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What to Expect from the Best Full-Service Furniture Movers

When it comes to moving, the idea of packing up and transporting all your belongings can be overwhelming. This is especially true for your valuable and bulky furniture. 

Hiring full-service furniture movers can alleviate much of this stress, offering a comprehensive solution that handles every aspect of the move. Here’s what you can expect from full-service furniture movers, including the services they typically offer and an overview of the process from start to finish. We’ll also cover how uShip makes getting multiple quotes from multiple movers easy, giving you the advantage while saving money. 

Services Typically Offered by Full-Service Furniture Movers

Full-service furniture movers provide a wide range of services designed to make your move as seamless and stress-free as possible. These services cover every stage of the moving process, ensuring that your furniture and belongings are handled with care and expertise.

Packing and Unpacking

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Full-service movers can take care of packing all your belongings, including your furniture. They bring all the necessary packing materials, such as boxes, bubble wrap, and padding. Their expertise ensures that each item is packed securely to prevent damage during transit. Carriers on uShip are required to blanket-wrap large and bulky items to keep them safe in transit. It’s part of why our damage rates are the lowest in the business (1.2%). 

Once the move is complete, they can also handle the unpacking, placing your furniture and other items exactly where you want them in your new home.

Disassembly and Reassembly

Large pieces of furniture often need to be disassembled for safe and efficient transport. Full-service movers have the tools and expertise to disassemble your furniture before the move and reassemble it once it arrives at your new location. This service is particularly useful for items like beds, large tables, pianos, and sofas. Be sure to mention the need for reassembly during the listing process to ensure your mover can handle the job.   

Loading and Unloading

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One of the most physically demanding parts of moving is loading and unloading heavy furniture. Full-service movers handle this for you, using the proper equipment and techniques to safely load your furniture onto the truck and unload it at your new home. This not only saves you from potential injury but also ensures your furniture is moved without damage.

Carriers on the uShip platform use tools not common to the average homeowner. Special straps for lifting, dollies, casters, etc., all make the move safer, faster, and easier on you and your furniture. 


This one’s obvious. Full-service movers provide the transportation for your move, using vehicles that are specifically designed for moving furniture. They plan the most efficient route to your new location, ensuring timely delivery. Their vehicles are equipped to keep your items secure and protected throughout the journey.

Insurance and Protection

Full-service movers typically provide basic insurance coverage for your belongings during the move, ensuring some level of compensation in the event of damage or loss. However, this basic coverage can fall short of fully protecting your valuable items. 

That’s why it’s essential to understand the extent of the coverage offered by the movers and to consider additional all-risk protection through the uShip Protection Plan. It offers all-risk protection that goes above and beyond what the carrier provides. With this plan, you can move with confidence, knowing that your items are safeguarded against a wide range of potential issues.

The Process from Start to Finish

Understanding the process from start to finish can help you prepare for your move and know what to expect from your full-service furniture movers. Here’s an overview of the steps involved in a typical full-service move.

Initial Correspondence and Estimate

The process begins with initial correspondence between you and the moving company through the uShip platform. In your post, you will provide details about your move, including the amount and type of furniture to be transported, among other things. Based on this information, the movers will offer an estimate outlining the services included and the total cost. This transparent communication ensures that you have a clear understanding of what to expect from the start.

Some tips here: spell out any obstacles the movers will need to navigate. This includes stairs, sharp turns, elevators, and anything else that will make the move harder. You can also include pictures in your post so you can get the most accurate bids possible. 

Planning and Scheduling

Once you decide to hire a mover, the next step is planning and scheduling the move. The movers will work with you to determine the best date and time for the move, taking into account your schedule and any specific requirements you might have. 

A bit of flexibility here can go a long way to getting more bids and saving a bit of cash, too. When flexibility is afforded, you might be able to book your move during off-peak times, which can come back to you in the form of lower bids. 

Packing and Preparation

On the day of the move, the carrier will begin blanket-wrapping your furniture. They bring all the necessary materials and handle everything from fragile items to large furniture. If you’ve contracted the mover to do a full-scale move of all of your stuff, the process will be a bit more involved, but rest assured that your mover knows the ins and outs of how to make this process simple for you. 

Disassembly of Furniture

If requested or required, movers will disassemble large items on the day of the move. They ensure each piece is carefully taken apart and securely packed for transport. Items like pianos, large modular furniture, and beds may need to be broken down into smaller parts to get through doorways and other obstacles. 

Loading the Truck

The movers will then load your furniture and other belongings onto the truck. They use dollies, straps, and padding to protect your items and ensure they are securely loaded. They arrange everything strategically to prevent movement and damage during transit. It’s a high-stakes game of Tetris.

Unloading and Reassembly

Upon arrival at your new home, the movers unload your furniture and belongings. If disassembly and reassembly are requested and agreed upon, they will reassemble those pieces and place them in your room of choice. 

Final Inspection and Clean-Up

After everything is unloaded and set up, the movers conduct a final furniture inspection with you to ensure all items are accounted for while documenting if there is any new damage resulting from the move. They clean up any packing materials and debris, leaving your new home ready for you to settle in.

Furniture Movers Make it Easy

Hiring full-service furniture movers offers a comprehensive, stress-free moving experience. From packing and disassembly to transportation, unloading, and reassembly, full-service movers handle every aspect of your move. This ensures that your furniture and belongings are transported safely and efficiently, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on settling into your new home, all while saving your back. 

One Last Thing

You might be shocked to find out that we can also help you move your vehicles. When you’re moving your life across town or across the country, getting your vehicles there becomes a hurdle that can seem overwhelming. We make it easy.