Home Moving


Research indicates that moving is one of the most stressful events someone can experience. Moving can be expensive, time-consuming, and, when done DIY style, require massive amounts of coordination and planning. 

The Basics of Moving

The moving process can take months for larger households, and hiring a mover for these projects can cost thousands of dollars. Thankfully, there are plenty of effective techniques to optimize your relocation and cut down on moving costs; here are just a few: 

  • Get multiple quotes: The moving industry is highly competitive, and the first moving company you come across will rarely be the best in your area. We recommend shopping for free quotes from multiple movers before deciding on one. 
  • Research movers beforehand: Unfortunately, not all movers are reputable, and some will try to scam you or mishandle your goods. Always check a company’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) score, licensing, and customer reviews before hiring. 
  • Do your own packing with used boxes: Packing services and moving boxes can be a considerable part of your moving expenses. You can cut these costs by doing your own packing with old boxes. 
  • Move during the off-season: Both moving companies and suppliers of moving supplies increase prices during peak seasonal periods. Mid to late summer is by far the busiest time for moving, so you can save money by planning your relocation for the fall or winter. 
  • Create a home inventory list: Home inventories are a comprehensive list of all the items in your home, categorized by room and size. Creating one of these lists does two things: one, it allows you to get a sense of just how much you have, allowing you to price the cost of your move more accurately. And two, it gives you a wonderful opportunity to downsize, reducing the amount of inventory that needs to be shipped. 

If you’re planning on moving in the near future, or are looking for more tips on picking the right moving company, read some of our articles listed below.

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