Updated: Mar 12
Sometimes, moving is pricy. It takes a lot of work to move, and work either costs time or money. However, just because you are hiring professional movers doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. There are some steps you can take to lower the cost of your move, and all it will cost you is a little extra preparation.
Have a Plan Before Moving Day Arrives
This one may seem obvious, but it is always better to have a well thought out plan. If not everything is going to be moved by the professionals, you could put a piece of red tape on the things that will stay, that will decrease the need for verbal communication and hopefully save a lot of time. Really anything you can do to communicate with your movers upfront could save them work and you money.
Pack your Boxes well
This doesn’t mean you should get every box as full as possible, because if it’s too heavy that can also slow down whoever is carrying it. However, you should be thorough and get everything that can go into a box in one, the last thing you want is your movers standing around on moving day, and waiting for you to finish packing boxes.
Move Boxes to the Garage
One of the biggest variables in how long a move takes is how far the movers will need to carry everything. Obviously the truck can only be loaded on moving day, but if you desire, you could get everything as close as possible to where the truck is going to be parked. This way the movers can get started quickly, and will have a lot less steps to take on moving day.
Check Prices at Several Moving Companies
There no reason you need to go with the first quote or estimate that you get. Make sure you shop around, and find a trustworthy company that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Tip: One way to tell how good a moving company is is simply by checking the online reviews
We have an article that is designed to help Get rid of items before moving day, that can be found here. If you have a lot of extra clothes or furniture you should consider either selling or donating some of them before you move, that way the movers have less work to do, and maybe you will have a little extra money to spend.
Hopefully this list of money-saving tips was helpful and encouraging, just because you are getting professional help, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have pay professional prices. You may be surprised how valuable it can be to be well-prepared for your movers.
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