Are you planning to move into a new apartment soon? It can be very exciting, but also very daunting when you consider the moving costs that pile up as you pack your belongings and find a way to move them to their new location. You’re already spending money on rent, and a security deposit, so you don’t want to add extra costs during moving. Fortunately, there are ways you can prepare for your move so that your moving expenses don’t become a headache.
First, Plan Ahead
The farther ahead you plan your move, the more likely you can find ways to cut down on moving expenses. When you make moving arrangements at the last minute, your options become limited, and you may have to settle for higher prices.
Move During the Off-Season
If you can, plan to move during the “off-season” for moving. The slowest moving season is winter, and during this time, you can often find great deals from moving companies. Additionally, moving expenses can be lower if you move during off-peak days as well. Typically, the busiest days with the highest demand for moving companies will be at the end of the month.
Scour the Internet for Free Boxes
Cardboard boxes can be an excellent way to package up your items in an easy way. However, you shouldn’t have to pay for new cardboard boxes when there is an abundance of them in your neighborhood waiting to be repurposed. You can often use resources on the Internet, such as CraigsList or Facebook Market, to find postings for free cardboard boxes.
Try DIY Moving
Of course, the more moving you can accomplish yourself, the more money you will save. If you are moving to a nearby neighborhood, you can take several trips with your car to move the bulk of your items. Or, you could recruit the help of friends and have them help transport your belongings with their vehicles. You can also cut down on moving expenses as well as moving packages by getting rid of or donating items you no longer need.
If you can, dismantle your furniture before moving. This makes bulky items such as furniture much easier to transport as it takes up less space. You will have to reassemble your furniture once you move in, but in the meantime, you can save on moving expenses by cutting down on how much you need to move. Dismantling your furniture may mean that you can transport your items in a few cars, rather than in a moving truck!
Compare Prices of Moving Services
If you require a moving truck’s services, make sure you compare the prices of local companies. Check for customer reviews, as well, to make sure you are getting quality services for your money.
Once you have carefully selected your moving company or made arrangements with friends or family, you can plan for a seamless and not-so-expensive move-in day.
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