A Move Coordinator--Taking the Stress Out of Your Move to Austin

Family Moving to a New HomeFor someone planning a long-distance move, the details of the move itself are just overwhelming—going through and packing up your belongings, figuring out who is doing your packing, scheduling trucks, putting your house on the market and finding a new residence--these are just a few of the items that cause sleepless nights if you have a For Sale sign in your front yard. And once you do drift off in slumber, you are having bad dreams about a scrappy moving crew loading your entire life into a ramshackle moving van with questionable mud flaps-so being awake is actually superior to that scenario.

Relax. When you choose the right moving company, you don't have to worry about the particulars --you'll have a move coordinator to guide you every moment of your move to Austin, one step at a time, and act as your main point of contact throughout--from deciding how much bubble wrap you will need to making sure the swing set is set up at your new residence. With a move coordinator on your side, you'll never panic about your move.

Here are some things your move coordinator will handle, beginning with supporting the account manager with your moving estimate.

Estimate Time, Trucks, and Materials

Regardless if you are packing yourself or having the moving company send a crew to do it, you will want to get supplies--boxes, tape, paper, and bubble wrap or peanuts. Your account manager--someone with an average of ten years in the moving industry--will visit your house, and walk through with you to figure out not only how many trucks you will require, but can verify how many boxes--and what sizes—you will need for every room. If you choose to pack yourself, they will give you suggestions on how to pack the boxes so they are not too bulky. Once you've gone through the entire residence—living area, basement, attics, garage—you will get an idea of the time and materials necessary to get you moving. If you've got stuff in a storage locker somewhere, make sure and tell your account manager, too--the last thing you want is to neglect to mention you've got a 10 X 20 storage locker that is packed full.

Plan for Disassembly and Assembly

A professional moving company only retains top-quality, experienced moving crews. The guys that arrive at your house on moving day are background checked, insured, uniformed, and experienced. Since your move coordinator has a list of what needs to be disassembled and then put back together, your crew will have the tools and expertise to handle the project--from a grandfather clock to a washing machine, you can rest assured that the job will be done correctly. If you change your mind about something (donating the pool table or deciding to take the big grill after all), simply give your move coordinator a call and it's handled.

Manage Vehicle Transport

Interstate moves usually involve moving your automobiles, boats, and motorcycles. Move coordinators can not only assist with the details of transporting your wheeled things, but can inform you on registering and tagging them if you're going to a new state or country.

Storage in Austin

Sometimes your new home is still being built, or you are redecorating and not sure what you'll wind up keeping, or you are doing some renovating and not all the way finished when you move. Your move coordinator manages for short-term storage while you are waiting to finish moving in. Your coordinator is knowledgeable on how to pack for storage, based on your timeframe for when you will need it. Your boxes are packed and coordinated by destination--the things going to your house will be separate from the boxes and other belongings going into storage. When you're ready to have those belongings delivered, just notify your move coordinator and the trucks and movers are on their way.

A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been in the business over 40 years, and offers professional service—no matter if your move is across town in Austin or across the globe. Click here to get started on your estimate and leave the logistics to the pros.