Precious cargo: Why a full service move is the best solution for protecting your valuable belongings

From insurance to avoiding injury, keep you and your prized possessions safe by hiring professional movers

How do you move a piano from a third-floor apartment down a spiral staircase and through narrow doors? That’s the kind of challenge piano movers face every day, putting them above regular movers in terms of skill. 

Moving specialty items, whether it’s a piano or a gun safe, a precious painting or great-grandma’s valuable dresser, requires the right tools, expertise, and manpower, to keep everything safe.  

Planning and preparation are key to moving precious items without a hitch. For example, large pianos that can’t be moved in one piece have to be expertly dismantled and rebuilt. There are so many other elements to take into account, too. Read on to learn more about the benefits of a full-service pack and move company when moving antiques, heirlooms, and other valuable possessions.

FULL-SERVICE TREATMENT

When you’re moving high-value belongings, you need a reliable moving service you can trust to pack, load, and transport your treasures safely. Since 2009, Abba Movers has offered concierge and specialty item moving services, including our expert piano movers, to help with transporting antiques, heirlooms, fine art, gun safes, and more. 

A full service move means hiring a crew of experts with all the equipment, tools, and trucks needed to pack and unload precious belongings while keeping you safe from injuries and stress.

THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT

Our crews come with dollies, lifting straps, furniture blankets, bungees, bands, and anything else they need to move your valuables safely. They are skilled and experienced in disassembling furniture to move it without a scratch, and they reassemble items on the other end. To make your move more manageable, add our packing services in advance. We’ll deliver sturdy boxes and packing tape, expertly packing up your belongings so even the most fragile items are protected, which ticks another thing off your to-do list ahead of moving day.

PEACE OF MIND

From packing for fragile items to transporting them safely, a professional full service moving company will be experienced in dealing with heirlooms. Hand over the responsibility to them, and you can rest assured your belongings are in their safe hands. In addition to taking care of your valuables, it’s important to take care of you, too. Back injuries and broken bones are common occurrences when inexperienced people try moving by themselves. Professional moving crews know how to lift and load large items. Let them do the heavy lifting for items like gun safes, couches, and refrigerators. You’ll rest easy knowing that you won’t hurt yourself or family members if you lose your grip. The last thing you want is a hospital visit just to save a few bucks.

EXPERT HANDLING

Whether you need to move a gun safe, have precious heirlooms and keepsakes to take care of, or need experienced piano movers who will transport your heavy – and valuable – instrument, that’s all in a day’s work for professional full service movers. They are seasoned experts, trained to handle all types of items, and have the know-how when it comes to packing and moving your most prized possessions. They can also handle bulky items or objects that have unusual dimensions.

TRUSTWORTHY MOVERS

We know that you wouldn’t just let anyone into your home. That’s why at Abba Movers, we fully vet our professional movers using stringent background checks – it’s the least you should expect from your moving company. You can trust us in your home and with your most treasured possessions. Valuable items are under lock and key during transit, and we provide a complete list of inventory as a guarantee. We provide excellent care for glassware and fine china, as well as fragile antique furniture, vintage wines, and more. We’ve moved it all before.

PERSONAL TOUCH

We’re considered the best movers in New Orleans because our professional and courteous movers have a personal touch. Apart from the practical and safety aspects of our service, we understand that your belongings are precious, and we treat them as if they are our own. Before sending in a moving crew, we’ll discuss your needs to ensure all your requirements are met, particularly for high-value items. We understand that some items are precious because they have sentimental value. Our movers always treat your home and possessions with care and respect. When you book with professionals, you want to know you’re getting an accurate and transparent estimate for your move. With Abba Movers, there are no hidden charges or fees.

INSURANCE

Our New Orleans moving services come with two levels of insurance to cover the cost of any items that could be damaged during the move. Standard Valuation Insurance is free and calculated by weight. For moving antiques and other high-value items, we suggest opting for Declared Valuation Coverage, which is an extra cost that accounts for the actual value of the items. When it comes to transporting prized possessions, this type of coverage is difficult to obtain when moving yourself.  

PERFECT PLANNING

If you have valuable or unwieldy items, opting for a full service pack and move package allows you to go over the finer details with our experts. We don’t waste your time with home visits, we don’t need to. With our decades of experience, we can simply listen to your needs and provide an accurate estimate. Based on our conversation, we’ll then prepare the right packing materials to ensure fragile and treasured items stay safe.

