At All Points Moving & Storage, we know that moving can be a costly experience. However, we often find that many people accidentally make their move more expensive by common mistakes that could easily be avoided. At All Points Moving & Storage, we want your move to be as cost effective and smooth as possible. Here are 5 common ways people accidentally make their move more expensive.
Not Downsizing Before Packing
As humans, we have a problem with letting go of the things we don’t need. If we don’t declutter our home before we move, we are essentially moving junk that we just don’t need. Go ahead and start to declutter your unwanted or unused items by giving them away, recycling your items, or even trying to sell those items for a little extra cash.
Not Organizing Well Enough
This is a big one for both home and business owners. If you want to avoid the costly price of torn up boxes and broken items for a poor packing job, go ahead and wait to pack until the very last minute. Be smart in your boxing decisions by placing heavier items in strong boxes and then labeling boxes with their items. If time is money, having an organized move will save you lots of it!
Considering a DIY Move
Obviously, each move can be different and in some cases, a DIY move can be appropriate. However, often times when customers add up the cost of doing everything themselves, they find that a moving company like All Points Moving & Storage is a lot less expensive in the long run. When thinking about a DIY job, think about items like renting a truck, paying insurance, covering gas, labor costs, buying boxes and packing material, and the time it takes to actually move things on your own.
Picking your Moving Company Without Research
This is a big one. Folks do not hire a random company on the internet or from a flyer if you do not know them. Do your research! Check with the Better Business Bureau to ensure they are legit. Look up your own movers’ licenses with the USDOT. Do your part in ensuring that you are not getting scammed.
Forgetting the Visual Estimate
When you choose a company, make sure they are prepared for the move. If they are quoting you over the phone and not actually taking a complete look at everything you have to move, you may find yourself in a situation where you are paying way more than they estimated. Talk to the rep about coming by and providing a realistic estimate based on your moving needs. Show them everything about your move, from the type of access you have (stairs, breakables, small doors, etc.), to the small details. Everything makes a difference.
Want to learn more? For more common ways people accidentally make their move more expensive, give All Points Moving & Storage a call today. Call us at 866-421-9490.