Let’s do another Flashback! Right now we’re in the middle of “off-peak” moving season, but it won’t be long until summer arrives and things get really, really busy. If you’re searching for the cheapest way to move out of state, now may be the right time to do it (while rates are lower). Keep reading Brittney’s post about more ways you can save! Happy Friday!
I have a half-sister who is the “wanderer” in our family. She never stays in one place for very long and when she moves, she moves far. From Kansas to Washington. From Washington to southern California. Every time she moves, she does TONS of research to find the best deal and the best service. I call that wise.
Whatever your reason for moving out of state: work, to be closer to family, to make a new start... it just seems intuitive to want to find the easiest, cheapest way to do it. So I think there’s definitely something to be learned from my sister’s money-saving tactics. Here are a few things to consider when you’re looking for the cheapest way to move out of state.
Take Only What You Need
With companies like U-Pack Moving, you only pay for the space you use. That means when you move less, you pay less. So, if you’re willing to depart with some stuff, you can really save some money. To help lessen the load, before you get the moving boxes out, take an inventory of your home. Are there things you can get rid of? Do you really need the nine-year-old artificial Christmas tree hanging out in your attic? It does take up a lot of space, after all. Are there clothes you can purge from your closet? What about a garage sale? Are there things you can let go of to make a little extra money for your move while concurrently decreasing its size? Are there things you’re willing to donate? All of these things can make a difference in the long-run.
I’m guessing that if someone asked, you might say that full-service moving is the most expensive, truck rental is the cheapest, and “you pack, they drive” is somewhere in between. I think you’ll find that the first is correct – full-service is typically the most expensive. But you might be surprised to know that truck rental isn’t always the cheapest; particularly when you consider all of the additional costs that go along with it. While it’s true that doing your own packing and loading is a great way to save, driving a rental truck long distance can be pricy (and I don’t know about you, but the thought of driving a large box truck through unfamiliar cities makes me especially nervous). Since rental truck rates don’t include fuel, taxes, and insurance – not to mention the cost of hotel stays and food along the way, “you pack, they drive” services like U-Pack become a great, affordable option.
You pack and load your stuff (saving money), and U-Pack drives the moving truck or moving container out of state to your new home – fuel, taxes and the driver are included. That means you can travel on your time, and without the extra stress and hassle of driving a rental truck.
Get a Free Moving Quote
When you’re looking for the cheapest way to move out of state, and starting to plan your move, start by getting a free moving quote. U-Pack Moving saves you money. You do the packing and loading, and we do the driving. Call or click today to speak with a moving specialist – 1-800-413-4799. We drive. You save.®