Are you currently in Boston, planning a long distance move? Or do you have many items that need to be shipped a long distance? Moving small loads across the country can be a complicated, expensive endeavor – but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve been helping Boston residents move small loads from coast to coast for 30 years. In that time, we’ve learned plenty of money saving tips you can use to make the most of your budget, including:
Choose a moving company that doesn’t charge minimum load fees. Why pay for moving truck space you don’t need and can’t use? Some moving companies charge minimum load fees, but the best ones don’t. This simple tip can save you serious money – in some cases, up to $100!
Pack to Prevent Breakage: Whether your items are traveling in the back of a moving truck or are being shipped with a freight carrier, you want to be sure they survive the trip. Don’t skimp on your packing materials. You need strong moving boxes, wooden shipping crates, and the right specialty packing materials. If you’re not sure how to pack an item properly, let us help you. We have all the supplies you need conveniently in one location and specialized expertise packing fragile, delicate, and expensive items.
Downsizing can make sense It sounds strange to recommend downsizing to people who don’t have that much to move in the first place, but if you’re trying to save money moving a small load across the country, it helps to consider every item in your shipment with a critical eye. If you’re moving coast to coast, does it make sense to pay to ship your plastic food storage containers? They’re available for sale in California – and everywhere else that we can imagine. Bulky, inexpensive items might be better replaced than shipped. Donate the items you’re not willing to move to a friend or charitable organization that could use them.