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The process of moving to a new home is as costly as it is involving. In spite of this, hiring the right moving company can help you greatly as you do not have to worry about the stress that comes with the entire process. Another thing that might make the whole process hectic for you is if you do not engage a professional moving services provider in the packing aspect of your move. Your items need packing materials that align with each item’s features and this comes at a cost. The challenge for most people always comes at being able to determine how much the packing supplies will cost. While this is a pertinent concern, the truth is you cannot get the answer directly. This is because there are various factors that determine this cost.
Some of these factors are highlighted below:
Depending on the items that you will need to move to your new home, you will require different packing materials. These will include a review of all the moving boxes and containers, wrapping and cushioning materials, securing materials, and packing accessories. If you will use boxes only, it is important to establish how many boxes will fit all your belongings to come up with the cumulative cost of the packing boxes.
There are different types of packing boxes including corrugated boxes, rigid boxes, or the folding cartons. If you are tight on budget, you can go for the folding cartons since they are cheaper. The most expensive types of boxes are the rigid ones. A folding carton is less than $1, while the rigid and corrugated ones go for $4-5, and $2-3 respectively.
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Special items such as fragile belongings, high-value ones, or even souvenirs will require specialized packing. This implies that you need to find out how many of your items will require such packaging before establishing the cost of the specialized packing materials.
Sometimes, it might be easy to get the packing supplies and hence, in such cases, the cost might be low. When the supply is low, the chances are high that getting them would be hard leading to a high cost of acquisition. In addition, if you are getting the supplies from friends or family, you might get them for free. However, where you need to buy from a moving company, you should be ready to part with a few dollars.
Arriving at a conclusive answer of how much you will need to spend on your packing supplies is not straight-forward. This is because; different items will need different types and categories of packing supplies. Some packing supplies will cost more than the others especially those that cater to the more fragile items. Then there is the fact that different sources of the supplies, including the moving companies, have a varying pricing strategy. As such, the cost of your packing materials depends entirely on the number and type of items being moved.
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.
Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.
And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.
The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.
When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.
The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.
They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?
So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!
If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.
I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!
The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!
There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.
After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.
Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.
By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.
We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!
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