Moving day can be emotionally draining as well as physically exhausting. The good news is that moving doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out these tips for moving on a budget.
- Don’t Pay for Boxes
If you’re looking to cut costs on moving expenses, then skip paying for boxes. Check with your workplace to see if there are any boxes you can snag. Stop into your local liquor store or grocery store and ask if there are boxes they’re getting rid of. Also, check the free section of Craigslist to see if someone in the neighborhood is getting rid of boxes.
- Get Rid of Items You Don’t Need
There’s never a better time for decluttering than when you move. The less you have to pack and move, the less money you pay in moving costs. So, think about if you really need to take that old recliner from your college days. Maybe its best days are behind it.
- Plan Ahead
Nothing kills a moving budget faster than not planning ahead. When you wait until the last minute, you end up paying more for services. You also might end up paying for services you don’t need such as those boxes that you don’t need to pay for. Do yourself a big favor and plan ahead for better, less expensive moving day. Also, think ahead. Can you plan your move between October and April? These months typically see moving costs reduced by at least 20%.
- Hiring a Local Moving Company
A local company is often the best value you’ll find. Hiring a local moving company keeps your costs low because you’re not paying exorbitant mileage fees. Also, local companies often have good customer relations because they want to continue doing business in the neighborhood. Local movers treat you like family and they go above and beyond to provide exceptional service and incredible value.
When you’re moving on a budget, these tips will help you get from point A to point B without frustration or an expensive moving bill. You’ll be able to relax in your new home and know you made the best choice.