It goes without saying that one of the main concerns that people have when planning a move is the cost of hiring professional movers such as Eckert’s Moving and Storage. Since moving can be a costly affair anyway, you need to budget for it wisely and look at all your options for reducing the costs involved so you don’t empty your bank account in the process. There are a many cost-reduction techniques that you can take advantage of in order in order to save on your relocation costs such as:
- booking your move with Eckert’s Moving and Storage ahead of time
- disassembling your larger furniture items
- doing the packing yourself
- paring down your belongings by getting rid of those items that you no longer need or use as well as items that you’ll be replacing when settling into your new home
In addition to the above, San Diego moving discounts will help you save money on your move. There are different discounts available based on the type of move that applies in your case. You may just be able to enjoy some significant savings.
Where do you start?
Keep in mind that if you’ve just purchased the home you’re moving into, your finances may be a bit thin after making your down payment, paying closing costs and other fees, etc. However, don’t be afraid to ask for discounts or try negotiating an affordable deal. According to a Claremont Graduate University Study, “coupons and discounts elicit physiological reactions similar to having a positive social interaction.”
During the year that the study was conducted, it was estimated that some 90 million Americans took advantage of online coupons and saved nearly $3 billion on the items they purchased with them. This shows that asking for San Diego moving discounts is not as embarrassing as what you might think. It also proves that paying full price for something may not be necessary.
How can you ensure your eligibility for a moving discount with Eckert’s Moving and Storage?
Keep in mind that you may not be eligible for certain discounts based on your career status or the type of move you’re planning. There are several factors that need to be considered where eligibility is concerned. Here are a few tips about securing San Diego moving discounts whether you’re working with our company or some other movers:
- Always work with a reputable moving company in order to avoid scams.
- Don’t be afraid to ask about discounts.
- Download an app that is discount-specific.
- Ensure that you meet the company’s conditions/requirements for getting a discount.
- Use discounts that you’ve been ordered to negotiate a better discount.
There may be discounts available that companies don’t advertise. Thus, you’ll need to be on the lookout or talk with moving companies, while planning your move. For example, ask about the following San Diego moving discounts, if you think they might apply:
- cash discounts
- first responder and law enforcement discounts
- friends and family discounts
- limited time discounts
- military discounts
- off-season discounts
- referral discounts
- repeat customer discounts
- senior citizen discounts
- student discounts
You should also consider checking a moving company’s social media pages and their website for discounts as well as printable coupons and special offers. Even if you don’t see any offers, ask anyway. They may come up with an offer so they don’t lose you as a customer and the company doesn’t lose out on a potential referral. Remember, word-of-mouth is one of the most powerful advertising tools. Thus, to get your business, most of the moving companies offer a varying range of perks and discounts which works for the clients as they are looking to save money on the move.
How much does it cost to hire professional movers?
It’s difficult to provide an accurate cost of moving without doing an in-home estimate. Local movers typically charge by the hour and how much stuff you have while the cost of long-distance moves is influenced by several factors. These factors include the distance you’re moving, moving services requested, number of movers needed, size and weight of the shipment, and the time of year.
Taking the above into consideration, the average cost of a local move will range from $300 to $1,500 while the cost of a long-distance move could be anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 or more. Finally, a coast-to-coast or cross-country move will be significantly higher than a long-distance move to a neighboring state or across two or more states.
For more information about San Diego moving discounts or our relocation services, call Eckert’s Moving and Storage at (888) 274-7230 or, if you prefer, send us a message at www.eckertsmoving.com. Our expert business representatives would be glad to help you with your custom needs. Call now!