It’s no surprise that moves of all distances cost money. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune to start your new journey. There are several ways that you can reduce the cost of your upcoming move. Whether you are moving on a tight budget or have more flexibility, you are sure to benefit from the following money-saving tips.
1. Compare Rates
First and foremost, you should find your top picks for reputable moving companies, and then, you need to request quotes so that you can find the lowest available rates. Most movers offer free estimates with no obligation, so you shouldn’t hesitate to collect a few. While you’re talking with the moving professionals, you should also ask if they offer any specials or promotional rates!
2. DIY What You Can
If it looks like full-service moving is beyond your budget, that doesn’t mean you have to do everything on your own. Many movers give you the option to choose partial-only packing or portable storage units that you can load at your convenience. You can discuss all of these options at your in-home consultation.
3. Get Rid of Things
Even if you aren’t moving on a budget, we always recommend that homeowners purge their home of any unwanted items. If you don’t use it or plant to discard it at your new place, you might as well throw it away or donate it now so that you can lower your moving cost. A yard sale is a great way to reduce the price while also making some cash to pay for the move.
4. Avoid Peak Season & Holidays
The best way that you can avoid paying too much for your move is by staying away from the peak moving season. Because of the high demand during summer months, moving companies are able to charge higher prices for the same service. If you can hold off on your relocation until November or December, then you can expect significant savings.
If you want to find out how Daniels Moving & Storage can help you save money on your upcoming relocation, we recommend that you schedule an in-home consultation with our relocation specialist. You can call to make an appointment, or we can send you a free, no-obligation moving cost estimate after you complete our online form.