If you move, one thing’s for certain: there will be certain costs involved. Even if you decide to move yourself, there are hidden costs you might not have considered. You may be surprised to learn that hiring local movers is often less expensive than you think. Even so, there are some cost-cutting measures you can take to make moving more affordable without sacrificing quality. Here are 3 ways to save money on moving costs from Smooth Move.
- Reduce the amount of stuff you need to move. The more belongings you have, the more you’ll have to pay to move them. Find ways to reduce the amount of stuff in your house. Hold a yard sale, give things to friends, or donate them to a local charity. (This may seem obvious but you may overlook even the simplest things during the stress of a move.)
- Avoid scams. Moving scams are out there. Don’t get taken advantage of by someone who just wants your money. Only trust reputable local movers who have a history of doing business in your area.
- Find out if you’re eligible for a reimbursement. Are you moving because of a new job or job transfer? If so, you may qualify for a reimbursement of your moving expenses. This varies, of course, from one employer to the next. It’s always better to ask about this upfront during the interview and negotiation process.