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March 02, 2020

Your Mover Wears A Lot of Hats--These Are the Big Ones

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Everyone who has ever moved understands what an sentimental time it is--saying goodbye to your home, your close friends, job, neighborhood--is understandably overwhelming. What many of us don't realize, at least not immediately, is the role that your moving company in Austin takes on in aiding you through the moving transition.

Professional movers are the most amazing multi-taskers of the world. The following are just a portion of the hats they wear, and off the books offerings they supply.


Your moving crew manager mightn't have a master’s degree in psychology (don't discount it), but he has devoted considerable time around folks in transition, and he has been told it all. Therefore, it's very important to pick a moving company in Austin that you feel comfortable with. When you fall apart walking through the (now teen's) first nursery for the last time, that is the shoulder you sob--or at the very least sniff a lot--on. When you are needing to choose whether to keep a truly hideous reclining chair that you got when you were first on your own and you could not pay for anything more appealing, that's the person you turn to for suggestions. When you find yourself wondering if it is ok to toss out the items your mother-in-law gives you for Christmas and you aren't keen on, he will be your Dear Abby. Choose smartly--a great moving crew will be worth its weight in gold…and therapy.


One of many great mysteries of life is how a couch which slid inside your family room like the renowned greased pig has exploded to a size that will make you believe you're just going to need to leave it for the new homeowners. Enter your mover. They know how to organize the team in the perfect angles so that your big comfortable couch turns the corner like it's on wheels. They're also good with determining the number of cartons you will have (take your approximation and double it) as well as figuring out the size moving van it will take to carry it all.

Among the initial questions you're going to get is, "How many bedrooms?". This gives them a rough idea of the pieces of furniture you have-- a four-bedroom house is more likely to possess multiple living areas compared to a two-bedroom apartment. If you have any substantial items, email a photo with proportions. The more details you'll be able to provide them with in advance, the more exact the estimates shall be.

The Chippendale's Apprentice

Thomas Chippendale--get your head out of the gutter. Chippendale used to be a master furniture creator in the 1700s, and his iconic design is still the final word in stylish rooms. Anyhow, most of your pieces of furniture has been constructed from several pieces, and the easiest way to move it is to take it apart. In case your furniture is more Ikea as opposed to exquisite, you will still need a professional to take that stuff apart--it's more complex as compared to standard pieces that have identifiable bolts and screws.

Have baggies at hand for the screws, bolts, and whatnot that you will need to put items together again.


Now that all the tables and bed frames have been disassembled, the dresser drawers are vacant, and also the pots and pans are packed, it has all got to go in the moving van. Now's when the moving company in Austin definitely excels--they are space organizing geniuses. Skilled crews function much like a well-oiled machine. They understand what things to place in the moving van first, how to arrange all the things to ensure that the weight is evenly distributed, and all things are in the suitable spot once the trip has ended and the moving truck pulls in your new driveway.

A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin is skilled with the numerous hats that movers wear. If you are looking for a professional moving company to help you with your next move, call us today!


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