Moving to a new home isn’t exactly cheap. And we’re not even referring to the costs of your new home—we’re talking about the process of the move itself! A lot of families make the mistake of simply accepting that this is going to be an expensive process about which they can do very little to alleviate the costs. But this isn’t true.
There are a lot of things you can do to help ensure your house move is as inexpensive as can be. It may not be a cheap move—in fact, doing too much to keep things as cheap as possible may end up with you spending way too much time on the process, as well as working with sub-par services. But you can still save more money than you may have originally assumed.
Look for cheap packing resources. Strong plastic boxes are going to be essential for some things, but simple cardboard boxes will be more useful than you might assume for the bulk of your belongings. And if you want to get your hands on more cardboard boxes, you may not have to buy any at all! www.thebalance.com has a good list of places where you can grab yourself some free moving boxes. This will help you save more money than you might realize. If you do need to buy packaging materials, try to do so in bulk.
Downsize. You’ve probably got a bunch of stuff in your bedroom that you don’t really need. Heck, you probably have loads of stuff in every room that you could probably get rid of either by trashing, recycling, or selling! Don’t be tempted to simply stuff everything into boxes and deal with it all when you get to your new home. Moving all those items is what’s going to make up the bulk of the cost of this process. The fewer items you have, the fewer boxes you’ll have to move, which means the less you’ll have to pay to get everything relocated.
Get good assistance. The cheapest assistance isn’t always the best assistance – and that might cost you more in the long run. You can read more about reputable moving services over at www.mybekins.com. You should look at this more from the “good value for money” angle rather than a “cheapest service possible” one! A dirt-cheap but less reputable moving company may hire less qualified or considerate movers, meaning you might end up with a slower process or even damaged items.
Consider insurance. A lot of people don’t often associate “insurance” with “saving money”. In fact, they’re usually thinking the opposite—that insurance is a waste of money! The problem here is that, if everything goes right, insurance can seem like a superfluous purpose. But it’s better to have insurance and not need it than to need it and not have it! www.movinginsurance.com, as you can probably tell by the URL, has a bunch more information about getting insurance for your move. You don’t want to end up having to pay full whack if items are lost or damaged in transit.
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