PROPERLY PACKED BOXES

We all know that well-packed boxes are key to keeping your belongings safe and secure, but can you manage that yourself? Too many items and more fragile things could be crushed; too few, and they may move around and get broken. Professional packers have spent years honing their skills. They place larger, heavier items at the bottom and lighter, fragile items on top. They also know how to achieve the perfect balance of items in a box and will load your boxes with care so they’re not damaged in transit.

COST SAVINGS

Planning and being prepared ahead of your move can save you money. For our New Orleans moving services, we charge an hourly rate for labor based on the number of movers needed, plus a one-time flat-rate service charge to cover truck expenses, moving equipment, furniture, blankets, and gas, depending on the distance of the move. The cost includes special packing and secure transport for high-value items. When you’re thinking about saving money on your move, consider insurance, the cost of a valuable item being broken, and the stress of being responsible for those key pieces. Suddenly a full service move feels like true value for money.

GET A QUOTE

Fill out the form on our website to quickly get an instant online quote for your move with the best movers in New Orleans. Choose the service you need and tell us just a few details, such as the number of flights of stairs and the distance between properties. We’ll also need to know the address you’re moving from and the one you’re moving to so we can accurately calculate the cost. Our services are available throughout Baton Rouge and New Orleans, as well as across the U.S.

Call us today, and let’s get started on your move!

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Terms of Service(Required)

Abba Movers LLC Terms & Conditions

Note: By booking a move with us, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. Please read and print these terms and conditions for your records.

Abba Movers LLC, a Louisiana limited liability company (the “Company”, “we” or “our”), owns and operates AbbaMovers.com (the “Website”). The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” mean the Company. The terms “you” and “your” mean you.

The following terms and conditions apply to your use of the Website and the moving services we provide (the “Services”). Your use of the Website or scheduling of the Services binds you to these terms and conditions. You must discontinue your use of the Website or not engage the Company for the Services if you do not agree to these terms and conditions.

Applicability and Merger:

These terms and conditions apply to all written statements of work, approved estimates, work orders, and other agreements regarding the Services, and collectively with such writings, comprise all terms and conditions applicable to your use of the Website and other relations with the Company (collectively, the “Terms”). Any oral agreements or terms discussed which are not expressly stated in the Terms are not binding.

Booking and Payments:

You may book Services with the Company via the Website, phone, or email with a $100 deposit required at the time of booking.

The accuracy of our price quotes and time estimates depends on the accuracy of the information you provide us when you engage us to perform the Services. You shall be fully responsible for any increase in price quotes or time estimates if the information you provide us is not accurate.

All Services shall be billed on a per hour charge as stated in a separate statement of work, estimate, or work order. Amounts charged per hour shall be rounded to the nearest quarter hour and billed accordingly.

You agree to pay for all Services per the terms of any authorized work orders or other written agreements between you and the Company. Payment is immediately due in full upon completion of the Services. You shall pay our crew leader on-site immediately after the Services are completed. We accept cash, check, debit, or credit card.

If you pay for Services by check and the check does not clear for any reason, that you hereby agree to pay a $50.00 late fee. If you do not pay for the Services in full on-site immediately after the Services are completed, you shall pay the outstanding balance in full within seven (7) days. You agree to pay pay an additional $55.00 service fee if full payment is not received within seven (7) days after completion of the Services. We will submit all unpaid balances to a collection agency if full payment of the outstanding balance is not received within seven (7) days.

You shall pay all reasonable costs, expenses, and attorney fees for collection of unpaid balances. You shall incur a liquidated damages fee of $5,000 if we file a lawsuit or other legal action to collect an unpaid balance.

Insurance (Full-Service Moves):

We will provide you free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound subject to these Terms and the terms and conditions of the insurance carrier in place on the date(s) we provide the Services.

You may elect to purchase Additional Declared Valuation Coverage, which covers repair or replacement of your items that may be damaged during the move, for an additional premium. If you elect to purchase Additional Declared Valuation Coverage, you must email us at least one day prior to your move at info@abbamovers.com, declare the value of your shipment, and state in writing that you want to purchase said coverage. If we do not receive written confirmation at least one (1) day prior to your move, then your belongings shall be covered by our free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound.

Items inside a box which are damaged during the moving process will not be covered by our insurance if our team did not pack such items in the box.

