It pays to save on a long-distance move when you can, since they tend to be an expensive endeavor.
So, you’re looking at a big, long--distance move and you’ve started looking at the costs involved. Sobering, right? It isn’t cheap to move anywhere – let alone a move cross-country, especially if you need to put down a security deposit at your new place, maybe get some new furniture and shipping your household items from Point A to Point B.
For people moving without furniture (more on that in a bit*), Busfreighter.com offers an inexpensive alternative to the bigger name alternatives out there. How much can we save you? Check out this example - eight boxes weighing 200 lbs., going from Miami to San Francisco, includes pick-up and delivery, for $283 … $266 less than USPS, over $400 less than FedEx and nea...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
“Contents may have shifted during shipping.” You see this warning on a box of cereal. It’s not something you want happening to the stuff in packages that you’re shipping.
Shipping means entrusting your packages to a shipping and delivery service while moving them from Point A to Point B. That means they are loaded and unloaded at least once, more often multiple times, along with any other packages making the same trip. Packing your boxes securely, with protection in mind, gives them the best chance to make the trip unscathed.
Choose the Right Box
It starts with choosing the right box. Ideally you have a box that offers just enough room for your items and protective materials all around them. While a box doesn’t have to be new to be adequate for your needs, it needs to be free of defects and retain its shape. Go to a national chain sto...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Just think of what you’ll receive after a successful holiday move - a brand new, warm and cozy home. Such a gift!
For many Americans, December can be the busiest month on the calendar, because it is peak holiday season. Your work days may be full of extra obligations. You’re likely to spend the most money during the holiday season. Your family time takes center stage while personally, you may be thinking ahead to another new year.
Add a move to this whirlwind and two things can happen: You can either let the stress overwhelm you … or you can focus on the light at the end of the busy tunnel: your gift of a new home. Now, how can you get your head wrapped around that?
People move during the holidays for lots of reasons:
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Moving smart starts with packing smart. You’ll seal the deal by labeling smart, too.
When it comes to your next big move, we’ve already given you some smart ideas for where to get shipping boxes on the cheap. If you don’t have a plan for labeling them smartly, though, it won’t matter how nice or nicely packed your boxes are. Frustration at your final destination will mount as you dig through box after box, hunting for something that could have been simple to find, if only the box is labeled properly. Here are some basic labeling options for you to consider.
Use Color Coding
You know what you can buy today in a much wider variety of colors and patterns than you could just four or five years ago? Duct tape. If yo...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Move with a plan and ace unpacking with speed and efficiency.
Moving into a new home can be simultaneously exciting and maddening, with the latter coming into play when you cannot find the things you need to stay on the task of unpacking and settling in - turning the new place into a home.
It is important to remember this is a marathon, not a sprint - the bigger your new place, the longer it will take to unpack and get it organized. You'll drive yourself crazy trying to get it all done in one day.
Label Your Stuff
The best way to lighten the stress when you are unpacking is to pack smart in the first place. Clearly label your boxes, packages, bags, luggage and containers so they end up where they should be at the new place. Why move them twice? Especially the heavy boxes and pieces of furniture - label twice, move once.Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018
One thing is certain - if you are shipping or moving, you need boxes.
Of the various expenses that can pop up when planning a shipment or executing a move, buying boxes to package your stuff can become surprisingly expensive. You also never seem to have enough of them when you start packing up, leading to repeat trips to the store for more.
Depending on how many shipments or moves you typically make -or if you’re planning one big move- it may be beneficial to build up your box supply. You can use online tools that give you an estimate on the number of boxes you will need for the amount of stuff you’re shipping or packing. Then, consider these cost-cutting strategies for getting shipping boxes on the cheap.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
There’s value and then there’s cheap. Understanding the difference can save you a lot of money.
Moving can be an expensive proposition. Between housing deposits, gas money, shipping costs, new items that need to be purchased and other expenses, the bills add up quickly. This can lead you to choose the cheapest moving option you can find. Sometimes this translates into a no frills move that gives you exactly what you need: easy load, on-time delivery, nothing damaged or broken. Other times though, using a moving company or shipping service that quotes a super cheap price can end up costing you more than it is worth.
