Moving across Canada at this time of year is definitely better than moving in the winter. There are few issues with weather because most of the snow is gone and the summer highway RV season has not yet kicked in. However, with the warmer temperatures comes a higher moving cost. It’s a classic case of supply and demand! More people move in the spring and summer so there is a higher demand for movers, and a higher demand equals a higher price.
So if you’re moving across Canada and you want to keep your moving costs down here are a few tips to shave a few dollars off your moving costs:
- Reduce your load size – get rid of anything you don’t need. Reducing the volume and weight of your shipment will result in a cheaper moving costs and more cash for other things.
- Make sure you check your long distance mover out. The best resources for this are the Better Business Bureau, CAM (the Canadian Association of Movers,) and Homestars. The moving industry is plagued with rogue movers, so don’t entrust your worldly possessions to a moving company you have not researched thoroughly. Your costs can skyrocket with a rogue mover because once they have your stuff on board they will charge you what ever they want – and if you don’t pay you don’t get your stuff.
- Do your own packing. A movers packing charges can add up, so if you’re on a budget, collect boxes or purchase them separately. You can watch our packing videos on our website for tips and how to pack just about anything.
So if you want to save a few dollars on your next move across Canada follow the tips above and you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars off your next move.