Are you moving homes? If so, it can be quite a tiresome and costly process! You’ll no doubt be nearly tapped out from buying or renting your new house, closing all of your utility accounts in your current home, and looking for work in your new city or area. If you’re going to move your family, saving money on your move will be the way to go! You’ll want to be able to spend to set up your new home, so use the following tips to save money as you move:
• Move During the Week — Most movers will charge higher rates to move your home on the weekend, as that’s when their services are in the greatest demand. You’re a busy professional, but so are many of the other people that are moving. If you can move during the week, you’ll usually be able to get a lower rate. You may have to use those vacation days you’ve been saving up, but at least you’ll be able to save money — money that you can spend on your next vacation!
• Throw Stuff Out — It may seem sacrilege to consider throwing out your stuff, but the truth is that lightening your load can help to cut costs drastically! If you have stuff that you don’t need or that you rarely use, why not get rid of it? Hold a garage sale before you move, and it will help to defray the costs of the move. Sell off that old furniture, throw out those old clothes you’ve been keeping, and get rid of anything that you don’t absolutely need. You’ll end up accumulating more in your new home anyways.
• Do What You Can — Most of the time, the moving companies will charge you for the muscle that you are hiring rather than the cost of the truck. If you don’t have too much heavy stuff or you have people that can help you, why not move everything yourself in a U-Haul truck? Only hire movers if there is stuff that you can’t move yourself, or if you aren’t able to do the moving. Box up as much as you can, and leave as little work as possible for the movers. The less time and effort they expend, the lower the bill you’ll receive.
• Always Do Research — If you find a company that offers a very low rate, you may jump at the chance to move across the state for just $150! However, you may want to be careful, as these movers are usually scam artists that will either steal your stuff or come and rob your house later. Make sure that you check into the background of companies, and only hire companies that you can trust. Look for Budget Truck Rental coupons, as a Budget Truck Rental promo can save you a small fortune if you find the right deal.
Saving money while moving may not be easy, but it is possible. It will take some work to find a good company that will help you move for a reasonable price, but rest assured that it will take the stress out of your move!
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