Cheap Move Fails
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Tame the wild animal in yourself -as well as your pets- when moving cross country.
Many Busfreighter.com customers are moving from one part of the United States to another, a life event loaded with excitement as well as some anxiety. If you’re also relocating with a pet, the stress can increase if you do not plan ahead.
Most pets thrive on routine - they can sense if it is a work day or stay-at-home day for their human, they have an idea when you’ll return home from work, they like to eat their meals about the same time every day. Preparing to move and moving are massive disruptions in your pet’s routine, and those disruptions can affect your pet’s behavior. You may notice they have little or no appetite, they cry or meow or bark more often, they have temper tantrums, act as if their feelings are hurt or (in case you own an Read Full Story
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Long distance shipping the Busfreighter.com way can be of great assistance to someone looking at a big move.
If you are moving across a state or across the country, getting your stuff from point A to point B is likely one of your greatest concerns. Will I have to move all my stuff myself? What companies will ship my belongings all that way? Are they reliable? How much money will it cost? All great questions to be asking right now.
One way to relieve some of the move stress is to ship as much as you can ahead of your physical move. Why? For three good reasons:
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Get your bags where they need to go. Save yourself some hassle by shipping luggage ahead with Busfreighter.com and Greyhound Package Express.
Be it vacationing with family or work-related travel, getting your luggage to your destination and back seems to be an increasing struggle these days, and that struggle can present itself in different ways.
Consider airline bag checking fees. Fifteen years ago, none of the airlines charged to check luggage. Now, only one major U.S. carrier no longer charges for one or two checked bags (Southwest). Checking more than one bag per passenger? Get ready to fork over some dough. Major domestic carriers outside of Southwest, such as American, Delta and United, charge $25 for the first, $35 for the second and a whopping $150 for a third checked bag per passenger (unless you’re a member of their frequent fly...Read Full Story
Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
How do you make short work of a long-distance move over Labor Day weekend?
The traditional end of the summer season in the United States, Labor Day Weekend is a signal that change is in the air. The days are shorter, kids are returning to school and we pack up “summer” for another year, close the beach house and get back to the regular routines of life.
Labor Day Weekend is also a holiday, one last chance to linger by the lake or the sea or the pool and relax. So, how do you make short work of a long-distance move over Labor Day Weekend? Keep this advice in mind.
Organize Early – There’s no rule that says you shouldn’t take a moment on a rainy day to plan your packing for the Labor Day Weekend move (you know at least one shower will cool it off during the summer). What can you get rid of, so you don’t have to move more than neces...Read Full Story
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018
Get that college trip moving by shipping cheap with Busfreighter.com.
Late summer is a time that sees literally millions of American students pack up and move to colleges and universities across the country. Here are some tips to make that move as seamless as possible.
What to take: If you or your student are living in on-campus housing, the school’s residential life office will provide you with checklists of what to bring - and what to leave at home. Pay attention to that list! Every year at every school, freshmen whose parents have packed all their Earthly belongings into the family RV or a trailer expect it to fit into a space that averages about 130 square feet per resident. Not going to happen.
Small living spaces mean small storage spaces, so be smart with packing clothes. Do you or your student really need everyt...Read Full Story
Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
How can you restart YOU? Moving to a new location and getting to know your new neighborhood are just the first steps.
Career move, desire for a different climate, getting closer to or further from family, just needing a change, finding your significant other – the reasons why 7 million Americans make a long-distance move every year are as varied as each mover. While most of us give at least some thought to the area where we may be moving, the time spent finalizing the new job, finding a place to live and getting through a successful move means we often get there knowing few people and having little idea of where to go for food, fellowship and fun. Get acclimated to your new home with these tips.
Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Think ahead to take some of the stress out of a long-distance move.
The stress of relocating cross-country, if left unchecked, can outweigh the excitement of a new adventure in your life. Whether you’re moving for a new job, a new (or old) love, to be closer to family (or farther away) or for an opportunity to try something different, dealing with the move details in advance can help keep the stress in check. Try these plan-worthy tips.
