Long Distance Moving Out Of Philadelphia: How To Save Money & Find Pro Movers

Nov 8, 2023

As with everything, planning ahead can slash moving costs – and Movers.com offers a complete guide to make moving out of Philadelphia easier on your budget.

Moving out of Philly is totally in, as last year has seen the largest single-year population drop since 1977 – with a net loss of 22,000 residents.

It's not exactly clear why so many people are moving out – with some attributing it to a post-pandemic disillusionment with city life, while others are pointing to the natural population loss as students graduate and move out. Regardless of reason, if you're deciding to move out of PA, you're probably going to want to be smart about it - otherwise you'll be paying movers hand over fist.

Affordable Ways To Move Out Of Philadelphia

Movers.com has created a comprehensive guide on the “10 Cheapest Ways to Move Long Distance” to help you save money on your next move.

“10 Cheapest Ways to Move Long Distance” offers practical tips to reduce moving costs – and one of the easiest way to do that is to book the move in advance.

You can save up to 25% on your next move if you book six months in advance, with costs further reduced if you choose to move in the off-season (ideally in October or November).

Other cost saving tips include:

  • finding free boxes at local stores,
  • borrowing packing supplies, and
  • maximizing space by packing efficiently.

One of the more challenging aspects to estimate is stair cost, so finding out how much the mover charges for that is important.

“Stairs on moving day could increase the costs, because they require more work for movers and increase the probability of injury or damage,” explains the report. “Some moving companies will only charge for ascended stairs – not for carrying your items down stairs. They charge around $10 to $20 per floor with the first flight of stairs for free. However, some companies charge per step, so clarify these details with the company.”

Finding Pre-Screened Interstate Movers In Philadelphia

If you're looking for pre-vetted, licensed and certified interstate movers, Movers.com offers a free directory to help you find reliable moving companies in your area.

Check out the new Movers.com resources for a stress-free, cost-effective move!

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