Do you have a new job or opportunity in another state but you dread the process of packing up your stuff and moving due to the financial implications? Or are you looking for ways to minimize the moving expenses to as low as possible? If you answer both in the affirmative, then here are some tips you can use for cross country moving when you are on budget-:
Know how much your employer will be paying
If your cross country move is due to work, then the employer may be willing to give some financial support toward the move. They may pay a percentage of the total cost or they may just give a stipend. Whichever the case, it will relieve you some of the cross country moving cost.
Know the right time to move
Making your cross country move during off peak seasons can save you up to 25% of the total move cost. Check on your schedule and try as much as possible to avoid moving when everyone else is moving and the movers are swamped for work.
Take only what you need
Most of the moving quotes will be based on the volume of items you want moved. Take an inventory of your house and decide on those items that you don’t necessarily have to move with. Donate or dispose them off in a yard sale so as to prevent additional expenses on moving things you no longer have use for.
Ask for quotes from multiple movers
Identify a couple of good cross country moving companies and ask them to present you with quotes for your intended cross country move. Reviews the quotes and choose the ones that appear to be slightly affordable, compared to the kind of services they will be offering. However, don’t forget that cheap may be expensive sometimes.
Be prudent with the moving supplies
Rather than spending a lot of money on packing supplies from the moving companies, you can make good use of hand-me-down boxes and wrapping items in your sheets or blankets whenever possible. However, for valuable items, you may need to invest in good packing boxes considering the moving distance and the fact the road may not be smooth all through.
Move with a friend
Unless you are moving a whole three bedroom apartment, moving with family or friend may be a viable option to save some money when you are on a budget. Borrow or rent a moving truck and together with the friend, hit the road for some nice adventure.