Tips for Moving Long Distance on a Tight Budget

Moving is expensive, and it seems like the further you move, the more expensive it is. If you’re preparing for an international move and have a tight budget, we at Allied would like to help you reduce your costs.

Few of our tips for making it.
  • It is best to organize and plan your move.  Make a to-do list, and create a calendar. You’ll save money by being ready for the movers, which will also save you the time and hassle.
  • Gather different estimates and compare them carefully. That way you can see a range of prices and set rough budget. Be sure to specify the services you want and that they are included in all estimates. If you have a low bid, ask other agents if they’ll price match or negotiate.
  • Reduce your belongings. The more stuff you move, the more it will affect your budget, so cut as much as possible. Anything that hasn’t been used in a while or is broken is best if you could either sell it or donate it.
  • Lessen the weight of your belongings. Depending on the method of transportation, the heavy items will make your move more expensive. It’s worth considering selling heavy items, especially if you can purchase them at your new destination.
  • Don’t ship your car if you can avoid it. Some countries have different regulations that require to be met. This might end up costing you more to modify the car instead of purchasing a new one. In addition, shipping a car will add a significant amount to the cost of your move.

 

With forethought and care, you can cut back on the expense of moving. However, remember that sometimes, it’s better to pay someone else in order to save time and stress. So as you set about creating and meeting your budget, include your own time and labor and deicide what is worth paying for.