Specialty Home Moving Services
As part of the planning stages of a home move, the first step is to perform a detailed survey of all belongings to generate a true-cost moving quote and moving instructions.
This step is important because there are many items that fall outside of what a typical home mover can do for you, or items that require special attention. Suddath® has the experience and breadth of moving services to perform or coordinate services like moving pianos, pets, cars, motorcycles, and boats that require specific planning that includes additional costs, personnel and equipment.
We are also able to provide full-service white glove moving services to clients who would like for us to handle all details so that you can step back from the aspects of moving and walk right into your new home without missing a beat.
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White-Glove Moving Services
Prefer a full-service, hands-free local move? Suddath is happy to provide handle every detail with our professional white-glove service options that allow you to continue with your normal daily life while we handle every single aspect of your move.
With our full-service packing team, you can get the assistance needed to get your move prepped and ready to go, without any of the sweat equity. We use only the best materials and techniques and employ background-checked, well-trained, professional packers.
Piano Moving Service
Suddath has trained piano movers who understand every piece of wood, ivory, and steel your piano is made from. We understand how damaging moisture and unnatural positioning can be to your instrument and know-how to safeguard against them.
Items that are fragile or irregularly sized may require their own tailored, custom crates built to protect them. Our team consists of experts who will take measurements and build a crate to spec to protect these items no matter how long the journey is.
Make moving your pet a stress-free experience by working with Suddath’s trusted providers. We have professional move coordinators who can help get your furry friend from Point A to Point B.
During a long-distance move, time might not allow you to check a cross-country road trip off your list. Suddath will make sure your vehicle gets to your new destination safely and securely.
If you need someone to carefully transport your motorcycle, Suddath can work with our trusted partners to ensure it gets to your new destination safely and ready to go the distance.
Suddath’s trusted partners can help you relocate your boat from its current marina or home to its new one. Just let your coordinator know you’d like to discuss this moving service.
7 Special Items You Can’t Trust Just Anyone to Move
When preparing for a move, it is necessary to plan on getting help with items that require special handling, packing, or storage. Many items in your home may not fare well with people who don’t have the training to move them, or in a facility without proper temperature and humidity control.
When you’re planning a move, it can feel like there are too many steps in your moving checklist to prioritize, let alone accomplish. This moving checklist gives you the most important steps, prioritized with a suggested timeline. Don’t worry if you’re starting less than eight weeks before your move date. You can customize this moving list according to your own timeline and add steps or leave out ones that don’t apply.
SPECIALTY MOVING SERVICES FAQ
Cost for custom crating all depends on the type, size, materials used, destination, etc. Crates can sometimes be pre-sized to fit more common items that require extra protection, but often a crate is custom built to the dimensions and weight of the object, which then determines the final size. In some instances, the crate may be very large and heavy, requiring special equipment to load the crate for transport. And of course, the materials needed to cushion the inside can vary as well. Your Suddath coordinator will work with you to determine exactly which items are candidates for custom crating for the move and help devise the most cost-effective plan.
In most instances, the size of the move will determine the number of moving vessels needed. Average-sized residential homes will often have standard items to pack and may have some crated items. There are some properties however, they may have an abundance of items that require custom crating, and the need for an additional vehicle to pack and move the crates may be a consideration. All details will be outlined in the agreement with the moving crate company you contract with and tracked during the process.
Time can vary just like with the move itself, based on weather, road conditions, traffic and other extenuating circumstances. For example, a company such as United Van Lines suggests their typical move time is 8-10 business days domestically, but all details will be outlined in the moving agreement with the company you contract with and tracked during the process.
That all depends on the method. If you choose to hire a driver, they may charge by the mile, time, and of course the cost of fuel. With auto transport companies, there are a number of factors to consider: number of cars, weight and size of vehicles, distance, timing, special transportation vehicle needed, etc. – all of which will be factored into a detailed moving quote. An average amount found during a quick Internet search for vehicle transport estimates costs starting at $500 and moving upwards from there.
Most auto transport companies will work with you to determine any specialty accommodations for unique or high-value automobiles. This may include the vessel needed to transport the vehicle, added insurance coverage beyond standard policies, and any tools or equipment needed upon delivery, especially if the vehicle is inoperable.
Our service offering does not include singular boat moves. We are, however, partnered with skilled boat transport companies who can manage moving your boat as part of an overall home move. A Suddath coordinator can guide you through the process of securing quotes and instructions, and maintain all this information as part of one-stop-moving services for ease.
There are many factors that determine the cost to move a boat including weight, size, height, make, model, distance and location of the new home. Some estimates range from $600-$1000 to transport a boat, but of course, large luxury water vessels like yachts may require an entire move plan, with costs of yacht movers, and more. All the details will be assessed by the boat transport company and your move coordinator at Suddath to determine the true cost, which in some instances could include a storage facility fee along the way depending on the move plan.
There are many factors that determine the cost to move a piano including weight, size, and distance of relocation. According to national home sites, costs range from as low as $150 to upwards of $2,000, with a national average just shy of $400. All the details will be assessed by your move coordinator at Suddath to determine the true cost, which in some instances could include a storage facility fee along the way depending on the move plan.
Yes, and generally extra personnel skilled in moving pianos are required as well. Depending on the type, style, size and weight of a piano, some equipment needed may include dollies, straps, clamps, piano skid boards and heavy-duty furniture blankets to protect the instrument. In some cases, piano movers have been known to use cranes as well. The crucial step of a pre-move home assessment will outline what is needed ahead of time to move a piano so that move day goes smoothly.
There are a number of issues factored into how, when and where a pet will be relocated to a new home using a service. For instance, older or larger breeds may benefit more from ground transportation, but some relocations may be overseas which would then require sea or air travel. Airlines will have certain regulations for documentation for a pet transfer and providers will need to carefully manage travel and delivery times.