ll offer them shortly. First, let’s examine a number of assumptions you may be making that can – and often do! – result in calamity.

man frustrated by moving aloneAssuming you’ll be just fine “going it alone” …
As the proverb says, if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. At A-1 Freeman we say, if you want that bulky or special item of yours to reach its destination in good shape, get help: our help.

Assuming you can bubble-wrap anything …
Bubble wrap isn’t some magical product that protects all things from damage. Believe us – it’s our job to know. Oh, sure, bubble wrap can provide a fine protective barrier for all kinds of items. But if you plan on transporting artwork, antiques, electronics, or anything of exceptional value, you’ll have to have something more. And you can find it: all sorts of tough specialty crates, boxes, and packing materials, many of which can be custom-fit to objects of just about any size and form.

Assuming all moving trucks are alike …
Take it from us, all moving trucks are not created equal. Specialty items like yours must have specialty trucks. And A-1 Freeman’s got ’em. These specialty trucks of ours have design [[features|elements]|attributes]63] that significantly restrict the movement of your goods during transport. That, plus your goods being packed in specialty materials, should convince you that they’ll arrive at your new home in pristine condition.

Assuming your treasured possession is so unique, no one could possibly figure out how to move it …
You’d be surprised by what our crews at A-1 Freeman can move! Specialty shipments are our … uh … well … specialty. So, before you resign yourself to leaving your special thing behind, figuring it’s too special for transport, give us a call. We’re often trusted to move such treasures as large paintings in weighty frames, statuary, finely wrought collectibles and bric-a-brac, priceless antiques, and intricate electronics – even relatively gigantic things like boats! Still wary of how we might move your precious item? Get together with us and we’ll give you the full skinny on how we’d do it. We expect you’ll be happy!

Now that we’ve dispensed with those pessimistic, let’s look longer at the positive side of the picture.

5 Reasons People Move With Austin’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group

These days you have many options for long-distance moving – everything from making use of budget U-Hauls for a DIY move, to hiring a pod provider where you pack and they drive, to acquiring the broad services of a top van line. Hey, whatever gets your motor revvin’! If you’re waffling about it, though, you might contemplate why so many people trust Austin’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group to move their households.

Long-Experienced Staff
As opposed to many online-based moving brokers, ours is a family business that’s been operating since 1974. When you call us, you’re speaking with real people on the other end of the line – professional people with long experience in long-distance moving. We support our people, too, from our genial customer service staff to our skillful moving crews. You’ll be glad to know that our crews wear easy-to-identify uniforms and are background checked as well as drug tested – so there’s no question about who’s coming into your home. As for the quality of the work our personnel do? The numbers tell the tale: 85% of our moves are claims-free and 96% of our moves are acknowledged for on-time delivery. Those are numbers any moving company would be proud to have!

Global Footprint
A-1 Freeman Moving Group can manage a move across town or around the world. Long-distance moving indeed! But, then, it’s that proficiency we have with international moves that makes us all the more capable of handling cross-country, state-to-state, intrastate, and local moves.

Totally Responsible
With us, no aspect of your move is left unattended. We work hard to make sure that, on moving day, you’ve got nothing to fret about. One major thing we do in that regard is let you pick from a wide range of moving services so you can make your move as hands-off as you want.

And those really big or really valuable belongings of yours? Entrust them to us, and we’ll take complete responsibility for transporting them safely and securely to your new home.
The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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