Have a Plan Before Moving Day Arrives

This one may seem obvious, but it is always better to have a well-thought-out plan. If not everything is going to be moved by the professionals, you could put a piece of red tape on the things that will stay, decreasing the need for verbal communication and hopefully saving a lot of time. Anything you can do to communicate with your movers upfront could save them work and you money.

Pack your Boxes well

This doesn’t mean you should get every box as full as possible because if it’s too heavy, that can also slow down whoever is carrying it. However, you should be thorough and get everything that can go into a box in one. The last thing you want is your movers standing around on moving day and waiting for you to finish packing boxes.

Move Boxes to the Garage

One of the most significant variables in how long a move takes is how far the movers will need to carry everything. Your movers can only load the truck on moving day, but if you desire, you could get everything as close as possible to where the truck will be parked. This way, the movers can get started quickly and have fewer steps to take on moving day.

Check Prices at Several Moving Companies

There is no reason you need to go with the first quote or estimate that you get. Make sure you shop around and find a trustworthy company that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Tip: One way to tell how good a moving company is is simply by checking the online reviews


We have an article designed to help remove items before moving day, which you can find here. If you have a lot of extra clothes or furniture, you should consider selling or donating some of them before you move. The movers have less work, and you may have some extra money to spend.

Hopefully, this list of money-saving tips was helpful and encouraging. You may be surprised by how valuable it can be to be well-prepared for your movers.