The more items you have the higher the mover’s estimate will be. Most movers base their estimates on the weight of all it to move the items. It’s not a bad idea to do an inventory of all the items that you wouldn’t mind parting with to lower the cost of your move.
Make sure you have lost all the items that will be moved because this will give you the most accurate estimate. Most often, when you’re getting estimates you’ll run into two kinds of estimates. There is the binding estimate which guarantees the price provided and implies that you won’t pay extra as long as you add none items to the list. Keep in mind that if you end up with more items on the moving list, the price will go up.
The second estimate is a non-binding estimate. It does not guarantee the non-binding estimate; it’s basically a guess on what the mover thinks all the items will weigh, therefore the price is finalized once it weighs the items. With a non-binding estimate, the mover doesn’t have to guarantee a price.
Don’t forget that it’s very important to find out the mover’s acceptable forms of payment to avoid any uncomfortable situations the day of the move. Not all movers accept all major credit cards, so ask about that prior to your move.