Reduce Your Local Moving Cost
The three factors that determine local moving cost are…
You can cut down the cost of your local move by following these simple steps.
Volume: Reduce the volume of items to be moved. Have a garage sale or donate to charity.
You often hear “less is more,” but in our case, less is less!
Access: Improve the access for the movers. Clear any obstacles inside or outside the house. Get any vehicles out of the way – yours and your neighbor – to ensure that the moving truck can park close to the house.
Preparation: Be prepared! The best thing you can do is get everything packed in sealed, stackable moving boxes. Nothing eats up more time than when the movers have to box up the odds and ends that you did not pack.
"Thank you for your continued support of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce. We are honored to have you as a member."
~ Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
Movers prefer conventional moving boxes (not grocery or liquor store boxes) because they have standard dimensions which make it faster to load securely on the truck.
Here is an idea of how many boxes you will need, based on the size of your home.
When you take apart your bed frame, mark where the rails overlap. Later, setting up your bed again will be a snap.
As you disassemble your furniture and electronics, put all the loose hardware and components into one “parts bag.”
During reassembly, all the parts you need are right there. Also, be sure to pack your tools in a handy box for offload.
The key to packing a box is to fill in any gaps between items with crumpled paper. Pack your box snugly all the way to the top until its contents are level across the top of the box.
When you seal the box, the flaps will not cave-in under pressure. When you stack other boxes on top of it, it does not sag. When you shake the box, nothing rattles inside. Thus, an uncrushable and unbreakable box!
6 Weeks Before Move
Get estimates from 3 moving companies or ask friends/family to recommend a mover
Budget for all moving expenses
Notify children’s schools for record transfers
Gather medical records and request referrals for new providers
Plan where things will go in your new home
5 Weeks Before Move
4 Weeks Before Move
Gather your packing supplies
Note: To take advantage of Help-U-Move’s 100% Box-Buy-Back,
please write on the tape and not on the box.
Notify utility companies of your new address
3 Weeks Before Move
2 Weeks Before Move
Notify Services/Accounts of your move
1 Week Before Move
The Day Before Move
Pack your bags
"Great work today! Fast, friendly, efficient and affordable!"
~ Karen Hammersmith
"The Arc of Tri-Cities appreciates the in-kind donation from Help-U-Move that provided a complete office move for our two buildings and multiple storage areas. Your professional move brought stability to our transition and allowed our offices to remain open throughout the process. To honor your benevolence, Senator Jerome Delvin and Benton County Clerk Josie Delvin, along with our Board of Directors, have voted to present Help-U-Move with the 2011 “Outstanding Business of the Year” award."
~ The Arc of Tri-Cities
"We want to thank you so much for moving our beautiful piano. You were our “last hope” for helping us get it moved. Your kindness was so appreciated. The residents love the piano!."
~ The Chenoweth House