Moving at Ease – How to Reduce Your Moving Costs

When you’re moving to a new home, it’s essential that your stuff makes the journey safely and soundly. And that requires careful planning and expert assistance. That’s where professional movers come in. They’ll pack up your belongings, load them into a truck, transport them to your new home and unload them there. And they can even help you get rid of anything you don’t want or need anymore.

But not all movers are created equal. Some offer more comprehensive services than others, with varying price tags to match. And some move companies charge additional fees like travel costs, which can add up quickly if your move is a long distance one.

That’s why you need to do your homework before hiring a moving company. First, check the company’s license and insurance coverage to ensure they’re legitimate. You should also ask the company to provide you with an itemized list of all charges and fees, including packing and moving supplies, service fee and any applicable taxes and travel expenses.

Another way to save on your moving costs is by choosing a less expensive move date. While it may not always be possible, if you have the flexibility to move mid-month or mid-week, you’ll typically find that demand for movers is lower and you’ll pay less overall.

Finally, you can reduce your move expenses by getting rid of excess belongings before moving day. Start the pre-move purging process early by going room-by-room through your house and coming up with a plan for what you’re going to do with each item. Donating unwanted items to charity, holding a garage sale or selling them on Craigslist are all great ways to turn your excess belongings into cash and cut down on the cost of your move.

Founded in Scottsdale by three lifelong friends, Charlie, Dan and Flynn, Moving at Ease is dedicated to making moving less stressful and more manageable. They now conduct approximately 160 moves per month, splitting their services between local residential and senior-focused moves. Their commitment to care, detail and professionalism extends to their expansion into Phoenix, which is part of their ongoing mission to touch more lives and make moving less daunting. They’re proud to deliver their compassion and expertise to a whole new audience of Arizonans.