Step 1: Hire a moving company.
Budgeting for movers may seem like a costly expense, but whether you’re moving across town or across the country, hiring help can make your transition to a new home a peaceful one. This is especially worth considering if you have bulky furniture and appliances you need to take with you.
Most movers set prices by the number of rooms and the estimated time for the move. The distance of your move, as well as any professional packing, storage or large, heavy items, also will impact the cost. So, the more you declutter beforehand, the less you’ll need to spend on the move. Here are other things to consider when you hire movers:
- Keep important documents and belongings with you. That includes IDs and passports, tax records, jewelry and medications.
- Schedule your move for the earliest slot in the day when movers are still fresh and moving faster. It may save you money.
- Count your boxes before you sign off on the move. It will be harder to recoup losses from the moving company if you already signed paperwork that asserts the move was completed with all belongings.