Moving Tips – Saving On A Move
Moving yourself can be really challenging if you don’t have any experience or enough help from friends, that’s why most people choose to hire a moving company. Even if you prefer to do everything yourself, rental truck, moving boxes and supplies, mileage fees all add up at the end of the day. In addition to that, many homebuyers just don’t want to risk injury or damages to their property of furniture.
The moving company is actually is one of the costliest parts of a relocation process. But keep in mind that there are many other expenses involved. However there are always ways to save money, so you can spend a few extra dollars for your new home. Here are some helpful tips that will help you save during your relocation.
Get Rid of Unwanted Items
The first thing you should do is to decide what to take with you and what to leave behind. Usually moves are billed by the weight or by the hour. It just doesn’t make sense to pay for something that will not be used in a new home. And if you can sell your unwanted furniture, that’s even better.
Moving Boxes and Supplies
Moving boxes and packing supplies is another way to cut down on moving expenses. There are many online stores that sell boxes, tape, and paper at the discounted prices. Ask your friends and relatives who have recently moved to use their used boxes. Most moving companies will charge you for moving boxes, but there are some companies that will offer you a certain amount of boxes for free.
Pack It Yourself
Moving companies offer variety of services including packing and unpacking and of course there is an extra charge for these services. This is an ideal service for those people who have busy schedule and do not have time to pack up their own boxes. However, if you’re able to pack your boxes before the moving date it’ll save you a lot. It doesn’t have to be a one day task, you may pack room by room or 2-5 boxes per day.
Find Trustworthy and Reliable Company
The best way to insure that you will not be overcharged by a moving company is to find a company that is reliable and have a good reputation. The best place to start is by recommendations from family and friends who have recently contracted a moving company. In addition, there are many helpful websites that provide reviews from past customers. After getting quotes from companies in your area, make sure to do a research on the net and see what other people say about their experience.
Reserve Movers Ahead of Time
And finally, do not wait till the last minute to book a moving company. You can get stuck with higher prices and fewer choices. Contact moving companies 4-6 weeks prior to your move.