How To Save Money When You Move

Moving is one of the exciting experiences you can embark on. However, you can face unnecessary stress if you’re on a tight budget.


Moving is one of the exciting experiences you can embark on. However, you can face unnecessary stress if you’re on a tight budget. So, how do you get all the stuff from your home or office without spending a ton of cash in the process? Here are a handful of tricks to save money when moving.

Use free packaging materials

Instead of going to an office supply store to buy large cardboard boxes, you can bring empty ones from the workplace. You could also ask your liquor store to give you strong boxes to pack your essentials. Still, you can request for empty boxes from friends who have recently moved.

Ditch some of your stuff

Rather than pack everything you need to move, you should carefully consider the items that you need and those you can do without. Do you need those old DVD video games? How about your old clothes? Do you have things that you can donate? How about that old furniture? When you sell or donate those belongings that you may not need, you can eliminate the extra weight. Of course, most movers will use a metric to estimate the cost of moving.

Figure out how much you can do without extra help

Before you move, you should consider how much time you have, how far you intend to move, and how much stuff you have to move. If you want to save money, there are a few things you can pack without additional help. A great strategy is to start packing early.

Compare the cost of hiring different companies

If you take your time, you can find a good deal. But first, you should evaluate the quality of service. To ensure you get a reasonable price, you should read online reviews. You may want to consider working with established companies.

Don’t move during the peak season

You can schedule the move over the weekday instead of a weekend. Similarly, you can move mid-month instead of the end of the month. Try to avoid the last week of the month because it’s the busiest and tends to be more expensive. While some of the things may be out of control, you should focus on off-season rates.

Measure the access points before moving

If you’re moving large furniture like sofas and beds, you should evaluate how they can fit the new footprint. For example, a queen-size bed may be tough to make it through the doorway. A simple way to do this is to collect the width and height of door frames. If you live too far away, you can ask the landlord or seller to give you this information. Once you determine what can fit, you’ll know what you’ll move and what has to stay.

Why use Coast Movers for your moving needs

Coast Movers will give you peace of mind. We know how to keep your belongings safe and the best way to navigate the roads. Unlike other companies, our team will give you the exact time when you expect all your possessions to arrive in your new home – no detail is overlooked. We will first listen to your needs and craft a solution that suits you best.

Besides that, we are upfront about our rates. There are no hidden fees, and you should not expect additional charges.

When you choose Coast Movers as your professional mover, you can be sure you’ll have a stress-free moving experience.

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