One of the most costly ways to move is moving across the country. This is because there are many more expenses, such as high gas expenses, overnight stays at hotels, food costs, and more. For this reason, it's important to consider some ways you can make your cross country move a bit cheaper. Here are four tips that you may not have previously considered for doing this:

  1. Move at the Right Time: If you can help it, it's best to move during specific times that are cheaper. For example, if you can move during the winter instead of during the summer season, you can save money because moving companies charge less during this time. This is because not many people are looking to move during this time of year. You should also consider moving in the middle of the month and during the week instead of on the weekend if you can. 
  2. Share Your Moving Truck: Sometimes, your friends or family may be looking to move at the same time and close to the same area as you. This is rare, but you can also post an advertisement on your local listings to let other people know that you are willing to share your moving truck. Of course, you should only do this if you don't have too much stuff to move so that there is actually space in the moving truck for another person's things. 
  3. Save Moving Expense Paperwork for Taxes: If you moved because of a job, there is a chance that you are eligible for a deduction when you file your taxes. This can definitely help you compensate for some of the high costs you had while moving. Of course, you have to wait until tax season to actually be compensated, but it can definitely help to know that your costs may be compensated when you are paying for it. 
  4. Consider Used Boxes: Ask your moving company if they have used boxes that you can use. You will have to pay for them, but they are often more than half the cost of buying new boxes for your move. If your moving company doesn't have any used boxes, consider visiting your local grocery store for extra boxes or post an advertisement saying that you are looking for used boxes. 

When you consider these four tips for saving money on your cross country move, it can definitely be less stressful financially and you can spend more time focusing on other aspects of your move. For more information, contact local professionals like Real Pro Movers.