9 Ways to Save Money on Your Move
It looks extremely exciting to move your business or house from one place to another. But moving isn’t easy as it sounds. That means when you move house you require a lot of struggle and money as well. The good news is that there are various ways that you can use to save money on your move. Below, we have mentioned some tips that you can follow to move on a tight budget.
But before we proceed to those tips for saving money while moving, first you have to know that what are the main factors that decide what would be the price of moving.
Main moving cost factors
Three main factors affect while moving that is
- The size of items
As a general rule of thumb! The more the number of items, the more it would be costly. It also means your weight and size of stuff affect moving charges. For example, relocating from studio-appartement has fewer items as compared to a house which occupies more stuff.
- Moving distance
If your new house is far from your current location then surely you have to pay more money on moving as compare to a short distance.
- Types of transportation you hire
The size of the vehicle also affects moving expenses. For example, if you choose a personal truck (consumes more fuel) for shifting then you have to pay more as compared with a carrier open car.
9 easy ways to save money on your move
Moving by yourself
It is the best way to make your house moving cheaper. If you have fewer items then it’s possible to move by yourself. Because when you have fewer items to move, you can move without packing. And also, you don’t need to hire any truck to move less stuff. In this way, you are saving packing and renting expenditures.
Make a list of wanted and unwanted items
Making a shortlist of useable and non-useable stuff and separate them from each other. Avoid taking unnecessary items like:
- Old outfits
- Extra jars
- Damage machines
- Old notebooks
- Extra furniture
By decluttering, you are reducing the number of items. Moreover, through this, you are also saving space for the vehicle. It means before this process if you were needed a large transport. After this, now it surprisingly reduced to a small vehicle.
Sell unneeded items
If your non-useable items are in good condition and able to reuse then it is a golden time to earn money through these. You can set up a garage or backyard sale for extra stuff. You can also sell them online sale/purchase websites and on different social media platforms like:
- Facebook community
Through this, you can earn some money that will help you to cover up some of your expenses for moving.
Get help from friends
To reduce moving expenses with the help from buddies and other family members. Call them to assist you in packing your belongings. If your friends have some truck or any other vehicle that will help you in shifting then it would be a plus point for you. In this way, you just need to pay for some eatable items. However, there are some drawbacks to get their help as well.
Save money on moving Supplies
Purchasing moving boxes and packing bags use up a good amount of your budget. However, you can get them for free. Yes! read it right. You have to do some little effort to get free moving boxes from several resources. Look in your community who have recently moved and ask them to provide cardboard boxes for free. However, they could ask you to pay some money for them, but it is better to pay fewer bucks than buying new ones. In the following, I have mentioned some resources where you can get them for free.
- Office Depot
- Dollar Tree
- Dollar Store
Choose moving vehicle wisely
If you are moving in your local area or at walking distance then you can easily move with no extra effort. Long-distance moving always needs a truck for shifting. That is why avoid unnecessary stuff. Check the market’s rates to hire shipping medium wisely. Choose the best one to avoid backfire. You can also try to convince them to book at a low price.
Before booking, keep in mind the following points to maintain your moving budget.
Avoid busy days
As we know that moving on the busiest day always charges more than other normal days. So, try to choose any usual day to save extra money while moving. In Dubai, avoid Friday for moving and choose any other day. Same like this don’t make any moving program on holidays like Eid, New Year, Christmas, and Independence Day, etc.
Choose the best time to move
Same like busy days you have to think about the moving time also. Don’t plan your moving program on starting and ending of any month. If you have a long-distance to move then you can arrange a storage room to keep your stuff for a temporary time. Mostly you will find cheap moving charges at mid of the week and month.
Search out the best moving company with affordable rates
If you can’t move by yourself and feel difficulty due to a shortage of timing. Then you have to increase your budget a little bit more and try to search for an affordable moving company. You can also try to make their prices low after a little negotiating. According to Zillow, per hour local moving cost is about $80- $100, and interstate moving rates are $2,000 -$5,000. So before booking, make a rough estimate about market prices. Through this, you will spend less money. Yes! It is a little bit expensive as compare with self-moving. You need not worry about packing to relocating to another place. They guarantee you to move your items carefully. Their professionals will complete your moving task in just 1-2 days.
So, choose the best way either self-moving if you have low budget or by professionals if you can spend some extra money. If you want to save money on moving then you need to make a proper strategy from moving to packing of items. Separate useless goods are essential for cheap moving. Always maintain a social relation between your friends and co-worker. So, you can easily convince them to help you with packing and shipping. If you have fewer things, then don’t book large vehicles for shipping. Avoid busiest days for moving as they charge high on special days. We hope this article will help you to save money on your move.
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