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What is the cheapest Way to Move Out of State?

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April 6, 2013 under Moving Companies

Answered by Staff Writer

April 17, 2013

Bottom-line, moving is expensive.

However, there are different methods in moving that can greatly affect how cheap or expensive it is to relocate. While there is no definite figure on exactly how much it cost to move, ball park figures can be totaled, giving you an idea of how much money you may spend. Making a moving budget is the best way to begin implementing an inexpensive move.

Type of Move 

The cheapest way to move out-of-state is definitely in deciding how you want to move. Common sense suggests that if you pack, hire a rental and drive the distance yourself, it will cost you far less than hiring a company to provide a full-service relocation. If you decide to hire a full-service company, there are many reasons why not to hire cheapest business. 

Time of Move

Another factor that keeps the final cost down is the time of year you move. Spring and fall are considered the cheapest times to move since summer is the most popular. Moving companies are busy relocating families while children are out of school, often raising their rates during the season.

Travel Costs

Suffice to say, traveling from state-to-state can be expensive. Between food, lodging and gas, you can become way over budget, spending money you don't necessarily have. Though the price of gas will be what it will be, you do have some control over food and lodging.

Instead of stopping to eat several times during your trip, pack your own snacks and meals. Less receipts along the way will make for a cheaper move. As far as lodging is concerned, research low-rate hotels along the way and plan to stop in and stay over at the less expensive locations.

Holding a Yard Sale

Before you move out-of-state, lightening your load is going to save you all around. The less stuff you transport equals fewer boxes and less space and weight to worry about using. Holding a yard sale to get rid of some household items will simultaneously make you money while you rid yourself of extra items that are expensive to transport. Just remember, one man's trash is another person's treasure, so get out some little white labels and start tagging your unnecessary goods. 

Moving and saving money sounds like any oxymoron, but it is possible. With some time and effort you can cut expenses by being wise. If you do decide to use a moving company, compare costs before deciding one which one to choose. To receive quotes from out-of-state movers in your area, visit and, after you have settled in your new digs, fill out a moving review for the company you choose so others can benefit from your experience.

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