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Save Money During A Home Move And Spend More On Professional Service

Apr 15, 2020

You’ve just purchased a new home and are ready to move. Maybe you’re having to downsize to an apartment and are worried about your already tight budget.

As you start packing all of your things, you realized you have a lot more stuff than you thought.

Not only that, but if you live with someone else like a roommate, partner, or spouse, you have all of their stuff to worry about, too!

There’s a lot of stuff you have to move, but your budget is tight. What are you going to do? You need movers!

Read on to discover some money-saving tips for your home move so you can afford to hire a professional service.

Home Packing

Packing up everything in your home is one of the first and simplest ways to effectively cut costs when home moving. Some homeowners believe they can rush this process, which results in your things getting damaged when they’re not properly secured. 

You might think you’ll try and do this while the movers are working, but this is a hazard for them and makes their overall work harder. Being in their way while they try and move your belongings will end up costing you.

Packing your things effectively and with the end result in mind is a good idea. You should create a strategy for yourself and be sure to finish packing at least a few days before your moving date.

If you are worried about boxing up all of your things, you can purchase boxes in bulk from local venues. Check out local venues around you who might just give their boxes away for free.

Downsize and Donate

You don’t always need to hold onto everything you own, but getting rid of things can be difficult when you’re moving. Not only are you going to be in a new space, but you might not even get to take all of your stuff with you?

Although it might be hard, get rid of your extra stuff! You may get rid of things you don’t use, things that don’t fit, or things that you don’t like anymore.

Sometimes, shedding your past and the things which were part of it can be a hard process. If you don’t have the liberty of time or didn’t give yourself enough time to pack, a donation is a great option!

There are plenty of local donation centers for you to leave your useful items. They should have guidelines for what they need and will accept on their website.

Packed and Ready for the Home Move

Now that you are packed and ready, you actually need to get the home moving started! Do you know how to find a reliable, professional moving service? The following are a few things to think about when you select a moving service.

You will want to make sure that you receive a guaranteed quote on the total price. Moovers Chicago offers this upfront, but not all companies are as transparent in their services. If they won’t guarantee the quote, find someone else to move your belongings.

You can also consider a nonbinding quote to at least get a good estimate of what your final price might be. This is the ideal situation if you have a long-distance move, but are using a local mover.

You can also ask for a guaranteed rate reduction; if the weight and milage are less than the original quote, you recoup the cost!

Hiring a local moving company is your best bet for quality service, too. Large moving companies will charge you more and are less willing to be flexible with your home move needs. Less personal service can often equal less quality service.

Don’t be afraid to ask the moving company if they have any tips for packing to make your move and their jobs easier. If you have anything particularly priceless, be sure to ask about movers insurance, too.

Ask What Services They Offer

Even after you’ve reached out to the movers for packing tips, it might be helpful to consider their other services, especially if it prevents you from running up your budget accidentally. They probably offer additional services or can help you find services to things that you need.

Local reliable companies, like Moovers Chicago, provide specialized options, such as a limited number of wardrobe boxes (which you can’t find just anywhere).

They also have expertise in furniture assembly and installation in case you want to hang onto that armoire or cabinet, but can’t move it all in one piece. Moving companies do this for a living, so they’ll always be more prepared than you.

Why a Professional Service Is Worth It 

If you want a stress free home move, a professional service like Moovers Chicago is definitely worth including in your moving budget.

A professional service has the expertise to move things faster than you. They will save you time moving.

They also save you time with punctuality. If you’re having to work or worry about other schedules while you move, professional service is dependable and won’t add unpredictability to your busy schedule.

Of course, dependability and reliability also apply to being prepared. A prepared professional moving service has the tools and trucks that you don’t. That alone will save you a headache in coordinating what you need to spend or learn, just to move!

When you’re ready for your big move, be sure to contact us and get the professional moving help you deserve! 



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