Cheap Movers in Tempe
As the world becomes more interconnected, society’s needs for reliable movers also increases as a byproduct. At A1, we want to align you with a mover that’s the best fit for your relocation. Easily enough, Tempe, AZ sees its fair share of transitions being one of the warmer states in the country. With a lot of people moving you’ll find a volume of moving companies seeking out business like the one your move entails. Yet, not all movers are created equal and finding a service that fits in your budget is only part of the solution.
Hiring Professional Movers
When deciding to work with any business, it’s best to weigh out your options and determine what area a mover could benefit your transition. Taking inventory of your moving needs should be your first step as it will help you properly quantify the level of outsourced service your move requires. The remarkable thing about modern moving services is that many offer a range of services and options in order to gain more potential customers. They provide other benefits as well:
- A professional moving company gives families and businesses alike peace of mind that their items will be safely handled and transported to their destination. This means no white knuckle driving, multiple trips back and forth or running out to the store for extra packaging.
- While in your mover’s hands, your items are insured and contained in a vehicle that is made to haul items over distances.
- Having a moving service facilitate your move means every aspect of your relocation is being tended to by professionals. This includes efficient, safe packaging, the right equipment for loading/unloading, fuel efficient trucks and a driver experienced in transporting heavy loads.
- The near entirety of your moving expense is on a single bill. The great thing about this is these are expenses you’d end up paying for anyway, but to multiple vendors. This includes fuel, vehicles, boxes, packaging material and much more.
Without a doubt, hiring a mover takes a lot off your plate. But when deciding between movers there are a few key qualities that you should absolutely require from them. If they transport across state lines then they need to have a USDOT number with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. On the FMCSA website you can review movers in your area and gain a deeper knowledge as to the quality of their work. This sometimes can be more informative than an online review site such as Google or the Better Business Bureau. There are a few other qualities to consider when determining the right mover for you. Those are:
- Your prospective mover should be willing to do an in home estimate for your move. Check to see if they are being thorough when pricing your home or business. Be sure to inquire if they are willing to work with any sort of binding or not to exceed quote. These type of estimates keep the price at or around your initial estimate, which can be useful for future budgeting.
- Compare and contrast different online review portals such as Facebook and Yelp. Reviews within the past 3 months are usually more indicative of the experience you’ll have using said mover.
- Avoid movers that require large deposits or have had a name change in the past. These qualities are a bit suspect in the moving industry and there are plenty of other options to choose from.
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.
The Cost of Moving
Having a professional moving organization literally carry the weight of your move is far less expensive than one might expect at first mention. The value a mover provides varies from person to person, move to move as some relocations don’t require as much service as others. Ultimately when one considers all the fixed expenses they can’t escape from, hiring a company sounds more and more attractive. And you get the convenience of all the moving expenses located on a single bill and usually at a cheaper rate. Even then there are ways to further reduce your moving costs.
- Being flexible as to your moving date will help a good deal in your overall cost. Some times to avoid are holidays, weekends and the summer months.
- Don’t wait to the last minute to find a mover. The earlier you book a mover, the cheaper your rate will be.
- By packaging as many of your items as you can, you can save from buying additional services from your mover. Be sure your packaging is in line with your mover’s requirements for items being transported on their trucks.
- Seek out promotional offerings local movers may have. These include affiliate, seasonal and organizational discounts.
About A1’s Moving and Storage Solutions
A1 is a one stop shop for all your moving needs, for any part of the moving process. From answering questions to complex multi step moves, we have you covered. Some of our services include:
- Industrial, commercial and residential moves
- Local, regional, national and international relocations
- Storage, delivery and recycling solutions
- Specialty moves
- Large item and heavy equipment moves
- Packaging services and supplies
- Partial and full moving services
- Truck rentals
- Insurance options
- And much more!
Preparing for a Move
The amount of time you spend preparing to relocate has a direct influence on the speed and overall efficiency of moving day and the days beyond. If you give yourself at least 2 months of preparation time before your move date, then you are setting yourself up for success. Using weekly task lists is an effective way to delegate your time and energy to the matters that mean the most. Some of those tasks may include:
- Update address to the multiple organizations that make use of it
- Aggregating all your important paperwork into a single location
- Transferring of utilities and cable/internet service
- Host a garage sale
- Return all borrowed items including library books and movie rentals
- Create an inventory list of all your items and their respective boxes
- Find a new primary care physician
When moving day arrives, make sure your house is ready to go so your movers can tend to the job safely and effectively. This means ensuring there is space to park and that the walkways of your home are free of clutter. You may want to consider hiring a babysitter for the day as moving can be a stressful event for little ones. Lastly, if your movers have done a job well done, consider stopping by an ATM and tossing them a cash tip.
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.