Between renting a truck and paying for an attorney, the costs of moving can add up, and fast. But there are easy ways to save when it comes to making a big move, if you know where to look.
Read on for four sure-fire ways to save some cash during your next move:
First, declutter. Many moving companies will charge you based on the size and weight of your possessions. To cut down on costs, be sure to do a major purge well before your move. Think about what furniture is essential, and what could probably be donated or sold. If you do this far enough in advance, it will save you time (and stress) on moving day.
Don’t underestimate insurance. While many of us would prefer to say no to insurance fees, it’s worth it in the event that something gets broken or damaged on moving day (an all too common occurrence.) Bite the bullet and make sure you’re covered, so you don’t have any nasty surprises further down the road.
Thoroughly research your moving guys. Not all moving companies are created equal. To ensure you’re getting the best bang for your buck, make sure to read plenty reviews for your moving company, and compare their fees to what else in on the market. Most importantly, make sure there aren’t any hidden fees you aren’t aware of before you hand over your credit card information.
Get a little help from your friends. Of course, the cheapest way to move is to rope your loved ones into helping you. If you’re doing a relatively short or easy move, getting half a dozen friends to help out can seriously cut down on costs. Just make sure to thank them later (and return the favour when it’s their turn!)