Moving can be very expensive. Of course, all of these expenses happen at the same time you’re transitioning to a new city, a new job, a new life…all of which requires having some cash up front if you want to keep stress levels down. That’s why saving money on your move is a good idea. Here are questions to ask your Boston movers if you’re interested in keeping costs down.
Ask your Boston Mover: Do you assess a minimum load charge?
Small households, couples and single people often don’t have as much stuff as larger families. When it’s just you, you need fewer beds than a couple and their four kids! Yet many moving companies penalize the smaller households by charging a minimum load fee. It’s dumb to pay for moving truck space you don’t need and can’t use. If they do charge the fee, see if it can be waived – or find a Boston mover who’s not charging unfair fees!
Ask Your Boston Mover: Is it cheaper to ship this?
Particularly relevant to long distance and international moves, shipping furniture, electronics, personal belonging and more can be a much more cost effective option than having your Boston movers handle everything directly. Ideally, you’ll want to work with a company that’s very experienced when it comes to packing and shipping – especially for fragile items! – and that can provide complete tracking and insurance coverage for your items while they’re in transit.
Ask Your Boston Mover: How much is this going to cost?
A reputable moving company will provide you with a cost estimate right up front. These numbers should be binding. It’s not okay for a moving company to add on fees or surcharges after the fact, once they’ve taken possession of all of your stuff. Check your moving company’s reputation online: in today’s social media driven world, it’s not hard to find which Boston moving companies are a joy to work with and which ones should be avoided.