Cheap Movers in Fayetteville
Relocating is an event that, on average, Americans will encounter about 7 times throughout the course of a lifetime. Every move presents its own unique set of obstacles and solutions to overcome them. Aligning yourself with a reputable moving organization provides tremendous assistance for a wide array of moving needs. Luckily, Fayetteville, AR is a growing city that is well represented by experienced moving institutions servicing customers moving to and away from it. Determining a company that fits within your budget and has the experience to tend to your move correctly will go a long way in making your move go as smoothly as possible.
Hiring Professional Movers
Professional movers are essentially stress relief valves for the pressure moments of relocation day. They afford their clients a level of convenience they wouldn’t have access to otherwise. They genuinely reduce your risk of injury and damage to your items while hastening the overall moving process. Couple that with the free time they make available and the value really adds up. Yet, like most important decisions, independently researching potential movers is paramount to a positive moving outcome. There are certain traits you should not waver on when ultimately deciding on a mover.
- Your mover is required to be licensed and insured before they can legally engage in business activities. This includes a USDOT number issued by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) if they work across state lines.
- Reputable movers won’t request a large deposit of over 20% when agreeing to your move. Most times payment is exchanged after the move is completed.
- Modern movers should have a positive online presence on review sites such as Facebook, Google and the BBB. More recent reviews indicate how a company is performing currently.
- Movers might be willing to work with NTE (not to exceed), or binding quotes when giving an estimate for your moving expenses. These type of invoices lock you into a price that can’t be made more expensive if something happens during your move.
- Only work with movers who give in home estimates and are extremely thorough. Be mindful of their notes and the time they put into accurately giving you a quote.
The Cost of Moving
Hiring movers is sometimes a necessary event given the type of move and the volume of items that need transported. Movers create value in areas of the moving process that need paid for in one way or another. The difference is they are professionals and perform each step of the move quicker and with less risk then taking the work on yourself. Many moving expenses can’t be avoided and have to be paid for in one form or another. Such expenses include:
- Packaging supplies
- Truck use
- Vehicle wear and tear
Many folks like to reduce as much of their moving expenses as possible. Not only do people just like to save a buck, but moving comes with many associative costs and it’s important to know where one can keep costs down. Fortunately enough, there is plenty you can do on your end to save money when moving day comes. The best thing you can do is get the process going early and to book your moving needs at least 2 months in advance. Here’s what else you can do.
- By booking your movers early you can avoid the peak times of the year where the prices are highest. This includes holidays, weekends and the summer months.
- Linens around your home make for excellent packing material. Particularly for your fragile and small items.
- Cardboard is readily available at any retail store within your community. Usually the bigger the store, the more boxes they’ll have available.
- After gathering several estimates, go back through the prospective businesses and see if any are willing to match and lower their price to beat out their competitors. When there is competition, the customer wins!
- Ask potential movers about any savings opportunities that might be available. AAA, AARP, students, seniors and military members may all apply.
- Having friends help package boxes and load them also can save money.
- Host a garage sale, sell items online and donate unused goods prior to moving for extra savings
A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.
About A1’s Moving and Storage Solutions
A1 Auto Transport is a modern moving solution company that specializes in a wide variety of relocation needs. When deciding on a mover, reputable experience goes a long way, for every move is different. Some of our services include, but not limited to, are:
- Local, state to state, coast to coast and international relocations
- Residential, commercial and industrial moving services
- Auto Transport
- Heavy equipment and large item moves
- Specialty relocations
- Multi step moves
- Full service moves
- Packaging services
- Packing materials
- Truck rentals
- Insurance options
- Storage and delivery solutions
- Recycling services and debris pickup
Preparing for a Move
Preparation is the cornerstone of a successful move. The day to day efforts in the months leading up to it really dictate just how efficiently and under budget the day turns out. With regular frequency, folks wait to the last minute to rent a truck or package their belongings. This lends itself to a staggered, expensive and ultimately unsatisfying move when all is said and done. We implore customers to have a moving notebook starting at least 2 months before moving day. This will help you tend to the many address changes, home repairs and other necessary moving tasks prior to your relocation.
When moving day arrives, having your home or office prepared will be greatly appreciated by your movers. This includes making sure there is ample parking for the one or multiple trucks that’ll be required for the transition. Having items properly measured in case they need disassembled will help you save time and money. Also make sure all paths and walkways are clear of clutter and boxes. It’s important for the movers to have space to adjust and tilt items as they move them through the corridors. In some cases, folks like to provide a tip for their movers if the job was completed up to a quality standard.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.