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Finding A Low-Cost Mover Without Getting Scammed

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Moving can be a costly if not frustrating event in a person or family’s life. While being able to find moving companies that charge an affordable fee is always a good thing, the possibility of getting movers who lack professionalism or ethics increases. And with the moving industry being de-regulated since the year 1995 as well as the decrease in federal monitoring of moving companies shady moving companies are bolder in conducting their underhanded businesses. So how do you keep yourself from getting scammed?

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  • Recommendations: Perhaps one of the most reliable ways to find a reputable moving company is to ask recommendations or suggestions from friends or relatives who already have moved and employed the services of such movers. Researching online, particularly in online email groups or other social media platforms is also an option.
  • Large Moving Companies: The thing with large moving companies or brand-specific moving companies is that they are already established and are reputable. This means that you are assured that these people will not try something shady just to earn a bit more and risk their brand name. The drawback though is that their services can be steep. Also, unless you are a VIP, or you own a huge mansion and own a lot of furniture then chances are, they are likely to put your belongings along with other clients’ possessions to fill up trailer space. While it should not be an issue, the problem comes in if you are pressed for time or have no other place to stay at because professionals like them have a delivery window of 2 days up to 2 weeks.
  • Do-It-Yourself: On the other hand, you could always do it yourself or ask some friends or relatives to help you move. You can probably rent a truck for the time being to get your furniture transported and agree upon the payment upfront. It may be too much of an effort on you and your family but it will probably save you money.

Then again, thanks to the internet, finding reputable movers is no longer like finding a needle in a haystack. Moving oftentimes is troublesome and stressful but you could always find ways to lessen the bad experience.

 

Mover Tips: Deciding on a Moving Date

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Deciding on a moving date is important and should not be taken lightly. It can be difficult to follow through your daily routine when you are in the process of moving hence it is important that you are able to decide on a specific moving date. So what are the things that you should consider when you are deciding on a moving date?

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  • Cost: One of the first things that you should consider when it comes to deciding on a moving date is how much you are willing to spend on your relocation. You should realize that the cost of employing moving companies depends on when you will be moving. If you will be moving during holidays or during the weekends then it is likely that these companies charge more. If you do not want to spend a lot of money then moving during the winter season or during weekdays is always a good idea.
  • Saving Money Alternatives: It is easier to decide on a moving date if you have sufficient funds. If you are having difficult time saving money then what you can do strategically to afford the move is to schedule your moving date with a friend who happens to be moving. While the chances of this happening are unlikely, it is still a cost-efficient alternative. You could also negotiate with the moving company when it comes to prices.
  • Movers Availability: In addition to money, it is also important that you coordinate with the moving company in terms of their services’ availability. While reputable movers are reliable, they tend to have a lot of clients which can make it challenging for you to get a moving date that the movers are available as well as a date that works for you too.

These are some of the factors that you have to consider when it comes to figuring out the best moving date for you and your family.