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to Reduce the Cost of a Move
are many ways to reduce the time and cost required to complete your
move. No single item will greatly lower your costs, but any combination
of the following can produce significant savings.
the move as early as possible. Late starts, particularly on large
moves, can have a psychological as well as physical effect on both
the crew and you. Overtime can become a factor as well.
ready when the movers arrive. Make certain that all small items,
including lamps, pictures, small mirrors, lampshades, dishes, books,
etc., are packed prior to the arrival of the movers. Use cartons
that can be sealed. Follow our 'Packing Tips' carefully. We can
supply you with all the materials necessary to ensure a proper packing
job. Keep in mind that the costs of these materials may be outweighed
by the extra cost of the move, should it take longer due to improper
packing. Mark the cartons clearly to ensure proper placement in
your new residence.
unwanted items prior to the move. Have a garage sale for items that
you no longer consider useful. Don't pay to move what you don't
the cars out of the driveway. Otherwise the moving van may block
them in. If the truck has to load off the street, try to ensure
that there is a parking spot specifically reserved for the movers.
you are moving from an apartment, have the elevator on service and
meet the crew when they arrive in the moving room.
the winter, make sure the driveways and walkways are clear and salted
to prevent slipping.
all items that you are moving yourself prior to the arrival of the
movers, so they won't be in the way during the move.
small plants yourself. The movers will move large plants at the
customer's risk, if desired.
all appliances and remove hoses completely from the washer and the
dryer to prevent scratching and soiling of walls and floors. Place
the hoses inside the washer to ensure that you will find them later.
garden tools, lawn mower, patio furniture, etc. from the backyard
to the front.
small items and cartons up from the basement and put them in the
garage for quicker access.
swing sets and other large items. If you're moving in winter, plan
ahead to prevent them from freezing in the ground.
all beds. Movers assume that waterbeds will be drained completely
and disassembled prior to their arrival.
mirrors off the dressers. Wrap the screws and tape them into the
top right-hand drawer of the dresser.
the legs off large tables and handle carefully to avoid damage.
screen door plungers and any doors that had to be removed when you
through the house when the crew first arrives and point out the
things that are not to go, as well as items you are especially concerned
yourself available at all times in case of questions.
to keep children from getting in the way of the movers. Remember
this is a big day for them, and try to be as patient as possible.
in carrying small items, boxes, etc. Do not attempt to carry heavy
items requiring two people. The movers are experienced at working
the house thoroughly prior to the departure of the crew. The driver
is instructed not to leave until you are satisfied that they have
loaded everything that is to go.
organized at the new house. Have someone at the door to direct the
movers. This will eliminate confusion about where to place items.
and unpack the clothing wardrobe cartons you rented, or which the
movers supplied on the day of the move, while the movers load and
unload the truck. Make sure they're one of the last things to go
onto the truck. This way, you can unpack the wardrobe cartons quickly
and the movers can take them when they leave, thus avoiding additional
items on your own where possible to save time and the cost of having
the movers do it.
a closing date that is unique and not end of the month.
about where your moving from - i.e. elevator to large building may
items listed above are just some of the money-saving tips you can
try. The most important suggestion we can make is to be organized.
Your move should be an enjoyable event, and a little planning will
ensure you and your family have a great move.
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