Guest Contributor
December 23, 2023
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Understanding Bailey's Moving
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Local Moving

Breaking Down Local Full-Service Moves: What is Full-Service Moving and What Do They Do?

Making sure all of your moving needs are taken care of from start to finish is considered “full-service” in the world of moving. The purpose is to make sure you don’t have to worry about:

  • Packing
  • Driving
  • Loading & Unloading
  • Basic Disassembly/Reassembly
  • Long- and Short-Term Storage

Performing a Local Full-Service Move

Let’s say you’re starting at square one: You don’t know what moving company you’re going to choose, and your move is going to need all hands on deck from start to finish.

Your first instinct is to Google “full-service movers” so you can seamlessly relocate from a five-bedroom home in Englewood, CO to four-bedroom house Littleton, CO. It’s a 10-mile move, but a lot can happen in 10 miles. As someone who has a lot of valuables, you search tirelessly for a company that is going to protect your household goods like a newborn child. After days of grueling research, you finally track down a company who is reputable, fair, and willing to accommodate your needs.  

You pick up the phone and now you’re speaking with a customer service representative. Ideally, this is how a well-rounded full-service mover would coordinate your needs from beginning to end:  

  1. A dedicated estimator would visit your home and gauge how long the move would take, depending on your items. They would then discuss the services you would need and inform you of the additional charges per service. They’ll give you a quote, schedule a move date, and stand by your side until the very end.
  2. A driver and their crew would be dispatched to your home to carefully disassemble, dismount, and package your personal belongings.
  3. The crew would load your goods onto a truck.
  4. Your household goods would be driven to your new home, and everything would be gently unpacked and moved by the same team of movers. Your moving team will place things in your new home according to your direction.
  5. The crew would reassemble, mount, and tactfully place your belongings into your new home.
  6. Excess items would be housed in a warehouse and the cost of storage would be measured by the estimator who organized your move.  

How Bailey’s Moving and Storage Compares to Other Companies  

By definition, a genuine full-service mover can handle your entire move. For example, Bailey’s Moving and Storage operates entirely by itself, whereas other moving companies rely on outsourcing everything. This includes third-party crews that have not been vetted, trained, or background checked. By hiring and training our own crew, we ensure every move is handled consistently. We don’t leave any surprises for move day so you can entrust our crews to safeguard your personal belongings.

In rare circumstances, we will hire contractors for tight deadlines and hold them to the same standards as our employees. But for the most part, we only work with our crew and drivers, or with staff members from Allied Van Lines. We are an Agent of Allied, so all their resources are available to us whenever we need to perform a demanding relocation.

With brick-and-mortar locations in Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Salt Lake City, we specialize in local moves throughout Utah and Colorado. However, no move is too large. For example, if someone needs to move from Colorado Springs to Croatia, it can be executed with ease. There are four types of moves, and Bailey’s provides full-service for all of them. They include local, intrastate, interstate, and international moves.  

Check Out Our Quoting Tool

Bailey’s offers a free quoting tool based on our rates and our partnership with Allied Van Lines. This allows customers to gauge how much it would cost to perform a local, intrastate, interstate, or international move. Based on the tool, a move from a five-bedroom home in Englewood, CO to a house in Littleton, CO would cost someone about $1,300 to $2,000, depending on the services they request.  

Keep in mind this is just a ballpark estimate that is based on historical averages and limited information, which can vary greatly based on actual circumstance. For firm pricing, give us a call at (888) 260-5717 today!