Moving home can be an expensive business; however, the good news is that there are a number of helpful tips that you can follow to cut down on some of the costs involved. One good tip is to make sure that you are able to secure a guaranteed price from your moving company. A number of moving companies charge by the hour, while others offer a flat rate or a binding estimate based upon an inventory of your household goods.
It is recommended that you avoid any moving company that refuses to give you a binding estimate, as they might inflate the quoted price significantly when the move is underway. Make sure you get a guaranteed price in writing in advance. Another good method to save money is to make sure you move on an ‘off’ day.
Professional movers always tend to be busiest at the end and beginning of a month, as well as over the weekend. If you can be flexible, you could save literally hundreds of dollars just by moving in the middle of the week in the middle of the month. Never move items with you that you are uncertain about keeping. Making a move offers the chance to clear your house, and this chance should be taken. Really examine your belongings to be certain you cannot live without them. Cutting down on the amount of items you will be moving will also reduce the cost of moving.