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How to Execute a Long-Distance Move on a Tight Budget

Posted by Richard Vose on November 23, 2015

A long-distance move can stir up a whole mess of emotions; excitement, terror, anger, happiness and anxiety to name a few. Many believe this process can go one of two ways: you can pay a large portion of money to have professional movers handle the entire process or save your cash and break your back completing the task yourself. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be binary. By following these steps provided by our long-distance movers in Wakefield, you’ll benefit from a stress-free and affordable relocation across the state or country.

Step 1: Sell off Your Unused Items

Most of us are guilty of holding onto items that are no longer of use to us. If you hear that little voice in the back of your head saying “Don’t throw that out! It’ll be of use at some point,” don’t listen to it. The only thing holding onto these items will accomplish is making your move more expensive. Do yourself a favor and hold a garage sale or post some of this stuff on Craigslist. This way, you can make a few extra bucks that you can put towards your relocation.

Step 2: Get Free Moving Boxes

Believe it or not, boxes can eat up a significant portion of your moving budget. Instead of blowing wads of cash on folded cardboard, try and get some for free. Scour every crevice of your home to see if you can find any from your last move. If there isn’t enough, ask friends, family, coworkers and your boss to see if they can help you out. Chances are your place of employment will have a few it’s willing to spare.

Step 3: Hire Professional Movers

Everyone has the misconception that professional moving services cost an arm and a leg. This couldn’t be further from the truth; especially in the colder months. Moving companies are always offering specials to get more customers in the door, so take advantage of these. Also, get estimates from multiple companies and compare to see which offers the best value. When you come to a decision, sit back while the experts take care of the heavy lifting.

Step 4: Drive Yourself

Now that your long-distance move is in the capable hands of professionals, you can drive yourself to your new destination. This will save you loads of cash that you would’ve spent on vehicle shipping services and make for a fun road trip across the country.

By following these simple steps, you’ll benefit from a long-distance move that is both stress-free and affordable. To learn about how Wakefield Moving and Storage can help with your relocation, contact us today. Call our Boston long-distance movers or fill out our online form to receive your free quote!