One of the biggest concerns we hear when people inquire about hiring professional movers is the cost.
Cost is determined by a variety of factors when hiring movers: how much you’re moving, drive time, total hours or distance of the move, how many movers or trucks are needed, and more. However, there are a few simple things you can do to help save yourself money on your next move!
We’ve listed a few of our best money saving tips so you can keep a little extra cash in your pocket and save on the final bill!
No, this isn’t just a life motto you should live by (although it’s not a bad idea to always be honest). What we mean by “honesty” is being forthright with how much you are planning to move from one home to the next. Including as much details as possible on big furniture pieces, number of boxes, etc., will only help you in the long run.
If the moving team arrives and there’s more than you led on, it’s going to take more time, effort, and space in the truck, which will drive up the cost of your move.
Pack with a purpose
Proper packing goes a long way when it comes to home moving. Not only is it critical in protecting your items during the entire move, but it can also save you money. If your items are not packed properly prior to the movers arrival, they’ll need to do pack items up themselves or what for you to finish packing, which takes additional time that’s added onto your final bill.
If you need assistance with packing, you can hire our moving teams to arrive prior to moving day and pack for you. Or, we offer a full line of moving boxes and packing supplies to help you get the job done right. For helpful packing tips, click here.
Disassemble furniture and beds prior to moving day
This isn’t a requirement when hiring professional movers, but it is something manageable you can do on your own and it will cut down on moving time. If furniture pieces are broken down and disassembled prior to your moving team’s arrival, they can quickly load it onto the moving truck and focus their attention elsewhere. Just be sure you keep all pieces and small parts together so they’re easy to find at your new place!
Organization is another major key component for a successful home move. Organizing boxes, bins, and other items that need to be moved into one central moving area (think garage or front door) will save significant time, as movers can create a streamlined path from this area to the truck and not worry about navigating around your entire home.
As a reminder: stay prepared and ready for anything on your move day. Planning ahead of time with your move will allow you to have a game plan so you know what to expect, helping to eliminate the possibility of needing to make last-minute changes. If you need help with planning, try using our movetrac app to get organized leading up to and through moving day!
For more helpful moving tips to get you ready for moving day, click here. If you are looking to complete an upcoming home move, visit our website to learn how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can help you move forward today.
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5 thoughts on “Five money-saving tips to save you some cash during your next move”
Thanks for the tips. We have everything packed in plastic storage boxes. Most of the furniture from our home has been removed. We will be storing everything in a new third car garage until our smaller patio home is built.
I live in a boarding house presently. I have only one room of items. Not a whole lot. I have used you before and was very impressed. I use a walker so I won’t be of much help. I am all alone… no family or friends. In this big world all alone. I will not be moving for a couple of months.
Please call 336-938-8686. Thank you!
Hi Jackie, Thanks for reaching out! Head over to https://twomenandatruck.com/ and find the location closet to you, and see how they can assist with your move.
The 3 men that helped us move today were wonderful! I appreciate their good nature and skills in the entire moving process. Thank you!
Hi Janet! Thanks for choosing TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. We’re happy to hear you had a great experience!