Depending on the size of your move and your budget, you may opt for a standard moving service that will only move your packed belongings, or a full service moving company that will not only move everything for you, but also provide boxes, a packing and unpacking service, and if required, disassembly and reassembly of your goods.
Below is a brief overview of each of the options:
Standard Moving Service
A standard moving service means the company only takes responsibility for the transportation of your furniture, boxes, and other items. This means that you have to do everything else. You have to pack, and disassemble and reassemble your furniture, and disconnect and reconnect your electronic goods. This form of moving is significantly cheaper but means you have to do a lot of work.
The moving company will move your goods on the date and time chosen, but the rest is up to you. It is advised that you should pack as much as possible and move your furniture as close to the load zone to minimise costs and time wasted.
Full Service Movers
Full service movers on the other hand offer a full range of services. Generally a representative will come and assess your move before it takes place. A team of packers will come to your location to pack your belongings, and then a team of movers will load and unload your belongings. Finally a team of unpackers and fitters will unpack and reassemble all of your belongings. Although this service is significantly more expensive if your looking for a stress free painless move this is your best option.
Keep in mind that you will also generally be charged for any packing materials used.