Moving can often get quite expensive, not to mention stressful and time-consuming. Whether you are planning a local or long-distance move, there are small tips that could end up saving you a lot of money and time. We prepared a list of tips that combine into what is probably the best way to move cheap in Toronto.
Hire cheap professional movers
While this might seem a bit counterintuitive, hiring a professional moving company in Toronto is cheaper than moving by yourself. Just think about all the moving supplies you should buy if you chose to move by yourself, to begin with! Besides, professional movers who are trained and skilled can definitely complete a residential move way quicker than you. This is what they have been doing every day, for years! Their professionalism will save you a lot of time and we promise your move will not just be cheap, but also hassle-free. You can benefit from quick and cheap moving services, without compromising on the professionalism of the movers. Just choose your movers wisely. After you’ve found your local favourite cheap movers in Toronto, it’s time to see what else you can do to pay as little as possible for your residential move.
Do your research
You already know which moving company you will hire for moving cheap in Toronto. However, unless you moved with them in the past and already know how they work, take a little time to look them up online. The companies’ own websites are one thing, but customer reviews are way more relevant. Read about what people who previously hired them for their moves have to say about the moving company you are planning to choose! Also, read their terms and conditions carefully. Make sure they don’t charge extra nor will try to scam you into paying more than you should for your move. Unfortunately, this does happen quite often, so don’t hire a moving company that has this kind of reputation! The more positive reviews a moving company has, the safer it is to book with them. Google, Yelp and Homestars are ideal platforms to visit if you want to do some background check on your Toronto cheap movers.
You know how the cities have rush hours during which it is better not to be on the road? Well, moving has these rush days, so to call them, during which most people choose to move. It doesn’t matter if we talk about long-distance or local Toronto moves, about commercial or residential moves. This unwritten rule applies to all. Most people want to move on weekends, in the first or in the last days of each month. Obviously, since there is a high demand, the costs are higher, as well. If you want cheap moving services (or at least cheaper), schedule your move wisely. Check out the special discounts moving companies offer and see if you wouldn’t rather move on a less popular day. For example, with Let’s Get Moving, commercial and residential moves in Toronto and the GTA get even cheaper than usual from the 4th to the 26th of each month, on weekdays!
Rent bins instead of buying boxes
Moving boxes are probably the most commonly used moving supply. Moving boxes are very versatile and cheap, not to mention you can easily carry and store them. This makes them the number choice of many when it comes to packing and moving supplies. You can get boxes from any supply store in Toronto or you can order them online. Most moving companies have their own online moving supply stores where you can get cheap and durable moving boxes. However, next time you move, consider renting bins. They are spacious and can hold a lot of items, including heavier ones. You will not have to worry about your dumbbells risking on breaking the box that is holding them. Besides, renting these instead of buying boxes will end up saving you a lot of money and therefore helping you enjoy a cheaper move.
Reuse your old moving supplies
Reusing the moving boxes and other supplies you used for previous moves will really contribute to having a cheap move. Especially if you are on a tight budget, this is a great way to optimize the costs of your move. Anything you already have in the house will do: moving boxes or other cardboard boxes, large heavy-duty plastic bags, tape, markers, etc. Pack as much as possible using these supplies and don’t automatically proceed to buy new ones! Most of the heavy-duty moving supplies are reusable, so take advantage of this and thank your past self for having kept them safely until now! In case you haven’t saved any, you can always find new moving supplies at affordable prices. If you choose cheap moving services in Toronto, chances are that moving company also sells cheap moving supplies. At the same time, make sure that “cheap moving supplies” doesn’t mean “poor quality moving supplies”. As we mentioned before, you should really do your research properly beforehand. A truly professional moving company would never sell you questionable quality products.
These small tips put together bring you to the best way to move cheap in Toronto, in our opinion. After many years of handling residential and commercial moves, we can tell you that small smart choices make a big difference. Choose wisely and you can definitely get cheap moving services for your Toronto move, without compromising on quality and professionalism! Call Let’s Get Moving now and get a free quote for your next move!