Whether you’re relocating your household or your business, you want to get the job done without spending all of your money. Here are some tips to help you save money moving small loads across the country.
Step One: Be Sure You Actually Have a Small Load
Professional moving companies define a small load as the amount of items that would fill a normal-sized dorm room: a few pieces of furniture, personal possessions and not too much else. In terms of size, think 150-200 cubic feet.
If you know you don’t have nearly enough stuff to fill a 150-200 cubic foot area, talk to your local pack and ship store to discover what your shipping options are.
Step Two: Work with a Moving Company that Specializes in Moving Small Loads Across the Country
While every moving company has the option to offer small load moves across the country, the fact is many companies prefer to not take on these jobs. That’s why they charge a minimum load size fee – basically a penalty you have to pay for not having enough stuff. When researching your options to move small loads across the country, choose a moving company that specializes in long distance small load moves. These companies don’t charge a minimum load size fee, which means you save money.
Step Three: Do Your Own Packing
The best small load moving companies offer a suite of services, including packing services. It is very convenient to have the moving company come to your home and pack everything up for you. As an added bonus, they use industry best practices and the proper packing materials to ensure your possessions travel safely. However, you can save money on your move by choosing to take this task on yourself. Just make sure to use the right shipping boxes and packing materials to prevent breakage.