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When planning a move, it’s important to be organized, efficient, and, most importantly, calm. Using a moving service can help make the moving process smooth and quick, leaving plenty of time for getting settled into that new home or office.

Is a Moving Service the Right Choice?

A man and a woman moving boxes that are around the room in preparation for moving in Redwood City, CA

People who are moving only short distances and who only have a few lightweight possessions to move probably do not need a moving serviceā€”a friend or two and the right moving supplies should suffice. However, almost everyone else can benefit from having professional moving help. The following are a few ways a moving service can be useful:

  • Moving large, bulky furniture can be dangerous and can lead to injury or damage to the items. Professional movers have the right equipment and experience to move these items with ease.
  • Collections of small, fragile items can be tedious to pack safely. A moving service can help ensure that these items are packed using the appropriate packaging materials, so they arrive at their destination intact.
  • When a business moves into a new office, packing and unpacking files can lead to a disorganized mess. A trusted moving company will carefully box up and transport important paperwork, helping it to stay in good order.
  • Moving valuable items such as antique furniture, household appliances, or expensive cars can carry additional risks. These items are sometimes damaged during transport if care is not taken. One benefit of a moving service is that many are insured for the transportation process, adding an extra layer of security.

What to Look for in a Moving Company

People considering the use of a moving service should look for a trustworthy company that is well-established. A good way to check for this is to look at social media for customer reviews. Another way is to check the company’s rating with the Better Business Bureau. A moving service should be licensed and insured. It’s usually a good idea to visit the facility to ensure it is well-maintained at a professional standard.

Anyone who lives in the San Francisco Bay area and is interested in moving storage services should contact Seaport Storage or call (650) 249-4843. Browse our website for more information, including about the indoor storage facilities.