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Inexpensive Moving Companies: Are You Taking a Chance?

Published by Chris Townsend

Inexpensive Moving Companies: Are You Taking a Chance?

Finding inexpensive moving companies isn't difficult. However, finding the right balance between cost and value can be a bit more difficult. Some companies are simply cheap moving companies and they don't provide much for service. Others, are more expensive and offer great services.

When you need to move, you want to balance the service you get with the price you pay. Seeking the most inexpensive moving company could be dangerous or it could be great. It depends on how you go about finding the company and checking its reputation.

What to Look for in Inexpensive Moving Companies

There are several things to look for when seeking an inexpensive moving company. Let's look at a few of the top things to consider.

1. Experience

You don't want inexperienced movers handling your things just because they offered the lowest moving quote. Some inexpensive moving companies are so cheap because they don't have any experience in the moving business. Make sure your company has plenty of experience with helping others move.

2. Services

Inexpensive moving companies may offer just the basic services. They might require you to load up the truck, moving cube, or trailer before they transport it. There is nothing wrong with this, but you should be aware, the most inexpensive moving companies will provide just the basic services.

Usually, you can pay more for additional services, such as packing and loading. However, if you want the cheapest moving company, you will likely do much of the work yourself.

3. Online Reviews

Sometimes, scammers pose as inexpensive moving companies to steal your belongings and/or money. You can spot these scammers by reading online reviews and checking the Better Business Bureau website. Even just an average moving company will have plenty of good reviews online you can check out from past customers.

4. Customer Service

Should you be able to expect great customer service from an inexpensive moving company? Yes and no. in some cases, really good moving companies will offer an inexpensive rate, but also offer very good customer service. However, it's more common for the most inexpensive moving companies to offer average customer service. It might not be bad, but it probably won't WOW you.

How to Make Moving Cheaper

While hiring one of the inexpensive moving companies is a good start, there are other things you can do to make moving cheaper. Finding the cheapest moving company will help, but doing as much of the work yourself can also help you save money.

The cheapest way to move is usually to rent a moving truck. However, if you don't want to drive a moving truck, you can use a company that will drop off a trailer or moving pods at your location. you load them up, they transport them, and you unload them in your new location. This will cost less than hiring a full-service moving company to load, transport, and unload your things.

You can also eliminate as many things as possible from your move. Have a moving sale or donate things you don't need or want anymore. Eliminating larger items will help lower the cost of your long-distance move.

When you want to move and you can't spend much cash on your move, finding inexpensive moving companies will help. Make sure to compare a few quotes before you choose the right moving company for you.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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