Interstate moving can be a stressful and time-consuming experience especially if you have been living in your current home for many years. The process can be more nerve-wracking when you must make a long distance move on a tight budget. However, moving is an adventure and brings with it new opportunities as well as experiences. Whether you are relocating because of a new job, want a better neighborhood or for a fresh start, here are the best tips from Buda mover, Apple Moving (site here), that you can use to cut your relocating bill.
1. Plan your move in advance
For an interstate move to be orderly and successful, you must have a flexible plan. Decide on whether you want to drive your car to your new destination or ship it. You can also research in advance and weigh the pros and cons of self-moving, renting a truck or hiring professional movers. Choose the right time to move but avoid weekends, holidays and any peak period which includes end month. Ultimately, choose an option that saves you money.
2. Pack strategically
Most interstate moving costs are calculated based on the distance of your final destination and weight of items. The cost becomes higher if the movers do the packing for you. The following is a checklist you can use to ensure you pack wisely.
- Moving means packing everything in labeled boxes to make items easy to find in your new home. Therefore declutter and organize all your items into two piles: a must have and rarely used items.
- Get rid of all your rarely used items by selling them at a yard or garage sale, recycling facility or donate to a local charity home.
- Use old boxes to pack stuff from the must-have pile. You can even wrap utensils using old newspapers available in your house. If you do not have packing supplies, then buy all you need in bulk using coupons or from shops that offer discounts.
3. Hire professional movers
Companies that provide interstate moving services can be your best option especially when you don’t have time to pack everything. However, if you are going to hire movers then get quotes from top three of your ideal companies and compare prices. Furthermore, reading reviews and testimonials online will help you choose the right movers that will offer quality and work within your budget.
4. Ask for help
If you have been living in a neighborhood for a long time then by now you have friends, co-workers and family members living nearby. Asking your loved ones to help you pack especially if you have a lot of items, will save cost and provide an opportunity to spend quality time with them. Ensure you ask in advance to avoid inconveniencing anyone.
Moving to another state can be an exciting and affordable as long as you plan and make arrangements in advance. Most importantly, avoid any extra charges and when you have to make major last-minute decisions then ensure you keep calm.