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Movers - Different Types of Movers

The moving industry is very large and it is designed such that there are different types of movers because different people have different needs. For this reason, it is advisable, and possible, to choose the movers who will take care of your specific needs. It is important to know the level of assistance you will need from the movers before setting out to search for them. Some people want movers who will take care of everything from packing, loading, unloading, up to unpacking, while other just want movers to assist them in the transportation only.

The first of the different types of movers, and the most inclusive option, are the full-service movers. Full service movers handle all aspects of the moving process – everything from packing, loading, unloading at the new home and unpacking. Full service movers also provide transport and if they do not have the trucks, they can outsource the service for you. Full service movers are professionals and they are usually licensed by the relevant government agency. These movers will insure all your belongings against theft or any damage they may get in transit. Full service movers are readily available, both online and offline, and they mostly charge per hour. Full service movers are also involved in auto-shipping if you require the service and they offer storage facilities. These movers usually cover the whole country, but with some special arrangements, they are able to provide moving services to those moving out of the country. Full service movers are best suite for those who are working and so do not have enough time to get involved in the moving process and those who have some money to spare.

The second of the different types of movers is self-service moving. This is a hybrid moving option in that it requires you to do the actual packing and loading and the unloading and unpacking when you reach the new home. All that the moving company does is to provide the moving truck and the driver. This service is best suited for small inter-state moves and for those who do not have a lot of money to spare. This system is also useful to those who want greater control in handling their own stuff because although it is possible to get insurance on belongings on transit, some things are irreplaceable. The system beats the DIY or do-it-yourself system in that there is an advantage of an experienced driver to assist in the moving process and it is possible to get insurance.

The DIY or do-it-yourself, as the name suggests, is a moving option where you handle all aspects of the move from packing, loading, unloading and unpacking at the new home. There are several advantages of using this method of relocating such as the low prices and the convenience of being able to set your own moving schedule. However, the system is disadvantageous in that you have to come up with your own plan, you have to find storage facilities and it is not possible to insure your belongings among other disadvantages.