Ideas To Cut Costs On Moving Expenses

Moving from one place to another can really take a hit on your bank account. Many people have found out the hard way that moving can cost a lot more than they originally expect; there are always unexpected things that you might not have originally planned for. So as well as being expensive, it can also be extremely stressful whether you’re doing it yourself or looking at moving company rates. While it might seem like a good idea to do it yourself, it really isn’t. It always ends up costing the same amount, it’s stressful and you can easily injure yourself. There are things you can do though to try and cut down cost on moving company rates and we’ll go over a few below.


One way to make sure you’re getting the best value for money, is to get multiple quotes when it comes to moving company rates. If you are someone who is considering using a moving company, then this is absolutely necessary. You should aim to get three quotes as this way you can kind of average it out to what kind of amount you will be paying. Also, make sure you get moving company rates from reliable and experienced removalists with high customer ratings, otherwise you risk paying hidden fees and getting your property damaged.

Another way to save money on moving company rates is to pack things yourself. Now I’m not talking about heavy furniture, just your everyday belongings. If you choose for the removalists to do it, it can get really expensive really fast. For a local move, it can almost get up to double the amount of money because these things take a lot of time and a lot of materials. If you have any valuable however, I suggest you put them to one side and let the removalists pack them, they have all the necessary padding and boxes. Be aware that insurance from removalists does not include things that they haven’t packed themselves as they cannot tell if it was broken before it was packed.

Packing materials can get quite pricey so finding free boxes is another way you can save a few dollars. Moving companies are prepared to supply you with all the packing materials you need but the price is steep. There are a lot of places that you can pick up free boxes, you just need to get a little creative. Plenty of stores like liquor stores or supermarkets go through so many boxes in a day, so instead of them crushing and throwing the empty boxes away, you should ask if they can give them to you. Many places would be more than willing to help you out.

Another thing you can do that most people don’t think of, is giving some of your belongings away. There is no better time to do this than when you are about to move. It’s a great way to sell things you don’t need or maybe give away to charity. Not to mention that the load of your move will become much lighter and a lot easier to move. There are so many websites you can put things you want to sell on or maybe throw a garage sale when you have organized all your belongings.

There are so many ways you can save money and cut costs on moving. These are just a few suggestions to help you along the way. Make sure you choose a reliable moving company and always check the website. Make sure they have a legitimate address and read testimonials. Try finding reviews from other people and read about their experiences. Moving doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money if you apply these tips and tricks.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.