How to Save Money on a Residential Move


save money on a residential moveIf you haven’t moved in a while – or at all – you may be in for sticker shock when you get a quote for a moving company. Moving to a new home can be a costly process. Luckily, there are some things you can do save money while making a residential move.

Do Some of the Packing Yourself

Many people assume that because they are hiring a moving company, they don’t need to do any of the packing themselves. While this is true and can be done, it will end up costing you a lot of money.

Moving companies tend to charge either by the hour for labor or a flat rate depending upon how much work they believe will need to be done. If the movers have to spend valuable time packing up all your possessions and then moving them to the moving truck, it will end up increasing the amount you pay for your move.

To save money, purchase storage boxes and storage supplies and do your own packing. Once all items are packed, put the boxes in a convenient location that is easy for the movers to grab and load.

Make Sure the Movers Have Easy Access to Your Home

Make sure the movers from the moving company can easily access your home when they arrive. If the movers end up parking down the street and walking the items down to the truck repeatedly, this will prolong the process and increase the cost of your move.

Before the movers arrive, make sure the area in front of your home allows them to pull their truck up. It is amazing how much you can save when they have easy access to the home.

If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and are planning on moving, let Green Van Lines help you. Our experienced moving company offers competitive rates on our professional moving services in North Texas. We can help you with anything from residential moves to providing easy access to long distance movers, or purchasing storage supplies for storage units. Call us today at 214-269-7611 to learn more about our services or to get a quote for our residential or long distance moving services.