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    Cost Saving Tips for Moving your Furniture Long Distance

    One of the most cumbersome and expensive parts of any long-distance move is furniture.  Not only is it heavy and often difficult to get through the multiple doorways, it is also large and tends to take up a lot of moving space.  As your premier Castelgar movers here are some tips that can help you save money and get all your furniture from your old house to your new one undamaged and as efficiently as possible.

    Take Stock

    Before packing any of your furniture, take a moment and think about if it is going to fit in your home and whether you will want to be replacing it down the road.  If you have been thinking about a replacement, then either sell or donate that particular piece.  This will not only save you money, it will also save you much needed space in the moving truck.

    Here’s the Deal:

    The more space that you save in the moving truck, the more money you will save on your long-distance move.

    Some Assembly Required

    Chances are you are going to have to disassemble a wide range of the larger furniture pieces in your home. This list includes:

    • Bed frames.
    • Oversized tables or dining room tables.
    • The legs on couches or large chairs.

    Since you are already taking some of your furniture apart, you may want to just disassemble as many pieces as possible.  Moving, packing and unpacking smaller, lighter and less cumbersome furniture parts may make sense, especially when it comes to saving space in the moving truck.


    Be sure to label and securely pack and attach all necessary, screws, bolts and other hardware.  This will make reassembling each furniture piece that much easier.

    Measure and Plan

    Many of us grew up playing the game Tetris.  A well thought out and planned long-distance packing job is a lot like the game – the goal is to get all your belongings as securely packed in as small of a space as possible.  Before going bananas, moving and packing household items and furniture pieces willynilly, take a few minutes to see how each large item is going to fit securely and safely in the moving truck.

    If you have extra time or really want to get the most out of your moving space, then use a tape measure to take the dimensions of your furniture.  Knowing the dimensions of each furniture piece will also help you to come up with a plan on how to get each piece around corners, through doorways and up or down stairs.

    By following these steps, you should be able to get all your furniture safely and securely packed and ready for your long-distance move.  If you have any questions about these tips or are interested in our long-distance moving services, please contact us today. Our friendly and professional staff are always ready to help.  We would love to be a part of your next long-distance move look forward to hearing from you soon.