With the cost of relocating on the rise, many people take the time to learn find ways that they can save money and time on their next relocation. Whether you want to save a little money or a lot, these 7 moving hacks will help you save time and money on your next relocation.
Buy Your Own Boxes at a Discount Store
Although you won’t save thousands of dollars by purchasing your own boxes, you may be able to save hundreds of dollars by purchasing and packing your boxes on your own.
Discard or Sell Your Items
Your moving bill is based on a combination of the number of boxes, the weight of all of your items and the distance of your move. By taking the time to discard or sell our items, you will be on your way to saving money by reducing the weight of your overall load.
Move Items to Storage
To save time and money on your next move, you may want to consider moving some of your items out of your apartment or home into a storage. As many people have discovered, storing your items may actually be less than the cost of moving. In addition some storage companies offer specials.
Donate Things You Do Not Need
If you have items or furniture that you no longer want or need, you should consider donating them before your next move. Donating items and furniture can help you save hundreds to thousands of dollars on moving costs. In addition, most companies that accept donations will come to pick your donations up free of charge. In addition, you will receive a tax deduction for donating your items.
Find Alternate Ways to Ship Your Items
As you pack away your items, you may be able to reduce the cost of your next relocation by finding other ways to ship your items or by moving them by yourself in your car. Another option is to ship goods via the U.S. Postal Service, Fed Ex, UPS, Amtrack or Greyhound as well.
Rent a Truck and Move Yourself
One of the best ways to save money on your next relocation is to rent a truck and move yourself. Whether you are moving to another city or state, this option can work for you if you have people on hand that can help you get all of your stuff onto the truck.
Get Quotes From Multiple Companies
If you need or prefer to use a professional mover, then always take the time to get quotes from multiple moving companies. Many people are surprised to learn how much they can save by generate quotes online from different moving companies.
By taking the time to buy and pack moving boxes yourself, discard, sell or donate items you no longer need, move and ship items yourself and generate quotes from multiple moving companies, you will be on your way to saving a tremendous amout of time and money on your next relocation.