TIPS TO SAVE MONEY
When hiring long distance moving companies, the cost is always the main concern of people. I have hired long distance movers once, and I was surprised with the total cost that I had to pay. I guess I lacked research and planning about movers, because I was very much fussed up about moving into a new place with my family. So now, I am writing this article to help you save money as you hire long distance movers. These, I guess were my mistakes, and I ended up regretting not doing these simple things to save. Try to apply my tips if you are about to move too, and I’m sure that you will save hundreds of dollars.
Compare rates of long-distance moving companies
Just like when you shop, you compare one item from another to know which one will help you save more. Do the same when hiring long distance movers. Compare one company to another, as they set different rates too. As what you probably know, movers charge their clients based on the weight of the items that they are about to move to their new destination. Thus, choose a company that offers affordable rates but of course, check if the company has a professional team to handle the moving process. Inquire about their experience, as well as the equipment that they have. Do not just settle for those who offer cheap rates, you must also set some standards in qualifying long distance movers.
Leave behind unnecessary things
Start with you closet. Do you really wear all those dresses You can actually donate other clothes that you do not need? Then, go on with other things in the house. I know that you may have this kind of thinking that, “hey, I still need this…” though you are really not sure if you will still use it in the future. Avoid hoarding. Remember that the cost charged by long distance moving companies depends on the weight, so if you will keep all those “junks” with you, it will just strike up your expenses. Also, make a clear estimate of the house where you are about to move. Know how big it is. If you have lost of furniture, it might not fit the space so leave some behind. You can start a yard sale and even earn a few dollars out of those things that you seldom use.
Choose professional long distance moving companies
Professional movers can deal with your belongings well. You can be sure that they transfer your things, including furniture and appliances with proper care. You might get long distance movers that have cheap rates, but if they are not professionals you might just end up with broken furniture and damaged appliances. That would cost you more, so I still suggest that you hire professional long distance movers to save.
Mail other things to your new address
I suggest that if you have lots of books, you can mail it to your new address to save. Books have special postage discounts, and instead of adding its weight along with your other stuffs, mail it to lessen your expenses. Choose other things that you can mail or bring with you in your car to save.