How to Save Money on Your Next Move
When you’re moving, costs go up quickly, especially if you’re moving far away. Luckily, there are simple, hassle-free ways to save money in various, creative ways. Perfect Moving & Storage, in an effort to make moving an enjoyable process for its customers, shares the following pointers on how to save money on your move.
When choosing a moving company for your next move, do some research. You’re not looking for the cheapest company, (not unless you want there to be a good change if your items get ruined) but rather, you should look for the company that has great reviews from customers, is featured on Better Business Bureau, and yet still offers competitive prices–like Perfect Moving & Storage.
The fewer items you have to move, the cheaper your move will be. Rule of thumb (excluding highly sentimental items and photographs): if you haven’t used it in years, then chances are it shouldn’t follow you to your new home. Consider donating those items (if they’re in reasonable condition) to charity.
Following up on point 2, you can also sell items you no longer need at a yard sale or online. Selling items can take more time than donating them, but it could earn you some money too.
Eat everything in your refrigerator and freezer shortly before the move. That way, you’re finally making use of the food you have already spent money on, and that way you don’t need to risk throwing it away or transporting it when it comes time to move.
If you can be flexible in terms of your moving dates and times, then you should definitely opt to move in the fall or winter, on a weekday, and in the middle of the month. Summertime, weekends, and the end of the month are always the busiest times for moving companies, so they tend to charge more during those times.