When you know that a long distance move is eminent, it’s time to hire the best interstate moving company to help. After all, you’ve done this before and you know that in order for the move to be a success, you have to work with the best.
You’ve probably learned that you can’t let down your guard and must perform your due diligence to find the best moving company to handle your interstate move. By comparing online prices, reading reviews and getting quotes and referrals, you’ve by now picked out the best movers for your task. And though you are now committed to the move, there are still a number of ways you can save on your move.
As is the case with regular moving companies, cross country moving companies often adjust fees by the time of the year, season, and month in which you move. It’s known that the end of and the beginning of the month is the busiest time for movers. A lot of leases end or begin during these times making it a very busy time for movers. They often jack up their rates to handle the demand. Of course, summer is also a very popular time in which to move so rates are higher still. No one wants to move in the dead of winter unless they absolutely have no choice. You can’t always pick the season in which you are moving but just know that off season moves can help reduce the costs associated with the transition.
Moving costs are derived from the time it takes to move and the labor necessary. It also includes the cost of transportation. The best moving companies will provide an estimate based on how much labor is required for packing, loading, unloading and storing your goods. The next factor is the projected weight of your cargo. Even the best interstate moving companies have to deal with highway taxes, rising fuel costs and vehicle wear and tear.
To help lower the costs of your next move, start by ridding yourself of the things you no longer want or need. Don’t forget to search for moving coupons (be sure to read the fine print and any stipulations), and if you can delay the move until a better season. You can also consider storage solutions to help handle your excess goods that you don’t want to move right away. Portable storage such as pods are great when moving because they can be shipped easily.