Aug 31, 2015
Being a long distance move, I expected it to be quite expensive. But, full service vanlines are affordable movers who got the job done in just a week's time...
Before you start planning on moving across country, try to cut down the expenses at all possible corners. Start with your own company or the new one to which you are shifting your job into. Most companies will be willing to pay their employees. It may not be the entire sum required to relocate but if they could take a percentage of the expenses, you can save cash and use the remaining sum to buy supplies, pay taxes among other additional costs.
Always be ready to negotiate if the quote that your company suggests is too low. Most individuals shift to a new state when they get a promotion in their existing organization or move to a new one. In both cases, you are eligible to receive a share from your employers. Request a percentage or a stipend so that you can get the relocation done without exceeding your proposed budget.
There are companies that specialize in going out of state or international movers who are experts when it comes to helping people land in a completely new country. But, know that the cost is not the same even though the location could probably be the same. Just because your colleague or someone you knew moved a thousand miles for a specific quote doesn’t mean you have to pay the same. The time of the year, the day you choose to move and the number of items in your residence will determine the cost.
Be specific about the time you move! It is obvious that people always wish to get the job done on a holiday or on weekends. When everyone prefers the same time, it becomes really crowded and the company will charge you more to send their labors to your venue on the same day. Instead, take two days off and start moving on a Thursday and you can use the weekend to settle in your new home. It will also help you save some money.
Instant moving quotes can be obtained from every company you talk to. They can be availed free of cost and it will help you know more about a company’s reputation, their customer care and service quality. Never settle for the first quote you receive. Instead go for multiple providers and get a sample pricing from them all. This is the best way to know current rates and bargain accordingly. Besides, you can also fend off over expensive companies and the cheapest which is usually a scam designed to lure customers.
As you probably know, a moving company always quotes based on the weight of the goods that you transfer. A common mistake that people do is trying to haul every time to their new home. It is a waste of time and money, as you have to individually pack them only to find they are no longer useful. The company would have charged you by then which is something you could avoid at an earlier stage. Before you start packing, get rid of the junk and dispose them off in a yard sale or send them to the scrap collector.