Moving on a Budget: A Complete Guide to Cheap Moving
If you’ve started getting moving quotes, you’ve most likely seen that there are many services to choose from — some cheap, some not-so-cheap. While moving on a budget probably takes full-service companies out of the mix, there are still several solutions to consider. But which is the cheapest? Check out common moving options to help you choose the right one for your situation, and then see tips for getting the lowest rate possible.
Not every move involves packing up an entire house. For some people, the only items worth taking are valuable pieces of furniture and a few boxes of personal belongings — an amount that may be expensive to move with a service designed for large shipments. If you’re looking for a cheap way to ship furniture, try U-Pack®. Our services are designed to help you move to another state (or even across the country) while staying on budget.
Not everyone who is moving has an entire household’s worth of belongings. Many people have just a few pieces of furniture and a handful of personal belongings, which can make it difficult to use a traditional moving service that’s designed for bigger shipments. When it comes to finding cheap furniture movers for smaller shipments, there are a few options to consider. See how each service works and determine the cheapest option.
If you’re trying to reduce the cost of your move, there are many options available. You can choose a lower-priced moving service, try to do it all yourself, or ask for special deals to be applied. While discounts are typically great ways to save, you may find taking $25 or $50 off of an already overpriced move doesn’t make much of an impact. Starting with a discount moving service, and then making adjustments to fit your needs, is often a better way to go.
If you haven’t moved long distance before, or if it’s been a long time since you made a move, you may not know what relocation expenses to include in your budget. One of your biggest costs will the relocation service itself, but there are a few other important things to consider (like packing supplies, help loading and unloading, and travel). Let’s explore some typical moving costs, followed by ways to keep your moving expenses low.
John Maxwell once said, “A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” If you’re ready to get your finances on the right track, downloading a budgeting app to your iPhone 5 is something to consider. But there are plenty of budget apps to choose from —how do you know which ones are the best? That’s what we’ll help you figure out.
The best budget apps for the iPhone
Helpful Tip: Before you download any of the apps below, try out the “lite” or free version (if available) first. This way, you can test out each app and see which one fits your lifestyle best.
Budget Moving Secrets You’ve Always Wanted to Know
It’s no secret that moving can be expensive. From buying packing supplies to paying a moving company, it's easy to overspend if you're not careful to budget wisely. If you want to move affordably (and who doesn't), these expert tips can help you move on a tight budget with ease.
I’m looking for a cheap way to move long distance…have any suggestions?
Sure do! Lots of people looking to move across the country cheap go for a do-it-yourself moving service. By rolling up your sleeves and doing some of the work yourself, you can generally save BIG on your move. So who offers these cheap moving services?
In case you’re not familiar, U-Pack is an innovative DIY moving service where you do the loading/unloading, but not the driving.
A closer look at how U-Pack offers such cheap moving services
What better time to move than when the sun is shining and the kids are out of school? It’s National Moving Month, and that means it’s time to kick off the busiest season of the year for moving!
Did you know that somewhere around 37 million people will move this year? 37 million people… that’s a lot of moving trucks! Of that 37 million, most of the moves actually take place in May, June, July, and August—which is why you’ll often hear this time of year referred to as “peak moving season.” That's certainly what we’ve experienced at U-Pack! Last year 43.5% of our customers moved during those months.
If you are moving quickly, I know how you feel. Are you feeling panicked? Overwhelmed? You just got word that you are moving soon. There is so much to do! Where do you start? Don’t worry. Take a deep breath. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving because of a job, because your lease is up, or because you want a fresh start right away. Sometimes you get little notice of your move and you need to move quickly. And you probably don’t want to spend tons of money on your move either, right? Well, if you are looking for an affordable, fast moving solution, you are in luck! The moving experts at U-Pack have compiled some great tips about the cheapest way to move quickly. Here we go!