If moving was not an option for some, a lot of people would have chosen to stay where they currently live for years just so to avoid the cost that comes along with moving. One of the reasons why so many of us are end up losing out on saving money when we move is because we are not adhering to the warning signs that are ahead. Before you leap into getting everything ready for moving and of course spending your money, here are a few don'ts that we have identified to help you with extra money in your pocket.
One of the first rules of moving is to avoid booking the rental vehicle or moving company within hours of your intended move. Not only would this moving project be hurried and disorganized, but you would not be able to compare prices as you try to get the lowest deal. In addition, booking late would also mean that you would have to deal with a vehicle that may be more expensive than you bargained for.
So unless it is an emergency move where an eviction notice is involved, your best bet would start book moving company months in advance. Even the time of year that you decide to move could either cost you some savings or more money than you actually bargained for. For instance, you may choose to move in the summertime since the weather is always generous. Because of this good weather, you may find yourself paying twice as much to relocate to your new home. However, if you must move during the summer months you would find it rewarding to do so during the weekdays.
You would be happy to know that some moving companies offer great weekend rates so ask about that before you move as well. For a summer move to be successful one would have to book the movers some 10 weeks in advance. It would also help that while you wait to for the weeks to pass by you should keep in constant contact with the moving company to ensure that you are set and on schedule.
Another mistake that some people make when moving is to leave out details of their homes to the movers. Such information as if you have stairs in your home and big items such as piano or waterbed to move could be valuable in helping the moving company quote you a final price. The last thing you want to do is go to your moving company and have them quote you a price only to realize that it does not include special moving instructions.
Some of these prices may also omit insurance coverage so it would be in your best interest to find out if the price also includes insurance. It cannot be overstated that moving is a huge undertaking. Because of this, you need to plan strategically as you create a realistic budget and stick to it. It's only when you itemize your expenses then you are able to see where you can save money and make cutbacks.
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