Get a better moving quote with Alpha Van Lines
A major long distance move can create a tremendous variety of expenses. Whether you are selling a home in your current market and buying in the new one, or moving from one rental to another, the process can create unexpected costs at every step.
Fortunately, one of the places you can find reliable and meaningful information and convenient, free online moving quotes is from Alpha Van Lines. With our no obligation online Quote Finder, you can get a quote for your long distance move in just minutes.
Because of our decades of experience in the moving industry, we have the market knowledge and the industry contacts to ensure that the mover we recommend is the right one for your long distance move. And because we have access to a variety of companies, you don’t have to do the legwork and research yourself.
Moving company rates can vary significantly based on the company, the logistics of the move, the weight of the items being moved, and many other factors. That’s why a convenient, free, up-front quote is so important as you begin to plan and budget for your long-distance relocation. Want to ensure that your quote is as accurate as possible? Here are some of the elements that make a difference in the cost of your moving process.
- Supplies: Are you planning to bring home copy paper boxes from work or go to the grocery store for boxes? Will you wrap your dishes in newspaper or buy big rolls of bubble wrap from a home improvement store? Gathering and purchasing supplies from a variety of sources could leave you coming up short when you are trying to pack your household items. You may choose instead to purchase professional quality moving supplies from your moving company in order to ensure that all of your items are packed as securely and efficiently as possible.
- Packing and Unpacking Services: Are you planning to do all of the packing and unpacking yourself? Are you helping an elderly or disabled person plan their moving process? Do you have a tight timeframe for your move? Do you have small children and need to create a sense of normalcy for as much of the process as possible? For these, and many other reasons, you may choose to have your movers pack and unpack your household items for the move.
The movers will probably arrive the day before the move for the packing process, then load the truck and transport the items. Upon arrival, if you choose to include unpacking services, the movers will unpack each box in the correct room and haul away all of the boxes and packing supplies like tape, filler, etc.
- Additional items and coverage: Do you have large or unusual items, like a piano, fragile antiques, or oversized sectional sofas? What about large outdoor items like ATVs, snow throwers, or a large riding lawnmower? Do you have expensive artwork, jewelry, or accents? Things that are exceptionally large or expensive can have a big impact on your moving quote.
In addition, part of what you will agree to in contracting with your mover is the insurance coverage for the items they are moving for you. Each moving company has a standard dollar amount that they apply to the items they move. If the value of those items is higher than the standard, you may need to discuss extra insurance coverage in case there is damage to those items. Alternatively, if you have the space in your own vehicle for some of these items, especially smaller elements like art pieces, expensive decorative elements, or expensive designer bags, clothing, and jewelry, it might be a good idea for you to take the responsibility for moving them. That will help you cut your moving quote by not having to purchase additional coverage while also helping you keep control of the items that are most precious to you.
There are so many things to take into account when you discuss your move with your moving company. By thinking ahead, you can ensure that the quote you receive from your Alpha Van Lines mover is as accurate and thorough as possible. Contact us today at 1-855-950-MOVE or go online at www.alphavanlines.com and use our Quote Finder to get your free quote in just minutes. Say hello to a fast and hassle-free move with Alpha Van Lines.