Be in the know before you go - Is the juice worth the squeeze? Use online resources to determine the cost of living adjustments you’ll make in your new zip code. Will a bigger salary be more than offset by the cost of housing, utilities...Read Full Story
Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Long distance moves can be a challenge. Once you know where you’re going, the next step should be to decide which method to use - movers, rental truck or shipping.
Big households, full of furniture and the belongings typical for a family of three or more, are often limited to moving it all themselves with a rental truck or contracting with a moving company for a big haul. If it’s a one or two person move or maybe a short-term relocation (job assignment or college, for example), shipping with Busfreighter.com can be a viable solution. First, think about what you want to move, and why.
Do You Have Too Much Stuff?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
An important step in the long-distance apartment move process is choosing the best method.
When you are moving a long distance away, you have three main options for getting your stuff from Point A to Point B - hiring 1) professional movers, 2) a rental truck or 3) a shipping company like Busfreighter.com.
A shipping company is a great option if:
Professional movers make sense if:
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Looking for a cheap way to move cross country? Start with Busfreighter.com.
Whether you run a business where success is dictated by online sales, you need to ship items for a one-time or seasonal relocation or are helping a student move to college, shipping costs are an important consideration. Busfreighter.com and Greyhound Package Express (GPX) can help save you money.
A Unique Partnership
Busfreighter.com is an authorized reseller of GPX services, which use available shipping space on Greyhound’s fleet of 1,200 buses that travel to 3,800 locations throughout 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces and deliver 2.2 million packages annually. Busfreighter.com customers have access to discounts on GPX services not otherwise available. The more packages you are shipping at once, t...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Parents – limit the stress of your student’s college move with help from Busfreighter.com.
Every year during spring and fall, thousands of families move students into and out of college residence halls and apartments across the country. How will you stay stress-free on moving day?
How Busfreighter.com Can Help
Station to station or door to door, Busfreighter.com has great rates for a variety of shipping needs, including multi-box, oddly shaped and oversized packages. Fill out our Instant Quote & Ordering form and get the process started. Meanwhile, try these college moving tips on for size:
Springtime means the end of the semester is coming up, with...Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2018
In 1923, the term snowbirds is used to describe migrant workers who move south to work during winter months. Now, it describes retired people and others who flock to warmer locales like Florida, Texas, Arizona and California when the snow starts to fall. The average winter visitor (the preferred nickname) spends between three and six months residing in warmer climes. They give a welcome bump to the off-season economy of many southern states as a result. When spring approaches, many prepare to return to their permanent homes.
Busfreighter.com Delivers to 3,200 Destinations
Are you a snowbird? Why rent a trailer or overload your car for the trip home? Let Busfreighter.com give you a hand. Just box your stuff, use our easy-to-book online ordering system and head for the nearest Greyhound bus terminal. What could be simpler? Better yet, arrange for d...Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2018
To keep costs down on a long-distance move, you must get creative. You can purge all your belongings and start over in a new location (harsh, but an option). You can move it all yourself (almost always leaves you exhausted and wishing you used option one). You can also tell your stuff to take the bus (that’s right – it’s a thing and it could save you cash). Don’t know the bus can help you move? Well, we’re going to show you how.
Busfreighter.com - Authorized GPX Reseller
Your stuff can take a Greyhound bus! Moving boxes this way costs a lot less than you might think. Greyhound has been transporting passengers and packages for over 100 years, traveling to 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces, so you can ship boxes almost anywhere. What if you need to move lots of boxes? Greyhound’s shipping division, Greyhound Package Express...Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018
When most people think of weather-related issues affecting their shipments, they think of delivery delays. While this is the most common issue, Mother Nature can also wreak havoc on what’s inside your package. Take steps to protect your shipments from every eventuality. Learn how to pack defensively.
Rain, Snow and Searing Heat
Have you considered how the post office and big delivery companies transport your boxes? They ship primarily via trucks and planes. They head out in all types of weather, which means your packages are subject to the elements more than you realize. Imagine the contents of your box melting from the heat as the cargo plane sits on the tarmac. What can you do?
