How to Avoid Epic Failures When Long-Distance Moving Massive or Priceless Items to or from Austin04/14/2017If you’re moving your Austin household and you’ve got to get something really big or really precious from one point to another, your imagination may be revving into overdrive with all the things that could fail. Calamity isn’t certain, though. There are ways around it, and we’ll get to them shortly. First, let’s look at a few 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 magical substance that protects all things from damage. Believe us – it’s our job to know. Oh, sure, bubble wrap can provide an excellent protective barrier for many items. But if you plan on moving artwork, antiques, electronics, or anything of great value, yourequire a little extra. And you can get it: all sorts of rugged specialty crates, boxes, and packing materials, many of which can be custom-fit to objects of nearly any size and configuration. Assuming all moving trucks are identical … We can tell you from experience that 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 seriously limit the movement of your belongings during transport. That, plus your belongings being packed in specialty materials, is your assurance that we’ll deliver them to your new home in mint condition. Assuming your priceless item is so unique, no one could a clue about how to transport it … You’d be amazed by what our team at A-1 Freeman can move! Specialty shipments are our … uh … well … specialty. So, before you consign your special thing to oblivion, thinking it’s too special for hauling, give us a visit. We’re often depended on to move such valuables as big paintings in heavyy frames, statuary, fragile collectibles and bric-a-brac, priceless antiques, and intricate electronics – even huge things like boats! Still unsure of how we might transport your valuable item? Get together with us and we’ll walk you through how we’d get it done. We expect you’ll be relieved! Now that we’ve dispensed with those negative, let’s spend a bit 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 employing a pod provider where you pack and they drive, to purchasing the extensive services of a well-known van line. Hey, whatever you think’ll get the job done! If you’re not sure about it, though, you might contemplate 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 friendly customer service staff to our skillful moving crews. You’ll appreciate 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 entering your home. As for the quality of the work our employees do? 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 received, 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 can lay claim to 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 Given that A-1 Freeman Moving Group is among the largest North American agents in the nation, customers benefit from of the impressive size 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 indeed! But, then, it’s that adroitness 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 detail is forgotten. We aim to ensure that, on moving day, you’ve got nothing to fret about. One big thing we do to that end is let you choose from a wide range of moving services so you can make your move as hands-free as you like. 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.