You are moving into a new place. Whether you are moving into soon or in the future, moving costs are probably consuming your mind. A lot of money can go into moving into a new home from boxes to transportation. You already spent enough money on your new place, and now you have to spend more money just to get there? We understand your frustration, and we want to help you cut costs during your move to help save you money. Here are our tips for saving money on a move:
Get Rid of Stuff Beforehand. Do not bother moving stuff that you are going to sell, throw out, or get rid of eventually. Take some time to set aside items that do not need packed and donate them or throw them out.
Get Multiple Quotes from Professional Movers. Moving companies all have different prices and packages. Shop around before you set your mind on one mover. It is better to be aware of several companies’ rates before you agree on one company and make your decision.
Ask for Recommendations. Movers are moving some of your most valuable possessions; therefore, you want to make sure that they are a good company. Ask friends, family or neighbors for their moving company recommendations.
Try to Pack with What You Already Own. Think inside the box. What box-like things do you own that can hold other materials during the move? For example, if you own luggage, fill the suitcases with clothing during your move. This simple hack will save you from purchasing more boxes.
Ask The Moving Company Questions. If you decide on a moving company, ask them questions about their costs for heavy items, repacking, stairs, and their wait time. Sometimes moving companies like to hide these fees from customers. It is best for you to have an overall view of costs before you begin.
Use Portable Storage and Delivery Companies. Portable containers are perfect if you are willing to pack up the container yourself then the company will deliver it to your new place for you.
Rent a Moving Truck. If you are not interested in a moving company, rent a truck for the day and do it yourself. Ask your family or friends to help you with the moving process in exchange for a pizza dinner. Be sure to read the moving truck company’s fine print for mileage allowances and fuel surcharges before you sign your name.
Purchase Moving Insurance. Things happen, stuff breaks. If you are worried about your belongings, purchase moving insurance for more significant items.
Moving Expenses are Tax Deductibles. If you are moving at least 50 miles away, save all of your receipts from the move. The cost of packing, transporting, or storing your things can be deducted from next year’s tax return.
We hope that these tips will help save you money during your move, and we are so excited that you choose Fulton Homes as your forever home. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.