We all agree to one fact that moving irrespective of where you are located is expensive. We all look for low cost moving services here and there but it is not that easy to find them. Also the affordable movers are not that affordable at the end of the day. With inflation affecting all the services moving in itself is getting expensive.
There are hundreds of moving companies which claim to be cheap as in the cheapest of all. Still the reliability and expertise factor remains a great deal of concern for us. If you are moving to a new location we strongly recommend that you keep into consideration all the factors like fuel cost, hiring professionals, storage facilities charges and applicable charges. This will help you to plan a budget moving. However there are some ways to cut down the moving cost and we can help you with it. Here is what you can do.
Reducing the inventory load can help you to substantially save on the packing and moving charges. Get rid of all the stuff that you do not need. Hold garage sale or donate to charity things which are not necessary and you can get easily rid off.
Hire movers early
Don’t wait till the last moment to hire a mover as it will add up the cost. The shorter the notice period, the higher the service charge. Book a mover on time and avoid the extra charges and above all inconvenience of handling all the moving chores on a short notice.
Off-season moving can help
Another option which you can consider is moving during the off-seasons. Movers give exclusive discounts to move during the period of June or July and during the first and the last months. Check out the deals offered by your local mover during this time.
Be ready on time
If you are doing all the packing on your own then better you keep all the stuff ready as your mover arrives. This will save any waiting charge applied by the movers. Discuss with your mover what all charges are included in their overall services. Usually a moving company charges accessorial charges, flight charge, expedited service charge, long haul charges, shuttle service and long carry charges. Check which all charges you can get rid of easily.
Check for special charges
Some services like moving your pets and plants, packing and moving specialty items like vehicles and equipments are charged differently by the movers. Discuss and negotiate about such charges in advance so as to avoid any last moment mess.
There is need of special arrangements to move pianos and you need to separately inform your mover about it. If you are moving piano then discuss what all charges will be included and where you can get discounts.
You can easily avoid all the hidden costs be checking the terms and conditions of your mover properly. Better you take suggestions from your family and friend on which mover is best for you. This all will help you save money at the end.