Are you moving soon?
If so, you are probably looking for ways to save money on your move! I’ve listed 7 ways to save money below.
Get Creative With Your Moving Supplies If You Are Packing Yourself
The cost of moving supplies—which include boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and padding—adds up very quickly. Instead of spending hundreds on the aforementioned, think outside of the box (literally). Before you purchase any other packing material, make sure you are utilizing all of your own suitcases, hampers, and baskets.
- And instead of bubble wrap, use towels to pad delicate items and socks for the smaller ones. If you end up needing boxes, hit up local businesses or big-box retailers for their old cardboard boxes, or ask friends and neighbors. Depending on how much you’re moving, you can save a lot (usually between $50 and $400). Not to mention, you’ll also benefit the environment, which is always a great thing!
Use Helping Hands
An automatic way to save money on your move? Use the free, helping hands around you ie. your family, friends, and the people that you have helped in the past. Need to clean both your old place and your new one? Get someone to do the old home for you! Ran out of packing materials? Send your mom or dad to the store for you, saving you time (and maybe they will pay, too – haha!). Not using a moving company to help with your packing? Ask your friends to come over and help you pack instead.
Do The Deep Cleans Yourself
As I mentioned above, if you are cleaning both homes yourself, you will save a lot of money, but it does also require a lot of time, unfortunately. Split the work up between your family and friends because doing the deep cleans yourself should save you at least $250 (or probably more) per house. That adds up quickly! If you are adding things to the normal deep clean, it can easily cost you $600 or more.
Sell Your Home For Top Dollar
Setting the right price for your home is the single most important decision you will make when you decide to sell. Go too high and you risk turning off every buyer in the marketplace, go too low and you leave money on the table. One simple but powerful technique for pricing your home aggressively is to spend the day looking at your competitors’ homes. By doing so you will be seeing the world through the buyers’ eyes. Be tough and honest with yourself.
Compared to the competition what would be a price that would position your home as the best value proposition for buyers in your marketplace? This is just one tip when it comes to selling your home for top dollar, but doing so is a GREAT way to save (or make, I guess you could say) money on your move.
Downsizing is also a great way to save money, especially when it comes to your long-term plan. It will save you money on your down payment, your mortgage (if you have one), and of course, on interest, as well. Downsizing is the best-guaranteed way to save money while you are moving to a new home.
Prepare Meals Ahead Of Time
Having a big ol’ pizza in your unpacked house is really a rite of passage, but dining out for every meal as you unload and organize over the next couple of weeks can be pricey (and sometimes not so great for the waistline). To save costs, plan your meals in advance. This can be as involved as making food at your last place and popping it in the freezer for the weeks ahead, or as simple as enlisting the help of a meal delivery service, like Blue Apron or HelloFresh.
- Even having a grocery list written out in advance can make it that much easier to get the ingredients you need to make delicious food in your new space. This will not only help you save a lot of money, but it will help you get back into the swing of things a lot faster, which is always very nice.
Utilize A Moving Crew
Another way to save money on your move is by hiring a professional moving crew, who will do things right. Keep in mind: this is not you! You might break things or even crash your moving truck if you attempt to move. Because of this, I believe that hiring a moving company will save you money and a headache in the end. Fresh Start – The Moving Crew is a great place to start if you are in New England.
- They are a moving and packing company serving New England and do the job correctly, the first time around. Their team lives and works in New England, so they are very familiar with each and every one of the region’s neighborhoods.
They know the area like their backyard because it IS their backyard. They say, “Through serving families in the local area as movers in Worcester, MA, we’ve grown because we will always seek to earn your business with trust, compassion, reliability, diligence, and care.” Fresh Start – The Moving Crew is affordable, reliable, prompt, and very professional. You will love using them as your moving crew AND they will save you so much time and money along the way because they are very competitive when it comes to pricing.
– Customer-focused service
– Fast and efficient moving services
– Competitive pricing.
We rely on 8 years of experience to move our clients. Choose one of the top moving companies in Worcester County, MA to handle your move. Call now to get a free estimate on our affordable moving services.“
The owner, James Cooper, says that they strive to put their customers first and they are dedicated to being the best moving company in the entire New England area. So, if you need to move large furniture around, call them up!
There you have it, 7 Ways To Save Money On Your Move. Let me know if you have anything to add to the list!