Answered by Staff WriterMay 14, 2013
Choosing the method of moving and the company to assist you is one of, if not, the most important decisions to make when relocating since it inevitably costs so much. But believe it or not, moving and saving money is possible if you properly plan for the big day.
The first thing you need to need to decide is what type of moving service you are going to use. If you choose to use a full-service company, which will pack, load, transport and unload your belongings, it will ultimately cost you more than a do-it-yourself move, which entails you packing, loading, transporting and unloading everything.
If you do decide to go with a full-service company, avoid hiring the cheapest movers since more money often means more quality. When it comes time to handling your household items, you want to make sure your stuff is treated with the same care you would use if you were packing, loading and transporting. If you choose to do-it-yourself, there are many factors that will figure into your final cost, giving you more control over the total price of your move. From finding free boxes to deciding on what is the cheapest way to ship your automobile, you can move frugally for sure.
The best way to find a reputable mover if you choose to go that route is to ask questions when you call companies and compare costs. The more you know about the moving company, the better off you are in the long run, avoiding common moving scams that could cost you big time. Just remember, you are in control and can make all of your decisions while avoiding moving anxiety, as long as you have a little faith and patience.