Moving is mentally taxing and often an expensive experience involving a lot of moving costs. And without a strategy? You can almost guarantee that relocating will cost you far more than you bargained for.
Do you want to know how to cut moving costs and move successfully without breaking the bank? Check out these money-saving moving tips. You’ll be a savvy budget mover before you know it!
1. Find out when it is best to move during the year to save on moving costs.
Summer It’s the busiest moving season of the year, therefore there are fewer moving options available, not to mention that costs can be higher. You may find cheaper moving costs and more economical movers if you relocate during the off-peak season.
In the United States, more than 40 million individuals relocate annually on average. Peak season is defined as April through September, when it is thought that 80% of those moves take place. Especially in the busy months of June, July, and August, there is a huge demand for movers at this period.
2. Before Moving Day, Save Up
It’s usually a good idea to have a little extra cushion even if you’re moving on a tight moving budget. Before your relocation, we advise saving up at least three months’ worth of costs.
To gain a sense of the main distinctions between locations, you can benefit from free cost of living calculators for your new location.
- Additionally, you can be resourceful with your moving supplies to save down on additional moving costs.
- Moving Boxes
- Packing Paper (DIY)
- Bubble Wrap ( DIY)
- Bins or Baskets
3. Find a Low Cost High Reward Company
The most expensive choice is often hiring professional movers to handle every element of your move, while doing it yourself with a rental moving truck is sometimes seen as the most affordable. However, given the recent increase in fuel prices, that could not be the case anymore.
When you move with STORsquare, you may pick the size of your container (8’, 12’, 16’ and 20’), take your time packing and loading, store your belongings if necessary, and—perhaps best of all—you don’t have to drive a large rental vehicle.
Whether you need to move and store a large home or a two-room apartment, our customer service agents will walk you through selecting the perfectly sized portable residential storage containers. They’ll also help you determine the date and time you need them dropped off, picked up and delivered to your new home.