Money-saving Moving Tips
For most homeowners, moving is a strain on time and money. Whether
moving to a new Atlanta residence across town or beyond state lines,
homeowners often relieve the time burden of moving by hiring reputable
movers to pack, move, and then unpack all belongings. While these
full-service Atlanta movers lessen the disruption of a move, their help
can often be costly.
Pack yourself. Packing
costs account for a large portion of a full-service move. If you have
the time and ability to pack items such as plates, glasses, and picture
frames, you can save money and gain the peace of mind that comes from
knowing your belongings have been carefully prepared. However, moving
companies are not held responsible for damage to items packed by
homeowners unless the box shows visible physical damage at the time of
Move some of your own items yourself.
With local moves, homeowners can easily transport items such as hanging
clothes, lamps, and artwork on their own. This, too, cuts down on
moving expenses and reassures homeowners of the safety of cherished
belongings such as family heirlooms.
Move in the middle of the month.
Because most closings and lease expirations occur at the beginning and
end of the month, moving is less expensive in the middle of the month.
Homeowners can usually get a better price and better service when
moving companies are less busy. Because reputable movers are often
booked one to two months in advance, it's best to start early. See our
Best Picks for Atlanta moving companies.