When it comes to moving, it can be difficult to determine which moving service is right for you. Conducting research beforehand can help you choose a company that fits your specific needs. Consider the size of your move and select a company accordingly. If you have a large estate, it may be more practical to contact a high-end van line such as United or Atlas. However, if you only have a small amount of items to transport, smaller companies like ours may be your best option as we have lower minimums than larger companies.
It is important to avoid scammers when selecting a moving company. Beware of any company that cannot provide you with a rough estimate over the phone. Never book with a company that says they will calculate the total cost at the end, as they are likely scammers who will add hidden fees such as travel or mileage charges. Ensure that your moving company is transparent and upfront about all charges.
Booking ahead of time can save you money and reduce stress. Many companies offer discounts for customers who book in advance as it allows them to plan their schedules accordingly. By scheduling in advance, you will receive multiple confirmations leading up to the move date, giving you peace of mind that everything is on track.
If you are on a budget, packing ahead of time can save you money on labor charges. Most moving companies charge for packing services, so taking care of this yourself will reduce costs and allow you to organize your items in a way that makes sense to you. Additionally, if you can assist the movers during the move, it will help save time and ultimately save you money.
Consider selling furniture that you will not be using in your new home. There are many websites available for selling items, such as eBay, Offerup, Etsy, 5mile, and Letgo. If you are unable to sell the items, consider donating them to thrift stores like Goodwill or the Salvation Army. These stores sell donated items at an affordable price to those in need. Boston Small Moves offers low-cost delivery services to these donation centers if you assist with loading and unloading.
Consider using strong bags for clothes and non-fragile items instead of boxes to save on costs. Bags can be more flexible and easier to maneuver, ultimately making the move more enjoyable.
Moving can be a stressful experience, but taking the time to conduct research and follow these tips can help ease the process. Good luck with your move and we hope these tips were helpful!
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