Many people assume that top rated OC moving services fall outside of their budget. The truth is that you most likely can afford to use a moving company if you remember to use the following tips from Priority Moving.
The first step is to call moving companies in your area to see if they have lower seasonal rates. Some offer discounts in the winter, or maybe even a particular time of the week or month. If you are ready enough in advance, ask your movers to place you on a cancellation list, where you can save money in exchange for moving on short notice.
Experienced movers always offer options. When choosing your OC moving services, make the decision to pack yourself and you’ll save considerable expense. Find free boxes, rather than purchasing them. You can typically find sturdy boxes that are available from liquor stores, convenience, or grocery stores. Use the phone first to save your valuable time as you look for your best resource. Another option for free boxes is Craigslist.
When packing, wrap and nest smaller items inside larger ones to save on quantity of boxes the movers will have to carry. Local moves are usually charged by an hourly rate, so it can save time, which will mean money for you. If you have a great deal of books, consider packing boxes of books and shipping by USPS with their media/book rate. It’s not fast, but it’s inexpensive.
When packing, place towels, wash cloths, blankets, linens or clean rags between breakables to save on packing paper. Pack your non-perishables so you don’t have to buy new items at the grocery store when you arrive at your new home.
Be sure to measure your new space to be certain all your furniture and appliances will fit. Think carefully before moving your appliances, as well. Whether you are using local or long-distance OC moving services, appliances are heavy, and they take time to move. You might have an old freezer or other appliance you’ve rarely used and really don’t need anymore. Clear out clutter before you move with a garage sale or by donating to a local thrift shop. Donations to non-profit organizations will be tax deductible. You may have some items you can move to your new place yourself, especially if it’s a local move. Transport the lighter or more delicate items yourself in your car and leave the heavy work for Priority Moving!
If you have questions about budgeting for your next move, contact one of our moving specialists today for a free, no obligation, estimate.