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Are you the busy parent of a new baby? Perhaps, in addition to having a little one, you’re also planning a sudden move. If you can relate to this situation, consider hiring a reputable moving company to help you during this stressful time. A professional moving company can pack your things, load them in a moving van, and transport them to your new location. While your moving company completes all of these tasks, you can do what you do best. You can take care of your baby. On this blog, I hope you will discover the amazing advantages of hiring a moving company to assist you during a sudden, unplanned move. Enjoy!

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3 Things To Reduce The Cost Of Hiring Movers

by Byron Matthews

Budgeting funds for projects is always a struggle, but when you're trying to get an entire household moved from one location to another, a budget can be even more difficult to sustain. Here, you'll find a few tips that could help you reduce the cost of moving and help you maintain your budget.

Select Moving Services

The cost of hiring a moving service to assist you with the move will vary tremendously depending on the types of services you opt into. So, to maintain your budget, you just need to be selective about the services that you choose.

Do you really need help packing? The packing service that many movers offer is likely to be one of the most costly elements of the move. Instead of hiring a service to pack all of the boxes for you, do the packing yourself. Then, when you have everything ready to go, all that the movers will have to do is load up the truck and head to the other location. The fewer hours the movers spend with you, the less the service will cost.

Storage is another thing to consider. Some companies, like A-Box Mobile Storage Containers LLC, may offer a portable storage rental – a storage bin is dropped off at your house, you fill it up and when you're done, you call to have it picked up and either transported to your new home or to a storage location where it will be held until you are ready for it.

Second Think Extra Insurance

If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you may not need to spend the money on adding insurance to protect your belongings while they're being transported. Contact your insurance agent to learn if the policy that you already have covers your belongings. If not, you may be able to add a rider to the existing policy for less money than taking out the extra coverage through the moving service.

Downsize Your Stash

Do you really need to keep all of the stuff that you have in your house now? If you aren't using it and haven't used it in quite some time, why go through the work of packing and moving it. Instead, go sort through things as you are packing. Consider letting go of the things you really don't want or need. You can throw out the broken or worthless items, sell the good stuff and donate the stuff that you don't want to mess around with. The smaller the stash of stuff in your house, the less it will cost to move it all – you might even be able to sell enough stuff to cover the cost of the moving service.

Before you exclude the option of hiring movers to help you get through this challenging time, take a minute to contact a local moving service for a quote – then, work from there.

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