Moving is stressful even without the cost. But there are multiple ways to be thrifty and careful during the process. Once you have found a local moving company to put your trust in, you can follow these three simple steps to putting money back into your pocket where it belongs. The three steps are easy to follow:
- Manage Time Wisely
- Avoid Unnecessary or Unexpected Charges
- Consider the Weight of the Load
You’ve heard that time is money. And the saying is especially true for scenarios in which people are charging you for a service. The more time taken up moving your belongings, the more you are likely to pay. So if you have any items that require special care such as disassembly or extra fragile packaging, do it yourself and have it ready to go when the movers arrive. Or, ask before signing a contract if there is an extra charge for such services. Don’t be blindsided by the extra charge for the additional time spent.
Also, book your movers once you know you are moving. There could easily be an additional charge for the last-minute booking or the inconvenience of squeezing you in. If you wisely plan your schedule for moving, you are less likely to be charged extra. (Thespruce.com)
Read over all of the fine print of your moving company’s agreement terms. If you miss the fact that there is an extra charge for their arrival before 9 am and you have them booked for 8 am, you could find a surprise charge that is easily avoided. Knowing all of their extra charges for services or booking dates and times will help you save as much money as possible.
Go through all of your items and determine if any are unusually large or fragile. Ask your moving company if there will be an additional charge for moving them. If so, weigh the option of moving it yourself with a trailer or truck rental. The added inconvenience of moving an item yourself will probably save you big money. (Thespruce.com)
Weight of the Load
This may seem like common sense, but it can be shocking how much ends up getting moved to your new residence that you didn’t even really want anymore. Go through your items with a fine tooth comb and donate, sell, or toss any items you don’t absolutely see yourself using after you move. Some household items that add up in a big way include:
- Bulky Kitchen Appliances
- Old Paperwork/Files
Hundreds of pounds of the weight of your moving truck could save you a lot of cash! If you guess that the movers spend an extra hour packing up belongings that you didn’t actually want anymore, you could assume that you paid hundreds of extra dollars for the convenience of them moving your garbage or donation piles for you. Don’t pay to have anything moved unless you truly use, need, and want it. (Thespruce.com)
Start planning your upcoming move as soon as possible. Don’t move any belongings that are not essential to your life at your new home, and always read your movers’ agreement to know what extra charges you could be up against. Vigilance is the best way to present unexpected spending while moving.
Find movers you trust. Plan, organize, and save. Don’t be left in the dark about your options and optional services. Call (801)300-1611 or visit Kelloggmovers.com/services to learn more about moving options and costs.
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