Moving is probably one of the most stressful events we go through. No one enjoys the process of a move (except maybe professional movers). It takes a toll on your time, your patience, and your budget. Although moving long-distance can be quite costly, it doesn’t necessarily have to drain your bank account. With careful planning, you can cut the expenses associated with your out-of-state or cross-country move. Try these five budget-friendly long-distance moving tips.
Although this might sound counterintuitive if you’re trying to save money, the fact is that an excellent long-distance mover can get your belongings across the country more efficiently – and thus affordable. Choose a reputable company with excellent reviews and references that specializes in out-of-state moves. Interview and get quotes from several movers before making a decision.
Timing is everything when it comes to a long-distance move, especially if you’re trying to save money. For the lowest prices, schedule your move between September and May to avoid paying summer premiums. Avoid moving on the first or last day of the month and weekends, especially holiday weekends.
Don’t pay for moving boxes when you can often find cardboard boxes for free. Check your local supermarket, liquor store, or big box outlet to see if they have boxes waiting to be recycled that you can take off their hands. You can also pack items inside other items you already own, such as dressers, laundry hampers, crates, and baskets. Need packing materials? Use linens, towels, socks, and other soft items to cushion your more delicate belongings.
The fewer items you move, the less you’ll owe the moving company. Before packing your home, go through your belongings carefully and identify unused items that can be donated, sold, or recycled. If something doesn’t work, isn’t used, doesn’t fit, or has otherwise outlived its lifespan, get rid of it.
Driving to your new home is typically more cost-effective than flying, particularly if you have a family and you would have to buy several plane tickets. Besides, driving allows you to avoid the cost of shipping the car to your end location, which can often cost $1,000 or more. As a bonus, you can take several days to sightsee along the way.
By planning, you can be packed and ready to go in a more efficient way that’ll save you some money. Avoid taxing your family with extra stress during your move by hiring professionals that can help you. That way, you guys can get in a car and enjoy a few days on the road, while trusted professionals bring you everything you need to start your new life.
Q’s Moving Corp. has over three generations of moving experience, and we treat all our clients like family. We offer high-quality customer service and budget-friendly rates. Contact us at 888-951-6683 for a free quote today.
Q’s Moving is a family owned and operated business with branches in both New York and New Jersey. Spanning over 3 generations, we’ve helped countless families relocate throughout the tristate area and beyond! We are committed to caring for our customers just as we’d care for our own loved ones because when you move with Q’s, you’re moving with family.
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