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Hello! If you need to store some of your belongings, you probably have many questions, such as how to choose a storage facility, how to properly pack your items and how to stack your items inside the unit. If these questions and others are on your mind, you'll find the answers you need about storage when you read this blog. My name is Jenna, and because of my work, I have to move frequently. Since I can't always take all my belongings with me, I have to store them in a storage facility. I've had a lot of experience with packing and storing my possessions, and I want to share all I've learned with my readers. After checking out this blog, you'll know all about renting a storage facility and your questions will be answered.

Your Questions Answered About Storage Facilities

Get The Lowest Moving Quote Possible

by Susan Beck

Your moving company will be a big portion of your moving expenses, but you don't need to sacrifice quality in order to get an affordable moving quote. Here are some strategies for getting the smallest moving quote possible. 

Be Comprehensive

First of all, be comprehensive in your search for good moving companies. If you get quotes from several companies, then you reduce your risk of missing out on a great deal. Just be careful that you're using standardized criteria when you compare rates between companies; what may seem like a great deal at first may not be the best option when you consider added fees. 

Strip the Quote to the Basics

When you find a moving quote that you like, it pays to do a little maneuvering to try and reduce it further. Ask for a comparable quote on different moving days and at different times of day. See how much the quote goes down if you lower the number of movers or go to a moving truck that's one size smaller. You may be surprised to see how much your quote changes when you change a single variable. 

Consider Outsourcing

If your moving company allows you to hire complementary services, such as finding your own moving truck or packing service, then you might want to see if you can get a better deal for some of these services somewhere else while still keeping your movers. Some families also like to ship part of their belongings using a courier service to reduce mover costs and get a smaller truck. You could also look into piano moving services and bulk item hauling so that you need fewer movers and less rental moving equipment. Finally, you might want to use a storage unit if your moving truck is overflowing; this way, you can do the move gradually and reduce the expenses for extra movers and larger moving trucks. Storage units often have packing supplies available to make it easier to store your stuff in a pinch. 

Negotiate for Perks

Finally, moving companies aim to please their customers in the face of lots of competition. You might want to ask your moving company if they can throw in any perks with your moving package. They might give you discounts on renting packing crates so that you don't need to get disposable cardboard boxes. They may give you great deals on package services, such as household cleaning after your move or professional packing services. And you might be able to negotiate a discount on the total package if you book your movers and truck through the same company. It's worth asking, since having all of the information you can get will help you to find the best deal.