This may sound obvious, but you need to make sure that the quote you get from your moving company is accurate. Here are a couple of things you need to do to make sure that this is the case.
First of all you need to make sure that the information you give to your professional movers is correct; for example, your movers will need to know how much stuff they are going to be packing into their truck and they obviously can’t give an accurate assessment if you have forgotten about areas such as the attic and the basement. Make sure that you know exactly what is being moved before the company arrives to give you a quote.
Next you need to make sure that you know when you are likely to move, as your moving company may charge a different rate if you want to move at a peak time. While moving dates are always a little up in the air, you need to get as close as possible for the right quote.
Your quote can always be negotiated if you feel that it is a little on the high side – talk to your movers and find out whether there is anything that can be done to keep the costs down. It may be that you have asked your professional movers to quote for moving everything in your home when you intend to get rid of some of your clutter before moving day arrives, which may mean that the actual amount to be moved is up to one-third less.