Easy Ways to Save on Your Moving Budget
The average cost of a cross-country move can be more than four thousand dollars. For most people, that is a lot of money when you are already paying for everything else that comes with moving. If you are searching for ways to make your cross-country move more affordable and still get all of the moving and storage services you want, read our best tips on how to save on your cross-country move.
Downsize Before You Move
Whether you're renting a moving truck or hiring movers, the amount of stuff you are moving can drive up the cost of your move very quickly. Go through your things before packing and get rid of anything that isn't necessary or that you don't need to take with you. The lighter the load, the cheaper your move will be. You can also make money by selling the items you don't want to take and then using that money to pay for your moving and storage expenses.
Move During the Off-Season
The peak time for moving is during the summer which is going to drive up prices and you are much less likely to be able to get all of the moving and storage services that you need. If you move during the off-season, there will be more movers available at a much lower price. It is also cheaper to move mid-week and mid-month than it is during the end of the month or on a weekend.
Get Creative with Packing Supplies
Instead of buying new boxes and bubble wrap for all of your things, try to pack with alternative measures. Pack clothes in duffle bags and suitcases, wrap fragile items in towels, or even trash bags for large items like blankets and pillows. You can also ask family and friends to collect cardboard boxes for you if they get packages delivered.
Compare Moving Rates
Make sure you check out all of the moving companies in your area and get quotes from all of them before hiring movers. At Victory Van, we are happy to give you a free quote and answer any questions you have. We are happy to work within your budget to make your move a success. Contact us today to get started.