Moving Doesn’t Have to be a Hassle or Cost a Fortune
Moving an entire life from one place to another is challenging enough, even if you’re moving across town or even across the street. But what if you need to relocate to the Bay Area from New York or otherwise have to transport all your worldly goods thousands of miles? Should you do it yourself or use the services of a moving and packing company, for instance?
Long distance relocation doesn’t have to be crazy expensive. Here are some quick tips to make the process cheaper and easier:
Don’t Take More Than You Need
If you have a beloved collection of books, make a list of which ones could be replaced once the move is complete. Write down everything else you think you need to take with you several months ahead of time, and spend a few weeks removing one item from that list every day until you’re left with the bare necessities.
Get a Quote
Interstate movers and moving companies provide quotes for potential customers. Call ahead to have someone come to your house to make an estimate. Contacting different companies and having them compete for your business is one of the best ways to strike a deal.
Stick to a Budget!
Write an itemized budget for your move, and have someone hold you accountable to it. Budgeting for unexpected expenses can prevent you from going over once you’re on the road.