Moving offers you the benefit of being able to grow into a new space. You’re bound to build up all of these new memories within whatever home you end up in but as anyone who has ever moved knows, it can be somewhat stressful. Making sure all of your belongings get to the right place, at the right time, without any damage, can be a bit of a headache. It’s also a costly process that can cost a pretty penny when all is said and done. That’s why we’ve worked up some of our top tips for saving money during the entire moving process.
Stick to a Budget
Once you start moving, it’s easy for all of those little costs to add up. Between bubble wrap, boxes, tape, truck rentals, movers, and so on, you’re going to end up racking up quite the bill. That’s all fine provided you actually planned for it. Setting a budget beforehand is an important way to save money. Get a few estimates from the services you may need, like vehicle rentals or movers, and work up a quick estimate of any other supplies you’ll need so you know what you’re working with.
Move During the Offseason
Certain periods of the year, particularly the summer months, are when people tend to move the most. While moving during the winter can be difficult and frustrating in its own ways, it’s also one of the better ways to save money if that’s a big concern for you. If you’ve got the flexibility to wait and look around a bit more, you may want to put moving off until it becomes a bit cheaper.
Get Free Moving Boxes
If you’re willing to do a bit of work, you can find free moving boxes to cut down your costs. Call up a local grocery store, restaurants, liquor stores, office supply stores and more to see if they’re getting rid of boxes and are willing to part with some for free. Taking a look online at sites like Craigslist or local Facebook groups can also help you track down some leads on free boxes.
Donate or Sell
Before you move, getting rid of some of your stuff can cut down on how much you end up spending overall. Plus, if you part with certain items, you may be able to make a few extra bucks on the side. Cutting down on everything that needs to be moved ultimately makes the cost more reasonable.
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