We are all looking for ways to save money these days. Extreme couponing, trying to find the best deals on everything from health insurance to salon services and an obsession with DIY projects has become really popular. And
there are ways to save money on services you normally wouldn’t consider either –
such as if you are moving!
Moving is one of the top stressors, right up there with divorce and losing a job. There is so much to think about: packing, cleaning, weeding out stuff, moving pets and house plants, taking care of the kids and finding the right moving company! While some of these things are inevitable, finding a moving company doesn’t have to be a source of stress.
Sure, you could grab the phone book or do an online search and call several different moving companies but that takes time and can add to your stress. Fortunately, you can contact MovingRelocation to do the work for you. With MovingRelocation, you just visit the website, enter your information and then you can review quotes from movers in your area. Your information is confidential and you can save a lot of money and time so contact them to find the best moving companies.
Besides saving money on moving companies, you can save money on your move by getting your own boxes and packing supplies. Instead of purchasing expensive bubble wrap, enlist friends and family to save newspaper and wrap up your belongings yourself. You can usually find free boxes on Craigslist or by visiting your local grocery or liquor store. The beauty of wrapping your own stuff is that you know what’s inside each and every box. Just make sure you mark it accordingly!
While you are packing, think about getting rid of items that you no longer use. Why pay to move clothing that is a size too small or kitschy items that you received as gifts but never liked anyway? Now is the time to have a yard sale or donate your belongings to Goodwill. Remember, the tax write off too!
After your moving company has your belongings packed up, clean your house instead of employing a cleaning service. Since the house is empty, you will have a much easier time. Clean rooms like baths and the kitchen in advance so you don’t have to spend time there. The cabinets will be empty because you’ll have everything packed up already!
Plan in advance if you are traveling to another state. Map out your travel route and check rates on motels along the way so you can find the best rate. You can also use an online distance calculator to estimate the time you will spend on the road. Make sure you budget for fuel along the way and using the distance calculator will help you figure out how much fuel you will need to purchase. Pack snacks and drinks to take with you on the road. This will save you money and also save your sanity if you are traveling with kids. Use dry ice packs to keep items cold so you don’t have to worry about coolers tipping over and spilling. Carry plenty of water and a water dish if you are traveling with your pet.
So now you know what to do to save money on your next move. And be sure to contact MovingRelocation to inquire about moving companies and obtain free quotes.