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Moving? Money Saving Tips For Your Move

Jun 28, 2008
Well summer has arrives and its now time to make that move that you've been putting off. The kids are out of school and sports are done with. So now what do with moving your stuff and how are you going to do it, that's the questions now. You have so many options on moving these days and if there was any time better for moving, its now.

You can choose to move yourself with renting a moving truck and pack and unpack it yourself. That's a lot of hard work and hopes that your pack is in good condition and hope that you have friends and neighbors to help you. It's an affordable option but you typically have about 2-3 days to make your move and return the truck back to the depot.

Then you have the option of moving pods storage containers. Those things are large steel containers that get dropped off at your house or work, you pack it and when you are done the company you chose will come back and pick it up to bring it to either storage or to your new location a very convenient way to self move. It even gets better than that because you get to keep the storage container typically up to a month. This is great because it helps to diminish the rush of having to get everything done fast.

It's always a good idea to look around and see just what you can unload onto your friends or family members. You know you have something that your sister always wanted. Decide what items you want to keep and what will be discarded because the less you have to pack and move the less money you have to pay out. Go through everything in your home. Don't leave nothing unsearched.

Don't forget the attic. Believe it or not many people do. Clean out the attic and the basement before the moving company consultant arrives. Show the consultant everything from clothes to furniture that you will be moving so that they can fairly and accurately access a cost and also so that it can be itemized on what movers are to move.

If your having to move your job or if your move is a big corporate relocation and your going with them because you want that job promotion and that big corner office with the view, you need to find out first what portion of your moving expenses will be paid by your company. This is where perhaps a moving pod might come in handy to store a lot of your things just incase your new place is not ready for you to move right in.

But most importantly, obtain a written appraisal for your job. If you have antiques you want moves, state their value just incase you need to file a claim with your movers insurance carrier because it got broken in transit. It is recommended that you don't retouch, wax or oil wood furniture before moving. Some products may soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture pads.

So to sum things up just decide what items you want to take and what will be discarded. Inspect your home from top to bottom or from attic to basement before the moving consultant arrive. Show the consultant every piece of furniture and clothing item that you will be moving so that your move can be accurately estimated.
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