When you’re moving, hiring professional movers can save you time and stress. Movers do most of the work, so all you’ll have to do is focus on settling in to your new home and neighbourhood. Plus, they’re fast, efficient, have the proper moving equipment, provide supplies and even offer insurance in case of loss or damage. However, all these services come at a price, which could make you change your mind about hiring a pro mover. But, fortunately, there are some ways to save on this valuable service.
Do the Easy Packing Yourself
You can save money by packing small and personal items yourself, such as books, dishes and clothing. Just be sure to pack tightly and use special boxes and plenty of bubble wrap for dishes and glassware. Delicate, valuable and heavy items should be left to the movers. Movers are better able to pack and move these delicate items like mirrors, televisions, artwork and heavy furniture and appliances. Leaving the expensive and heavy stuff for the movers will give them less work to do, thus saving you money, and ensure these things are moved safely and properly.
Shop Around for the Best Deal
When hiring any service, you’re more likely to get a good deal if you shop around. This shopping around should include getting referrals from friends and family and checking reviews for movers in your area. To find affordable movers in your area, you might try using a search term like “Edmonton moving companies affordable.”
A search should bring up movers and their reviews and, since most people are looking for top service at a reasonable price, your choices should include the most budget-friendly and top-rated moving companies. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is also a good source for finding reputable, affordable movers. Once you’ve narrowed down your options, get their estimates and make your comparisons.
Buy Your Own Supplies
Packing materials can be purchased from your mover, but they may be more expensive. To save money, you can try purchasing your boxes, bubble wrap, packing popcorn and any other supplies from a hardware store, moving van rental company or some specialty website. Professional movers will pack your stuff with any materials you provide for them. However, you won’t have to worry about moving equipment like dollies, because professional moving teams, like our own, are fully-equipped.
Move When Business is Slow
Generally, the last 10 days of the month are the busiest for movers. Oddly enough, most people move at the end of the month, making moving rates higher during this time. However, if you move in the middle of the month, you can sometimes negotiate a better price. Moving outside of the busy season of May through September will also give you a reasonable rate. The winter is the cheapest time to move with the help of professional movers.
If you're looking for a professional moving company that provides the highest quality service at the most competitive rates, give us a call for an estimate.