Practical Ways to Save Money and Avoid Frustration during a Move
Engaging a mover is not as straight forward as some may thing. Here are some things you may wish to note to save you money as well as prevent frustration and misunderstanding:
When it comes to relocation, preparation and planning is of utmost importance. Yet many simply brush the need for planning aside or do so superficially.
Planning, especially in the packing stage, can result in lessor number of trips needed to complete the move. Things to plan can include when to start packing, grouping items as essential or non-essential, deciding what items to dispose, store in storage facilities or bring along to your new premises.
Failure to plan can result in complication when moving day comes and may even result in an increase in moving cost. A possible problem is when a household fails to complete packing when the movers arrive.
Many home owners opt for self-packing to save in moving cost. While it is a viable option, these owners must ensure that everything is properly packed.
If the movers arrive to find that boxes are not taped securely or bulky items like furniture not properly protected via shrink wrap etc, they will be forced to redo some of the packing to ensure that your belongings can be moved safely.
And if there is excessive amount of repacking that needs to be done, the movers may be forced to bill you for the extra work needed thus increasing your overall moving cost. If you are unsure about how to pack some items, it is best to consult the mover you engage prior to the move to avoid this problem.
Onsite Moving Quote
While many providers today offer online moving quotes, they are often based on the data keyed in by the customer. As such, these quotes can only be as accurate as the data provided. More importantly, if the scope of job is underestimated and insufficient resources deployed, it can result in more trips, hidden charges surfacing and worst still, delays in moves.
Hence always ensure a mover does an onsite survey, knows the scale of job required when quoting before confirming his services.
While one moving quote may seem less expensive then another, they may not always be similar. For example, some companies may offer moving services with insurance coverage while others may not. And even then, the coverage limit may differ from company to company.
No one can guarantee that there will not be a mishap during the move. It is thus better to ensure that your items are properly insured while on transit as failure to do so can result in increased cost or frustration when things go wrong.
Use a Moving Agency
Unlike a moving company, a moving agency, like ours, has access to a number of movers. They are thus in a better position to understand your moving needs and recommend the best movers to meet those needs. This saves you the time needed to source around for the right mover.
How to Engage Our Movers?
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Any Other Thoughts on Saving Money when Moving?
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