November 02, 2023

Budget-Savvy Long-Distance Moves: Where to Save and Where to Invest

Chicago Long Distance Moving Budget 

In an era when everyone is watching their spending, making smart choices during a long-distance move can significantly impact your financial situation. There are numerous important considerations when deciding which services to deal with on your own to reduce costs, and what services are better to leave to the professionals. We’ve put together to help you make good financial decisions on your pending long-distance move, identifying where you can easily save some expenses, and where it’s best to invest.

1. Don't Compromise on Valuation Coverage

One area where you should never try to save money is valuation coverage. This coverage shields your household goods in case of harm or loss during transit. While it may appear to be an extra expense, it's a crucial investment to protect your valuables.


2. DIY Packing vs. Professional Packing

Packing is a task where you can reduce costs without sacrificing on the quality of service. Doing your packing can reduce costs significantly. It's also an opportunity to tidy up and donate or sell items you no longer need. At Corrigan Moving Systems, we provide expert packing services if you’d rather have professionals handle your valuables. While there is a cost, it can be worth it for the reassurance that comes with having your belongings packed safely.

Furthermore, packing is not all or nothing. If you would rather pack most of your home but would rather lean on our pros pack your items of value or concern, then you can opt for that solution. During your in-home or virtual moving estimate, your knowledgeable move representative can provide details and pricing for a la carte packing, so you can have confidence without breaking the bank.


3. Moving During Off-Peak Times

Choosing your moving date wisely can result in substantial financial benefits. Moving during off-peak seasons or on weekdays can help you lock-in lower costs. Our flexible scheduling options guarantee you can pick a time that fits your budget without giving up quality service. Peak season in the relocation industry happens between May and September. Since the need for moving services is at its highest at that time, so are the prices.


4. Comparison Shopping

Securing quotes from different Chicago moving companies and comparing them carefully is essential to make a cost-effective decision. Corrigan Moving Systems is known for affordable pricing and clear, detailed quotes. Our commitment to transparency guarantees our rates and services are trustworthy.


5. Temporary Storage Solutions

Should you require temporary storage during your move, we provide budget-friendly options. Our secure Chicago storage facilities offer convenience for short or extended periods, helping you save money without jeopardizing the safety of your belongings.


6. Sell Unneeded Items

One of the best ways to cut down on costs on your relocation is by selling belongings you no longer use. Not only will this cut the weight and volume of your possessions, potentially leading to reduced moving costs, but it can also put extra cash in your wallet.

 Packing for your Chicago move

7. Trusted, Affordable Movers

The movers you choose plays a big role in your moving budget. It's important not to compromise on the quality of the movers. Corrigan Moving Systems offers affordable prices and an exceptional level of service. Our focus on customer satisfaction, clear pricing, and smooth and timely delivery ensures you get exceptional value for your money.


8. Stay Away From “Too Good To Be True” Prices

Internet moving companies and brokers prey on people looking for budget-friendly Chicago long-distance movers. They will attract you with prices that are very inexpensive and will tell you the cost is locked in. However, these are typically red flags of a moving scam. Be sure you only opt for a long-distance moving company that maintains physical locations within the USA, employs their own employees and trucks, and does not outsource your move.

Most of these deceitful brokers will tempt customers with low-ball prices, hire another mover to pick up their property, then require more money from the individual to ensure shipment. Hiring a reputable, professional mover is the only way to guarantee the price you are offered is the rate you are charged.


9. Plan Your Move

A well-planned move can save you money. Corrigan Moving Systems can help you in creating a personalized moving plan that matches your budget and timeline. We have the knowledge and experience to optimize your move, making sure you don't overspend.

At Corrigan Moving Systems, we’re your dependable partner in achieving a cost-effective long-distance move to or from Chicago. Reach out to us today to book your no-cost, risk-free in-home or virtual estimate. Our team of experts is ready to create a tailored moving plan that fits your budget, ensuring a smooth and affordable move. Make the right choice for your wallet and your possessions by choosing Corrigan Moving Systems.