Save Money On A Long Distance Move

By April 2, 2019Moving Blog
save money on a long distance move

3 SIMPLE TIPS TO SAVE MONEY ON A LONG DISTANCE MOVE

Self Pack ¦ Free Packing Supplies ¦ Donate Stuff ¦ Move in The Winter

Whether you’re moving down the street or to another state hiring a moving company can be expensive. After all, it’s a luxury and in most cases not a necessity. Hiring a mover is convenient, especially if you plan on moving all your furniture cross country. However, we understand that things can get costly. In this post, we will discuss three tips to save money on a long distance move and the best practices for getting long distance moving quotes. Check out this article on the average cost of a cross country move.

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Reduce Moving Costs by Holding a Garage Sale

1.HOLD A GARAGE SALE OR DONATE UNWANTED STUFF

It may seem obvious to minimize your load, but once you start packing, you’ll be surprised at all of the useless stuff we accumulate over the years.  If you can live without it get rid of it. You can donate, give away or sell your unwanted items. Not only will this help reduce your moving costs it will also help you clear your mind of clutter. It’s a simple tip to help save money on a long distance move. Remember that long distance movers base their price on weight or cubic feet.

Garage Sale: Set aside a date and time for a garage sale. Not only will this help declutter, but you can also make some extra money. Walk around your home and create an inventory list of what you want to sell. Then go through the list and set some moderate prices for your items. You can also offer bulk deals to make things more interesting.

Donate to Charity: Using charities is a great way to get rid of certain items that you’ll no longer need. It’s also convenient since most will come to your home and pick up your stuff for free. Utilizing charities is a perfect way to save money on a long distance move. Check out this article on five charities that will pick up your stuff for free.

 

Save money on a long distance move

Save money by self-packing.

2.PACK YOUR BOXES

Packing your own boxes is a great way to save money on a long distance move. Professional packing is one of the most expensive line items on a moving estimate. Check out this article “is self-packing for a move worth it.” You can purchase packing material at any local Home Depot, Uhual, Walmart or directly from our website. Also, check out this post on how to find free packing supplies.
The key to self-packing is organization. We recommend creating an inventory list that matches the markings on the box. As an example, if you’re packing kitchen items mark “kitchen” on the top of the box and then “plates” on the side of the box. It will help make the unpacking process less stressful. Check out our moving checklist to help you prep for your long distance move.

 

Spend time finding the right move

3. SAVE MONEY ON A LONG DISTANCE MOVE BY FINDING THE RIGHT MOVER

Although it seems obvious to find a good moving company, most people shop for the least expensive estimate. Not all moving companies are created equal and going with the lowest price can often lead to a significant issue like a hostage load. A hostage load is when a mover will offer you an extremely competitive price to reel you in and then jack up the price once your household goods are on the truck. It’s a common crime that most rogue movers get away with.
When people are under duress, they will pay. After all, moving is an already stressful event, and the last thing anyone wants to deal with is getting ripped off by their company. The American Moving & Storage Association claims that hostage load complaints are minimizing. You can avoid this issue by doing some basic research on the company of your choice. Check out this article on the top 5 moving scams.
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