Expert Austin Local Movers for Travis County and Beyond
The best among Austin local moving companies. Suddath® is trusted to provide quality local moving services to the area for the past four decades. Wherever you’re moving in Austin, Suddath can provide you with the highest-quality moving, packing and storage services.
Even when you’re only moving locally, it can be stressful. You need a local moving company in Austin with the history, professionalism and flexibility to make your local move easy and stress-free.
Suddath has been relocating people and families for over 100 years. While Suddath is local to Texas for the past 40 years, we have been moving people for over a century. We have perfected the local moving experience, and provide each customer a move coordinator to guide them through the process. This is the best way to reduce anxiety around the process, and ensure you have an advocate during your move. If you have any questions about your local move, you will have one person to contact for the answer.
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LEADING AUSTIN LOCAL MOVING
Professional Packing Services
The most stressful part of a local move in Austin can be the lead up process, not moving day. Packing up your home can be overwhelming and take up more time that you’re anticipating. Suddath can professionally handle all of the packing for you with our full-packing service. Our trained team will come in with all the necessary materials, and efficiently pack up your home so it is ready to go for moving day.
Secure and Professional Storage
Moving companies aren’t always for after you move – we also offer professional storage services so we are able to assist with removing select items for renovations and home staging, as well as storage for home moving. Our declutter and storage service helps customers who want to store certain items while their home is being staged for resale, or simply if you need to off-load some items while you’re in the process of packing. It is an especially useful service customers who are downsizing, and aren’t sure what they will be bringing into their new space.
At almost any point before or during your home move, we are able to easily assist you with any short or long-term storage needs using our professional warehouse.
Professional Local Moving Coordinators
In our century of experience, we’ve learned that one of the most frustrating parts of a move is the unknown. That’s why we use move coordinators, whose role it is to help guide you through the moving process, and ensure you feel prepared on moving day. Every step of the way, they are your one phone call contact for any question, concern or advice you may need. This level of extra attention to detail and planning is critical for both our moving teams and you to ensure everything goes smoothly on moving day.
If you need an extra service at the last minute, such as packing or storage, or need to talk through ways to meet your budget, scheduling or other concerns, they are expertly trained and experienced to help and guide you.
Accurate Move Survey and Estimate
The first and most critical step in your local moving process is to schedule a walkthrough of your home. Suddath offers virtual or in-home walkthroughs, both of which are an easy and convenient option. In the virtual walkthrough, you are able to guide us through the home using only your smart device. During either process, our team will analyze your belongings to provide you with an accurate moving quote based on the local moving services you choose.
This step is incredibly important to having a smooth and uneventful moving day. This allows us to give an accurate moving quote up front, because it allows us to judge the amount of items you’re moving, their weight, if the crew needs to bring any special equipment or custom crate any items, and generally avoid any issues on moving day. This means there will be no surprise fees or charges on moving day, and you can move forward comfortable with the final price.
SPECIALIZED LOCAL MOVING SERVICES
Piano moving is a specialized skill for a delicate instrument and shouldn’t be trusted to untrained movers. Suddath has expert Austin piano movers who understand how to properly move a piano and how to safeguard it against issues such as moistures or poor positioning to ensure it arrives safely.
Our team can carefully store your household goods with professional care in our climate-controlled Austin warehouse. We can even store delicate items such as instruments, art or antiques.
If you prefer a hands-free move in Austin that is completely expertly handled, Suddath is happy to provide white-glove service options. This allows you to continue with your normal daily life while we handle every single aspect of your move.
Items that are in some way fragile, unique or irregularly sized may require custom crating built to spec to protect these types of items. Our team of experts will build a specialized crate to protect any delicate items in your home.
LOCAL MOVING RESOURCES
AUSTIN LOCAL MOVING FAQ
The most important thing to know upfront, and something that can confuse people when they’re moving, is that valuation coverage is not insurance.
Local moving customers who want insurance for their move will need to work through a licensed insurance company. Local moving companies in Austin are required to offer you valuation coverage but cannot legally provide you insurance. If a local moving company fails to provide valuation coverage, or implies in any way that it is insurance, it may be a sign that they are a disreputable, fly-by-night or “rogue” mover.
Valuation coverage is standard for most moving companies in Austin, Texas and nationally as well. It is an agreement that is completed before your move begins where your moving company details liability for claims of damaged or lost items. If the local moving company is at fault for the loss or damage of your items, the valuation coverage guarantees that the moving company pays for those items. For example, Suddath offers standard Released Value Protection (RVP) valuation coverage at $0.60 per pound of your shipment.
When preparing for your local move here in Travis County (or beyond), make sure you evaluate whether or not you want to insure your items through an insurance company. An important thing to note with valuation coverage is that like everything else in the moving world, it is judged by weight. So if you have something lightweight that is expensive, it will be “valued” at 60 cents per pound, no matter the replacement cost.
If you have more specific questions about insurance and valuation coverage, your local moving coordinator will be happy to assist.
Learn more about your valuation coverage options in our blog post.
In an ideal situation, we recommend beginning the move process no later than six to eight weeks before your desired move date. This will give you plenty of time to declutter and sell the items you won’t be taking with you, as well as organize and pack what will be coming with you to your new home. It’s best to not wait any longer than six weeks ahead of time to start looking into the best local moving companies in Austin. This way, you can take your time comparing rates, experience and customer reviews before choosing. Especially in peak moving season (May through September) you will also have your pick of moving dates.
If you have less time than that before your moving date, don’t worry. Suddath has more capacity than most local moving companies, and our top tier employees and processes make us extremely efficient. This means that we have better calendar availability and can be more accommodating to desired moving dates and any additional services such as storage or packing. Your moving coordinator will help you quickly catch up and create an optimized move plan for you.
It is our goal to make sure that the belongings we move for you always make it to their destination safely. But of course, during a move, issues do sometimes happen. We believe that how we deal with issues best displays our team’s character and values.
In the rare case that one of your items is damaged, your Suddath local move coordinator will provide a claim form and walk you through each step of documenting your broken items. Once the form is completed, your coordinator will have a claims representative will reach out to you within 24 hours to detail your personal claims process and discuss a plan with you.
For example, they will go back over the valuation coverage with you, and determine if the item can be fixed, and if so, work on coordinating a time for that to happen.
If something is broken or damaged, make sure you do not throw it away before speaking with your move coordinator. They will help you to document it fully for both of our records.
Our Austin local movers complete over 250 hours of training in our curriculum and are also background checked before being hired. We believe that investing in our team members is the best way to ensure a quality experience for customers. For most of our team members, this is a career for them, not just a job. This approach ensures a level of professionalism in our crew that leads the industry.
The move coordinators are also a big part of the team ensuring the quality of your move. Their job is to create a personalized move plan so that you and the moving crew are working in the same direction, and there are no gaps in communication.
You can be sure that when the crew shows up on moving day, they are prepared, know exactly what they need to be doing and moving, and you know your role and tasks as well. Communication is critical to a quality, professional and on-schedule local move.
Learn more about our Suddath University training program.