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“Reputable moving companies will provide a schedule and stick to it,” Mr. Sapir says. “Between May and September are the busiest times of year for most moving companies, and you can expect rates to skyrocket and quality to suffer. Avoid this by booking long in advance and getting your schedule set in stone.” You need to know these tricks to make your moving day as stress-free as possible.
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Movers usually charge by the hour so some movers will try and maximize the charges by telling you there’s nothing you can do, Brill says. As they slowly pack items for you, you will be paying for that extra time spent. If you’re looking to save money, do everything you can beforehand.
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“Buy your own packaging rather than buying it through the company. It may be cheaper and it’ll also allow you to get it sooner. If you head to an office supplies shop or a post office you can pick up strong packaging that will be more than suitable for most of your items,” says Max Robinson, owner of Guardian Removals Edinburgh. Here’s how to score moving boxes for free.