If you’re planning a long-distance relocation within the next few months, now is the time to start nailing down a timeline for your move. One of the first (and most important) things you’ll need to do is decide on a professional moving company and which services you’d like to add to your move plan.


Not quite sure what you might need to hire out for during your relocation? To help you get a better idea, below, the experts at Ace Moving & Warehousing in Minneapolis share five professional services you’ll want to consider.


Full Packing Services

Throughout the process of a long-distance move, beginning with the preparation stages, you’ll have a lot on your plate. Organizing your belongings, downsizing, notifying the appropriate parties, researching your new area — the list is long. And for many relocators, having to pack the contents of an entire house on top of every other move-related task is just too much.


That’s where full packing services from a professional moving company can be a huge stress saver.


With full packing services, you get a team of trained moving and packing professionals who know how to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Not to mention, they’re properly trained in packing best practices for moving anything you might own. From fragile dinnerware and collectibles to large appliances and even grand pianos, professionally trained packers can move it all safely and with ease.  


Crating Services

When you have large or awkwardly shaped fragile and valuable belongings, such as art installations, paintings, and other decorative items, standard packing materials won’t suffice. Standard moving boxes aren’t sturdy enough to provide adequate protection for these types of items and in most cases, they’re not large enough either.


Moreover, standard boxes typically cannot accommodate the amount of protective insulation unusually shaped items require for safe transport. That’s where custom crates come in handy.


With custom crating, your professional movers build crates specifically designed for your unique and valuable items. They’re constructed to not only accommodate the shape of your items but also to handle the amount of packing material necessary to protect them. Even better, crates absorb far more impact than cardboard boxes ever will, which allows them to provide much better protection for belongings.  


Furniture Moving

Moving furniture seems pretty straightforward, and in most cases, it is. However, straightforward doesn’t always equate to simple or easy, and that’s definitely the case when it comes to moving large furniture pieces.


If you’re not well-versed in furniture moving best practices, you run the risk of damaging the furniture itself, along with your flooring and walls. Worse, because most furniture pieces are heavy and awkwardly shaped, they can cause serious personal injury with even a minor slip up.


Hiring furniture movers to handle the transport, loading, and unloading of your furniture pieces is a simple way to help reduce your move-related injury risk. Working with professionals also ensures your furniture is properly handled throughout your relocation. And, should any of your items sustain damage during the move, standard liability insurance can help reimburse you.


Appliance Moving

As with moving furniture, moving appliances can come with a serious risk of personal injury if you’re unaware of how to move them safely. And, as with furniture, large, heavy appliances can damage your walls and flooring as you transport them out of your home.


When you hire appliance movers, you can rest assured your appliances will be treated with the utmost care during the transport process. And, because the professionals use protective floor coverings, moving pads, and other safety implements, they dramatically reduce the risk of damage to your walls and flooring.


Not sure you want to hire appliance movers? Check out our top appliance moving tips for DIYers.  


Storage Solutions

Last but certainly not least are storage solutions. Many long-distance relocators have more stuff than they can reasonably handle during a move, and rather than downsizing, they prefer to hang onto those items. If that sounds like you, a climate-controlled storage unit may be exactly what you need to keep your belongings secure and well protected.


With climate-controlled storage, you get tight control over temperature and humidity levels inside your unit, which creates a safe environment for your valuable belongings. If you know you’ll be storing things, rent a climate-controlled unit for any of the following types of items:


●        Furniture

●        Instruments

●        Clothing

●        Art and photos

●        Important documents

●        Electronics

●        Albums, videos, DVDs, and other temperature-sensitive media items


Need Professional Moving Services in Minneapolis?

If you’re getting ready to plan a long-distance move, get in touch with our team at Ace Moving & Warehousing so we can help! Since 1958, we’ve proudly served the Twin Cities metro with a comprehensive collection of moving services for local, long-distance, and international relocations. To learn more about our services, request a quick moving quote. You can also give us a call at 763-2045 or send us a message for more information.