SOURCE: Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage Co., Inc.

Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage Co., Inc.

September 13, 2011 16:20 ET

Houston Moving & Storage Company Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage Cautions Those Preparing for Big Move

Moving Within or Out of State Takes Different Kind of Planning Than International Move, Knowing the Differences Can Save Money and Frustration

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - The Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage company has refined the national and international moving process, helping Houstonians avoid many of the pitfalls that can come with such moves.

Recognizing that too often families are unprepared for the process, the professionals of Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage have launched an educational initiative based on their experience in national and international moves.

A family-owned Houston business for 42 years, Johnnie Melia and his son, Brandon, believe initial consultation and preparation are key to a successful move -- particularly when it involves international relocation.

"Preparation and proper packing is key. An international move takes more preparation, as often it is necessary to complete special forms required by the destination country and properly prepare furniture and personal belongings for the type of container, temperature and transport involved in such a long distance move," said Brandon Melia.

"We always begin with a consultation to evaluate the contents of a home and discuss expectations. We then provide a checklist for our client and ensure that every requirement by the destination country is met," Melia added.

According to the father and son team, this is not the time to cut corners despite the appeal of lower bids. Uninsured or unregistered movers (Texas Department of Motor Vehicles registered mover) are not responsible for damage or loss of contents -- resulting in costs which could quickly diminish any initial savings.

Partnering with National Van Lines, the Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage team assists clients in determining key aspects of a move at the start of the process including:

  • Preferable mode of transportation -- air, road, sea
  • Preferred packaging and special item needs -- full packing/wrapping/wardrobe boxes/custom fit chandelier crates/disassembly service at origin
  • Current passports
  • Visa or residency card if applicable
  • Work Visa if applicable
  • Parking permits required at destination
  • Accessibility to moving trucks at destination
  • Elevators at destination

From Houston to Lake Conroe and as Far as Australia and Vietnam, the Melia family is proud to boast hundreds of successful moves over their career and are determined to share their experience to ensure the same for other Houston families.

Competitively priced, insured and registered moving companies will ensure the safe, legal and secure transport of belongings. To learn more about Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage company and how to best prepare for your next move go to, or call 713-683-8585.