San Francisco Moving: Keeping Costs Down
May 8, 2021

San Francisco Moving: Keeping Costs Down

With close proximity to Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area is notorious for higher prices on goods and services compared to the rest of the country. This is especially true for someone looking to move, where costs for getting their precious cargo to and from the city might at first seem daunting. But there are ways to keep these costs trimmed down and easier to manage.

The easiest way to do this is to firstly make sure everything can be transported in a single trip. Pack your goods efficiently and make sure everything is organized early on to maximize any moving vehicles you are using: fewer trips mean less gas, less traffic to battle, less time traveling between points and fewer issues with parking.

Some movers charge not only the distance traveled but also by how much weight they are carrying and how much volume fills their truck. This would be a good opportunity to eliminate heavier items you may not actually need in the future; this can help reduce not only your costs but future clutter at your destination as well.

There are other ways of reducing fuel costs on a move: plan your actual move time for when traffic is at its lowest: perhaps ate night moving might suit your needs better, as may moves on mid-weekdays when many people are already at work. This can also reduce parking challenges for your truck.

Planning your move out in advance and plotting challenges can eliminate costly surprises, and researching moving teams in advance to know their prices and fees can not only give you the tools to budget better, but to potentially haggle with movers to see if they can offer you a better rate than their competitors, as well.