Almost everyone seeks to find ways to lower their moving and storage expenses. However, getting prices that are too low, or “too good to be true” might just prove disastrous. So how do you reduce your moving costs without getting involved with the wrong sort of company? This new Alpha Moving and Storage article offers some answers to this question.

Preparing for Getting Your Estimate

There are several actions you can perform prior to calling relocation companies to help you reduce moving costs. We recommend that you create a full inventory list, which includes all your items, even those you are considering leaving behind. Once you have such a list, it will be easier for you to sort things out, sell, donate or throw away unwanted or unnecessary items. This is a great way of reducing your inventory and saving on your moving costs. Also, prepare a packing list so you can describe to potential movers which items require extra handling.

Questions You Should be Asking Your Mover

Ask all moving companies you are considering whether they are local, licensed and insured, whether they can offer you references and can send an estimator to your house to provide you with a written estimate.

Learning how to Compare Moving Prices

Don’t just compare the bottom line price. You should take a look at the basic charge unit moving companies offer you. The basic charge unit – the rate per pound or per cubic feet, or the hourly rate – should clearly appear on your estimate form. If it doesn’t, be sure to contact your relocation consultant and ask that it is added to your estimate form.

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  • Avatar katie cosgrove ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    The quote process was very thorough and transparent. Alpha followed up to see if we had any questions prior to booking as well as called to confirm the … More moving date and time prior to the move. They showed up on time, were extremely careful and wrapped the furniture very well. The movers were hardworking - it was a long, hot day but they were pleasant throughout. Would highly recommend.
  • Avatar Jeffrey Criddle ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Alpha Moving & Storage did a great job helping me move. Very professional and easy to work with. Detailed estimate let me know what to expect for … More pricing. They worked with my Building Management company to get all the details about the move ironed out so I didn't have to worry. The movers were fast, friendly and very careful with my things. Alpha Moving was the best choice for my move. I would definitely use them again!
  • Avatar Raven Petretti ★★★★★ a month ago
    We spoke to several moving companies but Alpha was the only one who could confirm our highly desirable end of month date on short notice. They delivered … More an accurate flat rate and everything went smoothly on our move day. Our 4 person crew was personable, professional and very hard working and I will highly recommend this company in the future.


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