Moving Company Costs

Before you pack your first box it is important to know moving company costs so you can properly budget your move. When choosing a long-distance or local moving company in San Diego, you want to get the best value for your move. But before you contact a mover, we want to fill you in on all the things that affect moving costs, so you can be aware of where you might want to save money or spend a little more to save your back and your time.

Here are the top 5 factors that affect moving company costs:

1) Who will do the packing and unpacking?
Most moving companies offer packing. And while we all know how tedious and time-consuming packing can be, doing it yourself can be cheaper, though for many people it only makes sense to let the movers do it.
2) How much do you have to move?
Obviously, a one-bedroom apartment will be cheaper to move than a four-bedroom house complete with garage and appliances.
3) How far are you moving?
When you do a local move, most movers charge hourly, but when you do a long distance move the costs will be calculated differently, as the movers will charge based on what the freight weighs.
4) Do you live in a big city or a small town?
Like with most other goods and services, one of the factors that will influence your moving company costs is where you live. If you live in the city, it will likely be more expensive than if you live in a small town.
5) Do you have anything that requires special attention?
If you have things like grand pianos or wine collections, these items require special care to pack and move and, therefore, will increase your moving company costs.

Do you have more questions about your move? Drop us a note or give us a call today. We would be happy to give you a free quote for your next move, breaking down all of our moving company costs so you can understand which of our options are the best for your next move. 

Affordable Moving Tips

Affordable Moving Tips: How To Move On The Cheap

Move Central’s affordable moving tips can save you anywhere from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars on your next move. The long distance movers at Move Central of San Diego, California know that many people are on a budget when moving in San Diego or out of the state. Follow these affordable moving tips to save you money and peace of mind on your next move:

  • Choose a local mover—In many cases, local movers are much cheaper than national ones. This is because local movers do not advertise nationwide like the big guys do. They also may be able to negotiate the price of your move. Finally, local movers often have less overhead because they don’t have to have layers of management or large call centers to pay for.
  • Move only what you need—This might be a no-brainer, but it is important for saving money. Take a look at your new space, see what won’t fit anymore, and get rid of it. Cull out old clothes or sporting equipment you don’t use anymore. And, don’t hate us, but get rid of those books. They are often the most expensive thing to move and in most cases are not very valuable or costly to replace.
  • Consider getting used boxes and packing supplies— Besides the tape, these items can often be found at retail stores for nothing. You just need a way to carry them home.
  • Save from the start-– if you are looking for an affordable move in San Diego check out the movers at Move Central and take advantage of their FREE moving quotes today!
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