Moving can be costly, especially if you have a lot of stuff. Calling a well-established company like Starving Students – almost 50 years in the business – and getting a free quote can help you prepare and understand the cost.
Preparing and packing will help cut costs, but what else can you do? Try helping outby organizing and labeling things so the movers can get to them quicker and put them in the correct spot at your new place. This will definitely make the move go faster and reduce the cost.
A few quick tips:
- Label all boxes. This will help the movers during the loading, but will really come in handy for them – and you! – on the unloading. Knowing where everything goes is such a great time-saver.
- Stage the smaller/lighter boxes before the movers get there. Don’t exert yourself too much, but if you can have them in one place for them, it’ll be super-efficient.
- Consider taking over the fragile, valuable and loose items to your new place before the move. If you can handle the computers, monitors, glass items, etc. – as long as they are not too heavy – that will move things along. Also, if you can take loose items like clothes before hand, even better.
- Have a good idea where the big stuff is going to go at your new residence. If you can figure out where the couch, bed and tables are going to go, you’ll help the movers out and save some cash!