Types Of Moving Services

Posted on: 9 March 2021

If you are getting ready for a move, then you must book movers. The following can help you choose the best level of service for your needs.

DIY Service

A full DIY service means not only are you loading and unloading the truck alone, but you are also renting, picking up, and driving the truck. This is usually the least expensive option and is most suitable for local moves where you plan to make several trips. It's often better suited to small moves, such as one-bedroom apartments, unless you have quite a few family members or friends that are willing to help you out on moving day.

You-Load Service

A you-load service provides you with a truck and a driver. The truck, or at least its trailer, is dropped off, and you and your helpers load it with all of your belongings. Then, the drivers return, hook up the trailer, and repeat the process at your new place so that you can now unload the trailer. They will pick up the empty trailer at a pre-determined time. This is an inexpensive alternative to traditional moving if you are on a tight budget and only need someone else to handle the transportation of your belongings. You-load services are well suited to both local and long-distance moves, as long as you have unloading help at the destination.

Full Service

Full-service movers are the preferred way to move. Not only do the movers drive the truck, but they also load all of your furniture and boxes onto the truck. They will then unload it at your new home. All you have to do is pack and unpack, although most full-service movers require that someone from the household be present at both the pickup and the drop-off location during the move. Often, full-service movers will even place furniture and boxes in the rooms where they belong, which makes unpacking easier. They may also do simple reassembly, such as putting together bed frames.

Complete Service

A complete moving service, also called white-glove service, is most people's moving dream. Complete services go a bit beyond full-service movers. These movers will typically handle all packing services as well as the actual move. They may also put together more complicated furniture at your destination, or even set up certain items like entertainment systems. Often, complete services are provided on an a la carte basis. This means you pay for the full service, then add on additional services as you need them.

Contact local movers to learn more about the various options so you can pick the one that is right for your move.


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