Moving and Relocation Tips
On moving day people often find themselves in shock when they realize how much stuff they have. Getting rid of unnecessary things before you even start packing may reduce your final move price in hundreds of dollars.
Here are a few ideas for getting rid of "junk":
- Donate clothing or furniture
- Everything you wanted to know about a yard sale
- Sell things over the Internet
- Recycle and throw all that is left after you've done all the above
Finding professional help, and choosing the right one can be tricky sometimes.
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Your second option is to do it yourself. This option will possibly save you money but will take longer and be more psychically stressful, plus it's never surprising that your friends mysteriously disappear or busy on your moving day.
If you choose the "do-it-yourself" way, here are a few things you can do before moving day:Find packing supplies in your area Packing
Whether you are just packing personal items or packing the whole house, a bit of packing tips might be very helpful in reducing the cost of your move and making sure everything arrives safely, in one piece.Froggy's Packing Guide How to Choose the Right Moving Company
There is a large selection of moving companies in most areas of the United States, finding the right one for you might require a little bit of research. Some companies charge by weight, some by hours and some by volume. Some have flat rate while others provide only an estimate of cost. Those with a per job price might rush to get to the next job and damage your shipment, while those who work by the hour might take their time and increase your final bill. Choosing a company solely by their method of charging does not at all assure you'll get what you want.
Here are a few things you can do:
- Calculate your shipment size
- Let movers from your area contact you
- Find information about each moving company
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