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Self Packing To Save Money? 3 Tips To Stay On Budget For Your Move

Jul 3, 2008
When you're moving you need to take so much into consideration. From the time you actually decided to move all the way to the moment you set foot into your new location a thousand decisions have been made. If that is an exaggeration it still may feel that way at times. Planning and preparation is vital right from the start. I have some suggestions that could keep you in budget so that the money you are saving stays that way.

Packing yourself isn't a job that you should take lightly. This is probably where if you were going to try and penny pinch on the whole moving process, where you could save yourself money because leaving the job of packing and then moving your household items for professionals to do is where you will be paying the most for.

First, I'm sure you heard this one a thousand times but it's a very true and real statement; always make sure you get quotes from at least 3-4 companies. Try to find a service where you can get as much information about a company at one time to compare rates and services first before you select a company that you feel comfortable with because this way you are less likely to get confused about it all.

Second, with professional truck movers and container shipping moving companies either by ground, sea or air, you want to look into their credentials. There are many imposters out their and the only way to make sure you wont become a victim of theft or major damage that your left holding the bag for, is to make sure the company you select has adequate insurance coverage and if your shipping cargo by sea make sure that the company is licensed by the FMC which is the federal Maritime Commission and make sure that you have a Binding Contract for your move or Bill Of Laden for Sea Cargo.

Third, if this is your way of moving and to save yourself money you decided to pack your container yourself for Container shipping or moving, which is also known as portable moving pods if your ground shipping, its very important that you make sure to have a detailed list put together of everything your planning on shipping. You can fill out an online cubic feet calculator to help determine the CFT of your shipment. You should always have the option and assistance to contact a representative with any questions you may have form your choice company.

Remember, the last thing you need to be doing has to replace some items that are no longer in your container due to a dishonest crew. That is when that great rate goes out the window as well. Just take the time and do your homework early in the game so that you can keep all those possible added costs to hopeful a mere non existence.
About the Author
Comparing rates and services from multiple Door-to-Door and Moving Pods is the best way to saving yourself money. Also do the same for professional Packers & Movers if that is your choice moving method. When companies compete for your business you save money.
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