Moving is a huge hassle no matter what your circumstances are: whether or not you’re moving with just enough stuff to fit in one car; if there happen to be many people living together who want their own space; or even when all of our belongings have piled up over time so much they require an entire team of movers.
For those who find it challenging to balance their budget, we’ve got some tips that might help.
Clear Out Clutter and Donate
Start by deciding what you can get rid of to save money on your move. The fewer shoes in the closet, the fewer shoes there are to move. The easiest way to de-stress during a move is to throw out items you don’t need or use any longer. Considering what you need versus what you don’t need room by room is very important.
You can get a tax deduction for your decluttering efforts—Declutter before it’s time to pack and have the bonus of less weight in your moving load.
Get Packing Materials for a Reasonable Price
Many things can add up when you’re moving: boxes, packing tape, and packaging materials. And while these items may be necessary to help keep all your worldly belongings safe during the move, they don’t have to break the bank. You can save money by getting free supplies from different companies like liquor stores, grocery stores, or the moving company you hire. All it takes is some time spent online making sure any company has what you need before taking them on as partners in this enormous endeavor.
Check the Rates of Professional Movers
Many people want to move but don’t have the time, money, or energy. What if you could hire a moving company that can do all of these things for you? However, it’s essential not to forget about how much this may cost and what your budget might look like after they’re gone.
Hiring movers has its benefits: they help get everything from Point A to Point B without any hassle on your part, and their rates work well with budgets because there is an upfront fee instead of paying daily expenses while in transit. Remember, though: before agreeing, please make sure that both parties understand what will happen once the job is done, so nothing gets lost.
Keep an Eye on Your Calendar
Many factors can impact the price of your move. One major factor is when you decide to schedule it, as moving prices vary depending on what month and day they’re done. Considering that most rental leases end at the end of the month, you could get a cheaper rate if you move in the middle of the month.
If you’re on the hunt for a new home, make sure to move mid-month. Why? Because most rental leases roll over at the end of each month, and that means your rent could be cheaper if you moved in during this period.
Access Points Should Be Measured Before Moving in
Before you move in and start measuring the walls, it’s a good idea to measure your furniture. Ensure that everything will fit through doorways or down hallways before they’re packed up and moved for you.