last step of relocation process is unloading the
at the new location and
unpacking the boxes to get the new home or office arranged. Just like
loading and packing, the two processes of unloading and unpacking can either
be done by the clients themselves or by the moving companies. Where
are provided by a mover, unloading is included in its
services. However, not all moving companies provide unpacking services. Some
companies who provide this service might charge extra amount for it.
As soon as the truck or trailer loaded with the
reach the client's new
address, the crew of the moving company starts taking the boxes off the
truck and place them inside the house. If the house is in a high rise
apartment, it is the responsibility of the company to take the client's
belongings to his apartment through lift. Sometimes, in low rise apartments
where there is no facility of lift, the company assistants have to carry the
things through stairs. In such cases, the provision of unloading service
differ from company to company. Some of them might include the service of
carrying things through stairs in the package and others may charge extra
for the service.
Inself service moving
, people have to
do the unloading and/or unpacking themselves. However, many companies have
evolved nowadays who provide labor to load or unload the rental moving
trucks. There are many such moving labor companies, some of whom operate
locally and others provide their services even for long distance moving.
They have a crew that handles loading in the originating location of the
client and another crew that gets unloaded the belongings in the new home or
office at the destination city. Although, the pricing policies of moving
labor companies vary, generally they provide 2 or 3 men team for 4-5 hours
each for loading and unloading. If someone wishes to or takes longer than
the prescribed hours then additional payment on hourly basis has to be made.
Many moving companies provide unpacking
, either included in the whole moving package or as an
additional service with extra cost. Unpacking services are mostly opted for
by those who either cannot devote time to unpack and arrange their homes
such as busy singles, two-career families and business owners etc. or by
those who are unable to do heavy weight work like senior citizens, retirees
etc. Sometimes, unpacking services are also helpful for people who move to
smaller homes. As the professional unpackers have had unpacked and organized
more households than an average person, they find solutions to problems that
otherwise would have been a big issue for the homeowner.
There are many companies who are not movers yet they provide professional
unpacking services to the people who have relocated to new destinations.
They come on moving day to direct the hired moving company and do unpacking
of the client's household items. Most of them offer partial as well as
complete unpacking services. In partial unpacking service, the crew unpacks
the boxes and place the items on the nearest flat surface. They also remove
debris resulting from the used packing
. The clients are then free to put things away at their
leisure and preference. When the clients opt for complete unpacking service,
the crew unpacks all the items, remove the packing debris, and place the
items according to the client's direction. The cost for unpacking depends on
the size of home and how quickly the customer needs the items unpacked. Most
services are completed in one day. However, if the clients need the work to
be done in half a day, there may be an additional charge for the same.
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