So, you just bought a new place for yourself. You want the place to look better than the previous one, thinking of adding a few pieces of artwork, furniture, and so much more. But you’re also concerned about the moving expenses.
We understand that moving isn’t easy. It can be very pricey with so many layers of costs related to rented trucks, professional movers and housing deposits and other miscellaneous charges. Some of the expenses, we don’t even know are coming like getting cabling services for your Wi-Fi which is much needed if you’re moving to a new place or cleaning the supplies and replacing spices that need to be tossed which are close to expiry.
If you don’t want to bribe your close friends with beer and pizza, we’ve got some tricks up our sleeves to help you save a significant amount of money on your moving.
Try moving on a random weekday
Let us give you an insight, try to avoid moving mid-month or at the end of the month. The reasons being, these times are supposed to be the busiest for moving companies. Try moving at a time when the demand is low, and rates are better. If you can afford some flexibility, try getting quotes from moving companies on various days. An essential tip for you, demand for movers is at its peak during the summers.
Before you start buying bins and boxes, don’t forget to load your suitcases, hampers, coolers, and baskets. Rather than just buying bubble wraps for your breakables, try wrapping them in towels. These might seem petty money saves but take it from us; they make a massive difference in the overall budget.
Need Boxes? Contact local businesses
This is something that most people are more likely to prefer. If there is a Walmart or superstore near your residence, try going there at midnight when the employees are doing the restocking. It is cardboard goldmine. But what if we told you there were other options as well.
You can reach out to the nearest liquor store, and ask them for their empty wine boxes. Those boxes are handy, they have dividers that can help you efficiently move your stuff. Liquor boxes are very sturdy which can help you move your books and other bulky items.
As you might be familiar that hiring a full service from a moving company will cost you more than $1,000 easily. Need a hack? You can hire movers for portions of tasks like moving big pieces, truck loading or unloading boxes.
Early change of address
Most people don’t know this, but when your address is applied for change, then USPS starts sending out discount coupons in your mail mostly related to moving business. A rookie mistake that most people tend to make is that they move first and then register for the new address. This is a big miss of opportunity that could have saved you a significant amount of money.
Skipping the yard sale
Why would anyone want to pay the cost of moving items that are of no use in the new place? But it will not take most of time but also cost money. Host a garage sale, and get rid of all that useless stuff while earning some money out of it. You can schedule your garage sale, while the move is in motion, this will help you save time.
Don’t have a garage? Post the pictures on social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram and requests will start pouring your way. Buyers can come and pick up the goods at your convenience. If you wish to buy new furniture, sell your old one and get rid of the load. When you can earn money moving, then why spend any?
Use trash bags rather than wardrobe boxes
We know how much moving to a new place is going to cost you, and that is why we want this to make as cost-effective and easy for you as possible. Why buy expensive wardrobe boxes when your hanging clothes can be wrapped in trash bags? Leave the hanger sticking out so that you can hang those clothes back as soon as your done moving them.
So here we go, a few tips and recommendations that can help you in your upcoming move. We hope you found the article helpful. Happy moving.