The Strain of Moving
With all of the anticipation and stress that goes into the moving process itself, figuring out the costs involved can make things difficult.
Out of all the factors involved in the moving procedure, calculating the shipping cost of your items based on weight can be one of the most challenging to tackle.
What Can You Do?
By utilizing the various tools available to you, you can calculate a rough estimate for moving costs based on weight. After you’ve gotten this estimate, you can move on to finding ways to lower the cost if it isn’t manageable.
It is vital to make sure the sources and tools you use are reliable. This will ensure that your estimate is accurate and you can trust the information you receive to develop a reliable and effective moving plan.
Cost Calculation Tools
Here are some of our top websites to use for calculating the costs of moving your items based on weight:
This handy tool allows you to gauge the weight of furniture piece by piece, room by room. While this does not give you the exact cost of moving your things, it does give you a useful estimate of how much all of your belongings weigh, making it a fantastic first step for anyone looking to figure out moving costs. All you need to do it plug in the quantity of each item and hit the calculate button. After a second of number crunching, the site will show you a table containing a multitude of useful information like how much your items weigh, how much space they’ll take up, recommended truck sizes for your items, etc.
Relocation.com also boasts a weight calculator, much like MovingCompanies.US. A marked difference is that it also calculates a rough price based on not just the weight that you input but also estimated mileage, starting zip code to ending zip code, extra fees, and more. While you should by no means treat the information you get from these calculations as an end-all-be-all calculation, it serves as a useful ballpark figure for how much your move will cost.
Either of these resources will help you to come up with a rough estimate of how much you can expect to spend on a move based on the weight of your items.
Cutting Down on Costs
Alright, so you now have a tentative idea of how much it will cost to move your stuff from here to there. Now what? Well, you need to ask yourself: “am I comfortable with this price?”
If the answer is no, then you may want to look into options to cut down on that cost.
The first and most obvious choice is to get rid of some of your items. It may, in fact, be cheaper just to sell or donate some furniture now and then buy new furniture later on after you’ve settled in. This strategy becomes even more viable if you’re moving to a smaller location.
You might also want to consider packing whatever you can into your vehicle if you plan to drive to your new home from your old one. This further reduces moving costs and lets you keep items that you would rather not sell or donate just to save space and money