Subject to the Terms, if any article is lost, destroyed, or damaged while in the Abba’s custody, then we will, in our sole discretion, either: (1) repair the article to the extent necessary to restore it to the same condition as when it was received by us, or pay you the cost of such repairs; (2) replace the article with an article of like kind and quality, or (3) pay you for the cost of such replacement, subject to our terms and conditions.

We charge a non-refundable premium of $30 per $1,000 for the Declared Valuation of your Shipment. For example, if you declare a valuation of $40,000 for your shipment, a non refundable premium of $1,200 would be added to your final invoice ($30 x 40).

Insurance (Labor-Only Moves):

We will provide you free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound subject to these Terms and the terms and conditions of the insurance carrier in place on the date(s) we provide the Services. Such coverage is valid for the duration of the loading and/or unloading process only.

Items inside a box which are damaged during the moving process will not be covered by our insurance if our team did not pack such items in the box.

The free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage does not cover damage to items incurred during transit in a vehicle, on a trailer, or in a portable storage container you or a third party provide, and we shall not be responsible for reimbursement of any such damage incurred.

Additional Declared Valuation Coverage is not offered for Labor Only Moves.

Cancellations:

You may cancel scheduled Services only via email to info@abbamovers.com or telephone at (225) 384-6683 or (504) 450-4959.

You must notify us of cancellation more than three (3) days prior to the date of the scheduled Services to cancel the Services and receive your deposit refund. We reserve the right to keep your deposit or refuse to provide the Services if you cancel the scheduled Services less than three (3) days prior to scheduled date of the Services.

Termination:

We may terminate or suspend access to our Services immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and fee imposition and collection terms stated herein.

Privacy Policy:

We shall keep private any credit card, banking, and account information collected to process payments.

No Liabilities for The Website:

You agree that the Website is not responsible for any liabilities that may arise out of the use of the information on the Website. You agree that the Company, its owners, agents, and assigns are not responsible for any harm of any kind that may occur due to your use of the Website.

Service Warranty Disclaimer:

Your use of the Services is at your sole risk. The Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Services are provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or course of performance.

Exceptions:

The disclaimers stated herein shall not limit any warranty that would be unlawful to exclude or limit.

Limitation of Liability:

The Company’s aggregate monetary liability for violations of these Terms or otherwise in relation to the Services shall not exceed the amount equal to the total amount you pay the Company. This limitation of liability shall not limit any losses which would be or are covered by insurance.

Waiver:

You hereby waive and release all claims of any kind against the Company’s owners, officers and employees in any way related to this Website or the Services.

Unenforceable Provisions:

Any provision herein which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be so only as to such jurisdiction and only to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability. All the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable.

Right to Change without Notice:

We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms at our sole discretion with or without notice to you. You agree that it is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically to note any changes. Any changes to payment or penalty policies shall apply only after such changes have been published on the Website. The most recent date of publication and effectiveness of these Terms is 05/30/23.

Abba Movers LLC

abbamovers.com

Terms of Service(Required)

Abba Movers LLC Terms & Conditions

Note: By booking a move with us, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. Please read and print these terms and conditions for your records.

Abba Movers LLC, a Louisiana limited liability company (the “Company”, “we” or “our”), owns and operates AbbaMovers.com (the “Website”). The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” mean the Company. The terms “you” and “your” mean you.

The following terms and conditions apply to your use of the Website and the moving services we provide (the “Services”). Your use of the Website or scheduling of the Services binds you to these terms and conditions. You must discontinue your use of the Website or not engage the Company for the Services if you do not agree to these terms and conditions.

Applicability and Merger:

These terms and conditions apply to all written statements of work, approved estimates, work orders, and other agreements regarding the Services, and collectively with such writings, comprise all terms and conditions applicable to your use of the Website and other relations with the Company (collectively, the “Terms”). Any oral agreements or terms discussed which are not expressly stated in the Terms are not binding.

Booking and Payments:

You may book Services with the Company via the Website, phone, or email with a $100 deposit required at the time of booking.

The accuracy of our price quotes and time estimates depends on the accuracy of the information you provide us when you engage us to perform the Services. You shall be fully responsible for any increase in price quotes or time estimates if the information you provide us is not accurate.

All Services shall be billed on a per hour charge as stated in a separate statement of work, estimate, or work order. Amounts charged per hour shall be rounded to the nearest quarter hour and billed accordingly.

You agree to pay for all Services per the terms of any authorized work orders or other written agreements between you and the Company. Payment is immediately due in full upon completion of the Services. You shall pay our crew leader on-site immediately after the Services are completed. We accept cash, check, debit, or credit card.

