Save money on your move

Invest yourself in your international move and save money

On average, the cost of an international move is around 6000 euros but if you have a high volume, it can quickly exceed the 10,000-euros. Here are 5 tips that can help you reduce the bill.

Moving alone

If driving a truck does not make you afraid then the most economical solution is still to pass you from the movers. This solution has not only advantages. You will still have to rent a vehicle, make several trips if you have a lot of things to carry, take a few days off and manage a higher stress level than if you rely on professionals. Consider checking that you are properly insured.

Moving in one-way

Some companies offer to rent your utility vehicle in one-way. This solution is interesting if you have decided to move by yourself and you do not have much furniture to carry. It saves you time by avoiding having to bring the truck back and will generally be more economical since you will not have to pay the gasoline and the return toll. However, depending on when you are going to make your reservation, it may be cheaper to return your truck to its place of origin rather than drop it near your destination.

Pay on time

Some movers accept payment on time or at the mission. An hour of moving costs between cities and providers from 150 to 400 euros HT. This formula is only useful if you oversee the preparation of your move. When the movers are present, you must have already packed your boxes and ideally have them stored near the place where the truck will be parked. Household appliances must be disconnected. The more things you have done before, the less it will cost you. To pay as little as possible, give them only the transportation of heavy and bulky furniture and avoid organizing your move during peak hours when traffic is less fluid …

Make your boxes

Except for fragile things like paintings or mirrors, many objects or clothes do not need to be packed by professionals. If your planning allows you, you will save time for the movers (and therefore savings) by managing the packaging phase yourself. If you think you are running out of time and your friends have not responded to your call, you can always hire your child’s buddies or your neighbors’ children.


Finally, ask 2 or 3 companies to estimate your move. Depending on the scope of the assignment, the period and the guarantees offered, the prices can be very different, sometimes twice as much from one mover to the next. Do not necessarily choose the cheapest … if you opt for a freelancer, do some research on the internet to make sure that its benefits are up to your expectations.