If you are changing jobs and are being reimbursed on moving
costs by your new company, you are quite fortunate. If part or all
of your moving expenses are being covered during your relocation,
it will cut down on your total moving costs significantly.
However, even if you aren't receiving reimbursement for your
moving costs, there are still several ways that you can save money
on moving if you think strategically:
- Be flexible with your moving date: You
can often secure much cheaper moving costs if you're flexible on
your moving dates and times. As a rule of thumb, try to move in the
middle of the month instead of at the first or last of the month,
You have a greater chance of saving money on your moving costs by
booking at a less popular time. It's also significantly cheaper to
move on a weekday rather than on a weekend.
It's recommended to book a moving service, six weeks in advance to
secure your desired moving date.
- Pack your own boxes: The more work that
you require a moving service to do, the more that your total moving
costs will be. If you hire a moving company to pack all your boxes
and load the truck for you, your moving expenses will be
However, if you purchase used boxes and packaging supplies and
pack up your house yourself, you can cut down on your moving budget
- Get rid of old belongings: Lightening
your load will help to reduce moving expenses. Get rid of clothing
and other items that you haven't used in the past year.
If you sell valuable items to consignment shops or have a garage
sale, you can actually earn money to put toward your moving
- Maximise your vehicle load: If you're
driving to your new home across the city or to another state, you
can save money by loading your vehicle up as fully as
Instead of leaving random items like lamps and clocks for your
moving service, transport them yourself so the movers have more
room to load larger furniture items.
Top moving tip
Don't assume that a moving service will tell you about
additional fees. When you receive a price quote from a removalist
company, make sure to ask if all extra fees have been factored
This will prevent any unpleasant surprises when you receive your
bill on moving day.
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