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Moving across the country? Our Minneapolis long-distance movers are here to help. We understand that a long-distance move can be expensive, and you don’t want to have to rely on cheap long-distance moving companies that won’t offer a quality move. That’s why our team put together our tips and advice on how to save money when you move long-distance.

 

Tip #1: Plan early and stay organized.

Don’t procrastinate when it comes to a long-distance move. The longer you wait, the more expensive it will be. This isn’t just talking about the moving company quote. If you wait until the last minute, you may need to hire someone to help you pack or help you clean, which sinks valuable dollars into your moving budget. A planned out move means your moving company will be able to accommodate the best date for you, and you’ll have time to do the packing and cleaning on your own, saving money.

 

Tip #2: Clean out your home.

Don’t move items across the country that you don’t need. Take time in the months and weeks leading up to your move to do a clean sweep of your home and get rid of excess stuff. Go through every room of your home- not just your closet. You’d be surprised how much stuff you’ve saved over the years that when it comes to paying to move it across the country, it’s just not worth it. The stuff that you clean out can be donated to a local charity, sold at a yard sale, or thrown away if there is no value. Less stuff means you’ll have less to move and more cash in your pocket.

 

Tip #3: Ship some of your less important belongings.

Instead of weighing down your moving truck, consider shipping some of your items to your new home. The Post Office offers flat rate boxes in various sizes that ship for the same flat rate no matter what they weigh or where they are going. This is perfect for those making a long-distance move. Books from your bookshelf, winter clothing and jackets that take up a lot of space in suitcases and moving boxes, and more can be shipped to your home for minimal costs.