December 2017 31
The Cheapest Options for Moving Out of State on a Budget
Posted By : goldstar

Are you moving out of state on a tight budget? Most people get anxious about the thought of an interstate move, but you don’t have to. There are several cheap long distance moving options for you to choose from depending on several determining factors:

1. You Have Several Reliable and Healthy Helpers

Your best option is to gather up as many people as you can and rent a truck from a reliable company such as U-Haul, or one of its competitors that has many locations nationwide. If you’re lucky enough to have connections with someone who owns a large truck, even better!

Pros: You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars since you won’t have to pay for a moving company to do the work.

Cons: You have to find people to help who are willing to spend time and energy moving your things with little to no pay.

2. You Have Some Help, But Only to Load and Unload

Another great option is to rent a storage container from a company such as PODS. The company will drop off the container at your residence or business and pick it up and either store it temporarily or deliver it when you have it loaded.

Pros: You can take your time loading a storage container. There is no need to rush and get it done all in one day. The company takes care of the container and will deliver it to your new destination on your chosen date.

Cons: This option can get pricey especially if you’re moving far away. Although many areas have PODS or similar storage container companies, rural areas might not be so lucky. It is always better to call or search first to make sure they drop off and deliver to both of your locations.

3. You Have No Help

Unfortunately, if you are unable to find any help with your move, you will have to hire a moving company. However, you can save money by having everything ready in labeled boxes considering you’ll be paying by the hour.

Pros: Sit back and let the movers do all the hard work.

Cons: The cost of moving companies can be very expensive since you’re paying for each worker, hours worked, the moving truck, fuel, and mileage. Also, reliable companies can be difficult to find.

4. More Ways to Save
  • Sell anything you don’t need. You might be surprised to see how much money you can make to put towards your move.
  • Don’t pay for boxes. Ask family, friends, or local stores to save their boxes and packaging materials. See more on free moving boxes.
  • Be Resourceful. Use your blankets, comforters, pillows, and towels for padding during the move.
  • Avoid moving in the summer. Summer is the busiest time to move, and most expensive too. If possible, try to schedule your move in the fall or winter.

October 2017 12
Residential Moving Company Gives Six Helpful Packing Tips
Posted By : goldstar

If you have not moved a lot, you may feel overwhelmed just thinking about getting all your things boxed up in time for moving day. Follow these six tips to make your move as simple as possible.

1. Buy Packing Supplies

Once you start packing, you will get into a groove. The last thing you want to do is run errands every half hour because you find you didn’t purchase enough or the right kind of packing materials. Before you start packing, make sure you have all your packing materials ready to go. Here is a good list to get you started.

2. Pack By Room

Unpacking is typically done over a long period as you need certain items. Packing your items by what room they belong in will make your unpacking process much smoother. When it comes time to unpack, you won’t be running all over the house putting things away. You can unpack each room on your timetable.

3. Label Everything

In the flurry of packing, you may think that you will remember which boxes contain specific items. Never make these kinds of assumptions. Help your future self out by religiously labeling every box, crate, and package. When you are at your new house confronted with a mountain of boxes but only needing that one cooking pan, you will be happy for your careful labeling.

4. Pack In Stages

Moving houses is a flurry of activity especially in the days close to moving day. Cheap Movers of Atlanta/Decatur suggests getting ahead of the activity by packing your belongings in stages. Begin with items that you know you will not need such as wall art, decorative knick-knacks and seasonal items. These can be packed up weeks ahead of time. As moving day approaches, begin to pack extra linens, toys, clothes and everything you won’t be using in the remaining time. A couple of days before you can pack up the things you use every day. You don’t want to have a single thing left to pack on the big day.

5. Ship Ahead

If you are making a move outside your current zip code, sending some of your things ahead of you could save a lot of time. Anything you get packed up early is a good candidate for shipping. That means you have less to load and unload on moving day. Bulky items that are awkward to transport are also best shipped to your new address rather than trying to transport them by hand.

6. Pack a Box of Essentials

When you get to your new home, there are certain items you will need immediately. Make sure your first night is comfortable by packing these essentials in a box that you keep close at hand.

  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Towels
  • Pajamas
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper towels
  • Sheets and pillows
  • Trash bags
  • Electronics chargers

This should be enough to tide you over until you can get your basics unpacked.

Packing up an entire household and moving to a new location is a complicated task with a lot of stress. Sometimes it is far easier to hire a moving company to do all the dirty work for you so you can concentrate on making the transition easier for your family.

September 2017 12
Movers List 5 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Moving Across the Country
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Moving across the country is a big step, and it is not one that should be taken lightly. In addition to all the other worries and excitement buzzing through your mind about life after you get settled, is the anxiety of the actual move itself. There are so many things that you have to take…

August 2017 11
8 Ways to Cut Down the Cost of an Interstate Move
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Moving from one place to another can be a traumatic experience. In fact, moving puts a lot of stress on everybody, from adults in charge of the move to kids and pets caught in the cross-fire. Moving is inevitable in some cases though, and for many people and families, a new location is a step…

July 2017 28
Cheap Hacks to Help You Pack for Your Move
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Moving is usually an expensive process. Fortunately, you can do a lot to cut down on the cost if you’re willing to plan carefully and think outside the box. It does take a little bit of extra effort, but most of the top techniques are easy enough that anyone can use them. 1. Build a…