How to Stave Off Epic Failures When Long-Distance Moving Bulky or Valuable Items to or from Oklahoma City04/14/2017If you’re moving your Oklahoma City household and you’ve got to get something really big or particularly valuable from point A to point B, your imagination may be working overtime on all the things that could fail. Tragedy isn’t inescapable, though. There are ways around it, and we’ll look at them shortly. First, let’s review a few assumptions you may be entertaining that can – and often do! – result in calamity. Assuming you’re good “going it alone” … As the proverb says, if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. At A-1 Freeman we say, if you want that bulky or special possession of yours to reach its destination no worse for the journey, get help: our help. Assuming you can bubble-wrap anything … Bubble wrap isn’t some supernatural product that protects all things from damage. Believe us – it’s our job to know. Oh, sure, bubble wrap can be a fine protective barrier for all types of items. But if you plan on transporting artwork, antiques, electronics, or anything of major value, you need something more. And it’s out there: all sorts of sturdy specialty crates, boxes, and packing materials, many of which can be custom-fit to objects of practically any size and form. Assuming all moving trucks are alike … You have it on good authority that all moving trucks are not created equal. Specialty items like yours must have specialty trucks. And A-1 Freeman’s got ’em. These specialty trucks of ours have design [[features|elements]|attributes]63] that significantly restrict the movement of your goods during transport. That, plus your goods being packed in specialty materials, should convince you that we’ll deliver them to your new home in pristine condition. Assuming your treasured possession is so bizarre, no one could have any idea how to move it … You’d be amazed by what our crews at A-1 Freeman can move! Specialty shipments are our … uh … well … specialty. So, before you resign yourself to leaving your special thing behind, figuring it’s too special for shipping, give us a call. We’re often trusted to move such treasures as big paintings in weighty frames, statuary, finely wrought collectibles and bric-a-brac, expensive antiques, and intricate electronics – even relatively gigantic things like boats! Still unsure of how we might move your precious item? Talk with us and we’ll give you the full skinny on how we’d do it. We think you’ll be comforted! Now that we’ve dispensed with those pessimistic, let’s look longer at the positive side of the picture. 5 Reasons People Move With Oklahoma City’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group Today you have a lot of options for long-distance moving – everything from making use of budget U-Hauls for a DIY move, to employing a pod provider where you pack and they drive, to purchasing the broad services of a top van line. Hey, whatever works! If you’re not sure about it, though, you might contemplate why so many people depend on Oklahoma City’s A-1 Freeman Moving Group to move their households. Long-Experienced Staff As opposed to many online-based moving brokers, ours is a family business that’s been around since 1974. When you call us, you’re talking with real people on the other end of the line – professional people with vast experience in long-distance moving. We support our people, too, from our personable customer service staff to our skillful moving crews. You’ll be glad to know that our crews wear easy-to-identify uniforms and are background checked as well as drug tested – so there’s no question about who’s coming into your home. As for the quality of the work our personnel do? The numbers tell the tale: 85% of our moves are claims-free and 96% of our moves are acknowledged for on-time delivery. Those are numbers any moving company would be thrilled to have! Awards and Certifications A-1 Freeman Moving Group is one of North American Van Line’s largest moving agents. North American has been given, among other awards, the Women’s Choice Moving Award in both 2015 and 2016. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has won a North American Qualilty Award and also has to its credit various other laurels from the van line and other, local associations. In addition to this, we have an A+ BBB rating, are an AMSA member, and are a certified ProMover. Large Truck Fleet Seeing as how A-1 Freeman Moving Group is one of the largest North American agents in the country, customers benefit from of the impressive size of our truck fleet. A greater fleet facilitates more-efficient routes and more options in pick-up and delivery scheduling. Global Footprint A-1 Freeman Moving Group can manage a move across town or around the world. Long-distance moving indeed! But, then, it’s that prowess we demonstrate in international moves that makes us all the more proficient with cross-country, state-to-state, intrastate, and local moves. Totally Responsible With us, no aspect of your move is forgotten. We aim to make sure that, on moving day, you’ve got nothing to worry about. One major thing we do in that regard is let you pick from a wide array of moving services so you can make your move as hands-off as you like. And those really big or really valuable belongings of yours? Entrust them to us, and we’ll take complete responsibility for transporting them safely and securely to your new home.