Thinking of Moving? Think Again!

Why Moving Pros Cost So Much

If you’re in a situation where you must pack up your belongings and move somewhere new (or old), there’s a reason why hiring an expert moving company might seem so pricey. Your essential borrowing their experience in exchange for an easier, stress-free move. It’s a pretty good deal considering your other options.

You could make a post on Facebook and have your friends sign up to help you move your stuff for a case of beer or two and while you think you’re saving money, in the end you might find it cost you even more. When allowing anyone but the professionals to move your belongings, you are allowing the opportunity of careless mistakes like dings or holes in the wall, damaged valuables, or worse, broken. Of course, not everyone who has to relocate has the luxury of a big moving budget to allow for such professionals to come help.

In most cases, professional moving companies are pricey but also very willing to help. They can create custom payment plans for you to help ease the financial burden of hiring their movers for some help. Another thing that a lot of people who have to move forget or overlook is packing. A reputable moving company will also offer this as a service but how does that help those who are moving on a budget?

Well, it doesn’t really. When you think about it, packing is one of those extra services that you’ll very soon regret trying to do yourself. Packing is tedious and if this is something you have to complete yourself, there are TONS of resources online about packing efficiently and effectively. We recommend taking the time to familiarize yourself with proper packing techniques. Above that, we recommend leaving packing to the professionals. The skill and expertise they bring to the table will be much more likely to keep your items and valuables safe during your move. There is a lot more to packing than the average homeowner realizes. When it comes to packing, you need to take into account the type of item, giving those that are more fragile the extra time and attention.

You may be thinking, how hard can packing actually be? It’s not that packing is difficult, it’s more about the time you’ll save when you hire a professional. They have countless hours and reps into packing up belongings. What might take you an hour and a half could take professional packers 30 minutes. It’s all about how you value your time.

How To Hire The Best Moving Company

If you’ve decided that you want the help of a professional moving company, it’s time to start prospecting which companies would be a good fit for your needs and budget. A lot of moving companies will be quick to try and sell you their services but be wary of a pushy moving company. Take this process at your own pace and make sure no rock is un-turned. When evaluating moving companies, you want to be sure to ask a lot of questions before paying anyone. It pays to do your due diligence not only researching the moving company you’re thinking of handing over your hard earned money to but also who you’re going to trust packing all of your belongings into a moving truck for transport. After a little bit of Google searching, you’ll see that there is a lot of information out there about how to protect yourself from a rogue moving company. Pay attention to what others have experienced in the past and if you do so, you’re one step closer to finding a professional relocation specialist.

It’s unfortunate but those companies are out there and they will try to take advantage of you. It’s a shame but it’s the way it is. To reduce the chance of this ever happening, figure out some industry lingo, read about past moving scams, and more importantly ask your friends and family who they’ve moved with. If you look for the testimonials, you’ll find the right moving company for you and your family.

If you’re looking for storage options too, they aren’t hard to find and typically you can get a better deal if you use the company that moves you, that is, if they offer that service. Really, what you’re looking for is a full-service moving company in your area that others have used before you. Even if you get the best recommendation in the world, it still pays to do your own research before calling!

We hope this post helped and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here.

Interested in reading our last post? Click here. We talk more in depth about how you can save money during your move.

How Can I save Money on My Next Move?

Whether you’re dealing with a home improvement project or planning to buy a new home, you want to save as much money as possible. Moving is also very costly. That explains why you feel stressed when you think about the entire moving process. You were first excited but now things seem different as you’re wondering where you should start. It’s possible to plan and save some money when looking for a professional moving company for your move.

You may think of moving yourself but this is not a good option. Hiring a professional moving service might seem an expensive option but will save you money and secure your belongings. There are ways through with you can reduce your moving costs when working with a moving service.

Moving Off-season

When is the best time to move? Ever asked yourself that question? Well, the peak moving season is usually during summer. Moving rates at this time tend to be very high. The first and last days of any month are not the best time to move if you want to save money. Move sometime between September and May.

Getting rid of items you don’t need

Moving companies consider the weight and quantity of your items when determining your moving cost. The best time to sort your valuables and remove those things you won’t be using is when you’re moving. If there are items you can sell, do so. If you can’t sell, consider donating to a local charity. The lesser the weight of your items, the lower your moving cost. Reduce you load by packing only what you need and love.

Book a Professional Moving Company Early

The earlier you book a professional company for your move, the less likely you’ll be required to pay a higher moving rate. Making your moving arrangements in the last minute might cost you more since the moving company will charge you more money.

Find out about your Costs

Your moving costs will depend on the type of service you’ve requested. It’s important that you ask about all the charges that are likely to arise during your move. Know the total charges and fees attached to each service the company is offering. This will help you avoid surprise in the amount charged for your move.

Be sure you’re ready to Move

You may be required to pay extra amount of money if the moving company comes in to help you pack your items the last minute. Packing everything yourself and getting ready for the move will not only save you from stress but also help you avoid extra charges. Let the company charge you for the agreed services only.