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How To Save On Post-Moving Storage Fees

What's in this article?
  1. Saving On Post-Moving Storage Fees
  2. Ask For Quotes
  3. Negotiate
  4. Aim For Portable Units
  5. Skip The Wrapping Material
  6. Final Word
Final Word Post Moving Storage Fees

Saving On Post-Moving Storage Fees

Moving under budgetary constraints can leave you exhausted. The best part is that at the end of it all, you get your belongings transported from your current place to a new residence. With proper planning, you can avoid the pitfall of overspending. When looking to hire movers, do your research carefully. Ask for quotes from several movers whose services you deem useful. At the same time, negotiate the price or look for companies offering off-season discounts. On successful translocation, you may need storage services to take care of excess belongings that do not fit into the new house. Some other situations may also warrant that you store a few things away.

Below are tips for saving money on post-moving storage.

Ask for quotes

Just because moving and storage service providers come across as highly rated does not mean that they are cheap. Spread your options wide by finding at least three companies offering the service. Request them to provide you with estimates showing what they would charge. Compare the costs while paying attention to what is on offer. Does the provider offer free transportation? Is there a down payment? Are there hidden costs? Evaluate the quotes at hand using these thought-provoking questions.

Save On Post Moving Storage Fees


Contrary to what people think, post-moving storage service costs are not static. When a provider tells you that they only have fixed prices, do not let this dampen your spirit. Insist on a discount or a price reduction. On the other hand, if you plan to move during winter or fall, you could pay lower rates than in different seasons such as summer. All the same, determine the amount you feel comfortable spending and find a company that offers storage units at or close to that price.

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Aim for portable units

Here you can save money by having a facility where you get to load the items you want to be stowed away. Later, the company transports the container to a designated place where you unload. You avoid loading and unloading crews provided by the storage firm, a service that comes at an added cost. Besides, you could coerce your friends to help, but you must offer to buy them pizza, burger or coffee as an incentive.

Skip the wrapping material

Bubble wraps and plastic sheets are expensive. They are also non-biodegradable hence harmful to the environment. Instead of wasting money on these, go for alternatives such as old bedsheets, towels, blankets and newspapers. You could also ask around on social media or your place of work for someone with wrapping material that they no longer need and are willing to give away for free.

Negotiate Post Moving Storage Fees

Final word

Paying exorbitant fees on post-moving storage is unnecessary considering that you have already spent much on hiring movers, cartons and wrapping material. Compare what different providers are willing to charge for the service and settle for the most affordable one. Negotiate for a cheaper option and go for a portable facility. Lastly, choose other packaging options around you that do not require parting with cash.

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