If you pay for Services by check and the check does not clear for any reason, that you hereby agree to pay a $50.00 late fee. If you do not pay for the Services in full on-site immediately after the Services are completed, you shall pay the outstanding balance in full within seven (7) days. You agree to pay pay an additional $55.00 service fee if full payment is not received within seven (7) days after completion of the Services. We will submit all unpaid balances to a collection agency if full payment of the outstanding balance is not received within seven (7) days.

You shall pay all reasonable costs, expenses, and attorney fees for collection of unpaid balances. You shall incur a liquidated damages fee of $5,000 if we file a lawsuit or other legal action to collect an unpaid balance.

Insurance (Full-Service Moves):

We will provide you free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound subject to these Terms and the terms and conditions of the insurance carrier in place on the date(s) we provide the Services.

You may elect to purchase Additional Declared Valuation Coverage, which covers repair or replacement of your items that may be damaged during the move, for an additional premium. If you elect to purchase Additional Declared Valuation Coverage, you must email us at least one day prior to your move at info@abbamovers.com, declare the value of your shipment, and state in writing that you want to purchase said coverage. If we do not receive written confirmation at least one (1) day prior to your move, then your belongings shall be covered by our free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound.

Items inside a box which are damaged during the moving process will not be covered by our insurance if our team did not pack such items in the box.

Subject to the Terms, if any article is lost, destroyed, or damaged while in the Abba’s custody, then we will, in our sole discretion, either: (1) repair the article to the extent necessary to restore it to the same condition as when it was received by us, or pay you the cost of such repairs; (2) replace the article with an article of like kind and quality, or (3) pay you for the cost of such replacement, subject to our terms and conditions.

We charge a non-refundable premium of $30 per $1,000 for the Declared Valuation of your Shipment. For example, if you declare a valuation of $40,000 for your shipment, a non refundable premium of $1,200 would be added to your final invoice ($30 x 40).

Insurance (Labor-Only Moves):

We will provide you free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound subject to these Terms and the terms and conditions of the insurance carrier in place on the date(s) we provide the Services. Such coverage is valid for the duration of the loading and/or unloading process only.

Items inside a box which are damaged during the moving process will not be covered by our insurance if our team did not pack such items in the box.

The free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage does not cover damage to items incurred during transit in a vehicle, on a trailer, or in a portable storage container you or a third party provide, and we shall not be responsible for reimbursement of any such damage incurred.

Additional Declared Valuation Coverage is not offered for Labor Only Moves.

Cancellations:

You may cancel scheduled Services only via email to info@abbamovers.com or telephone at (225) 384-6683 or (504) 450-4959.

You must notify us of cancellation more than three (3) days prior to the date of the scheduled Services to cancel the Services and receive your deposit refund. We reserve the right to keep your deposit or refuse to provide the Services if you cancel the scheduled Services less than three (3) days prior to scheduled date of the Services.

Termination:

We may terminate or suspend access to our Services immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and fee imposition and collection terms stated herein.

Privacy Policy:

We shall keep private any credit card, banking, and account information collected to process payments.

No Liabilities for The Website:

You agree that the Website is not responsible for any liabilities that may arise out of the use of the information on the Website. You agree that the Company, its owners, agents, and assigns are not responsible for any harm of any kind that may occur due to your use of the Website.

Service Warranty Disclaimer:

Your use of the Services is at your sole risk. The Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Services are provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or course of performance.

Exceptions:

The disclaimers stated herein shall not limit any warranty that would be unlawful to exclude or limit.

Limitation of Liability:

The Company’s aggregate monetary liability for violations of these Terms or otherwise in relation to the Services shall not exceed the amount equal to the total amount you pay the Company. This limitation of liability shall not limit any losses which would be or are covered by insurance.

Waiver:

You hereby waive and release all claims of any kind against the Company’s owners, officers and employees in any way related to this Website or the Services.

Unenforceable Provisions:

Any provision herein which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be so only as to such jurisdiction and only to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability. All the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable.

Right to Change without Notice:

We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms at our sole discretion with or without notice to you. You agree that it is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically to note any changes. Any changes to payment or penalty policies shall apply only after such changes have been published on the Website. The most recent date of publication and effectiveness of these Terms is 05/30/23.

Abba Movers LLC

abbamovers.com

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