Moving is stressful enough, but another thing that can create additional stress is figuring out how much a home move will cost. Don’t fret – below, you will find a few tips on how you can prepare for your next move while also saving a little money!
It’s important to remember that no move is the same and the cost will differ based on the distance of a move, the number of items you have, and how many trucks or movers you need. Typically, if you’re moving locally you are charged by the hour, but if you’re moving long-distance, you’re charged by the miles driven and the weight of the move.
Now, let’s get into some money-saving tips for your next home move!
You’ve probably heard it before: honesty is key. When you call to set up a move, it’s extremely important to be honest about everything you need moved, as this will help with your moving estimate and make it as accurate as possible. Not providing the customer service representative with accurate information on how many boxes you have or mentioning you have big furniture pieces could add on more time and effect your original estimate.
Packing can be a lot of work, but when you’re moving, it must be done. If you want to save money, it’s a good idea to have your boxes packed and ready to go before your movers arrive, so when they do get there, they can get right to work and start loading the truck. Packing isn’t always easy, so if you’re looking for help, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams are professionally trained to pack your items and can help you get the job done before your move. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK also offers moving boxes and packing supplies!
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Disassemble all furniture and beds before your moving crew arrives
While you can have your movers disassemble your furniture and beds, doing it yourself before your moving crew arrives can help cut down the time it takes for your move. Breaking down these items ahead of time and having them ready to be loaded will mean your moving team is spending a little less time at your home. It’s important to remember to keep all pieces and small parts together so you can easily find them at your new place.
Have your items organized
Organization is key especially on moving day. Having your belongings organized in one central location like the living room, garage, or right near the front door makes it easier and quicker for your movers to take the items and load them onto the truck. This is a great way to help cut down on time.
The best thing to do for keeping everything on track is to come up with a gameplan ahead of time. Having a plan will provide your family with what they can expect during the move, and it can also help with any obstacles that may come up during the move. Looking to get a plan in place so you’re organized before and throughout your move? Try using our movetrac app.
As you get ready for your move make sure to check out these helpful moving day tips. If you’re planning a home move and are looking for some help, visit our website to learn how TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can help you move forward.
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