5 Creative Ways to Save Money During Your Mid-Year Move
Written By Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com
Moving is enough of a financial burden as it is; there’s no need to add on extraneous stresses when you could cut costs while still getting the best bang for your buck. If you follow these creative tips for saving some dough during you mid-year move, your wallet will thank you.
Don’t just automatically accept the fact that you will have to spend a fortune on boxes and other packing supplies. Get creative in finding ways to protect your stuff from the jostling that inevitably awaits it while aboard the moving truck. Bookstores, shoe stores and other big-box retailers may have boxes from recent deliveries that they may let you have. Whatever you do, just make sure anything you accept will be sturdy enough to handle your stuff. In terms of packing paper, go cheap and use newspaper instead!
2. Give generously
It sounds counter-intuitive, but giving generously before a big move is another great way to save some cash. Let me explain. This entails going through stuff you don’t use or have a need for anymore and donating it to organizations that could find it a new home. Doing so will allow you to make sure you’re not spending money to move things that you don’t even care to have at the new house.
3. Measure, measure, measure
This will save you cash on multiple fronts. First of all, you need to know the specs of large items you’re bringing in professional movers to lug to the new place. Secondly, measuring before you make any big relocation decisions will ensure that you request the correct amount of help and don’t have to do anything last minute, which would cost more than if you had done it ahead of time.
4. Take inventory
As soon as you start preparing for your move, you should start taking stock of everything you have, including a room-by-room analysis, the big items and the pantry. The earlier you do this, the better chance you’ll have to be prepared and not have to worry about surprises for which you have not budgeted. Additionally, getting an early inventory of your pantry is a great way to allow you to maximize yummy, nutritious meals for your family before you inevitably have to order food in once everything is boxed up.
5. Move at a unique time
This is an easy one that can save you both money and headaches. Spring and summer are the most common parts of the year during which people move, so it’s cheaper to book movers during the fall and winter. If at all possible, this is a great way to save a little bit of green before the warmer seasons are in bloom.
Alyssa Howard is a writer for Moveboxer.com. Moveboxer makes moving easier. Moveboxer matches people up with reputable movers, provides a utility cancellation tool, helps people change their address, and connects people with mortgage, storage, boxes, supplies, and car transport.