5 Tips for Getting an Accurate Moving Quote


Moving out of your current house can be a stressful process especially if there is a short deadline until your moving date. If you need to move ASAP then you will be thinking to yourself “I need someone to buy my house fast, secure the downpayment on my new property, organize a moving company, redirect my mail, and so much more.” This is why finding the perfect moving company is vital – they will help make the move so much easier. Going to the wrong company could mean hidden fees and delayed moving times. If you’re trying to find a company like S&S Moving that’s within budget for your upcoming move, you may want to get an idea of what your expenses will be. For example, you might wonder how much you’ll have to spend on moving services if you decide to go with professional movers.

The cost of moving services will vary, but many companies do offer quotes, and you will want to make sure you get an accurate quote so you can effectively compare companies. These tips can help you get a more accurate estimate for your moving expenses.

1. Provide an Accurate Moving Date

The dates when you will be moving might impact your pricing. Some times of the year are busier for moving companies, such as the summer months, and pricing might be higher because of it. If you know your exact moving dates, this will help you get a more accurate quote. If not, you should at least provide the best estimate as you can.

2. Determine What Services You’ll Want Beforehand

Moving companies often offer a wide variety of services, so you can pick and choose what services you need. Some people like to do most of the work themselves and pack up all of their household belongings on their own. Then, all they have a moving crew do is load the boxes and furniture in their trucks and transport everything to the new home.

Other people are shorter on time, have physical limitations, or just don’t want to do this much work for their moves. For these customers, moving companies offer more services. For example, you can have your moving crew pack your boxes for you if you don’t want to do it yourself.

Obviously, you’re going to pay more for a full-service move than a move that you partially handle on your own. You should know which services you want beforehand to help you get a more accurate estimate.

3. List Heavy Furniture and Appliances

If you’re just moving a few basic furniture pieces, clothing, and other belongings, your moving crew isn’t going to have to work very hard. But if you’re moving all of your major appliances or if you have really heavy furniture, your moving crew will obviously have to put in that much more labor. Plus, more movers might be needed to get the job done.

If you surprise your moving crew with big items that they didn’t know about, your pricing might go up. You should mention big, heavy items when you get your quote to help prevent surprises for the moving company and for you.

4. Provide Information About the Size of Your Current Home

The size of your home does matter when you’re moving. If you’re moving out of a small apartment, then pricing will obviously be lower because the moving crew won’t need to make as many trips and won’t have to put in as much time moving everything.

If you’re moving out of a larger home with multiple rooms, that’s obviously going to be a lot more work for your moving company. They may have to use bigger moving trucks or may have to make more trips, which adds to the fuel costs.

You need to tell the moving company about the square footage of your home and the number of rooms so that they can give you a more accurate picture of what your costs will be.

5. Give an Accurate Address for Your New Home

Your moving crew has to pay for gas and has to spend time driving from your old home to your new one. Knowing the address of the new home will allow them to calculate these costs more accurately. If you don’t know the address for your new home, your new landlord or your real estate agent should be able to help.

Getting an accurate quote for moving services is easier than you might think. Contact us at Dixie Moving & Storage, Inc., so that we can give you an estimate and add you to our schedule.