A long distance move can be expensive, this blog will cover a few ways to reduce costs in your long distance move from Calgary.
Book Your Move Early
When hiring move services, the early bird gets the worm! Booking well in advance will help you get the price from your moving company. Planning ahead will also help you avoid unexpected last-minute costs, and the stress that may come with them.
If your move has come up at the last minute, don’t be afraid to ask your moving consultant if there’s any ways to save money – they’ll be happy to help you!
Pare Down Your Items
The typical formula for the cost of a long distance move is based on the weight of the move. If you’re looking to reduce costs, take a look at what you plan on moving.
Take some time to distinguish your “needs” from items that just hang around. Items like books, dishware, and CDs add lots of extra weight. Slimming down your collections can make a considerable difference. Also consider whether you want to move your heavy furniture, or if you would rather repurchase at the destination.
If you have the time and physical capability, packing your items yourself can save you some money while moving. Check online marketplaces for free or reduced moving supplies, and get to work! Not only will this save you money, but it will give you an opportunity to go through all your belongings yourself. As an added bonus, you’ll know exactly where everything is, making the unpacking process that much easier.
Choose the Right Time To Move
The price of a move is largely dependent on the time of year you move. The busiest (and therefore, most expensive) times to move are during the summer months and the holiday season. If you can, hold your move until the less busy shoulder season.
If you’re doing the move on your own, consider the weather conditions. You’ll probably want to avoid the rainy season or cold winter months. Plan your move considering the climate of your origin and destination.
Drive Your Car Yourself
Vehicle transport is one the biggest costs in a long distance move from Calgary. If you can, consider driving your vehicle to your destination yourself. Not only will you forgo this cost, but you’ll be able to pack in some of your goods (reducing the cost of your overall move), and it’s a great opportunity for the road trip of a lifetime.
Looking to Book Your Long Distance Move From Calgary?
Matco’s Moving Solutions can help you with your local or long-distance move in Calgary. We are a full-service moving company that is dedicated to delivering a stress-free and positive moving experience. We have locations in Edmonton, Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Inuvik and over 55 years of moving experience and expertise.
Contact us today for a free moving quote and to learn how Matco can be of value to you.