There are lots of ways to transport your belongings to a new place. You could hire a moving truck and do it yourself, you could hire a moving company to come and move it for you, or you could even hire a company to do the entire packing for you, too. But did you know Read More…
There are lots of ways to transport your belongings to a new place. You could hire a moving truck and do it yourself, you could hire a moving company to come and move it for you, or you could even hire a company to do the entire packing for you, too. But did you know that there’s another way that can save you lots of money off regular moving fees? If you’re willing to share the truck with another person, then you can get substantial cost savings.
To find out more read on, as we outline how a consolidated move works to save you money.
What’s A Consolidated Move?
The most expensive part of moving is the cost of travel. In other words, the cost to pay the movers, the cost of the truck, paying for the fuel, crew expenses like food and hotel stays if needed, and any other fees that involve moving your belongings to your new home. That’s where a consolidated move can really help.
By sharing the cost and truck with another mover who is heading in the same direction as your new location, you can gain considerable savings on your travel expense.
How Does It Work?
When the moving company charges a flat fee for travel time, it’s based on the distance and estimated time that the move will take. The cost isn’t likely to change unless the location changes. So if there’s another mover going in the same direction, the moving company can offer a better rate because they can save time, fuel, and labour costs by making both moves with the same truck and staff in one go instead of in two.
Are There Conditions?
You can request a consolidated move from a moving company but there first needs to be another mover who is leaving from your area or heading along the same route in order for it to work. It will also depend on the number of items you have to move and whether it will fit on the truck with the other person’s cargo.
What Are The Other Benefits?
By sharing a move, not only are you saving money, but you’re also helping someone else take advantage of the cost savings, fuel savings, and time savings.
A consolidated move also helps the environment. By reducing the drive times, you can lower your ecological footprint and do a little good for the environment by saving on emissions.
When you don’t have a lot of stuff to move and need a professional moving company to transport your belongings, consider using our consolidated move option. At First Rate Movers, we put our customers first and will try our best to find an option that is best suited to your needs and budget.