Blog November 29, 2020

How to move to a new state with little money

You are moving to another state. Whether you simply want to do it or absolutely have to, you are doing it. There is only one little problem. You don’t really have money to burn. And, let’s face it, moving home can cost quite a bit. But don’t give up just yet. State to State Movers have prepared some tips for you on how to save money when moving. Follow these steps and we assure you – you will be able to do it.

Reduce the size of your move.

The more belongings you move (either by weight or number of moving boxes) the higher the price of the relocation. So the logical thing to do is to simply pick and choose what it is exactly you want and need to move. For example, taking that old china plates that you never used might not be necessary.

Organize a garage sale.

Once you decide what to leave behind, don’t just throw everything out. Organize a garage sale and sell the things you don’t need. And if you don’t really have the time or resources for that, you can always sell stuff online.

Save money on moving materials.

Moving supplies can sometimes be unreasonably expensive. The good news is that you can easily get them without paying a fortune. For example, grocery stores usually have piles of cardboard boxes they will simply get rid of at the end of the day. Offer to take them off their hands instead. Additionally, you can used old blankets and towels as protection for your more fragile belongings. Wrap your mirrors, paintings, or glasses in them before placing them in boxes. You can also ask your friends, coworkers, and family members if they have anything you can use, such as moving dollies, pads, or harnesses.

Know when and how to move.

If you are hiring a moving company, it might be useful to know that the peak season for moving is summer. Avoid moving during that period and you will probably get a significantly lower price. In addition, pick only the services that you feel you absolutely need. Ask your friends to help you pack instead of paying for professional packers.

Ask for a discount.

Most moving companies offer different discounts. Are you a military personnel, an army veteran, a college student, or a single parent? Even if you don’t belong to any of those categories, you should still ask your moving representatives whether you qualify for any discounts. You might get some good news.

Do you need more tips on how to save money when moving? Then feel free to contact State to State Movers. We are looking forward to hearing from you!