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Ways to Save Money on Your Next Move

Published by Chris Townsend

Ways to Save Money on Your Next Move

It's not very common to see coupons, discounts, or incentives from moving companies so if you want to find the best deal when moving to your new location; it's up to you to do so. With these simple tips below, you can save money and create your own discount; it's easier than you realize.

1. Move Any Other Season Except For Summer

Summer time is the most chosen season to move. That's because the kids are out of school and if you work, you most likely have vacation time saved back. Because summer time is the time when most movers are booked solid, how do you find the right mover that has a good reputation and a place on their schedule that hasn't been taken yet? Schedule your mover as soon as you know you have to move, preferably between October and May. You will not only avoid the hassle, you can schedule with the mover of your choice and you will most likely save yourself some money.

2. Pack Up Everything Early To Avoid Last Minute

Once you know you have to move, you want to get started getting everything sorted and packed so you are not rushing around trying to do everything yourself and you don't have to pay someone else to do it for you. This will be your opportunity to donate, make some moving cash, and just simply declutter your home.

3. Get your Hands on Recycled Boxes

You don't need to rush around trying to purchase those crisp new boxes to put your used stuff in. Instead, hit the stores to get some boxes they want to get rid of or even friends that may have just moved. Keeping your expenses down is the goal here and recycling is free. Even packing material can come from items you may have already in your home. For example, that old blanket that you don't use anymore because it's too thin can help to protect your mirror or important pictures in the move.

4. Investigate Your Moving Company Before You Hire

You can save money on moving costs when you hire the right moving company. Every company will offer you a different quote and some may even throw in some discounts for certain things, such as packing yourself or loading the truck. The first thing you need to do is to speak to a moving representative to discuss your move and see what price they can quote you. New moving companies or those who haven't been in business too long will appreciate the business and in return, they will offer you a lower rate. Just make sure they offer you some protection on your items so you know that they will protect them.

You may want to opt for the more that has a little more experience and has great reviews so you care able to get the best of both worlds. Research companies online as it is a great way to find someone and find out about a company that you may be thinking about hiring. Saving money on moving takes a little effort but it can help save money in the long run.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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