For anyone that has ever had the daunting, exhausting task of moving, most would rather not do it again. However, due to reasons such as job changes and rising rent prices, this is not the option at times. What makes moving even worse than it already is is the ever-rising cost of moving. With the right tips and tricks, moving does not have to be a painstaking, money guzzling task.
Today we have 4 tips to help you save money during your next move. Trust us, your wallet will thank you for it.
Find Mover Specials
Unless you have your own moving company, most of the time you will have to use some type of moving truck to move your belongings. This is especially the case when you have to move across the country. If not done right, it could cost you hundreds of dollars.
One way to find mover specials according to updater.com is to move on the offseason if possible. Many moving companies, such as North American Van Lines offer great specials to increase business. Another way to maximize mover specials is to rent a truck and have a friend or yourself drive your belongings to your destination. If your move is just across town, this is a great way to save money as well.
Find Free Moving Boxes, Wrapping, Etc.
What’s better than saving money, not spending any at all! One of the easiest ways to save money is to find free moving supplies such as boxes, newspapers, and in some cases, even tape. To find free boxes it is as easy as going to your local retailer and asking the manager for their boxes. They will be happy to oblige because taking empty boxes off of their hands means fewer trips to the garbage. Even some national department stores such as Target will give you boxes for asking.
Another way is to use old newspapers and circulars to wrap up your items in, instead of buying expensive bubble wrap. Going to stores and even your neighbors can warrant you more newspapers than you can use. And in a way, this counts as recycling, which is always a good thing.
Have A Garage Sale Before Your Move
If possible, see if there is a way to have a garage sale before you move. This is a two-fold win because you can get rid of items you no longer need while making some money for them. Even if you sell a few items, it is cash that you may not have gotten for the item otherwise.
Even if you can not personally have a garage sale yourself, see if there is a friendly neighbor around that would be willing to sell some of your items for a flat fee or commission rate. This way you are still able to sell some of the items for extra money.
Research Movable Storage Units
If your budget allows it, a movable storage unit such as PODS may be helpful for you according to updater.com Instead of worrying about how you are going to store your large items, such as washer and dryers during your move. This is a great investment if the place you are moving to is not ready yet, and traditional storage units are too expensive.
The best part is that you don’t have to move it yourself! Just have packed it and have a mover from the company pick it up for you, and when you are ready for your items, they will bring it to you.
We know moving can be tough. While it may be hard to completely eliminate the stresses of moving, we hope these tips will help reduce some financial stress off of your budget. With these 4 tips, you can move to know you have maximized the savings potential, which means more money to spend on your new place!