Movers Guide to Relocating

Movers Guide to Relocating

Moving to a new place, whether it be a new city or state, can be very exciting. However, moving can feel overwhelming, expensive and sometimes, even impossible. Being prepared by planning, ahead can save you a lot of time and money.

Use the following guide to assist in planning your move.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Moving

There are a handful of variables that can fluctuate the cost of your big move. Before making any major decisions regarding your move, you need to understand that distance, time of year, and the size of your household will change the cost of moving.

  • Traveling Distance: The cost of moving increases the more miles you travel.
  • Time of Year: Winter is the most affordable time to move, while summer is the most expensive.
  • Household Size: The more people you’re moving or the more items you own, the more expensive moving will be. Do not forget to include vehicles, and larger belongings, such as boats.

Self Moving vs. Professionals

Deciding on if you’re moving yourself or if you’re hiring professional to assist with your move is an important decision that should be made early in the moving process. Here are some questions that you can ask yourself:

  • Do I want to drive to my new home? If you enjoyroad trips and long drives, you might not need to hire a moving professional. However, if driving with a moving trailer hitched to your vehicle scares you, you might want to hire a moving professional.
  • Do I have to make more than one trip? If you have to make more than one trip on your own, it may be more cost-effective to hire movers. However, if you’re hiring movers, do not forget to budget for their transportation fees as well as your own transportation fees.
  • Do I have time to manage the moving process? If you do not have the time to pack up your belongings, you may lean towards hiring professionals. Some companies will even insure your items.

Storage Costs

You will need to budget for storage fees if you cannot move all of your belongings at once. There are also different fees for short term storage and long term storage. Long term storage can be more costly if you chose to invest in climate controlled units.


Save Money by Downsizing

Before you move, downsize by getting rid of anything you do not want to take with you. You can rent a dumpster to aide in getting rid of items that you do not want or need. Scheibel Waste has three different sized dumpsters to satisfy your needs no matter how much junk you have. Contact us today at (978) 361-5254 or fill out a contact form.

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