Long distance moving quotes
Is it the first time you are relocating to a distant place? If yes, you are new to the world of long distance moving. That means you need to learn the basics in price quote determination. Moving companies are many. If you were to enquire about prices from all the companies, expect that each will give a different price quote. Not that you keep changing the item weight for there to be a difference; it is just their nature to consider several elements before they can make a final quote. Here comes a secret I only give to you. Be in the know of these elements and make them work for you. You will save a fortune out of your move.
It’s the weight that matters
Unlike for local moves which rely mostly on hourly charges, the long distance moves will be based on the weight hauled. After you do all the packing, the boxes will have to be measured for weight determination and hence price determination. That’s why you need to be sure of what you need along the way and want is of no use. No need to waste time packing and most importantly money hauling items you will only consider trash on your new home. Items that are cheap to obtain but are bulky qualify to be sold before moving. That’s one way of making less your price quote.
Timing and the moving date
Moving companies have their personnel busy during some peak seasons. When many other people see fit to relocate, the demand for moving services goes up. By forces of nature/ demand and supply, the prices will be high then. After all, who wants to be left behind? However, you may have spent a lot of money to build a new home or rent one far away. You probably don’t have enough left to waste in expensive moving services. That way, you need to select the moving date wisely. That should be when many people are not moving. Then, the moving company will have all their focus on you. They will offer the best and most importantly, at a cheap price.
Compare several quotes
This element comes without saying. You will make a fool out of your body if you fall for the first Moving Company. If you have the options, why not use them? Several price quotes will be offered to you. You need to go through all of them considering the terms to get the best. This is however tricky and needs a lot of analysis skills. The most appealing and cheap quote may not be necessarily the best. Take caution of that.
How much you prepare with research and packing has a lot of effect on the moving quote. If you stay informed, you will know where the company men want to deceive you in advance. You can then be able to say with confidence where things are not being done according to formalities.