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Moving can be a stressful time. With all the little things to keep track of, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And that’s before you start calculating the cost of your new location.
The cost of moving can often surprise people. The desire to save money can also lead to drastic and less comfortable decisions, such as assuming you can handle the hard work independently.
Before you decide to push all your belongings to the curb, so you don’t have to deal with moving, check out our tips for cutting moving costs.
1. Collect Free Boxes
If you want to save some money, start with packing supplies. Instead of paying for moving boxes, try collecting free boxes. Places like liquor stores, bookstores, and grocery stores are great places to find containers that would otherwise be discarded. Be careful to collect parcels in relatively good shape, especially if you have fragile things to pack. Be sure to reinforce the seams with tape for extra care.
For most (if not all) of your items, you don’t need to buy bubble packs and peanut packs. Use rags, towels, clothes, and other soft items to wrap delicate and fragile items. Clearly label your boxes on multiple sides to keep them extra safe.
2. Choose your date carefully
The principles of supply and demand apply to the move, and the price moves accordingly. If you can plan to move house to save money, consider moving in the summer from late fall to early spring. Even if you can’t choose a time of year, you can (hopefully) still select your date and time. On holidays and weekends, moving house prices are higher than in the middle of the week. That means you’ll cut your moving costs by scheduling your move on a weekday.
3. Compare Quotes
If you’re looking to save money, don’t simply take the first quote you get. Find a list of 3-4 trusted, trustworthy motivators and get a quote from each. You may find a surprising price difference that will work in your favor.
Make sure you check to make sure everything is included in the quote you receive and that the carrier guarantees their price. Look at past customers’ online reviews to ensure people find them on time and professionally and that they don’t incur unexpected fees when moving.
4. Pack and prepare yourself
While package moving services can pack everything in your home for you, it will cost you. Since most moving companies calculate the cost partly based on how long it will take for your relocation, the more prepared you are, the better. If you want to cut down on moving costs, handle all the packing yourself. Disassemble furniture yourself and tidy up the box in an easily accessible place.
Pull in support
Other costs can add up, such as cleaning and fixing your spot before leaving. Call up some deals with friends and family and see if they come up for a practical outing party.
The same goes for taking care of children and pets on the day of the move. Letting your child – the two- or four-legged type – run around can be dangerous for both them and the rider. Enlist the help of trusted person in your life and save on nursery costs.
Since movers charge based on travel time, you can assume that the more you have, the more you will have to pay. If you want to reduce your migration costs, take a moment to do some resizing.
Three turquoise bins labeled donate for sale and left on a white wall have discarded clothing, vintage books, and a rooster. Containers are used to reduce the size.
Moving is an excellent opportunity for a fresh start. We recommend doing a little purge before each move. Why pack and unpack things you don’t want or need? You can even make some money if you have something to get rid of that you can sell. Give yourself enough time to organize, rate, list, and complete deals withoutpressure.
Check tax deductions
Save your moving receipts – you never know how useful they can be. If you’re moving for work, you may be able to get a tax deduction on your moving expenses, so keep good (and official) records.
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