Ideas To Get Accurate Moving Estimates

Thinking about moving? That’s great! I’m always excited when moving is in question because I get to make a whole new layout of the furniture, change some things and literally create a whole new home with my old stuff (and some new ones of course). But aside the joy of moving and awaking your inner interior designer, the sole act of moving is not only rainbows and butterflies as it may sound. It’s nagging, hard and makes you kiss your party weekend goodbye.


Now, don’t change your face expression; there’s a solution for everything. Just like anyone who knows that it is silly to cancel a perfectly well planned weekend because you have to move your stuff, you should hire a moving company that offers a decent moving quote. A decent moving quote is approximately how much you are willing to pay so that you have your perfect weekend and your moving task finished by the beginning of next week. For that, it is best that you first ask for a moving estimate, but be careful; that’s where most people lose focus and afterwards are really surprised by the final bill. Here are a few things to have in mind if you want to get an accurate moving estimate.

  1. Interview the movers you’ve picked – all in one day!Because you should do this in one day, make sure you choose 3-4 moving companies tops. It is important to interview all of them in one day so that the impressions and conclusions about the work of each stays fresh in your mind. Do not rush in the whole process of choosing, stay calm and observe attentively.
  2. Be clear and consistent in your questionsDuring the estimate, make sure you include all the things that you have and plan to take in your new home; stuff from the attic, garage and basement and try to specify the objects you want moved. That’s especially important during the estimate stage, because every overlooked item or space will eventually result in extra charge. Another important thing here is being very clear with your language; don’t use phrases like “that’s going” because it might mean that you’re thinking of getting rid of it instead of moving it to your new home. Finally, make a list of all the things you want moved – it is the best and most secure way.
  3. Ask questionsDon’t be shy; ask everything you are interested in. For instance, ask whether the company offers packing and unpacking services and how much does that cost. Everything you think may be hard for you to do during the moving process, ask if the moving company offers it.
  4. Dates go along with pricesTime is money – you all know that. And especially in the moving industry, where choosing the date that most suits you sometimes might mean you will have to pay a lot more for that specific date. You’ll need to be flexible with dates, especially if you’re looking for guaranteed dates on small loads.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.