How To Save Cash When Hiring Professional Movers

Posted on: 30 July 2016


If you need the assistance of professional movers to help with your next big move and you need to save money in the process, you will want to take a look at the following tips.

Pack Your Own Things

Many moving companies are now offering a service where they will come in and pack up everything for you. While this can be very convenient, it is a service that is generally offered for an extra charge. In order to save yourself the most money, you will want to pack up everything on your own. Just make sure that you are carefully padding the fragile things within the boxes and that you are clearly marking the outside of each box. This way, your items will be fully protected and the movers will know where to place each box when they arrive at your new home with them.

Find Free Packing Supplies

You do not need to spend an arm and a leg to have what you need in order to pack up your stuff. Many stores are willing to give away free boxes after they have emptied them to stock their shelves. Just talk to the store manager and ask if they have any boxes available or if there is a better day to come back for them. You can also skip out on purchasing foam peanuts, bubble wrap, and a bunch of newspapers for the protection of your fragile items. You can use your clothing, kitchen and bath towels, sheets, and curtains to wrap up the fragile items that you are transporting. After all, you have to move those things as well so you might as well let them serve a purpose during the move.

Look For Coupons

Once you know when you will be moving, you will want to start looking for coupons that are valid during that time. You may be able to find these on the website of the moving company that you will be using. You may also find one in your local newspaper. If you are having trouble finding a coupon, call the moving company and ask if they know of any coupons that will be coming out in the near future. They can tell you if they expect a coupon to be added to their website or the newspaper soon.

By using just those three money-saving tips, you should be able to use the professional movers without spending too much money.

For movers, contact a company such as Affordable Angels Moving & Storage