Pack yourself. Packing costs
account for a large portion of a full-service move. If you have the
time and skill to pack items like plates, glasses, and picture frames,
you can save a lot of money. However, remember that the moving company
is not responsible for damage to items you pack yourself, unless the
box shows visible physical damage at time of delivery.
Move in the middle of the month.
The moving industry is usually busiest at the beginning and end of the
month; most closings and lease expirations occur at these times. If you
can move in the middle of the month, you may get both a better price
and better service.