Long Distance Moving on a Budget: 3 Ways to Save Big

The cost of moving can range from around $500 to upwards of $2,000.

While the final cost depends on how far you’re going and how much you’re taking with you, generally speaking, a move can be a pretty expensive undertaking. Fortunately, for those moving on a budget, there are a few simple things you can do to drive down the overall cost.

Are you getting ready to move and don’t want to drain your savings in the process? We’re here to help.

Here are a few must-have moving tips on how you can save money while relocating to a new home.

Purge First

As noted, the two most significant factors that determine how expensive a move will be are how much you have to transport and how far you have to go. While you can’t always control where you’re going, you can cut back on how much you plan on taking with you.

Before you start packing, take some time to go through your belongings, and purge as much as possible. Have a moving sale, sell furniture online, and try to donate any items you can’t sell.

If you’re selling your old home, you may also want to consider including certain pieces, like a bedroom or dining set, in the home’s sale. Not only will that help drive up the cost of your house, but it will also help make your move a bit less expensive.

Timing Is Everything

As with most things in life, moving has a season. Thanks to the warmer weather and higher demand for housing, spring and summer tend to be the busiest seasons for moving — which is why, if you’re trying to save money, you should try to avoid having to move from March to September.

While you can save a little money moving in the fall, the most cost-effective time of year to move is in the winter. So, if you’re not in a rush to get to your new home and are willing to put up with the chilly weather, try to schedule your move during December, January, or February.

Find the Right Movers

Finally, the best way to save big on your next move is by finding the right moving company to help you get the job done.

Before hiring anyone, take the time to do your research, shop around, and request estimates from any potential hires. Remember, the “cheapest” option may not save you any money in the end. Be sure to check reviews and ask for references to make sure the moving company you wind up choosing is as reliable as they claim to be.

Your Guide to Moving on a Budget

While moving on a budget can feel impossible, it doesn’t have to. By following these helpful tips, you’ll be able to pull off your next big move without having to worry about breaking the bank.

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