Between the costs of finding a new home, traveling to the location itself, and finding the right moving company to help you get everything to your destination, relocating can quickly begin to feel overwhelming.

At PNW Moving and Delivery, we understand that long-distance moving isn’t easy, especially if you have a significant number of belongings or valuable items that aren’t easy to transport. We’ve made it our mission to provide residents in Tacoma and the surrounding areas with exceptional long-distance moving services that reduce stress and free up your budget for other priorities in your move. Read below for a few easy ways to save money while you move, and get in touch with us to learn more about our long-distance moving services!

Four Ways to Reduce the Cost of Long-Distance Moving

Create a Budget

First and foremost, you need to create a budget before you know what’s in or out of your financial comfort zone. We recommend creating your budget as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to save. Think about how much you’re willing to spend on your move and find a range in which you’re comfortable. Once you’ve determined the maximum amount you’re willing to spend on your move, you’ll be able to work backward and find moving services that fit within your budget.

Consider Letting Items Go

Moving fewer items is one of the best ways to save money while also reducing clutter and potentially putting a few extra dollars in your pocket. Look around your home and think about items you aren’t 100% satisfied with and consider selling them on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. If you don’t want to deal with negotiations or meet up with buyers, try to find somewhere you can donate gently used goods instead of throwing them away. Remember, you can always shop for furniture you love when you get to your new home!

Avoid Hotels

Long-distance moves often involve overnight stays. This is a smart move if you don’t want to risk exhaustion and spend hours upon hours in the car, but it can add a significant amount of money to your moving costs. We recommend looking at alternatives to hotels such as home-sharing applications that may be slightly off your route, but could save you a few hundred dollars depending on the size of your family and where you plan to stop.

Contact PNW Moving and Delivery

If you’re planning a long-distance move out of Tacoma or the nearby areas, working with PNW Moving and Delivery will reduce your stress and free up your budget. We offer free consultations and can even come to you for an in-home consultation that allows you to understand how much your move will cost and when we’ll need to get started. We’ll discuss your timeline, route, and provide you with information about how to pack everything for the lowest price possible. If you choose to work with us, you can count on prompt, polite, and professional service from start to finish.

We look forward to helping you with your long-distance move!

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