Moving to a new home can be very simple. However, some moves require special services, also referred to as accessorial services within the moving industry.

Extra services could include:

Packing/unpacking – professional packers pack and unpack your belongings.

Bulky items – Pianos, pool tables, motorcycles, etc. are considered bulky items. They are heavy and hard to maneuver.

Expedited service – Receiving delivery on a guaranteed date.

Stairs – Flight charge is common above a certain number of stairs. Check with your moving company.

Elevator – Elevator charges are common in the city. More time is spent loading and unloading an elevator when done more than once.

Long carry - If your items need to be carried above a certain distance from the moving truck to delivery location.

Shuttle service – If a large moving truck cannot park by your home, a smaller shuttle truck will need to be used.

cross country moving servicesExtra services are charged at an additional cost, on top of the estimate provided from your moving company. Before the movers pick up your items, you might have already arranged extra services; therefore they will already be included in your estimate. In some situations, extra services are necessary without prior knowledge, due to unforeseen circumstances. Knowing what the extra services mean will help you better understand what you are being charged for.

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How To Move Plants

Moving to a new city, state or country? This could determine if you’re able to move your plants with you.

If you’re moving locally, to a new city, or doing a DIY move across the country, then moving your plants is possible. If however, professional movers will be transporting your belongings long distance, or you’re moving internationally, you will need to find a new home for your plants.

Before you start packing your plants, take the time to understand state and federal regulations. For in state moves, this will not apply. However, for moves out of state, contact the Department of Agriculture to find out regulations for each state. This is especially important if you will be traveling through multiple states. Some of your plants might not be permitted to cross state lines. Fines are given for any plant not permitted. It is advised to leave these plants in their original state.

For plants that are permitted across state lines, you may be required to have them inspected. Allow yourself 3-4 weeks to get your plants ready for the move.

To prepare plants for a move, make sure they’re in pots that cannot get broken. Keep plants trimmed, as it makes moving them easier. Water as normal and be careful not to over water, as weather conditions when you’re on the road could affect and damage the plants. While you’re in transit, make sure plants get enough shade, daily sunlight and water when needed.