4 Ways to Save Money on Your Upcoming Move
When it comes to moving, one thing you think about is the amount of money you will need to spend. Staying on schedule and keeping your belongings safe is important but you do not want to go over your budget, which makes finding the right Charlotte movers vital. Those concerned about staying within budget should consider the following three tips.
1. Free On-site Moving Survey
One of the easiest and most reliable ways to determine what your upcoming move will cost is to request a free on-site moving survey. One of our experienced move planners will schedule a date and time convenient for our estimators to visit your home and do a free onsite survey of the items to be moved. There is no better way to save money and take the guesswork out of the cost of your move than to take advantage of this free service that we offer. During the survey, we can provide you with some useful DIY ideas that could reduce the number of hours and the move weight and in turn reduce your moving cost. Don’t wait! Schedule a free on-site moving survey today.
2. Lighten Up Your Move Load
One of the most important factors that affect your move is your move volume. The lighter the load the better the moving experience. You want to consider reducing your load as much as possible and as soon as you can. Everything that you can let go of should be discarded or donated. For example, if you’re holding on to clothing that you no longer wear, you should consider donating them. Some people like to keep old toys even though the kids have grown up. Consider passing these toys on to other kids who might enjoy them or a family member who just had a child. Toys are a great gift to pass on. We know that some things may carry sentimental values and special memories but it is important to be honest with yourself during this process and reduce your cargo as much as possible. Remember, the main reason you are reducing your cargo is because having more boxes and items can increase the total hours, weight and thus the moving cost. Another upside to this step is that it is a quick way to make some extra cash that could be used towards your move. Sell some of these items. Have a yard sale! Post to one of your favorite social media or online site! That extra cash could go a long way. We recommend that this step be completed well in advance of your move to give you enough time to drop things off or have them picked up. Lightening up your load will not only save you money but will also speed up the loading and unloading process to complete your move faster and give you more time to sit back, relax and enjoy your new home.
3. Be Completely Packed When Your Charlotte Movers Arrive
A lot of people try to move small items on their own. Most people do this to reduce the amount of items the moving company has to load. It is easy to think that this ends up saving you money but that is not usually the case. You could end up wasting not only money but valuable time as well. The best way to save money and use your time wisely is to ensure that all items are securely packed in the appropriate boxes so that by the time your local movers get to you all they will need to do is to just load the truck.
Here are some other sure-fire ways to save on your upcoming move:
- * Tape boxes shut so they can be stacked on a hand truck instead of having to hand-carry one at a time
- * Dismantle washers & dryers
- * Remove the legs of your dining tables
- * Remove the mirrors from your dressers
- * Dismantle the beds and reassemble them yourself at the new residence while the moving crew is unloading the truck
- * Place loose hanging clothes in wardrobe boxes
- * Play traffic cop and direct the movers as they enter the front door with items
4. Label Everything Before the Move Day
It is important that you label all the boxes. You might think this is a waste of time and that it won’t save you money but that is not the case. When boxes are properly labeled it allows the movers to work faster when unloading the truck. The key here is making sure you label everything in a way that will be helpful during the unloading process. For example, you can write down the name of the room where each box is headed like the kitchen or the master bedroom. If you have a larger home with bedrooms that are relatively indistinguishable you may want to get creative. One thing you can do is to color code each box, and make sure you place a corresponding sticker on each room door so that your movers know where everything goes.
If you are ready to call the right movers in Charlotte, contact our office at 704-588-6868 to schedule a free on-site survey or book your move.
Moving does not have to be stressful. Hire a professional moving company like Easy Movers.