Moving a family estate can be a delicate process. Often the move will involve special, antique furniture, fine china, and family heirlooms that are beyond value. When you need to move or store these items, make sure that you take special care so that your possessions are properly handled and aren’t damaged in the process. (more…)
Your family heirlooms and precious antiques are probably giving you anxiety. Not because you have them, but because now you have to move them. Whom can you trust with this precious cargo? With moving companies in AZ, you certainly have to be careful what type of company you choose.
Here are some tips we have learned from being in the industry:
You want movers who have experience moving antiques. Contact high-end furniture and antique stores and ask them what they look for in a mover. We are an approved mover for several of these types of stores in the Valley, but not all moving companies in AZ are. Call these stores and ask their advice. They will give it to you.
In addition to the recommendations from the furniture companies, think about who you want in your home? Do you want a happy mover who is recommended and taken care of by their company, or a mover from a company with a high turnover rate who is disgruntled? Seems like an easy decision.
An angry or overtired mover is certainly not going to treat your belongings with respect. If you are looking for moving companies in AZ to move your antiques, then you should definitely not go with the cheapest bid, and I will tell you why. Moving does have costs. Trucks, fuel, materials and wages are some of the costs a moving company faces. Here are some bonuses you get if your movers are treated the right way:
You would think that most moving companies in AZ would be extra-careful with antiques, but unfortunately they are not all great, and there is only so much quality you can expect for two guys and a truck at $49.95 per hour. Antiques tend to have a lot of intricacies in their design, and the wrapping process should take this into account
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You want movers that will go through your home with you on moving day while you point out the most delicate and special antique items. They should take note of everything that needs special attention. Yes, you pay movers by the hour, but they still need to take care with these irreplaceable items. Viewing the whole scene first will help the movers make your move efficient yet still careful.
Check out this endorsement from a fine furniture store in the Valley regarding our ability to move fine and antique furniture:
You hire movers because you want an easy moving process that is streamlined and less stressful than doing it yourself. In order to make sure you have a successful move that meets all of these criteria, you should make sure your Phoenix mover has a truck stacked with all of the necessities.
Your moving truck should come stocked with:
Two-wheeler: This is the traditional dolly that most people think of when it comes to moving. While these are indeed handy, your Phoenix mover should have a few more tricks up their sleeve when it comes to moving.
Four-wheeler: This type of cart is great for the extremely heavy or awkward load. Your mover should send out more than a couple movers at a time (for example, we like to send out three) but if there are only two, dollies can help with the really heavy stuff.
Door ramp: This goes in the threshold of door and serves many functions. It prevents damage to the step leading out of the door, and also to your furniture. A Phoenix mover should not drag your furniture on the ground, but a ramp will still make walking and transporting your furniture easier.
Door jamb pads: these are one of the many protection items that a Phoenix mover should bring on any moving job. It is crucial that your doorways are protected from bumps and nicks that can occur while moving. Your doors and furniture will be grateful!
Carpet protection: With a Phoenix mover, you want to make sure your carpets are protected, both in your old home and your new home. You want to line the floors and walkways and make sure footprints are not going through your home.
A-frame: This is another rolling cart that is shaped like the letter “A.” Usually used for breakable or fragile items, the configuration of this cart allows for an extra-smooth ride. On the A-frame you can usually find large pieces of glass, fragile items, marble tops, or mattresses.
Rubber bands: These are gigantic, thick rubber bands that are used for a lot of stuff. We pad-wrap each item and these bands are used to secure the padding onto your furniture. Typically, they go over sofas and other items and they help expedite the moving process by keeping the packing materials securely on your items.
Moving pads: Your Phoenix mover should always bring moving pads on the job. Our trucks are stocked with 80 pads on a daily basis, although we can bring more if the job warrants it. Oh, and make sure your company uses clean pads. No sense in wrapping your white sofa if you are just going to wrap it in a dirty pad.
Our favorite thing at the end of the day is a happy customer, so we use all of this different equipment to make sure you are happy with when it is complete (and during).
Moving is a stressful and strenuous task. As local Phoenicians, we know that moving in our Valley of the Sun poses its own unique challenges. We want to let you know that no matter which one of the Scottsdale moving companies you choose, you should ‘go local.’ Choosing a local business has more far-reaching effects than simply nostalgia or loyalty to your community. The economic effects are huge.
There are many benefits to ‘going local.’ It has become such a movement that it even has its own economic terminology – ‘localization.’ When people refer to ‘going local’ in terms of the Phoenix metropolitan area, they mean within Maricopa County. You can choose to use local, home-grown companies for many facets of your business, from grocery stores to clothing shops and more. Scottsdale moving companies are just one example of a local choice you can make.
According to a study from Sonoma State University, the local economy is really what benefits from a localization strategy. There are tons of national moving companies to choose from when you make a move, and you may be tempted to use one if you have heard the name before, or because they are well-renowned. Well, here is some motivation to choose a local business. If you choose to make your move with local Scottsdale moving companies, you are providing jobs for local citizens; you are generating more business income and more tax revenue than a company that has their headquarters somewhere else. This extra money gets dumped back into our state and helps with so much from roads to schools.
Here are some other reasons to go local:
More of your hard-earned dollars get pumped back into the economy where you live
It shows pride in where you make your home
You have the power to help local businesses survive
You are encouraging capitalism and entrepreneurship which are at the heart of America
You can be a good example to friends and neighbors and inspire them to do the same
There are many ways you can choose to keep your shopping and your dollars within Maricopa County. Look for local restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, banks and more. There is nothing wrong with a chain supermarket or anything else, but choosing to shop and vend locally will help keep your local economy creative, keep them excited, and keep businesses thriving.
Scottsdale moving companies provide hundreds of jobs and pour hundreds of thousands in revenue right back into the economy. So the next time you make a big economic decision, such as who should handle my move, think local and choose Scottsdale moving companies for the task.
When you move in North Scottsdale, you have more things to consider than the average person. For one, you may have a lot of valuables in your home. You need movers you can trust with these items. You also may have a larger home than many other people in the Valley. For this reason, you need to look for a company that has the right equipment to handle your needs. One of the most important things you need to look for in North Scottsdale moving companies is how well they communicate with you. That above all else will ease your worries during the stress of a move.
Movers in North Scottsdale deal with all types of valuables. From furniture that is very delicate and/or expensive to artwork to antiques, movers in this region should be able to handle it all. Don’t be afraid to get specific and ask your potential mover exactly how they plan to move your more delicate items. If there is no specific plan in place, they may not be the mover for you. Make sure your mover knows how to pack items. These are not the type of moves that will use a few moving blankets to protect your items. Make sure your items are well padded and protected and taken care of so there is no damage to them during your move.
North Scottsdale Moving Companies are accustomed to dealing with large moves and houses with a lot of square footage. These types of home can contain a lot of furniture and boxes, and extra-special care needs to be taken to make sure that your move is taken care of in a timely and efficient manner. Make sure to ask how many personnel will be there executing your move and about the plan to move your items. A good plan in place means you were given an accurate quote, and this makes the company more trustworthy.
Communication is Key
Moving can be so stressful, and this is made all the worse when you do not know what is going on. A good moving company will know how nervous you may be and will work with you to quell your fears. North Scottsdale moving companies usually make the owners available for the move from beginning to end. Since this is such a high-end move, the owner should want to make sure they are involved in the whole process so their good name remains intact. You should be able to easily reach the owner by phone and communication should be second to none.
There are so many factors that go into the execution of a move. From planning to packing to loading and unloading, moving is a daunting task. You already know that you don’t want to go it alone – now just follow our suggestions for getting a great mover in your area and you will be just fine.