Archive for September, 2010
A few years ago a friend of mine I will call David moved from a small town in northwest Indiana to New York City. Now, everyone knows NYC is not an easy place to move to, if you have any sort of financial limitations whatsoever. It takes careful planning and often months of scrimping and saving. Fortunately, David is an incredibly savvy businessman, and his move to Manhattan cost less than his tax return. How did he do it?
For one, he started asking people for moving advice and looking around online for the best discount movers well before he actually needed them. I think he started looking around May for a moving date in June. He said it was a phenomenally boring search, but he knew that he needed, for the sake of his budget, to find the best discount movers available. I believe he did. I am sorry to say I am not sure of the specifics, of who exactly were the best discount movers. But I do know that his relocation was one of the most painless I have witnessed.
Because he was looking earlier than most, he was able to find some great discounts and get a really superb deal on the truck. The labor, too, came relatively cheap, and he convinced some friends locally to help do some packing. He drove the truck across four states by himself, which itself saves a bunch of money, and then somehow unloaded it himself onto the streets of Manhattan before returning the truck, just forty eight hours after he drove it away from the rental place.
Where can you find the best discount movers? Since I am no longer in touch with David, I cannot help you there, but I can tell you for sure that it is possible to find a company that will make your move, which will inevitably be stressful, as all moves are, the most doable. The best discount movers are the ones who are willing to work with you, not just for you: they will accommodate your schedule, your needs, your things, and your budget. And the earlier you start your search for the best discount movers, the more they will be able to help you plan.
Moving can be a hassle, if not done properly. The process of moving requires a lot of time, research and preparation well in advance before the day of the move. After all, the belongings that mean so much to your family are in the back of that truck. Take some time to make sure your move goes smooth, whether the destination is across the street or around the globe.
Choose more than one moving company as you first begin your search. Create a list of a number of movers in your area. Find out as much about potential moving companies as you can, by going online as well as contacting the Better Business Bureau. A solid moving company will provide references.
Discuss your moving plans with friends and family members. Perhaps one or some of them have undergone a move recently and are willing to offer some advice.
Ask the moving company to see their insurance coverage. Consult with your insurance agent to purchase additional coverage, if necessary. Full replacement coverage will offer you complete replacement in the event of your property being lost or damaged. Do keep in mind that full replacement coverage is the most expensive.
Movers offer a number of options for additional charges. One includes a service where the moving companies will pack and unpack your belongings. If you use this service, take photos or a video of your property before and after the move. Using a video will allow you to add audio in describing your property and use a date stamp.
Inspect your furniture after the movers deliver or unpack it. Search for scratches, dents and other marks that may indicate damage during the move.
Most moving companies are professionals and offer a chance to make you move go smoothly. You can also choose the moving option of doing it yourself, but the injury rate is greater this way. When experienced movers take over your move after you have researched the field, you are opting to relieve what could be one of the most stressful times in your life.
A low cost move is key to university students especially if they are taking care of their own finances on their own. Low cost move deals are particularly available around college campuses because the companies know that they will have a constant flow of customers every year and they also know that college students do not have very much money. It is quite easy to find low cost move deals online and often you can see them announced in college campuses especially before semesters are about to begin or end. There are a lot of different competing companies of movers out there and therefore you want to make sure that you compare all of their low cost moves before you go to one only because they say they have an annual deal. Annual deals can vary from company to company and there is the chance that a deal from one company may end up costing you the same as another company that is not offering a deal. There are some companies which will be expensive no matter what deal they give you but then there are other companies which will be a low cost move even if they do not say that they are reducing their prices for any special reason. you want to pay close attention to the companies that are low cost all of the time because the other companies might have strange terms or conditions that may end up hurting you in the end. The terms are quite important to pay attention to, in some occasions you might be moving a house over but there might be a flat rate for the transfer whereas some companies will charge you per mile and might end up being a much better deal if you are moving so nearby.