Moving is exciting, but it can be expensive, as it comes with a bevy of expenses. The good news is that there are strategies you can use to keep your moving costs low. Here are some practical tips on how to reduce moving costs and plan your move like a pro.
If you take the time to go through your belongings, you’ll realize that there are many items you no longer need or use. Getting rid of unwanted or unused items is one of the easiest ways to save on moving costs. By eliminating old furniture, clothes that don’t fit, outdated electronics, and unused bedding, you’ll have fewer items, thereby making your move less expensive.
Here are some of the ways to reduce the amount of stuff you need to move:
To be on the safe side and avoid the last-minute rush, you should start planning for your move at least three months in advance.
While reaching out to friends and family for help when moving may seem like an easy way to save money, DIY moving can prove to be expensive in the long run. Going the DIY route means you’ll have to rent a moving truck, purchase packing supplies, do the heavy lifting, and protect your belongings during the move. The lack of professional moving experience means you’ll take longer to pack your belongings, disassemble and reassemble furniture, and load the items onto the moving truck. Additionally, you could seriously injure yourself when doing the heavy lifting. Therefore, hiring experienced movers can be a great way to save money and time when moving. Professional movers will have the right moving equipment and supplies and the experience to properly handle all of your items.
Scheduling professional movers when demand is low can potentially lower your moving costs. Most people plan their moves for the weekend, so most movers will have higher rates on weekends. You’re more likely to save money if you schedule your move for midweek. To save on moving costs even more, we suggest moving during winter when the demand for professional moving services is at its lowest.
Moving usually creates a great deal of waste that has to be disposed of correctly to avoid harming the environment and getting fined. Whether you’re moving or simply decluttering your home and need help with junk removal, you can trust the experienced junk haulers at The Junk Tycoons to get the job done efficiently. Here at The Junk Tycoons, we offer furniture removal, appliance removal, electronics recycling, move-in and move-out garbage hauling, construction waste removal, garage cleanout, yard waste removal, and more.