In your hunt for a discount moving company you’re going to run across many different kinds of movers. The first thing you are going to need to do is access for moving needs. Are you moving cross-country or cross-town? Are you ready to load you own truck and drive it yourself or do you need a full service moving company that will do all the heave lifting? With a little bit or research you’ll be able to find a discount moving company that will fit your needs.
On the scale of moving company services there’s everything from do it yourself to do nothing for yourself. On the do it yourself end of the scale the most basic of moving services will rent you a truck and you’ll supply the elbow grease. In this instance remember to lift with your legs to save your back. You’ll gather your moving supplies, pack your boxes, load your truck, drive to your destination, unload your boxes and unpack in your new place.
The next step up is the pod. You still do the packing and the heavy lifting but the storage crate company sends you a packing crate in your chosen size right to your front door. You load it up. They pick it up and deliver it to your new door where you resume the heavy lifting and unload the crate. Once you’re done the crate company will come and pick up their empty and you’ll be done.
If you slide up the scale a little farther you come to proper movers. You still pack but movers come in load the truck drive to your new place unload for you and leave. The heavy lifting is left to the professionals.
The final stop on the sliding scale is full service movers. They come in and pack your stuff, label your boxes, move them to your new address and drop off your boxes and it’s all left to the professionals. They won’t make you a cup of tea before they leave the house, but it will lessen any of the stresses you might and probably will encounter on your move.
In a perfect world every move would be left to the professional but here is where we encounter the cost factor. While doing everything yourself will save you some cash. There is the hassle of actually having to do it yourself. While doing nothing for yourself is really hassle free there will be a significant ding to your wallet. Once you’ve decided what level of help you’re willing to pay for it’s time to start looking for that coveted discount moving company. Start by checking Craigslist to see if there are small moving companies in your area that are offering specials as they build up their business. If you find a mover on Craigslist make sure they are carrying the appropriate insurance. A discount moving company isn’t really a deal if they break your belongings and don’t have the coverage to replace them. Once you check Craigslist you can also check discount sites like Living Social and Groupon. They often have offers for movers.
With a little bit of time and energy you can find a discount moving company to fit your needs.