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Does That Cheaper Moving Quote Mean Cheaper Service?

Jul 22, 2008
With everything so expensive these days who wouldn't be tempted to go for the cheapest quote to save that little bit of extra money. I probably shouldn't refer to it as a little bit, because depending on where you're moving to the savings could be substantial. Still, never the less, its still tempting and you might want to temp the challenge of what people say about cheap movers are just going to charge you more in the end. It doesn't have to be that way.

There are great reputable companies who offer discounts just to keep their trucks moving so that is why you shouldn't jump to the conclusion that just because you were given a reasonable rate that might compare too low to the bigger companies rate that your property is going to be help hostage when you try and get your stuff moved into your new home later on.
If you're new to the moving and relocating scene then you're probably finding out that Moving from one home to another is not cheap.

Quotes and services from movers generally take two things into account;

1. Quantity of boxes - The amount of stuff you need to move.

2. Distance - How far you need to move it.

These two factors play a serious role in your estimate. You should take the opportunity to go through everything you own to see what you can eliminate. Ask yourself this question, is it really worth the space it will take up in the moving truck and the extra weight it will add? This will save you some money believe it or not.

Obviously in the moving industry they have peak and non peak times. The summer is generally busier than the winter months so rates will be a bit higher. You should always get at least three moving quotes to on the safe side. This way you know how things compare. Once you decided how you are going to go about your move, either by hiring professional movers and packers, rent a moving truck and do the job yourself or use the portable moving and storage system, either way you need to get your quote in writing.

Always get every bit of service you are expecting in writing. Never just accept verbal agreements or rely on a mover telling you that all you're requesting with movers moving furniture or unhooking appliances is what they will do just because you ask them to. This is how people get ripped off and believe me they do everyday.

Make sure you sign your contract and more importantly make sure the company you select had adequate and effective insurance to cover your move in the event of an accident. This way you have all legal rights to file a claim against the carrier. Contact the better business bureau to confirm that the moving company you want to go with is in good standing and has a good reputation in resolving any disputes you may have.

Don't find yourself in this situation unnecessarily. Before deciding on moving companies of any kind do a little bit of homework and give these tips a try. Ten minutes could save you hundreds. Good luck!
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