Money Saving Tips for Long Distance Moves

Posted by on Aug 24 | 2015

Long distance moves to another province, territory, state or country can prove pretty costly when you consider the ins and outs of getting from point A to point B. You’ll need to transport everyone and everything to your new place, and that means a serious spending commitment.

Long Distance Move Packing

The easiest way to cut costs is undoubtedly to hire a professional moving company with extensive experience in long-distance movies. Specialists will know the most cost-effective ways to transport yourself and your belongings.

However if you’re doing the move yourself, there are still things you can do to cut back on costs. Read on for some money saving tips during a long distance move!

Don’t pinch pennies while packing

While packing your belongings yourself in free cardboard boxes does sound alluring to those looking to save money before a big move, this can actually end up costing you in the end. When a professional moving company is hired to ship your belongings, they often pack your items for you in order to ensure everything gets from point A to point B safely. That way if there are any damages along the way, you’re able to easily file an insurance claim.

While you may be saving a few dollars in the beginning, you could be costing yourself thousands in the long run by having to pay out-of-pocket to replace your broken or lost items. Consider safe packing a long-term money saving strategy and leave this step up to the professionals!

Get rid of things you don’t need

While you can count on reasonable rates from a professional service provider like Armstrong Moving, you can lower your bill even more by getting rid of excess belongings that you don’t really need.

You might be surprised to see how much stuff you and your family have collected over the years. Doing an inventory of everything you own, identifying the belongings that you really don’t want to take with you and getting rid of the excess will make for less stuff to transport. This could mean cost savings since a smaller truck and/or fewer moving staff might suffice. 

Pack some eats before hitting the streets

A long distance move means that you’ll have to stop for breaks and for food. Save yourself some money by packing meals and snacks for you and your family. Depending on how far your destination is, you might be able to save quite a lot by going this route.

A long distance move is obviously going to cost you more than will a short distance move, but there are things you can do to save some money.

Talk to your company about covering the cost

Although it may seem like your responsibility to relocate yourself, a majority of companies actually cover the cost of packing, transporting, and setting up your belongings in your new location.

Before taking on the stress of a long-distance move yourself, talk to your company about partnering with a professional moving company and absorbing any costs incurred. This will allow you to stay focused on your work in your new location, and will make your transition easier.

At Armstrong Moving, we offer professional moving services for locations all over Canada and the U.S. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and get on the road to your new life!

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