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Tips For Getting The Best Deal With Professional Residential Movers

by Allan Washington

If you plan to relocate in the near future and want to hire a professional moving company to assist you, you may want to find out how you can get the best possible deal. To do that, you will want to take advantage of the following helpful suggestions.

Provide Your Own Packing Supplies 

Purchasing the boxes, bubble wrap, and packing tape directly from the moving company can get a little expensive. Therefore, you are going to want to do everything in your power to find all of these things on your own. Make sure that you are first consulting with the moving company if you plan on using their service for the packing of all of the boxes, just in case they have a policy about the packing supplies that their employees will use. If they are willing to pack everything up using the supplies that you provide, you can save a lot of money. You should be able to find free boxes by asking managers at your local grocery, dollar, and department stores for their boxes when they are done with them. You may be able to find bubble wrap the same way. While you will most likely have to purchase rolls of packing tape, department stores may give you a better price than what you would find through the moving company. 

Pack It All On Your Own

Depending on the moving company that you want to use, you might find that hiring them to pack all of your things is simply too much for your budget. Therefore, you can pack everything on your own and just have them move everything for you. While packing an entire house worth of things can seem overwhelming, you can ask for help from friends and family. If you are stuck doing it by yourself, you can start early and concentrate on packing up one room at a time in order to get the job done. Do make sure that you are properly and clearly marking the outside of the boxes as to what rooms they belong in. This way, when the movers bring the boxes to your new home, they will know which rooms to place them in.

Ask About A Coupon

Some moving companies will place an occasional coupon in a paper or magazine that you can use in order to save some money on their services. If you have not found any on your own, simply give them a call and ask about it. If they have coupons, they may be able to tell you where you can find them so you can call back and schedule a move.

With those three money saving tips in mind, you should be able to take advantage of the help offered by such companies without having to worry about going broke in the process. Don't forget to get moving quotes from different companies to get the best pricing.