The first thing to do in the process is to contact our local sales agent. They will provide you with a free quote for the long distance moving services, which is the estimated price of your relocation. Quotes can also be obtained by filling out the form on our website. You’ll also learn about our options for auto transport and storage services. At the same time, you can book a date for the relocation. At the appointed day and time, our movers will arrive at your home and begin work on your belongings. Please note that putting stuff into boxes isn’t part of our basic service, only the basic disassembling and handling of bulky furniture is included. If you want us to do more, you’ll have to order the full-pack solution separately. Here’s what you should know about it.
If you want our crew to pack everything up, you’ll need to order a separate packing solution. This means that, aside from the basic packing that we provide for all our clients, we will also handle all the other objects in your home. This solution will, however, affect the final price of your move, so make sure you plan it in advance.
For everything to go smoothly, our crew will need your household inventory. That is an all-encompassing, comprehensive list of items that should be packed. One quick search through this list and our mover will know whether to pack this or that particular thing. It is important to note that if you remember last-minute that you want our packers to handle any items that are not on the inventory list, this will mean a higher cost than you were given in a quote. This is why you will be able to make changes to your inventory list until the day before the move.
When the moving day comes, our team will do everything they can to help you and ensure a frictionless move. Here are some more details on what you can expect from them.
As we said before, boxing up isn’t included in the basic moving package, but other things are. A team of Trico Long Distance Movers will disassemble your furniture and other items that can be disassembled and wrap them up. Also, we will pack up all the fragile things, like mirrors, lamps, and pictures. We’ll make sure that computers, laptops, TV sets, and other electronics suffer no damage whatsoever.
However, if you order the full packaging service, our crew will handle absolutely everything. You won’t have to lift a finger. In our trade, safety comes first. Safety of you and our crew, but also your belongings. You can be sure that all your belongings will be packed with maximum protection applied. All items will be protected from outside influences and from each other with cushioning. That way, everything will be set in place and ready for the trip.
If you need more than the basic solution, but would still rather handle some things yourself, you can opt for our partial packaging service. This means that our professional packers will only handle those items that you ask them to, leaving the rest to you.
We understand that, for your hard-earned money, you wish nothing short of the most excellent and the most professional approach. With Trico Long Distance Movers, you get exactly that! In preparing your home for relocation, our team will use our own packing materials. You can rest assured that all the necessary supplies, such as bubble wrap, duct tape, paper, blankets, and more, will arrive on your doorstep. And once the unpacking is done and the entire process finished, we will take away the leftover materials, so that you don’t have to deal with it.
Finally, every moving process ends with unpacking. Our local moving team at the destination will carry the boxes and other stuff into your new home, and leave them in various rooms per your instructions. Unpacking of boxes, unfortunately, isn’t included in the price estimate, because we don’t provide that service.
What we do, however, is unpacking and reassembling all items that we disassembled before the move. That goes for furniture, as well as for all other bulkier household pieces. Electronics and fragile stuff are also included. And in case that there are some of your belongings that can’t get into the house right away, Trico Long Distance Movers provide you with storage space for one month – free of charge!
To round up this guide, we present you with some of the most frequently asked questions about this solution. And the answers to them, of course.
Q: Why hire professional packers?
A: In the stressful environment of relocation, letting experienced professionals handle your belongings is the best option on the table. That way, the risk of something breaking or someone getting injured is virtually reduced to zero, and you can focus your attention on other matters, such as not forgetting anything.
Q: Can I pack anything I wish?
A: Not exactly. Every moving company is subjected to the laws defining prohibited items for shipping. These are mostly flammable, explosive, and toxic materials. Sales agents are the perfect persons to provide answers to this question.
Q: What are the most common moving supplies?
A: For starters, cardboard boxes. Basically, anything smaller than chairs can be stored in them. For cushioning, use bubble wrap, paper, crumbled newspapers, or even towels and blankets. You should try not to run out of various tapes and foils, too.
Q: Where to get boxes for relocation?
A: If you decide not to go with our supplies, you can get boxes and crates from local warehouses and retailers. You can also ask around for some leftover materials at grocery and retail stores.
Q: Can I put stuff in the drawers for relocation?
A: Of course, but make sure the drawers are secured, so nothing falls out and gets damaged or damages something else. Also, let the professionals know that the drawers aren’t empty because they’ll have to lift them.
Q: If I don’t want professional services, can I get expert advice?
A: Sure thing! Contact us, and our sales agents will be happy to help you.
Q: Are my belongings insured for the trip?
A: They are. Trico Long Distance Movers has mandatory insurance for your things which comes at a rate of $0.60 per pound of the damaged item. We also offer third-party lump-sum insurance if you request it, and we absolutely encourage getting it for your more valuable be
Q: Why should I disassemble my furniture for the move?
A: Because it is much easier to handle when taken apart, and it will take up much less space in the truck or storage.
Q: How is the price calculated?
A: For most companies (including Trico), the price is calculated based on the relocation distance and weight of the belongings being shipped. That’s why making an accurate household inventory before the move is crucial. If you are not sure about the price, contact our Trico customer satisfaction representatives near you and get a free estimate.