You Can Learn To Reduce the Cost of Moving!
Moving from one house or office to another can at times be full of stress and it sometimes does not come cheap especially when you are moving long distance. One way that you can cut down costs is to deal with the variables that may increase the cost of the move. By working on the small factors that add up the cost, you can be able to make your move more affordable and even save you a lot of money in the process. The following are a few ways that you can save money while still ensuring your goods reach their destination safely.
Do the packing yourself
There are some aspects of moving that you can do yourself and not delegate to the movers. Packing your items yourself saves you money as you will not have to pay someone else to do it. The only thing you should do is to pack early enough before the day of the move. You can rally everyone in the office or home to help you put everything in its packaging. Also, you can eliminate the need for movers to put everything in the truck and instead enlist the help of friends and relatives.
Get rid of the items you do not need
Movers charge according to the amount of goods you have as well as the distance. While you cannot change the length you have to travel, you have a say in the direction you take as well as the number of goods you have. You can also get rid of the goods that you do not need in order to make your load lighter. If you have a big piece of furniture you do not use or do not have room in storage for it, sell it off or give it away. This way, you will reduce the load the movers will carry thus save your costs.
Look for alternative packing materials and methods
Another area you can reduce cost is in the packing itself. You will need boxes, sealing tape and packaging material to cushion brittle objects. Instead of buying new boxes, look for second hand ones from various outlets that have these. The local bookstores and retail shops among other outlets will have these boxes available. You can also invest in sturdy storage boxes that will mean once the move is over, you can reuse the storage crates to put away the things you do not need for the time being. Use old newspapers, soft rugs and clothes to wrap and cushion your fragile items. This is a cheap and readily available alternative for your packaging.
Find moving companies offering competitive rates
Your choice of moving company will significantly help in your quest to save cost. The company should not charge you suspiciously low quotes but it should offer a rate that you can work with. Some movers even offer a moving kit that comes with all packing materials you need at discounted rates. Compare between various firms to get a fairly-priced cost.
All in all, you can use a combination of the methods above to have a cost effective move. Contact us at Five Star Movers and let us aid you as you make preparations to move to your new home or office. We can help you make a cheap move!