Money matters and when it comes to such important moves such as house moves, you will want to make the most of your money. Most likely, paying for the new house has been quite costly already (regardless of whether you are moving in a new rent or in your own property) and you will want to actually save as much money as possible on your move.
At first, you may be tempted to think that doing it yourself will be the least expensive version but the truth is that the accidents (that will damage your assets and/or your health) can end up more costly in the end.
Hiring a moving company can be better from multiple points of view: you will save money, you will save time, you will not risk damaging anything or hurting yourself. Yet, before you already see the moving company at your door, you will have to first get a moving quote and see exactly where you can fit with your budget. When considering the price you will have to pay, the company you will contact will take into consideration certain things:
1. The distance between your current house and the new house. If you are moving within the same city or area, chances are everything will be cheaper, but if you are moving into a whole new city or region, do expect to pay a bit more (most of the companies calculate this by the mile/kilometres).
2. How much in advance you have contacted them. The sooner, the better – and this is true when it comes to the entire moving process as you will have to start thinking of it as soon as possible. Contact the company you are attracted towards as soon as possible and there is a good chance that you will be offered with a lower moving quote.
3. Naturally, they will most likely take into consideration how much they will have to move around as well. If you have 4 rooms full of furniture you will not pay the same price as you would for 6 rooms full of furniture.
4. Some of the companies out there may charge extra-money for services such as cleaning and packaging. Yet, others will have these services included in the original quote they offer you with.
Remember to choose to work with a company that is reliable and that will take care of your entire moving process. Of course there will be a lot of them available in your area, but you should take some time when deciding on the right one. There are some things you should consider. On the one hand, notice how much time it will take for the company to get back with the quote. The sooner they get back, the better customer services they will offer. Also, a good company will always explain you with every single thing they will do and they will not “hide” any kind of services or prices from you (so that you end up with paying more than the original quote).