• When you have never moved in your life, you would think moving is moving. What is there to think about moving? I am just going to call a moving company and see how much they will charge to move my couch, bed and TV. Well, then, when you call the movers and they ask you to take an inventory of everything intended for moving, you come to realize that there is much more than couch, TV and a bed to be moved after all. At the time of taking the inventory, you also see that many of your household items will have to be wrapped, protected and prepared for the moving. This is the moment you start thinking about moving rates and how to save on moving expenses. There are definitely ways to save on your moving cost and moving tips that will help you stay sane during the relocation. Moving is always a challenge, whether you are moving across the street or across the country. You need proper planning and organizing of every detail in order to have a smooth shift and save dollars.

    Moving Services And Companies – Types And Costs
    Moreover, to keep things going smoothly first you need to consider the different types of moving services and costs associated with them. Depending on your needs and requirements, you may need a specific type of moving services. There are three major types of moving services categories and then there are some subcategories.

    Major moving services types are local, long distance and commercial. Yet your local move sometimes may be considered an inter province whenever you are moving out of the province, but is still in the local moves radius. In this case, for example, you may have to consider the different types of movers as well. Some moving companies only perform local moves and do not have the license to make an inter province move, yet they may offer you the option. This would be illegal and if something happens to your goods, you may have to go through a lot of troubles to get a claim approved.

    Calculate moving costs based on the moving type
    Calculating the complete costs of performing an end-to-end move depends on many factors. The factors that play a big role when estimating the costs depend on the requested moving services types, the size (and weight) of the items you are about to move, the distance from the origin and destination location and others. You can get a fast and easy moving quote calculation directly from here.

    More On The Types Of Moving Services

    Local Moving Services
    Local moves are those within a certain mileage radius a moving company has the permit to operate. The different types of moving companies have different permits, so some movers’ radius for local moves could be larger. If you are relocating locally it is a good idea to search for movers that only perform local moves as they often can give you better deals. Local moves are charged by the hour and depending on the province you live in rates may vary. The total cost of your moving will also depend on whether you need full moving service or partial packing. These are types of moving services most movers offer and you can choose from based on your needs.

    Long Distance Moving Services

    Depending on your moving services type selected, doing most of the packing yourself will save you a lot on both moving labor and packing materials.

    Long distance is a move usually more than one hundred miles away from the point of origin. Most types of movers offer long distance moving service, but again not all of them. Some movers often specialize in one or maximum two types of moving services. When moving long distance the cost will be significantly higher. The average moving rates are based on the weight and the cubic feet of your goods, as well as the distance traveled. When you are moving across the county it is a good idea to get an in-house estimate for more accurate moving quote. This type of moving service is something all local to you movers should offer, free of charge, if they offer long distance moving services. The type of moving companies that do not offer in-house estimate may not be fully licensed or legit, so be careful when choosing your movers.

    Commercial Relocation
    Commercial is any moving that serves any type of business relocation needs. It might be a small office or a big corporation. Whenever a business needs to relocate, movers consider that type of moving service commercial. The way of charging is usually more flexible as there are more specific relocation needs. Moving a big or small office, or some kind of factory, requires more man power, specific packing and equipment. Most types of movers will also assign one moving consultant who will do the whole planning, on the spot estimate and be the only point of contact during the relocation process. Commercial relocation is more expensive and more complicated that’s why many types of moving companies do not offer it as a service.

    Moving is not fun, and many shudder only at the thought about moving. In the beginning, you often don’t realize the complexity of the moving process, but once it begins you start seeing the little details that construct the big picture you had in mind. The cost of the moving is a major factor that would play a role in the type of moving service you choose. Many of us often would go for the self-moving service because self moving is cheaper. Yet that is not always true especially if you don’t have an idea of how to organize and execute a move. The next option comes in handy the – moving and storage service. If you see that you can’t handle a relocation on your own, you should turn to a professional moving company. Again, consider the type of moving service you need and hire the corresponding types of movers. Do not forget to research your movers and verify their legitimacy.

    Specialty Moving Companies
    Specialty moving companies such as piano or gun safe movers specialize in moving large expensive equipment that could easily get damaged or damage your house if moved improperly.

    If you own a piano why should you hire a piano mover rather than a regular moving company?
    Many of you may be wondering why you would need to hire a professional piano moving company to move your piano, rather than using the household mover who is moving the rest of the contents of your house. The main reason for hiring a professional piano mover is that many household movers do not have adequate training or equipment to properly move a piano.

    The average upright piano weighs between 400 and 900 pounds. Grand pianos can weigh between 650 and 1300 pounds. The value of a piano can vary from a few hundred dollars to 500,000 dollars depending on the make, model, age and condition of the piano. The majority of piano moves involve moving the instrument through a tight space such as a small doorframe or staircase. In some cases, the piano may need to be dismantled in order to get it out of your house. Using and experienced professional piano mover will drastically minimize the risk of damage to the instrument and to your home.

    Here at Calgary Piano Movers, we have come across many cases where a customer hired a household mover to move their piano and had to make an emergency call to us because the household mover wasn’t able to get the piano out of his/ her house. In other cases, we have received calls from customers who had hired a un-reliable piano movers because their price was much lower, and they had to book an emergency move with us due to that piano mover not showing.

    Calgary Piano Movers also specializes in moving all heavy items such as pianos, gun safes, lab equipment, etc.. We will move your piano locally, within the Calgary area, or across the country as well as internationally.

    How are heavy items moved?
    When you hire a professional piano mover, such as Calgary Piano Movers, you can expect 2-3 people to come to your home equipped with piano skids, moving pads, ramps, slings, and we offer over 24 years experience and knowledge moving all types of pianos. We use special techniques to maneuver pianos or other items out of your house. For instance, when a piano is put on the truck, it will be safely secured to the vehicle in order to avoid damage during transport. In the most difficult moves, 4-6 people may be used. Generally when a piano or other items are moved by someone other than a professional piano mover they won’t have the experience and a lot of the safety precautions aren’t used. While hiring a professional piano mover does not completely eliminate the risk of damage, it will drastically reduce this risk of it happening. Furthermore, a good piano mover will assess the situation and inform you if there is a chance of damage before they begin the move, and will give you the option of proceeding or not.

    Are all specialty movers equal?
    Unfortunately, as in any trade, each moving company varies in their level of quality and experience. Some piano movers are better equipped and have more experience than others. You also find that some act with more care and integrity than other moving companies. The best way to find a good specialty mover for pianos is to check the reviews on Google or their website, also call around to your local piano stores, piano technicians and piano teachers to find out which company they use. Piano stores in particular have a high stake in ensuring that they use reliable, high quality piano movers who have the least risk of damaging their instruments and are properly insured in the event that the unforeseen does happen. Calgary Piano Movers has over 24 years of experience, we offer competitive rates and our customers seem to agree that we offer a great service. To check out our reviews please see our customer review page or our Google Plus page.

    To get a rate quote please fill in Calgary Piano Movers online form or call 1 (403) 805-3427.


    Ref: Types of Moving Services and Companies
    Author: Vasilka Atanasova
    Publication: Moving Guide
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