Moving from one state to another can be quite the hassle.
The process requires time, money, patience and planning. The whole ordeal can end up becoming the cause of stress and anxiety, but that does not have to be the case anymore.
There are many ways you can move from one state to another with ease that too on a budget. Keeping this in mind, here are a couple of ideas to make this possible.
1. Consider Moving by Bus
If you don’t have many possessions, then you should look into moving by bus.
To be more precise, you can make a move by bus if you don’t have more than 250lbs of stuff. This means you can forget about your furniture or large boxes.
As cheap as this solution may be, you can’t take your pets with you. You can also forget about your vehicle, for which there is no way to get it transported along with you. Moreover, your stuff is at great risk of being tossed around, resulting in damages.
If you think you can manage bus travel, without a lot of stuff, then there is no reason you should not give it a go. You will save a considerable amount of money, which can be spent elsewhere.
2. Consider Moving by Train
If you move by train, you can take a lot of stuff with you, a lot more than you can take with you by bus. But you still can’t take your furniture!
If you opt for a ‘train move’, you can rest easy knowing your stuff will be handled properly. Everything you plan to take with you will be broken down into multiple loads, but you will need to pick up your stuff within 48 hours of delivery, after which you will have to pay the extra storage fee.
Of course, this is cheaper than moving yourself or hiring someone else to do it for you. But there are a few drawbacks of moving by train. For starters, you still can’t travel with your pets, at least for trips that are longer than 7 hours. Since there are many stops, it will take you longer to reach your destination.
This option is best suited for people that wish to have a memorable traveling experience without their furniture.
3. Rent a Pickup Truck
If you think you can move a small load every day, renting a pickup truck is your best bet. However, this is possible only if you have more than a day to complete your move. In fact, the longer you take to move your stuff, the greater it will cost you.
Pickup trucks are comfortable and are equipped to house pets and people. It is pretty convenient to move small loads while being cheaper than hiring a moving truck for a day.
The problem with moving by a pickup truck is that you will not have insurance, so be careful while driving from one place to another. You will need to spend a considerable amount of time planning, and then tying everything down using ropes and straps. Things will get worse if your stuff is exposed to sun, wind or rain. The worst part is you will have to lift everything on your own, without a ramp.
4. Find the Best [Affordable] Moving Company
You might think this is not a good idea. As absurd as it may be, hiring a moving company is a great idea. You do not have to spend a lot of money to get the best moving company, and all it takes is a bit of research.
How it works is that you will need to do your homework regarding the best moving companies out there. Go through reviews and see what people have to say about the movers you are interested in. Eventually, you will have a list of moving companies that fit your budget.
If that does not work for you, there is always the option to ask your friends and family for recommendations.
Since there is a lot of competition these days, you will find a moving company for which you will not have to give up an arm and a leg. It is just that simple!
In conclusion, you can go about making a move to a new state in a variety of different ways, just make sure you plan well beforehand. Prepare well in time for the move, or suffer the consequences. If you are not sure what to do, and where to begin, here is a list of necessities you need to consider while moving to a new place.
Remember, there are ways you can go about saving money, but this does not mean you sacrifice your stuff nor does it mean you take things lightly. Focus on what is important for your move, and you will determine the best possible course of action in no time.
About the Author:
Rachael Everly is an enthusiastic blogger who loves to write on home improvement and interior decoration related topics. She is also a lifestyle blogger who got featured on various high authority blogs and magazine. Follow @RachaelEverly for more updates.