Long Distance Movers Secrets

You can expect an excellent moving company to give you lots of great information, provided you ask the right questions. This might include contact details, license, moving documentation, non-allowable items, tips on preparing items, and what to have done before movers are there. However, there are some things that will not come up and we want you to know all these secrets.

It’s cheaper to move in the off-season

Most moving work is in the summer, between May and September. If you are also moving in that period, prices are going to be higher. However, if you schedule your move outside of that peak period, you can save some money. There will be discounts in spring and fall but the best bargains can be found in the winter months.

Extra services are going to come with higher prices

Many international moving companies offer services beyond moving, like packing and unpacking or disassembly and reassembly of furniture. While these can be very convenient, they can also be pricy. When you talk to a moving company, be sure to check on these services and the prices for them. Do what you can to avoid these services unless you absolutely must use them.

Book in the morning, if possible

You should, of course, book movers for a day as far in the possible as you can. It’s also best to book them for an early shift for two reasons. The first is that if you’re the morning move, you likely won’t suffer delays from another person’s move running late. In addition, the movers will be beginning the day rested and may work faster than later in the day.

Some moving companies use temp workers instead of experienced movers

There are many companies out there that do not have enough employees to handle every job, especially in the peak season. They solve this by hiring temporary workers to jump in when needed. They may not be as experienced or knowledgeable about moving, which can be a safety issue. In addition, they may not have the proper insurance which makes you liable for accidents. Make sure you’re getting professional movers on your move date.

Being prepared can save you lots of money

As mentioned earlier, extra services cost more. While paying for some convenience may be fine, consider the tradeoff. By packing your own items, getting things ready for shipment, and breaking down your furniture you’ll save time and money. The time spent doing these things on moving day will eat up part of your moving time, making it a more stressful day overall.

Hourly movers may not be in a huge hurry

If you are moving locally, often this is charged on an hourly basis. The longer it takes, the more you end up paying for the service. If you aren’t prepared and ready to go, that’s more money spent, even if the workers are only waiting for you to get done. So do whatever you can to make things easy on the movers. Give precise instructions, remove things in the way and offer snacks or drinks. You can also promise a tip for great service.

Read the paperwork thoroughly

While it’s a drag to read through all that paperwork, it’s also important. You need to know what you are signing and what it means so you ensure you are receiving the services you need. Check for:

  • All agreed to details for the move, including timeframe, extra services, insurance, and more
  • No extra conditions that you don’t agree to
  • Understanding of all clauses in the contract
  • No incomplete documents or blank pages to sign

When choosing long distance movers, you are trusting them to deliver what you need. It’s worth checking various avenues to ensure you get that. Don’t sign anything you aren’t sure about and have things ready for the day of your move. Read this over and watch for anything that comes up that seems strange. You’ll be glad you did.


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Moving Tip

  • Get rid of the junk! Get rid of anything you don’t need or want, it will make packing that much easier and save you money.The more stuff you have will increase the time and or weight of the move and will cost you more money!
  • Do not move jewelry, money, coin collections, etc. Keep these items in your possession.
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