When planning a cross-country move most people consider the pros and cons of using full service moving companies. We all know that moving can be expensive and that your budget can get out of control quickly. You’ve got down payments and deposits on your new home. There are bills to pay before you leave, new utilities to set up when you arrive, and any number of incidentals along the way. So it’s no wonder that many people try to do everything they can to cut costs and limit spending during the move. To some, it might seem as though one of the biggest lines in the budget—the cost of full service moving companies—would be the best place to save.
The smart mover, however, knows that hiring a full service moving company will save money in the end.
Why Use Full Service Moving Companies
In order to get all of your belongings from your old home all the way to your new one, without a full service moving company you’ll have lots of supplies to purchase and equipment to rent. For starters, here are some of the individual costs that a full service moving company can help you take care of:
- Packing supplies: Full service moving companies can help provide boxes, wrapping paper, packing peanuts, and tape just to get started.
- Moving Van Rental: To move an entire home on your own, you’ll need a sizeable moving van, and you’ll likely need it for several days. Full service moving companies provide adequate transportation for your belongings to get from one place to another.
- Fuel: Depending on how long your trip is, If you move yourself you will need to fill the tank several times along the way, and also leave the tank as full as it was when you picked it up. Full service moving companies help you absorb this expense in a single cost.
- Travel Expenses: It can be slow going when driving a large vehicle long distance. If you move yourself, expect it to take longer than a trip in a smaller vehicle, and remember that you’ll have to take care of meals and lodging along the way. When using a full service company, you can leave the hassle of driving and unexpected surprises to the moving company’s driver.
Needless to say, these individual expenses add up quickly, and that’s not even including the pizza you’ll have to buy for all of your friends who help you load up the truck. The first way that full service moving companies can save you money is by condensing all of these costs into a single expense. Red Ball even offers a Price Agreement Guarantee, which helps you rest easy knowing that the actual cost of the move isn’t going to unexpectedly go up.
Full Service Moving Companies Help Avoid Costly Mistakes
Perhaps even more important is the way full service moving companies can plan ahead and guarantee a smooth moving experience. They know the routes well and won’t get lost, and good long distance movers will always have insurance to protect your belongings. Best of all, full service moving companies will free you up from stressing over all of the moving pieces so you can focus on your new home and all of the important decisions facing you as you get settled in.
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