If you want to move your home or office for next to nothing, then you should strongly consider the tips that will be provided in the following section, as well as choosing to conduct your business with Acclaimed movers and Storage for all of your moving and relocation needs. Not only do we offer competitive pricing, but we also provide top quality service, which you will read more about in the following passages.
The first tip to cheap moving is to make sure that you are only packing the items that you are sure you will need once you get to the new location. Packing unwanted items is a waste of time, and paying to haul them from Point A to Point B is a waste of money. Eliminate things you don’t need by donating them to a charitable organization or selling them to make extra cash which can be used to further pay for your move. If you do end up donating your items, inquire as to whether your donation can be used as a tax write-off the next time tax season rolls around. In taking this route, you can not only help out a person or organization in need, but perhaps gain a bit of money back in your pocket.
The next tip is to make sure you get as many different quotes as possible from the moving companies you’re considering. Acclaimed Movers and Storage is sure to have most of the quotes beaten by a long shot, but it is safe to get extra quotes in the case that you find yourself choosing another company. It pays in the long run to invest a little extra time and effort to ensure that you are paying the best possible price for such an important and all-encompassing service such as a home or office move.
Additionally, you should try to get as many free supplies as possible. Acclaimed Movers and Storage offers all of our customers some materials for free use during your move, or you can purchase more through us for a dirt-cheap rate.
The next tip we have for you is to make a decision on how you will be getting to the new destination. Will you want to rent a truck? Will you use one of your own vehicles? You can also transport yourself by using rail or bus services so long as you do not have any large boxes or electronics. It is highly recommended to hire a relocation services company that can offer all of the aspects of a move to its customers as a standard, rather than offering only a partial amount what the customer needs.
For the better part of a decade, Acclaimed Movers and Storage has been providing luxury moving services, both long distance and local, on both a commercial and residential basis. In today’s economy, Acclaimed understands the need for cheap moving, and we see it as part of our job to work with you to find exactly the price you want for the services you need. This is just one of the many ways our company strives to show our customers that we care about them and their unique move. We know that all customers are different and that no two moves are alike, so we make sure to tailor our services to fit with the demands of the customer.
Acclaimed Movers and Storage is a company with a great reputation that strives to create a lifelong professional bond with every customer. We want each and every client to feel that they can rest assured that their move is being handled by a company that they trust, and that will deliver the best possible experience with the utmost care and consideration. We put all of our trust on our movers to make sure to give you a moving experience that you will never forget. We know that there are companies out there who will try to lure customers in with the promise of a low price, only to slide in add-on fees or increase the price once the customer’s household goods are all packed and loaded up onto a truck with no way out. Our estimators are trustworthy, with a meticulous attention to detail; they make absolutely sure to not overcharge you when giving you an estimate. Acclaimed is not only a trustworthy and professional company, but we offer a free, no-obligation quote, which is a “Not to Exceed” price based uniquely on each move. We designed this quoting system so that we can break down that price for you, and you know exactly what you’re paying for. Make sure to call or email Acclaimed today to find out why we’re considered the best in the business.
Two Months Before Your Move
What is Staying? What is Going?
Now that you have made the decision to move, the first task on the list is to weed out what will be placed into the back of the cupboard and not looked at for the next four years. I’m talking about downsizing and getting rid of the extra things that you don’t need and don’t want. Make a clear decision if it’s staying or will be donated. No other consideration should be taken, only this simple action.
Research, Research, Research.
Do your due diligence now and help save yourself time, money and stress in the future. Are you concerned that you might be paying too much for unnecessary fees? Or perhaps that you are paying too little for under-qualified and underinsured companies?
Well, fear not. In order to ensure that you get an accurate and reliable quote, request an Acclaimed Movers on-site estimate, which is offered free of charge. This get you the most accurate possible pricing, and will keep you protected from any surprise charges such as the additional costs for long carries, stairs, parking, etc.
Create A “Moving Bible”.
Find a folder or binder, clean it out, and give it new life. Turn it into your “Moving Bible:” a place where you can store everything you need—-your estimates, your receipts, and any other important information that you might need pertaining to your move. Documentation is key to being organized when you’re undertaking such a stressful situation.
Six Weeks Before Your Move
Supply Yourself With Supplies.
Now that you know when you are moving, it’s time to prepare the supplies. Boxes, tape, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, permanent markers, dish barrels, and wardrobe boxes are all essential items that you will need in the weeks leading up to your move, so be certain to have them on hand. These materials are also all available for purchase from Acclaimed Movers at the time of the move, but compiling them yourself is a good cheap moving solution.
Taste It Or Waste It.
Focus on eating any perishable or frozen foods that you will need to get rid of before your move date and begin to cut back on buying items for the freezer. It is easiest for all parties involved to work in an environment that’s free of food that can spoil. Additionally, if you have non-perishable food items that you don’t want to bring with you, donating those to a local food bank is an excellent way to declutter your home and simultaneously give to someone in need.
Break Out The Ruler.
If you are able to, take a new trip to your new home or apartment with a roll of measuring tape. This way, you can not only see how much space you will have for your new belongings, but you can also inspect the doorways, hallways, stairways, etc., and be certain that all furniture will fit through.
One Month Before Your Move
Get Your Confirmation From Acclaimed.
