January 9, 2019
Shop Around for Moving Companies
Some moving companies charge more than others, but the only way you’ll know is to shop around. Ask for quotes from multiple companies. This way, you’ll be able to choose your movers based on price. That said, it’s not always a good idea to pick your movers on price alone. Instead, choose the movers you’re most comfortable with. Remember, they’ll be transporting your belongings to your new home. The last thing you want is to choose a low-quality company that won’t do everything they can to take care of your stuff.
Get Rid of Junk and Clutter
Moving estimates are determined by the amount of stuff you plan on moving. The easiest way to cut your moving costs is to decrease the number of items you plan on moving. Go through your house and get rid of clutter and junk. Host a garage sale, donate usable items to charity, and offer old books to the local library. If that’s still not enough, you can always plan on moving some things yourself. The fewer boxes and pieces of furniture the movers transport, the lower your costs will be.
Look for Free Packing Materials Instead of Buying New
New cardboard moving boxes are surprisingly expensive. Instead of heading to the store and spending hundreds of dollars on new boxes, look for free options. Check with local stores to see if they have any old boxes they’re willing to part with. Ask your friends and family if there are boxes collecting dust in their garages. Instead of using new bubble wrap and packing paper, start saving newspapers and plastic grocery bags. When balled up, these can pad fragile items inside boxes and containers just as effectively.
Pack Everything Yourself
If you’re hiring movers, you’ll have the option to let them pack your belongings or to do it yourself. Though professional packing services are convenient, they will make the move more expensive. Saver yourself a few hundred dollars by packing the boxes yourself. The movers will still load and unload the truck for you, sparing you the heavy lifting. But you’ll save money by spending a bit of time packing the house on your own. Need to make the packing process easier? Enlist friends to help or have your kids start packing up their rooms themselves.
No matter where you’re moving, saving money is always a priority. Contact us to schedule a free moving estimate and see just how affordable our moving services can be.
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