Long distance moving and relocation can get expensive. Trying to cut down on the moving costs is naturally a concern for almost all long distance moving customers. In this new Alpha Moving and Storage blog post we will be presenting you with some helpful money-saving tips for long distance relocations. Should you have any questions after reading this article, be sure to give our Alpha Moving and Storage sales and information center a call.

Contacting Your Long Distance Relocation Mover

Especially if you are moving during the busy summer months, it is crucial that you contact your mover early and reserve a moving date. Last minute summer moves tend to get more expensive, and some long distance moving companies will be booked several weeks in advance. Contacting your mover early will also enable you to do some of the packing on your own, thus further-reducing your long distance relocation price.

Receiving an Estimate from your Long Distance Relocation Mover

The best and most accurate way of receiving a long distance estimate is to have the company send you an on-site estimator to provide you with a written estimate. A visual inspection is absolutely essential for larger long distance relocations.

Comparing Long Distance Relocation Estimates

When making your final decision you will need to compare the three to five estimates you have collected. Rather than comparing the final, bottom-line price, we recommend that you compare the basic charge units – the rate per pound or per cubic feet that each company is offering you. Such a comparison needs to be accompanied with a thorough knowledge of the possible added fees, such as charges for packing and packing materials, or stairs and elevator fees.

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  • Avatar Brandon Smith ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    I completed a move last month with Alpha Movers, and was super pleased with their service. I've moved a lot in the past 6-7 years, and have used a … More handful of different moving companies, and this was for sure the easiest / smoothest move of all of them. The crew showed up and finished right on time, and were very professional and careful with my things (perhaps even more so than I would've been myself!). Their office staff was also very professional and responsive. I hope I don't have to move again soon, but in any case, I would absolutely use Alpha Movers again.
  • Avatar Amanda Mayberry ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I had a great experience with Alpha Moving & Storage!
    When I initially contacted, Marc was responsive and helped get an on-site estimate set up. Andrew
    … More came out and took inventory of all my moving items to provide an estimate, so there would be no hidden costs. He was professional, thorough and gave great peace of mind.
    Day of the move, the movers showed up on time and ready to go. They were professional and very efficient taking stock of everything and getting the move underway. The entire 1 bedroom apartment was moved out and moved in within 3.5 hours door-to-door, even with the rainy conditions.
    The four movers worked super efficiently together and had a great system in place. They were professional and detailed making sure everything was placed in the desired location in the new space. Having the estimate done in advance was also very helpful as the only difference in price was to account for tax. It was nice to have no big surprises with moving costs and keep within budget.
    Alpha was recommended to me by my realtor and I would also highly recommend using them for your next move!
  • Avatar Emily Schnell ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Alpha Moving did a wonderful job helping us move into our new apartment! They quickly got multiple large pieces of furniture out of a suburban house and … More into a 4 story walk-up apartment in the city. The movers themselves were very gracious and went out of their way to help us set the furniture up and make sure everything fit into our space. Their prices and quality were unbeatable and they were very timely, communicative and prompt the day of. I would highly recommend them and will be using them again in the future!


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