As a kid I remember watching my grandparents as they viewed their favorite game shows, Let’s Make a Deal and The Price is Right! Somehow these shows were the highlight of their day. The enthusiasm they exhibited was priceless. My grandmother would literally yell at the screen when a contestant would make a bad decision and lose the game. In some instances the decision was obviously a gamble, but the contestant did it anyway. Maybe they felt, I might as well go for it, what can I lose? Or maybe they couldn’t see what the viewers and those in the audience saw. Whatever the reason, they gambled for the prize. Well, moving your valuables isn’t another day on Let’s Make A Deal. And quite frankly you shouldn’t just be concerned about the price being right, but also the quality care and experience your potential moving company possesses.
Let’s talk pricing for a minute. There are a number of things that will either increase or lower your move price. The first variable is your moving day. Moving on the weekend versus moving during the week could mean the difference in a cheaper move. A weekday move is less expensive because it’s a less busy time than the preferred Friday, Saturday and Sunday move days. Another item to consider is the time of the month. Avoid moving at the end of the month. Leases expire at the end of the month and create a busy time for most moving companies. If you can afford to be flexible with your date, pick the middle of the month and choose a weekday instead of a weekend.
A gamble for sure is leaving the move to amateurs. Of course everyone is watching their pockets these days, but allowing friends and relatives to do the job of a professional will cost you in the end. Uncle Fred and Cousin Josh mean well, but their ability to maneuver downstairs and back upstairs could prove to be damaging to you and your items. A professional moving company has skilled moving crews who understand how to deliver spotless relocation services.
Packing is another area suited for professionals. An experienced packer will ensure your fine china, glassware, and other fragile items arrive to your destination unscathed. While many consumers opt out of full-service packing, it is a stress-saver. Even if you’re doing your own packing, make certain you secure your packing materials from your moving company. Using packing materials the professionals use brings you one step closer to a safe arrival of your belongings.
I hope the tips mentioned help you make wise choices for your upcoming move. I think that’s what my grandmother was trying to yell to the contestants, although she knew they couldn’t hear her. She’s in heaven now, but I will never forget those moments…absolutely priceless! Good Moving to ya.