Tips for Moving Cheaply
Posted: Dec 17, 2015
Whether you are moving for personal or professional reasons, the simple act or relocating can be quite stressful and expensive as well. The good news is that with fore planning, you can easily move cheap and still enjoy high quality services from Rohnert Park moving company. Some of the most important factors you must consider include:
Budget: Start by determining a realistic moving budget and ensure that you don’t exceed it. If part of your moving will include travelling by airplane, ensure that you make your flight and hotel reservations as early as possible so you can get good prices. If you will be moving by car you want to map out the shortest routes and ensure that you also factor in the cost of gas, tolls, lodging and meals as may be necessary. Don’t forget to factor in other cost such as pet deposits, rental expenses and tips to movers.
Decide: One of the biggest decisions you are going to make when relocating is choosing between hiring a moving company or renting a moving truck and doing all the work alone. Most people have realized that a better alternative when moving on budget is using self-service or containerized moving companies. However, whether you go the budget way or choose a moving company, you want to obtain several quotes after you have scheduled on site estimates since they will be the most accurate. Take great caution about moving estimates that are too low and don’t forget to ask for references for past clients.
Residential movers: If you choose a residential moving company, you may want to look for online bookings or seasonal discounts that could be available. If there is no urgency, it is best to schedule your relocation program to a time of the year when residential movers are not too busy. Most people tend to move on Fridays, holidays, weekends and the end of the month periods and as you can expect, the rates are normally higher for packing and moving at such times. You can save a great deal of your money if you hire a residential moving company at a day that is outside the peak moving periods because most of them will be idle anyway.
Start early: It is wise to start packing early, way ahead of your moving date and leave only those very large or antique items that need specialized handling for the trained professionals from the moving company. You will save a lot of money by doing as much packing as possible on your own. You may want to shop for moving supplies early and keep an eye for discounts, many local business have used boxes they won’t mind giving away. You may also want to check that classified ads of local newspapers for used moving supplies.
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