What are some affordable mover services

How to find cheap moving companies (movers)

You probably know the old saying, "The only free cheese is in a mousetrap," don't you? You have also likely found that this is absolutely true and applicable to all aspects of life - including moving:

#Move for free (Moving without money) is just a dream (you don't seriously believe that you can organize and carry out a move without spending money on the move, do you?);

#Moving on a tight budget is perfectly feasible, but you must carefully plan every step of the moving process. Use every single trick to reduce your moving costs and avoid costly moving mistakes;

# Moving on unbelievably favorable terms is likely a scenario for fraud. Cheaper moving deals are like the free cheese in the saying above - they're designed to trap you. If a mover is offering you professional moving assistance for too little money, you should pay particular attention.

Start looking for moving companies as early as possible

The sooner you look for cheap moving companies, the greater your chance of using the services of an affordable and reputable moving company:

  • You have a wider choice - Cheap moving services are usually booked first. It is therefore difficult to find an inexpensive moving company that can meet your last minute moving needs. However, if you are looking to move several months before your actual moving date, there are many experienced and trustworthy moving professionals available to assist you.
  • You get a discount - Many moving companies offer discounts for early bookers as they want to secure as many moving jobs as possible in advance.
  • You are more flexible if you plan your move in advance. You may be able to set a moving date in the off-season (September to May) or the less busy time of the month (the second and third weeks), or on a weekday when moving costs are significantly lower than on the weekends (the first and last day of the month, in the summer period and on national holidays).

Obtain recommendations

Every moving company claims to be the best. But they mainly learn this fact from their customers. The customers point to the low transparency of the information about the offers.

Word of mouth is the best way to advertise a business. So if many people hire the same movers, it can only mean one thing. In this case, there is a good chance that you, too, will be satisfied with the services.

To check a moving company's reputation, read reviews and customer reviews.

On the other hand, you don't need many people's opinions. If a trusted friend or family member recommends a moving company, that should be enough.

Regional moving companies

Large national moving companies usually provide reputable services. Small, local moving companies are likely to be a cheaper alternative. Small and medium-sized moving companies try to gain the trust of the locals and therefore often offer lower prices. There is a good chance that one of your friends, coworkers or neighbors knows some of the local moving companies personally or has used their services so that you can easily get first hand information about the quality of their work.

Check moving company

Now that you've received some referrals and found several affordable moving companies in your area, it's time to review the potential candidates.

  • Read online moving reviews and check out moving company services. This way you will get an accurate idea of ​​the professionalism, reliability, affordability of the various moving companies in your area. There should be reviews from both happy and dissatisfied customers so you can see the best and worst of moving companies and make an informed decision.
  • Research Companies' Online Profiles - Check out various moving company websites and look for warning signs. Check out their social media pages; Use local forums to get people's opinions;

Get three or four cost estimates

Remember that cost estimates made online or over the phone are approximate.

You will only get a serious offer after an employee visits your home.

Ask the right questions

In order to be able to choose cheap moving companies for your upcoming move, you need to get as much information as possible about the moving company.

  • The company's full name, address, phone numbers, email address, and website address;
  • How long have you been in business;
  • What insurance do you offer ?;
  • Does the company organize the move itself or does it use the services of a subcontractor ?;
  • Which services does the offer include ?;
  • Are there any additional services that are not included in the offer ?;
  • What cancellation conditions have you introduced ?;
  • What payment methods do you accept ?;
  • Which items are prohibited for transport ?;
  • What if some of your belongings are damaged or lost ?;
  • How long will the move take ?;
  • Can the company guarantee the loading and unloading dates?
  • What happens if you don't receive your belongings at the agreed time?

Compare the offers

Please ensure that all details and terms are specifically set out in the final estimates and that the information contained therein is complete and correct.

Analyze and compare offers with the greatest care - (additional services, special conditions, etc.). If you don't understand something, give the company a call.

Last but not least, find out about your options for reducing the final costs - request current special offers and special discounts.

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2019, Last updated on October 20, 2020

Sina Thomas has been writing extensive articles about the moving industry for more than 6 years. She is currently the author of numerous articles on the Moving Reviews website. In addition, she conducted many interviews with people from the moving industry in order to make the information from the region much more dynamic and interesting. She is happy to support authors of articles in the moving industry and provide information on various specific topics. Contact her at: [email protected]üge.com