Deal with Mother Nature
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Are you frustrated with packing? Does the sight of cardboard boxes everywhere make you break out in a sweat? Let go of the anxiety! Make the most of your move with these handy tips and take control of your packing experience.
9 Tips for Easier Packing
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Long-distance moves often pose a problem for book lovers. Packing an extensive collection of hard and softcover texts is tough work and can be expensive. Learn how to protect your library on their cross-country journey by packing them efficiently.
Prepare to Move Your Books
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Summer traffic is gone, cooler temperatures are here, and the open road is calling. If you have been itching to take a road trip on your motorcycle this Fall, we have some great tips for you. Don’t let packing logistics put the brakes on enjoying some of the scenic rides our country offers. It’s time to learn how shipping stuff ahead can lighten your load.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Whether you are grilling out over the Fourth of July or unwrapping presents at Christmas, holidays are a special time for families. Sometimes circumstances force you to relocate at the most inopportune times, like Thanksgiving and Christmas. If moving during the holidays has you blue, here are a few suggestions to help keep things festive and fun amid the boxes and bubble wrap.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Relocating to a new city can be intimidating. You are leaving everything that is familiar and venturing off into the unknown. How much do you know about your new hometown? Here are some suggestions on how to acquaint yourself with your new neighborhood and the opportunities it offers. They will help you feel at home by the time you pull into the driveway.
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Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017
Has airline travel lost its luster for you? If flying has you dreading baggage check-ins, sky-high luggage fees, and potentially lost bags, consider shipping ahead. Here are five reasons why you should lighten your load and re-think your travel routine.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Are your kids leaving for college soon? Perhaps they’ve graduated and they’re off to start a new life in another city. Before those feelings of loss start lingering and you come down with a case of Empty Nest Syndrome (ENS – it’s a thing), take charge of your new life! Read Full Story
Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017
Organizing and moving your family is a hectic job. There are so many things to do before the big day it is easy to overlook how it is affecting your family, especially your teen. Leaving the people and places they call home is very stressful. Here are some suggestions on how to help them make a smooth transition to their new home.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
For adults over 60, only a divorce or a spouse’s death is more stressful than moving out of their homes. Helping a senior downsize involves more than just sorting through possessions. Realize that these items symbolize a lifetime of memories and saying goodbye to them is uncomfortable for them. Because this is not a typical move, we have put together suggestions to help you make this a stress-free transition for your loved one.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Dealing with a life changing event like a death, divorce or job loss can be overwhelming. These events often require you to relocate during one of the most trying times in your life. The stress of moving, in addition to these events, can push you to your limit. Here are a few suggestions to help during this difficult transition.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Are you moving cross-country? Don’t let the stress of packing wear you down. Busfreighter.com has put together some tips to keep you organized and ready for this next big adventure. If you’re a pro at planning long distance moves, share your advice in our comments. We’d love to hear it.
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Posted: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Moving long distance to an apartment can be hectic and expensive. Busfreighter.com has some suggestions to guide you through the big move and hopefully save you money.
Do I Use Professional Movers, Rental Truck or Ship?
Decide how you want to move based on what you are moving and your budget. You can opt for a combination. For example, ship boxes with Busfreighter.com and move your furniture and fragile items in a small rental truck or hire a professional. Here’s a guide:
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017
If you are headed home from college, preparing for a long distance move, let Busfreighter.com show you an inexpensive way to ship your stuff for less.
Instant Quote & Ordering
Why put yourself (or your parents) through a cross country road trip to get your stuff home from college every school year? Busfreighter.com offers substantial savings on multi-package shipments going to the same destination.
The process is simple. Visit www.busfreighter.com, fill in the Instant Quote & Ordering form, get your quote and order. Enter the number of boxes, their weight, dimensions and value; where you’re starting from and where you’re shipping to. Decide to have your boxes picked up for shipment or dropped off at one of our locations. Get your quote and order...Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, April 6, 2017