Knowing exactly which type of moving services you need is a key part of the equation when hiring a moving company. It may surprise you to find out just how many options and types of services are available, which is why it’s important to have a basic understanding of what’s available before contacting a prospective moving company. Not only does this knowledge help you to get a more accurate cost assessment, but it can also help guard against overpaying for services that you may not need.

In order to better inform our readers about the various options, we’ve put together this comprehensive listing of the most popular and widely used moving services. With this information, you’ll be able to contact several movers and compare their prices while being assured that you’re getting the services that best fit your moving needs.

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Residential Moving

A residential move is any type of move from one living space to another. Whether you live in a home, apartment, or condo, when you need to relocate your belongings to another place of residence, that qualifies as a residential move. There are also several types of moves that fall under the banner of a residential move. Examples include local, long distance, cross country, and international moving.

Commercial & Office Moving

If you own or rent a commercial space or office, there are specific moving services tailored to your needs. In simple terms, any move that isn’t a residential move will most likely be some form of a commercial move, whether it’s an office, warehouse, storage facility, or anything else that doesn’t qualify as moving from one residence to another.

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Three Men and A Truck is a local, long distance, and international moving company with years of industry experience. We serve customers from all over the world, helping them to find affordable moving solutions, no matter where they’re moving to or from. We’re happy to offer free cost estimates to any interested party, regardless of how big or small your move may be. Contact us today to learn more, or if you’d like a FREE price quote, simply fill out our online request form of call us at (888) 908-6496!

Local Moving

The difference between a local and long distance move is, as you might expect, mainly has to do with the distance of the move. Local moves are often within the same city and almost always within the same state. If you’re moving less than 100 miles from where you currently live, you’ll be looking for local moving services.

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Long Distance

Any move that’s over 100 miles is considered a long distance move, whether it’s to a different part of the state you currently in, to a nearby state, or even to the other side of the country. These types of moves are charged based on a price quote system that takes into account the specifics of your move and include things like the amount of belongings you need moved, how far they need to be hauled, as well as other services such as loading and unloading the moving truck. Due to the nature of long distance moving, the pricing can vary drastically based on these criteria—it obviously costs more to move from the west coast to the east coast than it would to move from a coastal city to the middle of the country.

International & Overseas Moving

Moving internationally is a somewhat more complicated endeavor than moving within the United States. For one, there’s the added distance and, in most cases, the need to ship your belongings by boat in order to get them where they’re going. There may also be customs declarations requirements in some countries, as well as tax considerations that you’ll need to be mindful of when moving to another country. Because moving overseas or internationally is a more intensive process, it’s a good idea to seek out a company that has ample experience with coordinating and executing international moves, which not every company does.

International Moving

The best approach is to find a moving company that regularly operates between both the country you currently live in and the one you’re moving to. This way, you’ll be better positioned to focus on the various other aspects of relocating your life to another country, of which there are many. If you need any additional services, such as pet relocation or car shipping, all the more reason to find an experienced mover that understands the ins and outs of the process.

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Military Moving

For members of the military, moving is often a regular part of life and many movers have services specifically to accommodate service members. As most members of the armed forces know, the military will pay for moving costs through approved moving companies, but they’ll also offer support if you contract with a third party moving company. Since this is the case, there are several companies that provide long distance and overseas relocation services catered to military families. Whether your PCS orders take you across the country or to the other side of the world, there’s no shortage of options. The number of options provided by different companies is one reason that military members may opt for a moving company on their own, as opposed to going through the channels provided by the DoD. Another benefit is that some moving companies can ship a car for you along with your belongings, making it easy to ship a POV along with your personal belongings after receiving your PCS orders.

Auto Transport

There are a handful of moving companies that are also capable of transporting a vehicle on your behalf. Many customers who are moving long distance, especially families with more than one car, prefer to have a vehicle shipped along with their furniture and personal belongings. The benefits are fairly obvious: you won’t need to drive multiple cars during your move, you save on the wear and tear of a long road trip, and it crosses off one more concern you may have during the moving process. In some instances, we’ve moved families across the country and shipped multiple cars for them so that they can just hop on a plane and make the trip in one day instead of trekking across the country to get to their new home.

To learn more about our long distance moving and car shipping services, please visit our dedicated page by clicking here.

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Storage

Storage is something that most moving companies have available, or at the very least, they can arrange for storage on your behalf by contacting a storage facility that they’ve worked with in the past. Many full service moving companies, including Three Men and A Truck, maintain their own storage facilities for their customers, making it easier for their customers to bundle services and keep the entire process under the guidance of a single company, rather than having to deal with storage separate from your moving company.

When accompanied with moving services, most storage requests are only needed on a short term basis in the event that you’re unable to arrive before your belongings do, which is not uncommon in the moving industry. If you do find yourself in a situation in which you need long term storage, that can also be arranged with most large scale moving companies (those that operate nationwide and internationally).

Three Men and A Truck offers a full suite of moving services that encompasses all aspects of your move, whether you just need someone to load and drive the truck, or if you full service moving that handles every aspect of the job! Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we’re happy to offer FREE estimates for any type of move, no matter how near or far. To learn more, call us today at (888) 908-6496 or request a price quote using our online request form!

Packing & Crating

If you need help with packing your belongings, or even crating delicate or expensive items, that’s a service that many movers will also be able to provide. Many of our customers who are moving antique items or works of art tend to want crating services to better protect their more valuable possessions that may be susceptible to damage during moving.

If you have valuables that are especially delicate, you can also request “white glove” moving services, which are specifically designed to provide the most protection and safest way to transport items. If you need special care or handling when moving, white glove services may be for you.

Furniture Disassembly & Reassembly

If you have any type of furniture (indoor or outdoor) that will require disassembly before being loaded onto a moving truck, you can also hire labor from a moving company to help you with that. You can also have furniture reassembled after delivery in order to make life easier while you figure out where you’re going to put your furniture and organize your new home. Common items that require this type of service include large entertainment centers, outdoor play sets, bed frames, and sectional sofas.

Disassembling furniture that can be taken apart can also help reduce your overall moving costs since they will take up less space in the truck, allowing you to take full advantage of the space you have available.

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Container Moving

Container moving covers a broad spectrum of moving services in which a moving container is dropped off at your residence, which you then fill with your furniture and possessions. After you’ve loaded everything into the container, the moving company retrieves it and delivers it to your new address where you can unload it. These types of containers come in all shapes and sizes, from the moving pods you may have seen in your own town to large shipping containers used for larger moves. While it doesn’t provide the end to end convenience of standard moving services, it is an affordable way to enlist the help of professional movers if you’re willing to shoulder some of the work yourself.

Specialty Moving

There are a number of specialty moving services that are offered by movers as well, some of which we covered above. This includes any type of high value belongings, oversized and extremely heavy pieces of furniture, as well delicate items that require more careful handling when moving. Items that are included in specialty moving services include things like pianos, hot tubs, safes, antiques, fine art pieces, collectibles, and anything else that you feel needs special care when moving.

Moving Resources

Protect Your Move Brochure – This is a document that all moving companies must provide you with that covers some of the most important aspects of working with a mover, from avoiding fraudulent companies to finding the a reputable mover you can trust. While you will receive the brochure from the mover, it’s to your benefit to read it over beforehand and this PDF has the most recently updated information.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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