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How to Move Across the Country on a Budget

Published by Chris Townsend

Moving across the country can be a massive undertaking, especially if you do it on your own. Finding the right moving company who can make the trip for you can be a priceless addition to any move. There are a lot of different moving companies out there that advertise their experience, but none of them offer the same services as Three Movers. Our companies are all over the country, which makes moving more convenient for you and your family.

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Things To Do Before The Move

Before you move, there are some things that you need to do to make the process go smoothly. Making a list is a popular way to make sure that you don’t leave any crucial points of your move out.

Start Quoting Moving Companies

Getting more than one quote from a moving company will help you get the best price and services. After all, no one wants to pay more than they have to when they are making a big move. Keeping as much of your capital for things you need once you move is essential, and Three Movers understand that.

Make sure you get a list of all the items you plan to move when you get your quote. Most companies use weight when moving items long distances, and you will want to be able to give the company an idea of how many things you will be moving.

Remember that this is only a quote. There may be some adjustments to the final costs based on weights and all the service features you choose. We guarantee that no one in the area can beat our prices and experience.

Decide What Services You Need

Determining which items you are moving across the country will make it easier for you to choose budget-friendly services from a moving company. A lot of people go through their accumulation of items before moving across the country. Things tend to pile up over the years, and to thin out these items can help reduce the amount you have to move.

Something you will need to decide when moving across the country is if you need to have your vehicle transported too. Having a car shipped when you have your belongings moved can help you save money in the long run. Three Movers has a long list of services that help you move your belongings and your vehicle to destinations across the country.

Set the Amount You Want To Spend Moving

It is crucial to have a realistic amount in your head of what you expect to spend on moving across the country. Throwing a number like $50 into the wind is not a logical solution. You can expect to spend a few hundred dollars depending on mileage and the amount of belongings you plan on moving.

Once you have an idea in mind, start checking your quotes from moving companies in your area. Check into their reputation and their customer satisfaction rates. The word of previous customers can unlock a lot of answers about the status of a moving company.

Once you decide which moving company you want to go with, now you can start planning your actual move. Your moving company should help you with the finer details of your move. They should be able to give you a list and all of the details you will need to plan for during the big move.

During The Move

During the move, you will need to make a list and begin packing your items accordingly. If you choose, you can decide to have the moving company pack your stuff for you. Depending on how quickly you need to move, it may be easier to have the moving specialists perform this step for you. Clearly labeled boxes and an orderly situation can cut down on the stress once you get into your new home.

If it is possible, try to make your big move during the off-season. The potential to save hundreds of dollars lies in this option. Summer is a busy season and can often cost more because of it. The more active seasons can also make it difficult to get an opening at the time you need.

For your peace of mind, Three Movers will help you from quote to finish. We make sure that all of the fine details of the move are accounted for. We walk you through the process of moving across the country, and we give you the lowest prices to do that.

Moving Itinerary

Your moving company should be able to produce an itinerary for your move. Every step of the way, you should know where your belongings are and that they are in expert hands. When you get your official moving date, make sure that you are keeping up with all the different checkpoints on it. Your moving company is helping you make this move, help them by staying up to date with all the requirements.

After The Move

Once your belongings get to where they need to go, and you meet the moving company there, you can begin the unpacking process. Make sure that you inspect all of your items to ensure there was no damage during transport. Accidents can happen, and boxes can shift during the process.

If you have any issues with your belongings, make sure to reach out to customer service. All of our moves are insured so that compensation can be completed through the form of insurance claims.

Choosing To Use A Moving Company

Three Movers want to be the company you select for your cross country move. We understand what it means to have a budget and to make sure you are well within it. Moving across the country does not have to be an extraneous task for you, and you don’t have to go bankrupt, trying to do it.

Let us know what you need in terms of moving expenses, and we can tailor the options available to suit your needs. Three Movers can help you get your things across the country using the safest means necessary.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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