Six Tips to Save Money on a Long Distance Move

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 1:00 AM | 9 Comments

Moving can be a daunting and expensive task when relocating a long distance from their current location. If you are facing a long distance move, there are several tips that can keep your moving expenses affordable.

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  1. Make a Budget

    The first step in planning an affordable long distance move is to plan a budget of what you are willing to spend on different parts of the process.

    Consider all of the expenses of moving including boxes, hiring movers, and travel. Once you determine what amount you are willing to spend on each part, make sure to stick to your budget to avoid overspending on your move.

  2. Hire a Moving Company

    “Taking care of your family should be your main priority, not dealing with the issues that come with driving a rental truck, such as road hazards, backaches and extended travel,” explains BC Alberta Movers, long distance movers in Canada.

    Moving companies know the most efficient and cost effective ways to do something. You may think you are saving money by trying to move yourself, but you could actually waste a lot of time and effort unnecessarily. Hiring a moving company ends up being extremely cost effective.

  3. Purge Unwanted Items

    If you do decide to hire a professional mover, make sure to go through your items before they are packed into the truck. Most moving companies charge based on total weight of your items, so moving things that you no longer want will raise your moving costs unnecessarily.

  4. Get Free Moving Boxes

    Moving boxes can cost several dollars each, so try to find as many free boxes as you can 5o help with the expense of your move. Visit local grocery stores to ask them to save product boxes for you. You can also contact friends or family who recently moved and see if they saved any of their old boxes for you to use.

  5. Find Out Whether You Can Be Reimbursed

    If you are being relocated due to the job of you or your spouse, it is possible that the company moving you will reimburse you for all or part of the moving expenses. Make sure to inquire before the move so that you follow all requirements necessary to be credited for the cost of relocating.

  6. Insure Valuables

    Finally, it is a smart financial decision to insure the valuables that you plan to move a long distance. Though this might seem like an upfront cost that can be avoided, it will save you a lot of money in the long run if your valuables are lost or ruined in the move.

In conclusion, remember to stay within your budget and save money on things such as moving trucks, boxes, and unnecessary items. Moving can be an expensive task, but these tips will help keep the cost as low as possible.

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  1. 9 Responses to “Six Tips to Save Money on a Long Distance Move”

  2. By topnotchmoversinc on Jun 29, 2016, 3:40 am | Reply

    Thanks for your sharing, it’s a good post, keep going and support you. I am sure they will really helpful!

  3. By Silas Knight on Aug 24, 2016, 5:02 pm | Reply

    These are definitely helpful tips for moving long distance. I like how you mentioned that the moving family’s main concern should be for each other. I would hate to have to coordinate all of the moving and driving by myself! That’s why hiring a moving company is a good idea, like you said.

  4. By Sean Philips on Oct 28, 2016, 2:19 am | Reply

    It’s great post! Just looking for some tips on how to save money while moving and found your post. Just finished and really liked your all tips. I am at one with your point that people shouldn’t move on their own or else they can mess it. Because when it comes to moving as we all know that how moving is difficult No one likes moving; that’s a fact. It’s time-consuming, strenuous, and often requires paying someone to help you, or having some close friends give up their time to help you.

    By the way thanks for the tips, I am sure; these tips are going to help a lot.

  5. By Jennifer Barajas on Oct 29, 2016, 4:45 am | Reply

    Thank you for sharing tip for saving money when moving.
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  6. By Jeremy Smith on Dec 4, 2016, 9:42 pm | Reply

    Hi, Shafi!

    Your first tip is really important and considerable to follow, making a budget and early planning for moving is a must.
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  7. By Christina on Dec 19, 2016, 1:26 pm | Reply

    You’re right about efficiency with a moving company. Having experience helps you make the best decisions.

  8. By Jesse Urbano on Feb 20, 2017, 4:24 am | Reply

    Great tips for anyone who wants to move without too much hassle. Thank you!
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  9. By Emma Guzman on Mar 13, 2017, 9:21 pm | Reply

    Awesome point of view, Shafi, it’s kinda eye opener for everyone.
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  10. By Samantha Christian on Jul 17, 2017, 7:33 am | Reply

    Thanks for the awesome tips. The best way to save money while moving is to get rid of your useless stuff and secondly you can ask for free packing boxes, you can ask for it from your local store.

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