How Can Move Cross-Country Most Cost-Effectively?
When preparing to move cross-country, you need to weigh up time and cost, and how you would like to split them. If you have a lot of time but a limited budget, you might get away with a DIY attempt at moving. But if time is at a premium and you are willing to invest a bit of money into the process to make things easier on you, you might be impressed with the services of a cross-country moving company.
What’s your budget?
Money is the first consideration, and whether you are doing a short move or a long-distance one, this will always be a central factor. Another factor is time - do you have enough of it to be able to do your own planning, packing, and hauling? If the answer is no, you might benefit from calling in professional help to outsource to. If you want to see an estimate of what it would cost to move, you can always check out the online moving quotes of the moving company you wish to use. This way, you can work within your budget.
What are my options if I need help?
You could consider approaching a truck rental company. This will be your cheapest option but will involve the most effort from you. Packing, buying insurance, organizing and driving will be your responsibility (unless you find an option that includes a driver). If you are willing and able to perform these functions without help, this option will be the most cost-effective.
Your next option is to get a professional moving company to take you out. These professionals will take care of everything and get you settled in your new place with little to no hassle. However, don’t be too quick to enter into a contract with the first company you talk with. Take your time to check the moving quotes of several companies before you settle on one.
Certain shipping companies operate by bidding on projects. You state the size, content, and destination of your shipment, and companies bid to transport your goods. This can also be a great money saver if you are willing to deal with the bidding process. It is a good option for a not-so-large move.
I have to move a larger shipment… what are my options?
Container companies that allow you to do your own packing can be a good option. They will dispatch a portable container to your property, where you will be left with the responsibility to pack and load the container. They will then pick up the container and move it to your new home. This option can be tricky if you are moving to a high-rise building.
Another similar, but different option is hiring a freight trailer. The company will leave the trailer at your home for a few days, where you will be left to pack it according to their guidelines, and then they will collect it and drop it off at your destination.
Finally, you could always opt for a straightforward moving company. While this is your most expensive option, it is also the best guarantee you have of a stress-free process. From taking on the hard manual labor to making sure that everything gets from Point A to Point B safely and in one piece, this will be your best option.
It is easy - a crew of movers will be deployed to your home to pack your household contents, from where they will move them to your new home. Depending on the package you choose, you might not even need to do any work at all. Best of all, your belongings will be insured if you use this method, safeguarding you against any loss or damage.