You can expect to spend a substantial amount of money towards your international relocation. Nonetheless, by hiring professional moving assistance you’re already cutting your expenses down quite a bit. Your movers will have all that they need to make sure your relocation is carried through successfully without much concern. You’ll have no need to find the right equipment, tools or supplies necessary to complete the move.
Apart from hiring a mover for relocation assistance, there are other ways to save. By choosing to have your stuff delivered through ground transport and/or sea freight instead of air shipping methods, the cost of your move will be drastically less. Although full service moves are more convenient and time-saving, some choose to handle certain aspects of the move on their own such as the packing process.
Ways to Save Money When Packing Your Own Things
When you choose not let the movers pack your things for the relocation, you’ll need to start this part of preparation well in advance to the moving date you have scheduled. Take the time to sort through all your home’s belongings to decide what to take and what to leave behind. The less you bring, the less your moving services will cost. Throw away any useless, broken or excessively outdated items, donate items in decent condition, or hold a garage sale to earn money for the stuff you don’t want to drag with you to New Zealand.
After you have ridded of the stuff you don’t need or want to bring to your new home, start packing the remaining items up. Start in the room that you use the least and continue to go from room to room until everything is securely and properly packed for its transport with the movers. All packages should be clearly labeled and secured. Otherwise, the movers may need to pack the box or boxes again if they fear it may not hold up well during the transport from the states to NZ.
It is wise to purchase the proper packaging materials for this process. Nevertheless, there are some moving materials you can avoid purchasing by using things found around your home instead. For example, you can fill empty spaces in boxes with newspaper, linens and even clothes. You can wrap up any fragile items with these common materials as well. As for kitchen utensils and dishes, Styrofoam and paper plates act as great cushions between each item as they’re carefully placed in boxes.
Another way to see that you spend as little possible on your relocation is by comparing the quotes given by several reputable overseas movers. Most movers will give out over the phone or online estimates for free. Even though these quotes aren’t necessarily genuine, they serve as great tools to use while comparing and considering your options. Find a professional mover with low rates to hire for help with your move from the U.S. to New Zealand. Then ask them if offer any promotions, discounts or price reductions that you might qualify for. You never know what kind of deal you might receive.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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