When trying to plan a move to a new city, it’s important to be aware of just how costly your move could end up being. After covering all of your costs associated with securing your new home, chances are good that you’ve already spent a pretty penny to get to this point. On top of that, there’s still the moving company costs to consider. During a time where the need to save every dime is at all time high, it’s important to ensure that your stretching your budget. In this article, we will aim to discuss some helpful tips to maximize the almighty dollar during your move!
Plan Your Move By Getting The Best Quote!
Before moving forward with just any company, you’ll want to ensure that you’ve done your research. Check out directories such as My Moving Reviews to comb through hundreds of recommendations by others that have been through a similar moving experience! Remember that cost isn’t everything! You’re going to want to select a company that you can trust to handle some of your most prized possessions, so this decision is not to be taken lightly! Real Time Relocation offers affordable moving options, coupled with expert service to cater to our customers that have a budget to meet.
Save Money On Boxes
If you’re looking to save on your move by packing yourself, you’ll want to secure boxes at an affordable price! For those that have never executed a move themselves, this may sound like a menial detail. What you will find is that you’ll end up scouring your home, making use of hampers, laundry baskets and cereal boxes as a replacement if left unprepared! If you have any connections at local retail stores or restaurants, reach out to them. You’ll find that the boxes that you’re seeking are often freely thrown away by most local businesses. Packing yourself can be a pain, so if you have it in your budget, hiring a professional moving service is by far the more comfortable option!
Plan The Time Of Your Move Accordingly
Sometimes, cutting costs on your move is as easy as selecting or changing your moving date to the appropriate day. If you are enlisting the assistance of a well-know, professional moving service, you may want to avoid moving during “peak moving season” (if possible). This season typically occurs between the months of May – August. Select a mid-week, mid-month moving date between the months of April and September. Statistically, the mid-week and mid-month days will be easier on your wallet . It’s true that you might not always have the option of the time of year that you will move. But this is helpful knowledge for those that are able to plan months or years in advance.
Don’t Just Get One Quote To Plan Your Move
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to moving a home of office. Explore your options and find a suitable moving company that checks all of your boxes and includes all of the necessary services to accommodate your specifications. Carefully discuss your inventory with your customer service rep during the estimating process. Prepare an in-depth list of items that will be making the trip with you, to your new home! This will all be helpful information to have on hand, so that you can streamline the process. Keep in mind that this is a critical
Plan For Packing
There’s no question that hiring professional packers will certainly speed up the process. That being said, is it worth it..? We won’t sugarcoat it: Hiring a professional to pack your belongings is a costly addition to your move. Depending on the size of your move, you can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred to over a thousand for a professional packing service.
Instead, ask your potential moving service candidates if this is something that can be included as an add-on. You may even discover that your moving service of choice will be will to add packing at a discounted rate, being that you have already chosen to do business with them!
Ask For Help With Your Move From Friends & Family
Moving alone is overwhelming and can sometimes seem like an insurmountable task. Partially moving some of your own belongings among yourself and your friends is always an option! If you’re looking to cut costs, recruit the help of your family and friends. With the assistance of multiple hands (and vehicles), you should have no problem bringing a sizable portion of your items to your new home without help from your moving company!
Ensure Accuracy In Your Moving Inventory
During the estimating process, the associate working for your moving company will try and gather much needed information, as it pertains to your inventory. It’s imperative that you attempt to be as accurate as possible when providing your list of belongings. This will ensure that your quote is as accurate as possible. You want little to no additional money spent when your move finally takes place. Check, and then double check your items. The last thing that you want is any surprises on the big day.
Get Rid Of Some Items
There’s no better time to do a purge of all of your forgotten items! The last thing that you want to do is haul any items over to your new home that you don’t plan on using. Go through each room and carefully clean and declutter your belongings. You’ll find that there are most likely several articles of clothing, furniture, decorations or other miscellaneous items that you no longer have a use for. This will help to save hours of time that you would have spent packing and moving those needless items.
Hire The Right Moving Company
Above all else, make sure that you have hired the correct moving company to execute your move, at an affordable cost. Through research, you will find that a trustworthy moving service will normally provide a competitive price point. Real Time Relocation is proud to offer exceptional Florida long distance moving services at an affordable cost to our wonderful customers. Reach out to a member of our staff today to discuss your expectations and how we can help.