5 Saving Tips for Your Next Move

I have no plans on moving, at least not for the next many years, because moving sucks, and I'm lucky enough to be able to own a home in a great community. But moving is something many people often need to do, and it can be quite pricey. Here are some ways that you can save money when moving homes.

We all know that moving house can be an annoyingly expensive endeavour. With so much to plan, book, organize, and pay for, it can get pretty overwhelming.

Fortunately, though, your move doesn’t have to break the bank if you approach it from a money-savvy direction. By following a few simple saving strategies, you can reduce the amount of money you spend on your move and also minimize the stress that comes along with it.

Plan Ahead

Planning things in advance is always a good tip for staying organized and keeping your head on straight when you’re moving. However, it’s also an essential part of managing your money!

Planning your move as far in advance as possible will allow you to save money because you won’t need to be making last-minute bookings, and it will allow you the time and energy to look for cheaper alternatives and even catch specials or discounts. Book your move with professionals like Alberta Strong Movers, plan where you’ll get your boxes, and even look into preparing some frozen meals in advance so you don’t waste money on takeout!

Declutter and Donate

Trimming down what you own can also help you during your move. Not only will a big declutter make it easier for you to pack and unpack, it can also help reduce moving costs if you have less stuff to transport.

Go through everything you own and consider what really needs to come with you, and what might either be sold or donated. Items that are still in really good condition can be sold, and that money can be added to your moving budget to help you manage the costs a little better, too.

Pack Efficiently

Packing smart can help you save money, too!

Get in touch with local grocery stores and find out if you might be able to take some of their delivery boxes off their hands. Most stores will be happy to give you these for free, and it’ll save you from having to purchase boxes. You can also use things like blankets and clothing to protect fragile items, instead of buying bubble wrap or other types of protective layers.

Consider DIY Options

Aside from the packing, think about other ways in which you might be able to DIY your moving day.

You might be able to save a few bucks by renting a moving truck and transporting the boxes yourself, or asking a friend with a pick-up truck to help you out! It’s important to call on your friends and family to help you if you plan on moving on your own, but buying them a pizza and a beer afterward will be a worthwhile expense!

Time Your Move Strategically

Finally, consider how the timing of your move might impact your expenses.

Loads of moving companies offer cheaper rates for moves that take place during the week instead of over a weekend, as well as during off-peak seasons. If you have the luxury of choosing when to transport your stuff, aligning with these more affordable times will be a massive help in the financial department.

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