Estimate the cost- It’s good to roughly know how much your move should cost to help prevent you from overspending by going with a bid that might possibly be too high. Online moving calculators are a great way to gauge approximately how much your move should cost.
Avoid buying supplies- Purchasing boxes, paper, and bubble wrap can add up. Consider asking neighbors and friends who have recently moved or are about to move to save boxes and any extra moving supplies they don’t use.
Host a sale- Holding a yard sale is a great way to not only make money, but it can also help you save money on your move too.
Establish a plan B- While you can try everything in your power to ensure a smooth move, there’s always a possibility that your timeline can go awry at the last minute. Possibly consider choosing a long-distance company with flexible options that won’t charge you a fee for making a change on short notice.
Don’t pick the lowest bidding movers- A low bid might indicate low-quality work, which could end with your belongings showing up late, or even broken, meaning you could end up spending more money to replace your valuables. You can save yourself money by choosing a more reputable contractor off the bat with a more in-the-middle bid.
Pack strategically- with mindful packing, you’ll be able to fit more items into a single box. By doing so, you can condense the number of total boxes you’ll have to move, therefore creating a possibility for using a smaller moving truck, and the smaller the vehicle, the more money you can save.
Ask for a deal- It’s not completely uncommon for moving companies to be willing to cut you a deal, so it's always worth asking. This is where shopping around can really pay off. See what deals different movers or best car shipping companies will offer you depending on the type of move, and it’s always worth asking if others can beat or match the best deal.
Consider the cost of moving yourself- moving can be a large financial burden and taking the time to really consider all your options is important. If you’re really looking to save money on your move, consider renting a moving vehicle and doing it yourself. At the very least it’s worth looking into prices and doing a cost comparison to determine how much money you can save by choosing this option.
With some of these helpful money-saving tips, you’ll hopefully be able to cut down on cost of your big move!
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