Moving is fun which is why many Canadians move from one city to another and from one State to another. You get to live and work in a different environment. You get to make new friends.
The only dark spot is the moving process. It is no easy task to pack up all your belongings and unpack them. It is also expensive depending on how far you move. Still, there are ways in which you can save on moving costs.
Hire new movers instead of established companies
Established movers will charge high rates because they have higher overheads. New movers start small and are eager to get new customers.
They will go out of their way to satisfy you and even in throw in freebies like free packing or free assistance with unpacking and placing items around in your new house. They will also be amenable to negotiating rates. They want the business.
Let movers take care of packing and unpacking
Things should be left to the experts to deal with. When it comes to packing and moving Calgary movers are the best in business. However, when you engage a new moving company, they may offer to do it for free or for a low price.
You can save on costs by getting packing boxes for almost free from nearby stores and organize your packing. Tell the packers how you want stuff packed. Give them a list. Free yourself for more important tasks.
Better still, if the new moving company offers a box truck, this means you do not need to pack all belongings in boxes. You can simply load cupboards, sofas, and tables in the box truck.
Smaller items can go inside refrigerators and cupboards and some boxes. You can negotiate a better deal and save on packaging costs.
Save time and effort
You save time and effort. These directly translate into money terms since everything has a value. Let new movers take care of packing and getting this organized. You can use the time and effort to handle other tasks associated with moving.
You can take care of insurance, closing or transferring bank accounts, paying utility bills and other tasks. You get free advice that helps avoid costly mistakes. You remain stress-free.
You can work right up to the time of moving
Engaging new movers to handle everything including packing and loading will free you to keep working. You can work right till the last day and then move.
Even if you do pay marginally more for packing, you still earn on that day. In effect, you are saving money. Professionals advise choosing a moving company that takes care of everything.
New movers have better equipment and processes
Old moving companies fall into a pattern and use outdated trucks or equipment and packing methods. New moving companies are likely to be run by professionals.
This new breed of professionals uses the best moving trucks for speedy and safe delivery. They are likely to have better packing processes.
You can expect them to use better equipment for the packing/loading processes. All these translate to savings because the truck gets loaded fast, arrives quickly at the destination and none of your belongings sustains any damages.