Published: May 03, 2016
According to the American Moving & Storage Associate, the average cost of an interstate move is over $5,000. If you’ve just spent a lot of money on the down payment of a new house, or security deposit on a new rental, often this is not a cost that people are factoring into their budget.
Moving is not a cheap process; between the boxes, tape, bubble wrap, wrapping paper, and other moving supplies, it adds up to be an expensive and time consuming process. Many people opt to forego the headache and have a moving company take care of all the dirty work, thinking that saving a little time is worth spending a little more. But many moving companies have hidden fees that are not included in your initial quote, meaning you’ll spend a lot more than you anticipated. Is it worth it? You decide.
With moving companies, it’s important to find someone who is licensed and insured so that you have peace of mind should any of your belongings get broken or damaged during the course of your move. Be sure to request a quote based on hourly rates and how many people they will be sending to help pack the truck (3 is ideal).
Like life, the moving process is often full of unexpected turns, meaning you might end up having to rent storage space to store your belongings, should any part of your move be delayed. This can cost an additional $200 a month, depending on the storage unit.
Save yourself the headache and rent a UNIT! Pack at your leisure and our professional movers can move your UNIT to your new location, or store it at our facility easily and without having to repeat the moving process multiple times because of delays. Contact us today to learn more!