Many times, individuals are shocked out of their minds by the cost of moving to their new location. With all the relevant fees, transfer of utilities, required permits among other necessary adjustments which need to be made, the tabulation of the total cost can become pretty overwhelming. Luckily, there are tips and tricks which may be employed to decrease the cost of moving, so as to enable the retention of funds which may be useful in another area. Slashing the cost of moving may also allow you to accentuate the appearance of your new home, as you might have some emotional ties to the property which you will be leaving behind.
One sure way to save tons of money on your move, is to simply move yourself. Many individuals shy away from this option as they consider it way too rigorous to perform all the necessary duties of moving on their own, or with their family (especially if children are involved). However, renting a truck and moving yourself is one of the cheapest ways to get the job done. If you must, ask for help from your friends and family members. In the event that you cannot manage on your own, do employ professional to help with the task. But you may still reduce costs by packing smaller items such as clothing and small appliances in your vehicle and reserving the back of the moving truck for large items only.
Plan your move in off-peak season. This is a very important factor to consider when moving as many families choose to move when their children are out of school, which is usually during the summer. Unfortunately, this may result in the move being more costly than average due to the high amount of moves occurring at the beginning or end of the month. As such, costs seem to be extremely higher than usual on the last Saturday of June or the first Saturday of August. It would be wise to plan your move in fall or early winter, and attempting to move during the middle of the week.
Before you purchase that additional insurance from your movers, be sure to check your renter’s and homeowner’s insurance policy to find out whether the policy insures moving. So, before you go ahead and contract on another policy of insurance, be sure to contact your agent if the insurance policy is unclear to you, don’t end up double-insured; it is a complete waste of money.
Some people swear by purchasing “moving boxes” as necessary moving materials. Be warned, it is one of the most perfect ways to waste your hard earned money, all boxes are capable of doing the same thing. Before you drop twenty dollars on one of these ridiculous items, visit your local supermarket , call up your friends and co-worker; and just ask them to save you boxes!
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