How to Move Cheaply across the Country
Moving across the country is a huge deal of work. It takes preparation, time, labor and much more to successfully complete a move. That’s why it is a job best left to the professionals. Luckily, it’s pretty affordable to purchase moving services, even for cross country relocations. Moving services are cost efficient and come with much less risks involved, making them the obvious choice.
When funds are at the forefront of your mind, understand that it is very possible to hire professional movers and still find ways to save. Although it is always in your best interest to buy full packaged moving services, you could choose to pack away your home without professional assistance. It takes a lot of time and effort to pack away your own belongings but you could save some money if you do it yourself.
Tips for Packing Belongings on Your Own
Packing up your belongings will likely take at least a few weeks. Get started almost immediately after booking the moving date with the right mover. Buy the proper packaging materials before you begin packing things away. To cut the costs spent on packing materials and supplies, use linens, newspaper, Styrofoam plates, and other household items to wrap belongings and fill empty space in the boxes.
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Common Packaging Materials
- Razor and/or scissors
- Different size boxes
- Packaging tape
- Permanent marker
- Bubble wrap
When you start packing up your stuff, begin in the room you use the least. Pack away each item putting the heavier things in small boxes. Electronics should go back in their original packages while furniture should be taped, wrapped and even taken apart if necessary. Once you have an entire box filled with household items, tape it shut and label it clearly with the room it is to go in at its new home.
Ask about Sales, Promotions and Discounts
When you call around to gather quotes from various moving companies that have your interest, ask if there are any current sales, promotions or discounts you may qualify for. A lot of times, movers will offer discounts to seniors, students and military personnel. Some movers will offer snowbird specials during off-months and some will open up promotions on holidays and other special occasions. It never hurts to ask the cross country movers if they have any ways for you to save.
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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