Thursday, December 23, 2021

Cut Your Moving Costs


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Moving house is one of the most stressful things you will ever have to do, and you might even have to do it multiple times! Not only that but it can also be pretty expensive. The cost of the average house move in the U.S. is between     $640-$1,200 for a four-bedroom home assuming a moving time of 8 to 12 hours - that’s pretty expensive by anyone’s standards!

The good news is, there are lots of things you can do to cut the cost of your move whether it’s a local move or a more complicated cross country moving job. So, let’s take a look at som of them right now:

Move in the off-season

Although this may not be possible for everyone, there is no denying that one of the best ways to save money when you’re moving is to do so during the off-season. 

When is the off-season? In most of the United States, October-April is typically out-of-season because fewer people opt to move when the weather is bad and the holidays are looming. Since there is less demand, many moving companies will offer more competitive deals to attract customers and keep things ticking over.


The more possessions you have to move, the more time it will take, and the more expensive your moving costs are likely to be, So, it stands to reason that if you can declutter your belongings significantly, you could save a fair amount of money. It will also enable you to have a fresh start at the new place, taking only the possessions you truly need or love with you. 

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Do it yourself

This one is risky because although renting a truck and moving yourself is possible, and much cheaper, you are not a trained mover, which means things are likely to go wrong. However, if you have the experience of driving a truck and you don’t mind the odd breakage it could be feasible.

Get packing supplies for free

If you don’t already have lots of boxes and bubble wrap and various other packing materials it can be surprisingly expensive to buy them. However, it is possible to get most of what you need for free. For example, many grocery stores will give you free boxes if you ask because they are only going to throw them out anyway.  You can also use the boxes from your online orders and replace bubble wrap with lots of newspapers and free leaflets from your neighborhood, Asking around can often produce good results too.

Use a shipping container

A cheaper alternative to a traditional move is to rent a storage container. Have it placed on your drive, fill it up with all of your belongings and then have the company ship it to your new location where you can then unload it yourself. It’s more work for you, and there is a bigger risk of accidents, but it is also a cheap option if you want it.

As you can see, it really is possible to cut your moving costs if you are smart about it! 

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