Happy Holidays from Affordable Movers LLC!

Happy Holidays from Affordable Movers LLC

Affordable Movers would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!

We’d like to wish all of our customers and visitors Happy Holidays!  We hope you have a safe and joyful holiday and also a prosperous new year!

If you are planning on moving this holiday season, be sure to check out our winter moving tips :

Remember, we provide our customers completely free moving estimates if you’re looking to price your next move.  Also, you can contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns.

Winter Moving Tips #2

Snow Covered House

Some more moving tips to help you out this Winter!

Believe it or not, a lot of people choose to move in the winter.  Typically, residential moving companies are busiest in the summertime, when the weather is nice.  This makes the demand for movers, truck rentals, and storage containers much higher, since everyone is trying to get them.  So, if you can stand to wait, scheduling your move towards the end of the year could save you some money and stress because of the off-season rates! You may have checked out our post last month, where we supplied our visitors with 3 helpful winter moving tips, so here are some more that a lot of people forget about!

1.)  Dress Warm / Prepare to Dress Warm – This may sound self-explanatory, to dress warm in the winter time, but some people forget to leave behind some extra layers when they are packing their clothes.  Even if you check the weather every day for two weeks up until your moving day, it is a very unpredictable thing and the meteorologists make mistakes a lot more than they’d like to admit!  No one wants to get sick the day after they move into their new house, they’ve got loads of unpacking to do!

2.)  Take Care of Your Plants! – One of the least cared for items when people are moving is their houseplants.  Some people leave them behind or throw them out to get new ones when they move, which is absolutely fine, but if you plan to bring them with you, make sure they are protected!  Almost all plants that people have living in their house around here do not enjoy cold weather.  If these plants are left in inclement weather for too long they can become damaged or even die!  Also, if you plan on putting them on a truck or back of a van with your boxes and belongings, make sure they are somewhere they won’t get trampled or crushed!

3.)  Wipe Your Feet! – This is another one that people forget until they get to their new home: bring welcome mats or have towels ready so that you aren’t tracking snow, dirt, or wetness into your house!  Neither new carpet nor hardwood floors look good with grime and puddles on them, so plan ahead.  There are going to be a couple of people walking in and out of your home, and they may forget to make sure their shoes are clean every time they come in, especially if they are carrying something heavy!

If you’re planning on scheduling your next move in the winter, be sure that you are prepared.  It’s better to be safe than sorry!  Also, if you are thinking of hiring a moving company this winter season, why not get a free moving estimate from Affordable Movers?  Happy Holidays and happy moving!

Cost of Moving – How Much Do Movers Cost?

What is the cost of moving?

How much does it cost to hire a moving company?

During the planning stages of your move this is a question that certainly should arise at some point.  There are some options when choosing a moving company that may affect the cost, but a lot of it usually depends on the customer.  How many things do you want moved?  Are you going to need storage in addition to moving services?  Are your belongings more valuable and fragile than average?  Are you going to use a commercial moving company or local movers?  These are all things that may affect the cost of using a moving company for your next move, so let’s take a look at them.

First, and foremost, the number one determining factor in the cost of your move (when using a moving company) is the amount of belongings you need moved!  Obviously someone with an apartment full of furniture and things won’t have to pay as much as a family with a two-story house full of stuff, but it’s a little more involved than that.  If you have large, awkwardly shaped or really heavy items (like a piano), this could also bump the price up.  Also, if a lot of your items are fragile, it will involve a little extra caution and care from the moving team, so this is also a variable that could effect the cost.

Next thing would be consider is storage.  Do you need it?  If so, you may want to choose a moving company that also offers storage, as they may have a package deal with moving and storage services together.  Not a lot of local moving companies offer storage, so unfortunately you’d most likely have to go with a larger, more commercial moving business and pay a little more than you would to the local movers.

Which brings us to the next point.  If you do decide to use a moving company, you’ll need to make a decision between local movers and a bigger moving company like UHAUL.  Using a large company may seem like the best route for some people, since they have been in business for years and are trustworthy, but so have most local movers!  We’ve said this before, but large moving companies have streamlined their workflow so that they complete every move as quick as they can to ensure efficiency.  While this is great, sometimes taking a little extra time to be more cautious pays off more in the end then finishing quicker!

We hope we shared some useful information with you, as well as giving you an idea of what to expect.  If you need help deciding or want a completely free moving estimate, do not hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email, we’ll be more than happy to help you!