“Boston is great, but the job of my dreams means I’m moving to San Diego,” Ed said. “And right now, I am counting every penny. So when it comes to handling my cross country move, I’m wondering if I should spring for a long distance moving company or do I just pack up a bunch of boxes and ship my stuff cross country?”
Shipping Cross Country Can Make Sense
Any long distance move involves complicated logistics. This is true whether or not you work with a moving company or opt to ship your possessions to your new address. That being said, shipping cross country can be a cost-effective option for small households who have minimal possessions and can arrange to have someone at your new address take delivery of the shipment when it arrives.
What To Know About Shipping Cross Country
“Because I’m on a budget, I really took the time to think things through,” Ed explained. “If something costs me more to ship it than to replace it, I’ll just buy a new one in California. They sell laundry baskets out there, for example.” The money Ed saved by sensibly downsizing he invested by working with a professional packing and shipping company to prepare his goods for shipping cross country. “The things I decided to ship were things that are actually important to me. They’re either expensive and hard to replace or sentimental and impossible to replace. Either way, I wanted to make sure they got there in good shape.”
The Boston packing and shipping company assisted Ed with his cross country shipment in several ways. “They’re actually wizards, or at least I think so,” Ed said. “I thought I had a small mountain of stuff, but they managed to get everything packed in just a few good size boxes.” Other best practices for successfully shipping cross country include the use of new cardboard shipping boxes and custom built wooden shipping crates as needed.