How to Avoid Epic Failures When Long-Distance Moving Large or Valuable Items to or from Austin04/14/2017If you’re moving your Austin household and you’ve got to get something really big or truly priceless from one point to another, your imagination may be revving into overdrive with all the things that could go awry. Calamity isn’t unavoidable, though. There are ways around it, and we’ll get to them in a second. First, let’s look at a number of assumptions you might be entertaining that can – and often do! – bring about disaster. Assuming you’re better off “going it alone” … As the old axiom tells us, 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 massive or valuable thing of yours to reach its destination in good shape, get help: our help. Assuming you can bubble-wrap anything … Bubble wrap isn’t some supernatural substance that protects all things from damage. Believe us – it’s our job to know. Oh, sure, bubble wrap can be an excellent protective barrier for lots of items. But if you plan on moving artwork, antiques, electronics, or anything of great value, yourequire a little extra. And it’s available: all sorts of rugged specialty crates, boxes, and packing materials, many of which can be custom-fit to objects of nearly any size and shape. Assuming all moving trucks are the same … Take it from us, all moving trucks are not created equal. Specialty items like yours must have specialty trucks. And A-1 Freeman has them. These specialty trucks of ours have design [[features|elements]|attributes]63] that seriously limit the movement of your belongings during transport. That, plus your belongings being packed in specialty materials, should convince you that we’ll deliver them to your new home in pristine condition. Assuming your priceless item is so bizarre, no one could have any idea how to transport it … You’d be surprised by what our team at A-1 Freeman can move! Specialty shipments are our … uh … well … specialty. So, before you abandon your special thing, thinking it’s too special for hauling, give us a visit. We’re often depended on to move such treasures as large paintings in heavyy frames, statuary, delicate collectibles and bric-a-brac, priceless antiques, and intricate electronics – even huge things like boats! Still unsure of how we might transport your precious item? Get together with us and we’ll walk you through how we’d tackle it. We think you’ll be relieved! Now that we’ve dispensed with those negative, let’s spend a little more time looking at the positive side of the picture. 5 Reasons People Move With Austin’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group Nowadays you have all types of options for long-distance moving – everything from renting budget U-Hauls for a DIY move, to hiring a pod provider where you pack and they drive, to acquiring the comprehensive services of a well-known van line. Hey, whatever gets your motor revvin’! If you’re going back and forth about it, though, you might check out why so many people rely on Austin’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group for their move. Long-Experienced Staff As opposed to lots of online-based moving brokers, ours is a family business that’s been around since 1974. When you call us, you’re talking with real people on the other end of the line – professional people with extensive experience in long-distance moving. We back our people, too, from our congenial customer service staff to our capable moving crews. You’ll like the fact that our crews wear easy-to-identify uniforms and are background checked, not to mention drug tested – so there’s no uncertainty about who’s entering your home. As for the quality of the work our team does? The numbers don’t lie: 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 want! Awards and Certifications A-1 Freeman Moving Group is one of North American Van Line’s largest moving agents. North American has garnered, among other awards, the Women’s Choice Moving Award in both 2015 and 2016. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been named a North American Quality Award winner and also has received many other laurels from the van line and other, local associations. Aside from this, we have an A+ BBB rating, are an AMSA member, and are a certified ProMover. Large Truck Fleet Because A-1 Freeman Moving Group is among the largest North American agents in the United States, customers benefit from of the extensiveness of our truck fleet. A greater fleet means more-efficient routes and more flexibility in pick-up and delivery scheduling. Global Footprint A-1 Freeman Moving Group can take care of a move across town or around the world. Long-distance moving for sure! But, then, it’s that facility we have for 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 detail is unanticipated. We aim to ensure that, on moving day, you’ve got nothing to fret about. One big thing we do in that regard is let you select from a wide array of moving services so you can make your move as hands-free as you want. And those really big or really precious items of yours? Entrust them to us, and we’ll take complete responsibility for shipping them safely and securely to your new home.