Moving is expensive. But it can be even more so if you don’t know how to trim the costs off of unnecessary things. So what are some ways you can trim down your moving costs and make moving less financially stressful? We’re here to help you find the answer!
If you don’t need it, get rid of it! Purging can save you money when you move because you’re saving space for more important things and you’ll be hauling less.
Do The Homework
Whatever you’re doing, don’t take any steps or make any decisions before you do your homework. You can save a ton of money by simply comparing prices and mileage.
Don’t Buy Your Packing Supplies
For the exception of tape, you can find most of your packing supplies for free in places you wouldn’t imagine. For boxes, check your local package store or behind retail stores in the dumpster. Don’t spend money on bubble wrap or newspaper, either. Clothes and towels will do the job perfectly.
Have a Garage Sale
Instead of spending money, save and make money! Get rid of stuff you don’t need and sell it to people who will actually use it and enjoy it. Plus, having a garage sale can be a great way to spread the news around the neighborhood that you’re moving.
Pack a Suitcase
Instead of arriving at your new home and buying new toiletries because you’re either too lazy to go through boxes or can’t find them, pack a suitcase with all of your necessities and take it in your car instead of sending it with movers. No hassle and no extra money spent. Everyone wins!
Yes, moving is stressful and can be expensive, but trimming down the costs will make things so much easier in the long run. With a little thorough planning and some help from friends and family, you’ll be chilling in your new place in no time at all with money in your wallet.