Are you finally ready for that BIG change?

Have you been caged in one place for far too long that life has somehow become uneventful?

Are you finally getting the career break you deserve yet it does not come without sacrifice?

Go for it. Go for the things that scare you the most. Surely, something bigger, better, and more exciting awaits you on the other side of the rainbow. But first, you have to make that climb. You have to make your way up that colorful arch that may seem pretty but can also be exhausting as heck. During that climb, you will feel anxious – for sure. But once you get past that, you’ll begin to see something you never thought was there before (read more).

And it will be courage that you find. The one thing that will allow and insist that you grow.

But hey, who in the world can remain courageous after seeing a movers’ billing statement with more than three zeroes on it? It can be really heartbreaking – alarming, even! I mean, the pressure of moving out is already pretty heavy; add the pressure of impending moving costs and you’ll definitely experience a train wreck of emotions. Moving out is never easy. And paying to move out, well, can sometimes be twice as difficult. It is not only your heart that you need to prepare for the move but your wallet as well. If you’re experiencing FOMO or “Fear of Moving Out,” maybe you should take a look at this:

The Real Cost of Moving Out Across Country

If you’re planning to hire a cross-country moving company pretty soon, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with market prices too. This is all an effort to make sure that you don’t get scammed or taken advantage of. Online or offline, there will always be people who would want to trick or deceive you for their own benefit. Such evil lurks in this world and there’s really nothing we could do about it – except to train ourselves to be more alert.

On a typical note, cross-country moving may cost anywhere between $2,000 to $4,000 depending on the number of boxes and packages included in the move. Although according to this source, it can easily cost around $10,000, if you are bringing a lot of baggage with you. Movers typically price cross country moves according to weight and distance, so it is very reasonable to say that the farther the move is or the heavier the items to move are, the higher is the bidding cost for the move. So, even if you have little to move but you need to have it delivered across great distances, moving companies may still charge you a considerable fee. In the same way, short distance yet heavy moves will probably cost as much. If in any case, however, you are charged $10,000 for a light and short distance move then you should know that something isn’t right (read more).

Always remember that the cost of the move should be commensurate of the weight of your baggage and the distance the move will cover. Still, a $2,000-$4,000 move still feels a little heavy on the pockets, right? That’s equivalent to a year’s worth of lunches, four months of rent (if you’re renting out a simple flat), and several months of utility bills. It’s definitely not a cost you would want to deal with if it can be helped.

Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to keep your moving costs to a minimum.

One of these ways is to let go of things you don’t specifically need; leave them behind in the old place. You are embracing a new life in a totally different country. Although it’s understandable that you want to bring a taste of home with you, still, don’t you think that it’s time to let bygones be bygones? Surely, you don’t need that old life-size teddy bear your ex gave you. And you certainly can’t keep holding on to those miniskirts you used to wear during your university years. It’s time to rid yourself of the fluff so that you can make room for new blessings in your life. It’s a good way to reduce your cross-country baggage too!

Participate in a flea market event or host a garage sale. As they say, your trash may be somebody else’s treasure. Now, isn’t it nice to leave the old place with bits and pieces of you? At the very least, friends and neighbors will have something to remember you by.