Everyone likes to get a good deal and no one will ever turn down a great deal. If you are moving out of state and are thinking of using just any old moving service, you really do need to think again.
The top moving services will be very competitively priced. Most consumers assume that a moving company with a national presence is going to be higher priced than a small local mover who offers long distance services. In reality, this is just a misperception, but it can be corrected by getting a couple of quotes and comparing the difference.
Even in a situation where one company is less than another in the quote, the cheapest moving services are not always the most cost effective. This is because the cheapest quote may not include all the services that the larger moving services offer as basic with their relocations.
Save on Packing
If you are hiring moving services that are offering packing, the more experienced company can save you a significant amount of cash. There are two ways that packing services can be charged. The most common is by the hour, with a flat rate per hour. The materials, including wrap, boxes and tape or other packing supplies may be included or billed separately so be sure to check.
The second option is to pay by the box. Typically, when paying by the box, the materials are included in this rate, but again, this should be verified with the movers. An experienced moving and packing team that is trained in correct packing techniques will be able to pack faster and more efficiently, reducing costs with either option.
Save on Damages
Another factor to consider with moving services is the company’s reputation for safe delivery. Quality movers take great pride in avoiding any damage, but if it does occur they are quickly able to respond to the issue and settle it to the satisfaction of the customer based on the valuation and protection coverage.
Lower quality and inexperienced movers have much higher rates of damage of items on their trucks, in storage and in the actual move itself. They are also less likely to pay on any claims or to delay payment until the customer files a complaint against the company.
There are several other ways a top mover will save you money as well. They are able to stay in their delivery window, they provide support and services you need and they also get the job done within your budget without last minute charges and fees.