Tips to Help You Cut Down on Your Moving Expenses

February 22, 2018

The elements of moving house revolve around packing and transporting your belongings to your new home. Many people end up handling the task themselves in a bid to cut down the cost of engaging professional moving companies. What they do not know is that they may end up paying more than if they had enlisted the help of a moving company.

Apart from cost implications, you save on time and effort as you let others handle all aspects of the move. If cost is a concern for you, you can use various ways to lower the cost of the move. You will therefore not have such a hectic time moving to your new place. Consider all options you have to come up with the best strategy that will help you save costs. Some of the things you should consider include the following:

Engage the services of professional movers

Getting the right professional company will see you enjoy good rates. Find a company that offers favorable rates when compared to others. Others will even offer a price match where you pay lower than the lowest quote you get elsewhere. Visit for such offers that will see you spend less. Other offers will include free packing materials, meaning you do not incur any expense for this. The best company will ensure delivery of quick but efficient service. The crew will strive to take the least time possible to finish your move. The company should have your best interests at heart and should give you all possible support to make you move smooth and easy.

Do the packing yourself

Packing in advance ensures that the movers will just need to load your belongings without having to do the packing themselves. Start the packing process a week or two prior to the move. Put away the items that you do not use frequently and leave the last minute packing for the other items. This way, on the day of the move, you will not waste time packing. You can also disassemble your furniture before the movers come. Having everything ready will reduce the work the loaders will have, therefore allowing you to pay for less hours.

Make the loading and offloading process easier

A lot of time is wasted moving things from one corner of the house to the moving van. You can save on time by ensuring the boxes and furniture are all in one room. This reduces the cluttering that would hinder the crew from doing their work. As you pack, label the boxes so that the movers can tell what is inside them. It will also make unpacking easy for you as you will know what box belongs to which room. Labeling the boxes also eases the offloading process as the crew will place the boxes in the right place. Have a layout of where you want all the furniture beforehand. The crew will just place them in the right place as they offload. Make sure that the house is already in move-in ready condition as this reduces the hassle for you.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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