Smart Tips to Reduce Your Moving Cost

Moving is a huge undertaking for most of us; it requires a lot of planning, organization, time, and energy, not to mention man power and tedious heavy lifting. Just thinking about the process of moving makes most of us wince in preemptive pain. Beyond the physical annoyances of moving, additionally it can be quite expensive and costly if proper dedication isn’t devoted to the organizing phase. The good news is that there are things you can do that can make the process a little easier, and yes, cheaper too. While moving locally is a little easier than moving long distance, and there are generally less unknown factors to consider, any type of move can be draining. Here are some smart tips you can use to help reduce your moving costs and make the transition a little easier to get through:

Separating unused items

When we have 30 years worth of items built up in a home or office, it is awfully tempting to just throw it all in boxes and call it a day. However, it is important to know that moving costs are sometimes calculated based on the total weight of the items being transferred in addition to hourly labor costs, particularly for long distance moves.. For this reason, before a move it is best to get rid of as many belongings as possible to help lighten the load—both mentally and physically. Having a huge garage sale is a great way to get some of your moving costs back as well as lighten the burden of items that need to travel in the moving truck and be moved by the movers. Additionally, it will make things a whole lot easier and cleaner for you when you arrive at your new home—you will have significantly fewer items to unpack, and you will have a truly fresh start.

Safe packaging

Many of us haphazardly move our items by filling up as many of our friends’ cars with heaps of clothes and other belongings. This is a chaotic, stressful, and disorganize way to begin a new chapter of life, and there are better approaches that can ultimately save you time and money in the long run. Not taking the time to properly plan and organize your move can cost you in the end; broken, damaged belongings can be costly to fix and replace, and your friends certainly don’t have any obligation to help you do so when volunteering their time to help you move. Using the proper packing materials for breakables or items that can be easily damaged, and properly labeling and organizing boxes are moving techniques used by expert movers that significantly reduce the potential for irreparable damages to occur. Packing heavy books in suitcases with wheels is an easy way to move books on your own, which will also lower moving costs.

Hiring a professional mover

Lastly, it is essential to look into professional moving companies to help with your transition. Look for reputable, outstanding moving businesses in your area and narrow down the list based on customer reviews and credentials and licenses. But don’t stop there—it is always helpful to communicate directly with prospective moving companies to get more accurate estimates and gauge the company’s approach to customer service. Look for an attentive, friendly, and above all, helpful staff. Choosing the cheapest or most expensive options aren’t necessarily good ways to get what you want in a moving company, so make sure you weigh all the pros and cons before choosing. Hiring a professional, reputable company can reduce the stress associated with moving, prevent physical back pain after a move, and alleviate the headache of worrying about the logistics of preventing your belongings being lost or broken.

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David Gersh
Author: David Gersh
Author Bio:
David Gersh has been developing products for moving companies and improving online customer experiences in the moving industry since 2012. He is the lead author and editor of We Are Movers.