Tips of How to Save Money When Moving

Dated: May 2 2023

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Moving can be an expensive process, but there are several ways to save money. Here are some tips for saving money when moving:

First, it is important to plan ahead! Give yourself plenty of time to plan your move. This will allow you to research your options and find the most affordable solution. Research moving companies - whether they are local or natiowide. Many times, moving companies book up in advance, so reserve your movers once a closing/move-in date has been set. Are they cheaper to use during the week? That may be likely. Shop around and get quotes from at least three different moving companies to compare prices and find the best deal.

Second, start collecting boxes. You will save significant money from using all of the Amazon boxes you receive each week, rather than going to the hardware store and buying them! Also, check facebook marketplace or create a post on social media. People will save their boxes for you after their move or once they receive their packages.

Third, get rid of unwanted and unneccesary items! Before you start packing, go through your belongings and get rid of anything you no longer need or want. You can sell them online or have a yard sale to earn some extra cash. My friend always tells me, "Pick up that dress. Does it bring you joy? Does it make you happy? Have you worn it in the past six months?" If you can't answer yes to all of those questions, then it may have to go!

Finally, to save yourself money, time, and the headache, pack boxes overtime. Packing your own belongings can save you money on hiring movers and packers. As you receive a box, pack it up! and don't forget to LABEL! The more detail, the better! Since you are planning ahead, you will already have your friends and family on standby for help. Enlist those friends and family members to assist with the move instead of hiring professional movers. Some pizza and beer goes a long way!

By following these tips, you can save money and make your move more affordable.

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Kara Pleasant, SRES, ABR

Hi, my name is Kara Pleasant.  I am a licensed Realtor with a deep-rooted connection to Southwest Florida, particularly Cape Coral, where I moved during childhood. My Real Estate enterprise is ba....

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