Oct
31

Three Ways To Make the Cost of Moving a Little Less Scary

Author // NPR Car Talk
Posted in // Auto transport companies, Car hauling, Motorcycle shipping

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As if the process of moving wasn’t stressful enough already, it’s frustrating that moving can be such an expensive process. Even with tons of planning and organizing, it’s easy to misjudge how much moving will actually cost. So, here are three little tips that might just help you out:

  1. First, people often go straight to a moving company or a home repair store to stock up on cardboard moving boxes. Many people don’t realize that it’s super easy to get ahold of cardboard boxes without paying a cent — many big stores (grocery stores specially) get daily shipments in big cardboard boxes, and they obviously don’t want the cardboard boxes laying around. Stores are often more than happy to give away boxes to anyone who asks for them. And as an added bonus, the boxes are already set up, so there’s no assembly required!

  2. Second, make sure to pack everything as tightly as possible in order to minimize the number of trips you’ll need to take in between houses, and/or the size of moving truck you’ll have to rent. This takes a little bit of planning and patience — it definitely seems easier at the time to just throw everything in the car haphazardly and go — but it pays off in the end. If you have a lot of valuable items that you don’t know hoe to transport safely, professional moving companies often offer to pack and transport the items for you. These services will cost some money, but they’ll be much cheaper than having to buy new items!

  3. And third, it may actually save you a lot of money to ship a car through a vehicle transport service instead of driving it yourself. Even though the price of gas is starting to go down, driving a car through multiple states (or even just one state, really) can be extremely expensive. Not to mention the possibility of having an emergency breakdown on the road — and who knows how much that would cost. Car shipping companies are a great option, especially if you have more than one car to transport, because you’ll know exactly how much money you’ll be paying to have your car transported safely. A trustworthy car shipping company will be able to provide you with all the information you need in order to make the shipping process as stress-free as possible.

So now it’s your turn: when it comes to packing up your house and figuring out the best way to move your car(s), what tips do you have? Are professional moving and car shipping companies worth the price? Let us know in the comments section!

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