How to Reduce the Cost of Hiring a Moving Company

30 January 2012 by

Once you have planned to move or relocate there are plenty of things to consider.  You can consider a move by your own or hire moving services London. Due to the convenience and the ease, hiring a moving company seems be a more probable choice.

Hiring a moving company may seem a more expensive fair over moving by your own, but the benefits to count are plenty. Therefore hiring moving services London is an obvious choice for relocation or moving out in London and its periphery.

Budget is the key factor when hiring a moving company London. You obviously can’t cut the cost of moving, but you can surely reduce it. Think a bit smarter! Here are some tips to reduce the cost of moving even after hiring a moving company.

Declutter: Reduce Weight

The cost and charges of your move could rise because of the over all weight of the items. Each pound added is equivalent to increasing the overall charge. Therefore it is important that the items packed and loaded are quintessential.

If there is excess of clutter, it would be beneficial to under go declutter. Sell the junk and unnecessary items off. Pack all items in an organized and systematic manner. Messed-up packing tends to occupy more space and weighs extra. Streamline the weight of your goods the best way and you’ll be spending just right and even reduce it for that matter.

Let Not Hidden Cost Exceed 

If you are not vigilant and proactive, many hidden charges could mount as additional charges apart from the gross amount. Therefore curb and check the following:-

1) Let not the mover add weight of the truck with the good. Weight of the truck should be deducted from the total weight of the items loaded.

2) Long distance moves are commonly calculated by volume and not by weight. So check this clause before hiring the moving company. The scope for disputes over volume move is more, so try avoiding it.

3) Some extra charges that could be levied include accessorial charges, expedited service charges, flight charges, line-haul charges, long carry and shuttle service charges. Therefore keep an eye if these charges mount up.

Make Prior Arrangements

Getting your new location ready prior to moving would benefit you. In case your new home or location is not ready additional charges for storage in transit could add to your grand total. Therefore it is advised to make prior arrangements by keeping your new home ready.

Also try to schedule your time of move with the hired moving company. If you’re not ready to receive your items at the appointed day, extra charges could pile up.

Avoid Peak Seasons 

As a simple fact hiring moving company during lean season is advantageous for you. This is because the cost is relatively reduced owing to the fact that few customers approach the movers. If possible, plan a move in non peak season. This could cut the moving cost considerably. If you plan a move during a peak season the cost is higher and the availability chances slight.

Use Available Discounts or Coupons 

Moving business is highly competitive, price quotes and services are the key to make a difference. Therefore to stay on the top most companies offer discounts and coupons from time to time. At the time of hiring moving company ask for discounts or coupons if they offer. This could make a substantial difference on your cost.

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