3 Tips For Negotiating A Better Price For Your Move


It is no secret that moving can be expensive. Whether you do it on your own, or hire a moving company, you can plan on spending a pretty penny. Yet, that doesn't mean that you can't get a good deal on your moving expenses. Here are a couple tips for negotiating a better price for your move.

1. Get At Least Three Quotes

Moving companies are competing for your business. They want to make you happy. This means that they might have some wiggle room when it comes to the price. It is important that before you hire a moving company that you talk to at least 3 different companies. This will give you a good idea of what is reasonable. In addition, if you got a quote from one company that is cheaper, but you like another company better, you might ask them to match the quote. You might be surprised how much the company will come down to meet your needs.

In addition, don't be afraid to ask for discounts. You don't get what you don't ask for. Let them know what you are thinking about hiring them, but you are not thrilled about the price. They might give you a discount as an incentive.

2. Know The Fine Print

A common mistake that people make while moving is not looking at the fine print and extra charges before they hire a company. Almost all moving companies will have tacked on expenses. These expenses can really add up. This is why it is important that you read through the fine print and then dispute it with the company.

If they charge you for packaging materials, you can demand that they throw those in for free. If they charge extra for carrying up stairs, you might be able to talk them down. However, all of these negotiations need to be made before you sign the contract.

3. Postpone Your Move

What many people do not know is that there is an off-season for moving companies. If you want the best price, try to move during the downtime. The moving company may be hard up for business and be willing to take a bigger cut.

In addition, many companies (such as Redondo Van & Storage) will give you a discount if you can move midmonth, or if you can give them flexible dates. Therefore, if you can be flexible with your dates, you will save money.

These are just 3 ways that you can get a better deal on your move.


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Apartment Frightmares: How You Can Live Happy Again

Apartment living can be a trial sometimes. Even the best apartment complexes can have problems, such as noisy neighbors. I experienced this firsthand with my newest neighbors. Between their partying and trashy existence, I was ready to go crazy. Late one night when they were being particularly noisy, I started researching my rights as a tenant. I found out I did not have to live with their inconsiderate behavior. As a public service, I decided to help others through this blog with their neighbor problems. Whether you are dealing with a landlord that will not do any repairs or bad neighbors, I can help.