Minnesota Movers & Moving Companies
Congratulations on deciding to move to Minnesota! As a state with a high literacy rate, an extremely healthy population and thousands of lakes for you to enjoy, Minnesota should offer nearly everything you could want in a home. And yet, before you can truly begin to explore all that Minnesota has to offer you'll need to make sure that both you and your belongings arrive in tact. Fortunately, I can help you find great deals on Minnesota moving companies and provide you with additional tips and tricks that will help you save further on the Minnesota moving service of your choice. After all, isn't that what friends are for?
Minnesota is the 12th largest state in the nation, and it has a population density of 65.3/sq mi (25.21/km2). Despite the state's vast land area, the majority of people live in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Rochester. Still, if you're moving to a smaller city such as Blaine or Columbia Heights, you should have no trouble finding Minnesota movers that are based in larger cities nearby. In fact, I can help you find Minnesota movers throughout the state. I've partnered with Minnesota movers near Arden Hills, Fridley, Golden Valley, Grand Rapids and more to make sure that you get the best deal on your move.
8.4% of Minnesota's area is covered in water, allowing the state to have a longer shoreline than California and Hwaii combined. In fact, water is so abundant in Minnesota that the state's name is a throwback to this resource, as the Dakota word for sky-tinted water. Likewise, the state is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes. While the weather may not be as warm as it is elsewhere, if you're a water-lover you should have no problem enjoying the myriad of water activities that Minnesota has to offer.
If you're an avid shopper, you'll love the Mall of America, the country's largest retail area, which is located in Bloomington, a suburb of the Twin Cities. With 2.5 million square feet of retail space, indoor amusement parks, an ice rink and restaurants galore, the Mall of America may not be the reason you're moving, but it will surely be a highlight of your new state.
Minnesota has a progressive income tax structure with three tax brackets. The state sales tax in Minnesota is 6.875%, but many things are excluded including non-prepared food, some clothing, prescription drug medications, and most services. Alcohol, tobacco and gas also have an additional exice tax. You may want to keep these expenses in mind as you plan for your move to Minnesota.
Here are some ways to lower your Minnesota moving quotes:
- Move midweek. If you're thinking that it's more convenient to move around the weekend so that you can use your days off to find time for the move, think again. Not only can moving midweek be extremely convenient if planned properly in advance, but it can be considerably cheaper than moving at the beginning or end of the week. If you take a few days of clothing in your hand luggage you can receive your shipment midweek without feeling the need to unpack it until the weekend when you'll have free time. An additional perk of moving midweek is that you can jump straight into your new job (when relevant) for a few days and then have the upcoming weekend available to unwind and dissect your first impressions. If you're moving nearby within Minnesota, your Minnesota movers will do most of the work. If you're moving as a family you can send your children to school or your spouse to work while you direct the movers. At the end of the day your family can come home to the new house without a serious disruption in their routine.
- Move during off-peak seasons. In general, most people embarking upon long distance moves prefer to move in the summertime so that their children can finish off the school year in their old home before moving. Based on the rules of supply and demand, moving is generally more expensive in the summer than it is at other times of year. Ironically, many moving companies actually hire inexperienced haulers to help assuage the summer load, which means that by moving in the summer you may pay more for less skilled workers. To save money on your move to Minnesota, consider moving during the spring or fall. Not only can you enjoy off-peak moving rates but you'll probably feel the benefits of having your choice of the company's most skilled movers.
- Shop around. The best way to save money on Minnesota moving companies is to compare quotes from at least three different Minnesota movers (and more if you have time). Just give me your information in the form above and I'd be happy to put you in touch with a bunch of Minnesota movers who will give you a discounted rate. Don't sign a contract with the first Minnesota mover you meet – take time to meet with several different moving companies to see which one can give you the best deal. And, of course, make sure to ask about the price differences in moves that are off-peak and midweek so you'll know you're getting the lowest possible moving quotes.