Finalize your agreement with Acclaimed Movers and Storage and obtain a written confirmation of your moving date and estimated costs. This way, you know exactly how much you will be paying for your move, and you can coordinate the time and date of when your move is to take place.
Pack It Up.
Well, maybe not everything just yet. Begin by packing the items that you feel you use on the least-regular of basis. Attics, basements, sheds and garages, are all good places to begin clearing out early. Trust us, you do not want to wait until the last minute to get to these areas. They can eat up your time, so it’s best to get started on these storage areas early.
Write It Down.
It cannot be overstated how important good, clear labeling is for boxes. It not only lets our movers know where they should place said boxes during the unload (resulting in cheaper moving), but it also lets you know exactly what you have inside of each mystery box. Without proper labeling, a calm unpack after a long move becomes a frantic search party, and that’s not the housewarming party that you had in mind.
Take Proper Care Of Valuables.
Keep all jewelry, important files, laptops, electronics, and priceless family heirlooms in a “safe box” that you will personally transport to your new home. While we at Acclaimed swear by our stellar and tremendous services, we promise we won’t be offended if you choose to keep these delicate and personal items in your own possession.
Update Your Address.
An easy to forget—but very important—task to take care of is updating your address. Head to the post office and fill out a change-of-address form, or, if you’d prefer, do so on the web at usps.gov. Worst case scenario, if you don’t get the alert out soon enough, ask a former neighbor if they can forward you any and all mailings that went to your former residence.
Keep All Necessary Parties In the Loop.
You don’t want your creditors to think that you’ve gone off the grid and started a new life. Banks, credit cards, your employer, the department of Motor Vehicles, magazines, newspapers, cleaning help, utility companies, and lawn care services all will need to be notified of your new address in order to keep in contact with you.
Two Weeks Before Your Move
You’ll Be Working Hard Enough On Moving Day, Schedule Off With Your Employer.
Make sure that you give your place of work adequate notice that you will need to be away from the office on the day of the move in order to supervise, and potentially the day after to give you some time to unpack your essentials. Also, your direction of the moving process allows for a faster and cheaper move.
Do you have a car? Will you be driving it to your new location? Is it all tuned up for the journey? Or will you be shipping it? And if so, are you prepared to do so? Make sure that you know the answers to all of these questions before moving day, and to hire any necessary auto-shipment services.
One Week Before Your Move
Fill The Suitcases.
Shoot to finish your overall, general packing about a week before the move. Then, in the final week, pack up your day to day belongings, clothing, etc. in your personal suitcase. For this task, think about the things that you will need on your last day in your old house and on your first day in your new house. Doing this can prevent a frantic unpacking session once the move is complete.
Will you need a babysitter on the day of the move? Do you need to take your dog or cat to the kennel for the afternoon? Will you need a hotel room for the night? Are you planning on staying with a friend? Make sure that you have all of these plans locked down the week before the move to prevent any additional stress!
A Few Days Before Your Move
Defrost The Fridge And Freezer.
Make sure that you have defrosted, dried, wiped down, and cleaned both the Refrigerator and Freezer before your move. This is definitely not something that you want to forget!!!
The Devil Is In The Details.
Just for your own peace of mind, go over the details of the move a few days beforehand to make certain that you are fully prepared for the task. Double-check the arrival time, where the moving truck will be parked, any contact phone numbers that you will need, etc.
Take A Trip To The Bank.
Whether you plan to pay for your move on a credit card or with cash, be sure that you are prepared for that aspect of the move as well. Acclaimed Movers and Storage actually offers a cash discount, which is something to note if you’re looking to save costs during the move. As far as tipping goes, the motto is “Movers never expect, but always accept.” If the staff has earned it, 10 to 15 percent of the total fee is a good tip. If your move was especially arduous, such as hellacious stairs or extra heavy belongings, you may tip up to $100 a man. It’s truly up to your discretion, and anything, even refreshment, is always appreciated.
On Moving Day
Our movers are professionals in every sense of the word, but what we are unfortunately not are interior decorators. For that reason, we do ask our clients to please be available on any and all moving days, so that you may direct where exactly you’d like your large furniture positioned. This way, you get your home exactly the way that you would like it, and we are able to work in the most efficient manner possible, saving you both time and money.
Relax And Begin Day Dreaming About How Much You’ll Enjoy Your New Home.
That’s why you hired Acclaimed Movers and Storage in the first place, right?! Take a deep, calming breath and realize that you are in the best hands possible for this move!
We are a full service moving company, providing a long list of services that include but are not limited to:
The packing and wrapping of items, as well as disassembly and reassembly of furniture, by a professional, well-trained, professional movers that are our company’s full-time employees, not day laborers or temporary help.
A knowledgeable, helpful staff available before, during, and after each move to provide answers to any questions our customers might have.
A fleet of “green” trucks that run on bio-diesel fuel and are equipped with GPS units for to-the-minute updates during every move, which maximizes efficiency and helps eliminate that last-day waiting game.
Security monitored, climate controlled storage to ensure the safety and condition of any and all items stored inside.
Auto-transport for any vehicle, including luxury, classic, and vintage vehicles, with either closed or open trailer options.
Extensive knowledge of the state of California, and the ability to navigate narrow or winding roads, historical districts or homes, and custom architecture.
State of the art, top of the line equipment to provide the safe transportation of any items, including high-end furniture such as pianos or pool tables, or bulky or oddly shaped furniture.