You never know when you will have to sell your house and move to a new place, but unfortunately, that was what I was faced with a few years back. I realized that I was really having a difficult time making ends meet, and so I started evaluating my options. Moving and relocating was simple, and I was really focused on saving cash. I found a cheaper apartment that worked well for my needs, and I began cutting out extra expenses to pare down the spending. I wanted to start a new website all about moving without the mayhem, so I made this little blog.
Staying on budget can be very important for many people when moving from one home to another. That is why it is so important to ensure you get an accurate moving estimate before hiring a specific moving company. After all, suddenly finding yourself facing a much larger moving bill than expected can quickly wreak havoc on your budget. Thankfully, there are a few things that you can do to help ensure the estimate you receive is as accurate as possible.
Get An In-Person Estimate
Most residential moving companies will offer you the ability to receive an estimate either over the phone or in person. While you may be tempted to get a phone quote simply because it is a faster process, you should know that these quotes are often less accurate. This is because people commonly underestimate how much stuff they really have when obtaining a phone quote. While this can result in a lower initial estimate, it will not result in any actual savings. Choosing to have the moving company come out to your home in order to provide an estimate will ensure that this estimate includes an accurate representation of the work that needs to be done and will therefore provide you with a more accurate idea of how much you can expect to spend on these moving services.
Know What You Want The Movers To Do
Far too many people fail to really plan out their move before contacting a moving company to request an estimate. For example, do you know exactly what items you plan to transport on your own or what items you will need assistance taking apart? If you do not have the answers to these questions, you will not be able to ensure you are getting a quote that includes all of the services that you will require. If your movers show up on moving day and find that there is considerably more work than was originally planned for, you could find yourself looking at a much larger bill at the end of the day. Taking the time to really plan ahead and determine what you will need the moving company to do can help you to avoid this type of inaccurate estimate.
A Final Thought
An accurate moving estimate is not only important for your budgetary needs, but for the efficiency of your move as well. This is because if the amount of work required is not properly estimated, the moving company may not send enough movers to finish the job in an efficient manner. Consequently, taking the time to really ensure a proper moving estimate will always be in your best interest even if money is not a concern for you.
To get a moving estimate, contact a professional moving service near you.Share