Logistics of a Move

Dating back as far as the late 19th century, modern large-scale moving companies have proven to be a necessity in the industrialized western world and beyond—from full service packages to mover’s insurance, modern moving has proven to be an involved and arduous process. So what exactly goes into a move? The ins and outs might surprise you.

Dating back as far as the late 19th century, modern large-scale moving companies have proven to be a necessity in the industrialized western world and beyond—from full service packages to mover’s insurance, modern moving has proven to be an involved and arduous process. So what exactly goes into a move? The ins and outs might surprise you.

 

Travel and Road Planning

Arguably the most involved part of the moving process, planning out the safest and most efficient itinerary for your possessions takes a great deal of effort and know-how. Coordinating a moving fleet without incident requires a great deal of prior knowledge in addition to equipment and vehicle maintenance efforts—movers have to be prepared for a client to take them literally anywhere in the country (and sometimes even beyond!)

Simply GPS-ing your destination’s address generally doesn’t cut it, as movers are required to plan around the transport of potentially fragile goods, choosing routes that support the weight and size of professional cargo trucks, and much more. “Moving” is quite literally the main challenge the industry takes on.

 

Finalizing a Moving Quote

As challenging as it is to physically haul a household of goods cross country, it can be significantly challenging to ensure a client receives the most accurate quote for their services as possible as well—mover’s quotes and estimates tend to be specific, variable costs based on the exact logistics of your situation.

Overall weight, types of furniture/goods, additional services required and more all factor into a final quote based entirely around what exactly it takes to meet your needs—a good moving quote will ultimately be win-win when stacked up to a flat rate.

Packing It Up

Packing and loading up a moving truck can appear deceptively simple—after all, if your movers were simply tossing all your goods into a random pile and calling it a day, they wouldn’t be in business!

Professional movers have to know exactly how to go about packing and transporting everything a client can possibly throw at them, from taxidermied flamingoes to family-size Jacuzzis. Properly transporting your items largely comes down to packaging them safely for transport, and it’s almost a separate job in and of itself. In many cases, you may even be able to estimate the quality of a moving company based on the variety and quantity of context-specific packing supplies they offer.

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