Written by Carla Chinski
Moving to another country is stressful enough: you’re relocating to a new landscape and, most of all, a new language and culture. Chances are you’re familiar with popular moving companies such as Uhaul or similar. They are fast and affordable moving companies. However, in Latin America, these well-known moving companies do not exist.
We’ve compiled a list of the best alternatives that you can entrust your moving endeavors to:
In Argentina specifically, there are two different types of services apart from the different local options: national and international. Although we won’t provide information strictly on international services, here are some of the companies that take care of moving for you on an international scale: Movar group; Latin American Relocation Management (LARM); Labs Relocation Management.
Another difference between companies and Uhaul and Argentine companies, is that you can have “fletes” (informal moving trucks) hired for your moving needs. These are not companies, but individual, small local businesses. This is recommendable only for inner-city moving.
Types of Argentine Moving Services:
When moving to Argentina, you should take into account that there are two types of moving services: long-distance and short-distance. Long-distance obviously means a higher price. In Argentina, there are basic services and premium services. For basic services, different materials are provided, such as cardboard boxes and bubble wrap. This also includes the moving service, of course, of any and all furniture and belongings.
For premium services there are many differences you should consider: the moving personnel takes care of electronics’ plugging and unplugging; separate carry-ons are provided for bathroom items; a moving planner is involved at different stages in the process; and the regular classification of items, disassembling furniture and assembling it in your new home.
The Best Professional Uhaul Alternatives:
- Verga Hermanos: Verga Hermanos provides both personal and professional moving services (for families and companies, that is). They can send you a budget beforehand after contacting them via phone. The services they offer are the basic moving services.
- Transportes Argentinos: Transportes Argentinos provides services in three different steps: moving and real estate appraisal; moving kit providal; premium moving services.
- Nelson Mudanzas: This company provides all types of services, from international to inner-city and interprovincial moving, as well as having the option for different types of budgets to suit your needs. Nelson Mudanzas, unlike other services on the list, offers a storage service if you’re not moving right away.