Moving can be a costly endeavor, especially in the current climate. With the pandemic causing an increase in demand for moving services, van lines are facing higher expenses to keep their fleets running. This translates into higher costs for customers. However, there are ways to reduce the price of your move.
Bargaining is one way to get a lower rate. The more expensive the move, the more leverage you have when negotiating with the moving company. If they don't budge on the price, Mrs. Zafrani suggests asking for gifts such as free boxes or free TV mounting in your new home.
Employers can also help cover moving expenses. According to a survey by Allied Van Lines, a moving company with 1,000 workers, 64 percent of those who recently moved for work reasons received some type of relocation package from their employer. The Durham couple who moved from Omaha to Atlanta in June with a newborn were able to get their moving expenses covered by their employer. The pandemic has also shown us that large companies can work remotely, so employees are relocating to less expensive places.