Wayne, PA, October 30, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- To most people moving is an exhausting and expensive undertaking and that exhaustion and cost only increase with distance. But Transit Systems, an expert in moving and shipping services, has developed some tips for those long-distance moves. These tips, when properly employed, could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The following have been compiled through years of industry experience and customer feedback. Transit Systems proudly presents the Top Five Money-Saving Tips for Long-distance Moving:
Tip #1: Pay only for the space that is used. Moving companies typically dedicate a full truck to the move regardless of the space utilized. Consider a freight company that provides household goods transport. Each individual household load is sealed in its own section of the truck behind a locked divider. You will have to hire a separate moving crew, but even with this additional labor cost added in, the savings can be significant.
Tip #2: Take the DIY approach to loading and unloading. Although many moving companies do not allow customers to load and unload, contact the company and find out. Selecting a freight carrier (over a moving company) and using family and friends to load and unload can cut the total moving costs in half. If you cannot find a company that allows this, see Tip #1 above.
Tip #3: Pay for insurance. Yes, strictly speaking, insurance is an expense. But it is pennywise and pound foolish to move without it. Some degree of damage is practically inevitable during a long-distance move. Unless you are a furniture restoration professional, insurance will save you in the long run.
Tip #4: Do your own packing. Or at least the majority of it. Packing takes time, and time costs money. If you are willing to spend time upfront, your total moving costs will decrease.
Tip#5: Ponder, plan and prepare. A well thought-out move will create all sorts of savings, especially cost. Consider specifically what items should be professionally moved and what items are better off selling, giving away to friends or charity or simply discard. Create a detailed, written inventory and sort accordingly. This will prevent you from paying to move unwanted items unnecessarily.
Whether planning a move across the country, city or around the corner Transit Systems tips offer money-saving concepts to reduce common frustrations and moving anxiety. Removing some unnecessary costs from the equation will not only make your long-distance move more cost-effective, it will make your move more enjoyable.
About Transit Systems Inc.
TSI is a nationwide provider of moving and shipping services to consumers and small businesses. They are available on the web at http://www.transitsystems.com. In business for over 19 years, TSI is licensed by the Department of Transportation and is approved by UPS® and Mail Boxes Etc.® for their centers to use. Editors can contact Kevin Hagan at 610-971-1830.