Moving, whether it be across the country or down the street, takes thought, planning and research.
Jameson Olsen, Director of Marketing & Business Development for All My Sons Moving & Storage, has tips for those preparing a move on their own or with the help of a moving company. “Moving doesn’t have to be a stressful or costly experience,” said Olsen. “With proper research and preparation, you can save money and headaches.” Some of Olsen’s tips include:
You get what you pay for. If you are getting more than one quote, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Usually, they are apples to oranges. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Are they charging hourly? How many men? How large is the company’s fleet of trucks? Are the movers subcontractors or employees of the company?
Timing is everything. Many moving company’s charge higher rates at the beginning and end of the month, when most leases are up, and on weekends. You can save money by scheduling a move mid-week and/or mid-month.
Use it or lose it. Some items are not worth the cost of packing and moving, such as pantry foods and cleaning supplies (both of which can be donated or given to a neighbor); open condiment bottles (toss); and stacks of old magazines.
Use your belongings as packing supplies. When packing breakable items such as dishes, use items you need to pack such as linens, t-shirts, towels and pillows as protective padding. This will save your items and money you would otherwise spend on packing paper/wrap.
Pack to the future. Pack smart for easy unpacking. Label boxes by room and be sure to label on all sides of the box for easy identification when stacked. Use red duct tape to wrap boxes packed with essentials that need to be located after the move-in.
About All My Sons Moving & Storage
For more than four generations, All My Sons Moving & Storage has built a solid reputation earning the trust of their customers. Operating for more 20 years, the company offers full-service moving with no hidden fees for customers and businesses locally, across state lines, and even internationally. First rate services include quilt-pad wrapping of furniture, disassembly and reassembly of the same and the allowance to leave clothing in dressers. All My Sons provides white-glove service at its finest with pristine packing and unpacking services or opt for do-it-yourself packing.
All My Sons Moving & Storage is very involved with the communities they serve from Fort Pierce to the Florida Keys. Partners include the Realtors Associations, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and Toys for Tots.
For more information visit http://westpalm.allmysons.com/ or call Jameson Olsen at (561) 951-0054.