It is the question on everyone’s mind, how can I save money on my upcoming move? You have come to the right place. Our team of professional movers have taken the time to give you some tips and insights that will help you save both time and money on your upcoming move.
First and foremost, one of the biggest things you can do to save yourself time and money on your upcoming move is to have all your items packed and ready to be loaded onto the moving truck. Having your items prepared in a way where the movers simply just need to relocate them onto the moving trucks could potentially save you hours, and money, off your final bill. This is especially true for smaller and miscellaneous items. Having to pack, secure, or consolidate small and miscellaneous items can add additional hours of labor onto your final move time. Also having boxes packed and stacked with the heaviest ones on bottom, preferably only 3 boxes high will significantly speed up the moving process, bringing down your total costs. Having your dressers and wood furniture wrapped in both furniture wrap and protective furniture padding will allow your movers to concentrate on just relocating the items. If you do not feel comfortable preparing your items for transport your moving company should have all supplies and experience needed to do it for you.
Provide Your Own Supplies
Many moving companies will charge customer based on the supplies, or projected supplies, that will be used for your move. Often these prices may be greater than what you could pay online or at your local packaging store. We recommend asking all companies you receive a quote from if supplies are included in their quote, if the answer is yes – then ask to receive a formal itemized price sheet of supplies. Compare your potential movers supply prices to prices you may find on Amazon, U-Haul, Home Depot, or your local packaging store. Having your own boxes, furniture wrap, tape, and furniture protective padding will help you save some money on your move as well as ensure that all supplies are present should the movers not have everything they need.
Rent Your Own Truck
We know this might sound like a daunting task, but it is much easier than it sounds. With services like U-Haul, Penske, and Budget Truck Rentals renting your own truck has never been easier, or cheaper. Services like U-Haul even have a dedicated mobile app for pricing, reserving, and picking up rental equipment. Once again ask your potential moving company if their quote includes a truck rental fee, a travel fee, a gas fee, or a mileage fee. By renting your own truck you could potentially eliminate a couple of these fees. Not comfortable driving your own box truck? If you would like to have the movers drive the truck from your old house to your new one you rented you must provide their driving information to your truck rental agency.