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Five money-saving tips to save you some cash during your next move

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!

Honesty

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!

Organize!

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.

Stay prepared

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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Moving soon? Don’t miss these money-saving tips!

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When it comes to home moving, there are several tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years to not only make a move easier and more efficient, but save you a little money, too!

An important factor to consider when trying to save money on your next home move is time. Time plays a huge factor with most moving companies, as local moves are typically charged by the hour (this excludes long-distance moving). If you’re able to cut down on the amount of time movers spend at each home, you’re certainly going to cut down on the final bill.

Here are a few helpful tips to eliminate move-day stress, cut down on time, and save you some cash!

Be honest when completing your moving estimate

It may seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning – it’s important to be honest with the moving company when completing your estimate. Whether you’re completing a virtual in-home consultation, someone is arriving at your home to do the estimate, or you’re doing it over the phone, you want to be as accurate as possible with the staff so they can accurately prepare for your home.

If you fail to mention certain items (especially large pieces of furniture), amount of boxes you have, or aren’t clear on the size of your home, this could add time to the move and require them to make adjustments on the fly.

Disassemble all beds and furniture

Many types of furniture will be disassembled when they are loaded onto the moving truck, so the less time your movers have to spend doing this, the less time they will need to spend on the move overall.

If everything is taken apart when they arrive, they can load it right on to the truck and move on to the next item.

Pack all of your items away

Packing is crucial to the success of any move, and it’s up to the customer to ensure items are packed when moving day arrives. If your items are all packed away and ready when the movers arrive, they can immediately begin loading the moving truck which will speed up the move dramatically.

If you need help with packing, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving teams are professionally trained to pack your belongings and can pack as little or as much as you’d like! Or, if you want to pack on your own, we offer a full line of moving boxes and packing supplies that will help with any move.

For more packing tips, click here.

Organize your belongings

If at all possible, place boxes and even furniture you’re able to move, in a central area like the garage or by the front door, so your movers don’t have to go travel throughout the home to retrieve your belongings. If everything is in one, easily accessible area, the movers can easily grab and load the truck.

Be prepared

Above all else, be prepared. Many of our frontline team members have mentioned that nothing beats good planning when it comes to moving day, and doing so will eliminate any last minute change ups, eliminate the need to add more time, and again – save you money!

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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.