Because of the high expenses moving entails, reducing costs is of the utmost importance to many of us. This new Alpha Moving and Storage blog article discusses practical ways to significantly reduce moving and storage costs

Starting Your Moving and Relocation Preparations

To reduce costs, preparations should begin early. This will give you enough time to do some or all of the packing involved on your own. Packing books, files, CD collections and so on, is highly effective in reducing relocation costs. You should also look into ordering packing materials a few months ahead of your anticipated moving date. Remember to order shrink-wrap and adequately sized boxes for your kitchenware, files, electronic equipment and so on.

Locating Your Relocation Company

Selecting the right moving and relocation company is also essential in lowering your costs. A reputable company will offer you a set price in writing. In most instances, a reputable relocation service provider will send a representative to your house in order to accurately assess your moving needs and price them appropriately.

Final Preparations Before Your Move

Be sure to be in constant contact with the relocation company you selected. If you have any inventory fluctuations – adding or removing items, call your sales representative with an update. We recommend that you trim down your final inventory, especially for long distance moving. Because long distance moving is calculated according to the weight or space of your shipment, doing some “spring cleaning” before the move could significantly lower your costs. You’d be amazed at how much unnecessary stuff you considered to simply throw onto the truck.

As always, if you have any questions regarding lowering your costs, or any other moving-related questions, be sure to give Alpha Moving and Storage a call.

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  • Avatar Mark Schol ★★★★★ in the last week
    We’ve moved a few times recently and had bad experiences. The folks at Alpha were responsive, courteous, and professional. They showed up to our home before … More the move to walk through and make sure we both understood the services provided and to give a realistic quote. They came in at budget and are comparable to other companies we reached out to. The crew worked with us and asked questions as the day went along and—believe it or not—nothing was broken. We’re hoping to stay put for a long time in our new home, but if we have to move again, we’ll be giving them a call.
  • Avatar Dolly von Hollen ★★★★★ a week ago
    I've used Alpha for 4 recent moves. I keep coming back to them because they are professional, timely and courteous. They go out of their way to accommodate … More my requests. I can't imagine using a different company.
  • Avatar Andrew Lang ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Alpha and their crew were amazing! Don’t waste your time calling the others movers listed on Hoboken Girl! Just call Alpha! Alpha was recommended to my … More by a friend who has used them multiple times. Let’s be honest, moving sucks. Alpha took the stress out of it and showed up exactly on time. I had to move my apartment into storage and on short notice. All the other movers said they were not available or quoted me over $3k. Alpha provided me a full pack and partial pack option and explained it was an estimate and I would be billed based on time and items. Well, I ended up doing a majority of the packing myself and they only charged for time and items which was significantly less than the original estimate. They also managed to get my whole apartment into a 10x10 storage unit. I was amazed!


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