7 Services You Should Expect from a Moving Company (Plus a Bonus)

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When thinking about moving, people usually consider how they will take their things from one place to the other, concentrating only on transportation. But a moving company offers several other services that complement that of transportation. Knowing about these services will make your life a lot easier, as they will not only help you to save time, but also save you from a lot of stress.

Next are 7 services moving companies offer their clients to make their move smoother, plus a bonus.

Supplies and Materials

A moving company will have all the materials you need for a move. This means you won’t have to go to a store to get boxes or bubble wrap. Also, a moving company will provide you with supplies you didn’t even know you needed. They will have extremely large boxes, furniture blankets and extra padding for fragile objects like paintings and mirrors. 


Packing is the most time consuming and complicated part of moving. Moving companies can pack your things for an extra fee, which can save you from feeling overwhelmed by this process. Thanks to their experience, they’ll be done in less time than you would. Also, moving companies know exactly how to pack things so they won’t be compromised during transportation. 

Disassembling Furniture

Large and heavy furniture is not easy to move. A moving company can make sure it is transported smoothly, from disassembling, to carefully packing it, to assembling it once you get to your destination.  


Removing Junk

One of the positive things about moving is that you can declutter your home. Since things are being packed to take somewhere else, it’s easy to get rid of things you don’t need anymore. Moving companies will provide bins for you to put your junk in and remove it as part of the moving service. 

Long-distance Transportation

Moving companies obviously move your belongings from one place to another, but if you’re doing a long-distance move, it’s good to make sure the moving company you’re vetting provides this service. It’s also important to ask about the scale of the moves they’re used to handling. Some companies only do small-scale, like homes, while others will do large-scale and move offices. 

Specialty Goods Transportation

Moving companies also provide special services for your valuable belongings. Their expert team will figure out the strategy and planning your goods need. They have years of experience and will know how to properly pack your things, so nothing is damaged or scratched. They will also figure out the correct way of getting these valuables, like paintings, mirrors or pianos, out of your home or building. It’s easy to drop or to hit these items against surfaces because of their size. 


It’s common when moving to a new place that you might need to keep some of your things in storage. Be it because of renovations, or because you’re waiting to see how an initial batch of things fits in your new place, a moving company will offer storage services for both long and short-term solutions. Your belongings will be kept in facilities with HVAC systems where they will be locked and protected until you need them. 

Bonus: Donating

Some moving companies will want to give back to the community by donating your lightly used furniture to shelters. It’s important to ask the moving company when you’re calling them for a quote if they offer this service, as not all of them do. They will transport your pre-loved items for free.