Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

10 Tips for Hiring a Professional Mover

Move During the Winter

If you have the option to move between October and April, you may be able to receive a better price. If your move is scheduled between June and September, the busiest time for movers, be sure to call well in advance for estimates and to settle a contract. When you are choosing between moving companies, remember to leave the estimates from each company sitting out on your kitchen counter or dining room table when movers come by your home to assess your things. That way the moving companies know they have competition, and they'll be more likely to negotiate a deal with you.