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Load Sharing Removals To Reduce Removal Prices

Posted on 11Jan 2013

In this day and age, any deal that can help you save money is always welcome. Moving from one place to another isn’t an easy task and if you don’t do some smart planning and strategic decision making, you can end up spending quite a lot of money. In fact, most people who are moving into a new residence are constantly looking for opportunities to save money on their house removal. Now, if you have hired a well-known removals company to help you with the house move, you are probably going to be spending a fixed amount and it is going to be a lot. This article is for those people who don’t have a lot of luggage to shift, for instance students who are shifting to dorms, and whose belongings wouldn’t even take up a full van but they have to pay the full charges and transport expenses nonetheless.  If you have a small removal job that you want to hire a professional for, but you do not want to pay a lot of money for the same, we have the perfect solution for you: load sharing. It is important to understand that load sharing is not an option for every kind of move. If a family with a lot of belongings is moving to a new home or you’re shifting from an apartment to an independent, bigger house, load sharing is not going to work for you. Load sharing is typically for small-scale removals, usually for a one-person move with limited luggage. Load sharing refers to hiring a van or a removals team and splitting the services and the use of the moving vehicle with another person. This way, both parties are able to use the same vehicle and team at the same time (since their individual loads are so minimal) and share the expenses. There are two cases in which load sharing to save money is possible. These are discussed below. The first case where load sharing is possible is in student removals. Students who are moving into a dorm or are moving out of the city to be closer to their universities will have limited luggage. The bulk of the expense of student removals actually stems from the long distance to be travelled and not the small size of the luggage. So, a joint removal, where two students pitch and share a van and driver (and maybe a second removal specialist) to go to the same place is a great idea for saving money. The joint removal quote might be higher than the individual quote, but when you split it with the person you are teaming up with, you will be saving a lot of money. The second case where load sharing is a viable idea is for items that don’t really need to be moved urgently. This generally refers to things that are moved from one location to another and are not tied in with people moving too. In other words, these are things that people are looking to move at leisure and they generally are not essential items and hence, don’t have to reach at a specific time. This can be an item you may have purchased out of state or something a relative is holding for you or even a big item you left behind at your old address that you would like to transport now. For either option, you can advertise on relevant message boards and forums, if you do not already know of someone you can partner up with for a load sharing removal.

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