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October 4, 2023

What Services Are Included with a Full-Service Moving Company?


Whether you are moving for the first time or have a couple of moves under your belt, relocating to a new home is exciting - but the process of moving can be time-consuming. This is where full-service moving companies like Atlas Van Lines step in, offering comprehensive solutions to make the transition smoother and less stressful. From packing and loading to transportation and unpacking, professional movers handle every aspect of the move, allowing you to focus on settling into your new space.

These movers offer one-stop solutions that take care of all your relocation needs. They typically offer comprehensive packages that includes packing materials, skilled labor, transport vehicles, and even storage facilities if necessary. Their teams are well-versed in the intricacies of handling fragile items, disassembling and reassembling furniture, and efficiently organizing belongings for a smooth transition.

In the following sections, we will explore the various services offered by experienced moving companies in more detail, giving you a comprehensive understanding of what to expect when hiring moving professionals.

Relocation Inclusions and Services

Moving to a new location involves numerous tasks that can quickly encumber your schedule. Fortunately, moving services offer the opportunity to simplify the process and provide solutions for a stress-free moving experience. These professional movers offer a range of services that cover nearly every aspect of your relocation, such as:

  • Professional Packing and Unpacking Services - One of the most time-consuming and tedious aspects of moving is packing up your belongings. Moving professionals take this burden off your shoulders by providing a skilled team that pack your items safely and efficiently. Full-service moving companies bring all necessary packing materials, such as boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and tape, ensuring that your possessions are protected during transit. Once you reach your destination, your movers will also unpack and arrange your belongings according to your instructions, saving you valuable time and effort.
  • Loading and Unloading Services - Heavy lifting and maneuvering large furniture items can be physically demanding and risky. Fortunately, these industry experts have trained professionals who handle the loading and unloading of your belongings with care. They utilize specialized equipment and techniques to ensure the safe and efficient loading of your items onto the moving truck and their subsequent unloading at the destination.
  • Travel Services – While not all companies offer travel services, Atlas Van Lines can plan and coordinate your flight, rail tickets, car rental, and hotel accommodations as you relocate to your new home. Atlas World-Class Travel is a full-service travel agency that can assist with travel outside of moves as well.
  • Furniture Moving - Large and bulky furniture pieces often require equipment and tools that would not be available to you if you were moving yourself. Full-service movers come prepared with ramps, dollies, and straps to ensure the safe handling and transport of every furnishing in your home, saving you the hassle of doing it yourself. They pad-wrap, secure, and carefully label furniture so your furniture arrives in the same condition it was in when packed.
  • Insurance Coverage - Reputable moving companies offer insurance options to provide added protection for your belongings during the move. This coverage helps safeguard your items against damage or loss, giving you peace of mind throughout the relocation process.

All the above services are offered by Atlas Van Lines, but it is important to note that the services provided by full-service moving companies can vary. You can always discuss your specific needs with your local Atlas moving company.

Additional Moving Services


While full-service moving companies offer a wide range of services to simplify your move, there are certain additional services that may not be included in the standard pricing. These additional services can enhance your moving experience and provide tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.

Our local Atlas movers can work with you one-on-one to provide you with any additional service options to simplify your move, such as:

  • Furniture Disassembly/Assembly - While professional movers often include basic furniture disassembly and reassembly, certain complex or specialized furniture pieces may require additional expertise. If you have intricate furniture items like modular units, pool tables, or exercise equipment, you may need to request extra assistance for their disassembly and reassembly.
  • Hoisting or Rigging - In situations where large or heavy items cannot fit through doorways or staircases, hoisting or rigging services may be necessary. This involves using specialized equipment to lift and maneuver items through windows or balconies. These services may require an additional fee to arrange.
  • Valuation - Full Value Protection (FVP) is strongly recommended for household goods and many full-service movers will opt for this coverage unless otherwise specified. At Atlas, this means any lost, damaged, or destroyed items will be repaired or replaced, if these options are not possible, a cash settlement will be offered at market value. This differs from insurance as it is authorized by the US Department of Transportation rather than state insurance laws.
  • Specialty Item Handling - If you are moving valuable or delicate items, such as antiques, artwork, pianos, motorcycles, pool tables, playsets and swing sets, or fragile electronics, moving professionals have specialized teams trained in handling special items with care. They use custom packing materials, such as crates and padding, to ensure the protection of your valuable possessions during transit.
  • Storage – Sometimes storage is required before, during, or after a move. While secured storage can be factored into a moving quote, it is typically an additional charge on top of your moving services. This also depends on what type of storage you choose, as most moving services offer short-term or long-term storage options.
  • Car Transport – Most professional moving companies offer car or auto transport. This service is ideal for those who do not plan to drive their vehicles during the move or cannot transport multiple vehicles at one time. Although it is extremely convenient, especially for those on a time-crunch, most moving companies do not include it in moving costs.

Atlas aims to offer you all the services necessary for a smooth and stress-free move while staying within your budget. Contact your local Atlas mover to discuss a breakdown of the costs associated with these services and help you determine the most efficient and cost-effective solutions.

These additional services can offer convenience, save you time and effort, and provide peace of mind knowing that your specific requirements are being met. Remember to carefully assess your needs and budget to determine which additional services are essential for your relocation.

How Long Will a Full-Service Move Take?

The duration of a full-service move can vary depending on multiple factors, including the size of your home, the distance to your new location, the number of belongings being transported, the complexity of the move, the time of year, and the current capacity of the moving company. While we cannot provide an exact timeframe, we can outline a general overview.

For local moves within the same city or area, a relocation typically takes one to two days. The packing, loading, transportation, unloading, and unpacking processes can usually be completed within this timeframe. However, larger homes or offices with more items may require additional time.

Long-distance moves, on the other hand, can take longer due to the increased distance and logistical considerations. Generally, long-distance moves can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. The specific timeline will depend on factors such as the distance to be covered, any necessary stops or transfers, and the availability of transportation resources.

The efficiency of the moving company also plays an important role in the overall duration of the move. A professional and experienced moving company like Atlas Van Lines will have well-trained teams, efficient processes, and proper planning in place to expedite the moving process.

Ultimately, the duration of a full-service move can vary based on several unique factors, but with proper planning, efficient execution, and effective communication, you can work with your moving company to minimize any potential delays and ensure a smooth and timely transition to your new location.

Full-Service Moving - Atlas Van Lines

Atlas Van Lines is a renowned name in the realm of professional moving. With a rich history and extensive expertise, we have established ourselves as a reliable choice for those seeking residential moving, corporate relocation, long-distance moves, and more. Offering comprehensive relocation solutions, Atlas Van Lines ensures a seamless and stress-free relocation experience.

Our full-service approach encompasses every aspect of the moving process. From packing and loading to transportation and unloading, Atlas Van Lines takes care of it all. We employ highly trained professionals who handle your belongings with utmost care and precision, ensuring their safe arrival at the destination. Whether it's a local move or a long-distance relocation, we have the resources and capabilities to execute it efficiently.

By choosing Atlas Van Lines for your moving experience, you can expect professionalism, reliability, and peace of mind throughout the entire process. With our dedication to customer satisfaction and commitment to excellence, Atlas Van Lines remains a top choice for those seeking a comprehensive relocation experience. Browse our additional moving services or get your free quote today and discover the Atlas difference.