Just imagine preparing for a long-distance move. You have to find a new home somewhere far away, prepare your family for the cultural shock, gather all the paperwork, and say goodbye to everybody. But, when you add preparing and packing all the stuff from your five-bedroom home, things get a lot more stressful and complicated. Let us be honest, packing your entire household will not come easy nor cheap. That is why most people turn to professional movers when moving long-distance, but end up regretting as that decision really break their bank. So, what should one do to move across the borders safely, and yet not spend a fortune while doing so? Hire a freight trailer! Here is why you should consider using a freight trailer when planning an out of state move.
How Does a Freight Moving Company Work?
Before we mention all the reasons why you should consider hiring a freight trailer, let us first tackle the issue of what a freight moving company is, and how it works. Well, to put it simply, freight movers provide their customers with a 28-foot freight trailer. That trailer will be parked in front of your home for three business days. During that period, you should load it with your stuff. Of course, you can also pay the movers to do it, but bear in mind that that is considered as the additional fee. Once you finish, you will be provided with a partition wall that is supposed to separate your belongings, from other people’s items. After those three days, a driver will transport your belongings to your new address, and you will have additional three days for unloading.
Will Using a Freight Trailer Break Your Bank?
Yes, as previously mentioned, freight trailers are an amazing way to move long-distance! But, how much does amazing actually cost? Well, a lot less than you think. On average, you can expect to pay around $2,000 for a freight trailer. Of course, this price varies depending on many factors. For instance, the price will depend on mileage, that is, how far you are moving, and it will depend on how much space your belongings take up inside the trailer. Moreover, if you choose to use some additional services like packing, loading and unloading, or even handling specialty items, your price will go up.
However, if you think that $2000 for a freight trailer is too much, just imagine paying $4,300 for a long-distance move using a full service moving company. And, you also have to consider rewarding your movers. So, yes, moving long-distance can not come cheap, but at least you will be able to save some money by hiring a freight trailer and doing a little bit of DIY packing and loading.
Why is a Linear Foot Important for You?
The linear foot plays an important role here. That is, the price you will have to pay for using a freight trailer will depend on the number of linear feet your belongings use up inside the trailer. That means that you will not have to pay for the entire trailer, but only for space you have in fact used. This is how you save money when moving abroad! And, if you are wondering how much money you will actually have to pay, you can always talk to freight mover’s representative and ask for an estimate. Depending on the company, you can get either an online estimate, over-the-phone estimate or even an in-home estimate. These estimates will help you determine how much money you will need for this move based on the stuff you plan on relocating.
When is a Freight Trailer an Absolute Must?
And, now, let us talk about the right time to hire a freight trailer for your move. Of course, we will say always, but your decision will depend on your needs and budget the most. It goes without saying that people who have a lot of money and do not want to deal with any moving preparations and tasks, can hire a full-service moving company, and not lift a finger. But, this article is mostly for those who are interested in some cheaper alternatives. Here are some examples:
- When you are moving long-distance -moving long-distance usually costs a lot of money, especially if you decide to hire a full-service moving agency. That step will definitely come with a hefty price tag. If you want to avoid it, hiring a freight trailer will be a perfect solution.
- When your move is large – if your home is huge and you have a lot of belongings, again, hiring a freight trailer is a foolproof idea. As mentioned before, you will save not only money but also time. Just think about it – freight trailers are large (you can fit a five-bedroom home inside), and because of that, there is no need for multiple back and forth trips. You will be able to move all your household belongings at once.
- When you are on a tight budget – If you have to move in a hurry, or you simply cannot handle organizing the entire move by yourself, but you still need a budget-friendly moving solution, hiring freight trailer movers can be the perfect solution.
Author Bio: Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie Johnson has been working as a moving representative for the last 10 years. She specializes in helping people move both locally and internationally. In her free time, she enjoys writing a traveling blog. She is also a wife, a mother of two, and a dog owner.