Moving Expenses

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Moving is known to be full of expenses. Not only have you spent money on your new dream home, but now you have to spend even more on relocating all of your belongings. All American Self Storage in San Mateo wants to help you prepare for the moving process. Below are some expenses to plan for and consider before you start packing up all of your belongings.

Moving Trucks

If you are planning on doing a move on your own, there is always the cost of renting a moving truck. Depending on how much stuff you plan on moving will largely determine the cost of the truck. It is wise to do some research and retrieve quotes from several truck rental facilities to ensure you are getting a good deal on the size truck you need to acquire. Most truck rental companies will also provide you with other moving equipment needed for your larger items. This too comes at an additional cost.


Hiring Movers

Moving companies can ease your move, but for a cost. Most moving companies can average a cost of $100 per hour so this is an expense that should be calculated into your budget. In order to save time and money when using professional movers, have all of your belongings packed, labeled, and ready to be loaded into the truck before the movers arrive. It is also important to do extensive research on the moving company you wish to hire. Look at past reviews to see if the movers you are thinking about hiring are reliable and truly care for the belongings they will be moving to your home. 


Self Storage

For those items you just can’t seem to bring along or fit into your new home it is wise to consider renting a storage unit. All American Self Storage in San Mateo has the perfect storage unit to hold all of your belongings. We have storage units varying from the size of a closet to a large room so you only pay for what you need. You can rest easy knowing that your belongings are safe and secure in one of our storage units.


Packing Supplies

Moving means purchases large amounts of boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and even packing blankets. These packing supplies tend to add up quickly. Try and use what you have around the house first. By utilizing duffle bags, suit cases, and storage bins you have around the house can save you the money on purchasing even more boxes. It is also worth checking around your local grocery store to see if they have any produce boxes they are willing to give away. This saves you money and saves the grocer on recycling.


While moving can be stressful and expensive, we all have to experience this at least once in our life. All American Self Storage in San Mateo wants to help you ease the burden. For storage tips and more information on our variety of storage units available please call one of our friendly customer service representatives today.  

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