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  1. Snag Some Savings on Moving Supplies

    Some Free Ways to Snag Some Savings on Moving Supplies

    Moving is already going to cost you a lot of time and money, so when you have the opportunity to save a couple bucks on moving supplies, it doesn’t make sense to spend money when you don’t have to. Moving supplies, when bought at the store, can cost up to $50 or more, depending on what you need to buy. Here are some quick ways to snag some savings on moving supplies for the big day.

    • Cardboard Boxes  – Boxes are a must for people who are moving knickknacks, clothes, furniture, and other items. They make it easy to pack, and easy to unpack. And you can get cardboard boxes from stores like BJ’s which use them instead of bags. You also can get them if you browse Craigslist for freebies. Or, in a not so classy way, you may try finding a dumpster full of cardboard boxes.
    • Packing Peanuts – You can always save the extra packing peanuts that you get from fragile purchases for later on, however there is a pretty big chance that local stores are tossing out packing peanuts that came with large purchases that they made.
    • Newspaper – An excellent alternative to packing peanuts, there are always stacks of newspaper being thrown out on every corner. You can also get newspaper from some of the free handouts at stores, and from local recycling groups. If you can’t find much newspaper for free, you can always crumple it to improve the amount of space and cushioning you get from every sheet.
    • Bubble Wrap – Another frequently discarded moving tool, bubble wrap is an excellent choice for people who seriously want to make sure that the expensive vases and delicates in their home will make it to the next home. You might also find bubble wrap and foam being discarded on the side of the road after another family unpacks new furniture that was shipped to them in a kit.
    • A Dolly – Okay, so finding an actual dolly that can help you wheel around your furniture for free isn’t likely, but what we have found is that many neighbors and friends are willing to lend theirs out to families that they care about during a moving day. If you know someone who has one of these super handy tools, it’s best to ask them if you can borrow it before plunking down money for a rental.

    Much of the work that you will have to do in order to score cheap or free moving supplies is searching for people who don’t need those supplies any more. Of course, there are other ways to get the savings on moving supplies that you need without having to spend too much money. Discount stores always have moving supplies like tape and cardboard boxes for low prices, and you never should have to worry too much about needing any of these items in too large a quantity.  With a little bit of work and a little bit of research, you’ll quickly find that moving doesn’t always have to be super expensive.

  2. Top Rack vs. Bottom Rack When Shipping A Car

     Should You Pay Extra For a Top Load Spot When Shipping a Car?

    A common issue when shipping a car on an open multi-car trailer is whether your car should be on the top rack or bottom rack.   Both have their own advantages, and disadvantages as well.  Cars on the top rack, are more inclined to road hazards but safer from any potential dripping or leaking from road vehicles.  There may also be a possibility that the car on the top rack can get hit branches if the auto hauler drives or pulls into areas with trees.   Vehicles on the lower rack are safer from debris along the road, but they are the ones exposed to possible oil leaks or harmful drippings from cars on the upper deck.   Most auto shipping companies offer a top rack placement guarantee for an extra fee,  but it may be pointless to pay extra just ensure that your car is placed on the top rack.    If you really want total safety for your car, and money is not issue,  better go enclosed or purchase our Road Wrap vehicle protection cover.

  3. Shipping Your Car Across the Country

    ShippingyourcarHushhhhh – 3 Things They Don’t Tell You About When Shipping Your Car Across the Country

    For many people, car shipping isn’t exactly based on common knowledge. Most people do not know anything about the logistics that are needed in order to ship a car from point A to point B, nor do they even know how to prepare their car for a major trip. If this is your first time shipping your car, you might be unsure as to what to expect, and you probably don’t know what to do in order to make the transport as safe, easy and quick as possible. The more that you know about shipping your car, the better off you will be in terms of knowing what to do and what to expect. Here are three things that most car shippers don’t tell first time customers.

    1. There may be delays, and there’s really no way to predict when it will happen and how long a delay may be.  It’s important to realize that most companies do not have major delays too often, but issues such as traffic, high volume of orders, and accidents can seriously impact the time it takes to deliver the cars. If you are worried about the car shipment being delayed, it’s important to consider the option of shipping your car ahead of time, or of paying a little bit extra in order to go with a more reliable shipper. Companies should notify if your car is going to be delayed in transit.

    2.  Insurance is a must when you choose to transport your car. Any reliable transport company worth its salt will have a minimum amount of insurance that they place on any car that they are transporting. Any bump, scrape, or ding that your car endures during transport should be covered by insurance. People who are really concerned about the possibility of damage to their car should consider buying extra insurance to cover any unknowns that could happen. If your car isn’t insured for the transport job, any damage that it incurs while traveling from point A to point B will have to be paid by YOU and not the shipper.

     3 .You can use your car shipping experience to haul other things to your new destination. Newbies to the car shipping world are often surprised to find out that they can put clothes, furniture, and similar items that need to be transported in the car that is supposed to be shipped and have them get shipped to the final destination as well. This is a usually unspoken service that many veterans of the car transport world know about and often tell friends about. Go ahead – save a couple of bucks on moving!

    We understand that this experience can be an emotionally and financially draining issue, but it is easy to remedy the trouble. The more that you ask about different company policies and about things that you should expect during the shipment, the better off you will be, both emotionally and financially.