If you are planning on moving to Regina, you've probably already encountered one significant issue: moving can be expensive! Moving to Regina can cost a fortune, especially if you currently live far away from the city. Thankfully, it is possible to move to Regina on a budget as long as you are careful with your expenses and follow these essential tips.
Tip #1: Move during "off" seasons to increase chances of getting deals
The most popular times for moving companies are on the weekends and during the summer months when the weather is fairer and people are more likely to move so that they can start new jobs in the fall. When moving companies are busy, they have no need to haggle with customers or to offer deals and coupons. When the companies aren't busy, however, they will be more likely to offer deals and discounts in order to get some orders in. Therefore, you should seek to move during the spring or fall–or if you're feeling like taking a risk, the winter–on a weekday.
Tip #2: Do your homework on the company
Not all moving companies are reputable. Unfortunately, this has resulted in some people getting scammed by unsavory companies; either by getting charged a non-agreed-upon price on moving day or having to deal with items that were broken by a moving company with poor quality service.
The best way to ensure that your move to Regina goes smoothly is to do your homework on the moving company, the city and where you are going to live. Find the answers to questions such as: How long has the moving company been in business? Can I find actual client reviews of their service? Do they have multiple modes of contact? Do they have a public business page, such as a Facebook or other form of social media? Do they offer written contracts that guarantee factors in our transaction, such as a price and item guarantee? You should be able to find reviews of genuine companies, whether it's through comments on their social media page or standard reviews on sites like Yelp.
Tip #3: Get everything in writing
The best way to ensure that you don't find yourself suddenly being asked to pay outrageous fees or find yourself out of money when you have to replace broken items–both of which are sure to take you over budget–is to ensure that you get everything in writing. This includes a contract that stipulates the day of the move, guaranteed safe/non-broken delivery and an agreed-upon price. You should also inquire about any fees the company may charge in case of certain circumstances. The more prepared you are for the cost of moving, you higher the chances that you will be able to stay within your budget.
Moving to Regina on a budget does require hard work and dedication, but it is not impossible as long as you are careful with the moving company you choose and the time you move. If you are moving to Regina and looking for a place to rent, contact us at Mainstreet Equity and learn about our renovated, boutique Regina apartments for rent.