It goes without saying that moving is all work and moving companies can make things definitely easier. The internet provides a lot of information on them. But a word of caution: there is no dearth of such companies, but finding the right one can be a real challenge. And when you find one at last it is better to go for one who can pack, load and unload, that is the whole package.
In this connection, full-service moving companies are of high importance. If you have retained one of them, then everything is inclusive. They can handle all phases of moving. Packing and loading are their responsibilities. Once at the destination they will unload and help move the furniture too. Since most of them are licensed to do their jobs, they can provide insurance for breakage or damage while in transit. Although they are very expensive, they happen to be the most convenient too. They take all decisions concerning what type and boxes are to be used for items that range from the simple to the most complex.
These companies usually provide packing boxes free. To pack very delicate or fragile objects many of them supply heavy duty boxes at a minimal cost. If you are moving long distance the company involved should make use of thick packing material to avoid damage to the furniture or appliances while in transit and the material should stay in place until the destination is reached and unpacking begins. It is better to ask them to use wide belts instead of ropes to restrict the movement of packed items while on the move.
It is a necessary condition that such companies have sufficient tools to disassemble and assembling pieces of furniture or for other related purposes. The right company ought to be committed to the moving of your goods with a good insurance cover. This should also protect them from pilferage and adverse weather conditions.
You can also employ do-it-yourself companies to save costs. But they will only transport the goods from one point to another point and when they reach the destination their responsibility is over.
So if you are lucky to find the right mover who can do it without hassles and relieve of you of all attendant headaches your moving problems is as good as solved.