When it comes to moving, we all can use a good deal. With the state of the economy being what it is today, no one wants to have to pay too much money when moving. At the same time, too little money spent on moving could mean that you have hired a rogue mover.
So just what does it take to move and still cash in on deals.
You can start your saving mission by checking out a few moving quotes. Moving quotes allow you to compare the prices between movers and gives you the chance to zero in on the one that is most affordable. These quotes also give you an idea of the kind of services that you would be receiving from the moving company as well.
When you find a mover that you want to work with, you can then start scaling down your household items which would reduce your moving costs even more. Part of the moving charges would depend on the amount of household items you are moving; you can scale it down by either selling out your unwanted items through a garage sale or donating them to charity.
You can also catch moving deals by eliminating the amount of time that the mover would spend moving your items. There are some moving companies that would calculate the time spent moving your household items in their final bill. By packing up and disassembling all your items in advance, it would eliminate the time that the movers spend in taking items from your home to the truck.
If moving long distance is only a state or two away, you may be able to move yourself by hiring a truck and having a few willing friends who would not only pack the truck but also assist you with driving. If this is the way you are thinking about moving, then it is advised that you get insurance coverage for your household items should there be an accident or damaged items. The size of the truck that you rent would determine if you need to get a CDL license or not. A CDL license is required after the size and weight of the items in the truck is evaluated. If you must get a CDL license, do not wait until last minute before you plan on relocating.
If time isn’t on your side and you still want to fulfill a do-it-yourself move, then there are companies that offer moving storage units. These units would be conveniently dropped off at your home where you would load it and later have it shipped to your new home at your chosen date and time.