Tips for saving money during relocation

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Moving is one of the most stressful situations in life, but if you get money in the equation you will have a stress overload. Not many of us are lucky enough to move without thinking about the money. Even though some moving costs are unavoidable, there are ways for saving money during relocation. Movers Canada have great tips to organize a budget-friendly relocation and to save a lot of money on your move.

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If you make a solid plan, saving money during relocation will be easy

Make a moving plan

Moving your household or business office to another location is not an easy task. However, if you want to save money during your move you will have to start planning the relocation the moment you decide to change your address. Saving money during relocation requires a workable moving plan. If you make a good plan well in advance, you will have time for any changes that may occur. Furthermore, if you find yourself in a situation where you have to pay some additional fee,  a solid plan will give you enough time to find the right solution.  A moving plan gives you time to make all the necessary preparations for the future relocation that will help you to save move, which includes:

  • Decluttering your home or office
  • setting the moving date
  • finding a trustworthy moving company
  • finding affordable packing materials

For saving money during relocation, declutter and sell the excess

Not only that you can save money during relocation, but you can also make money! A great thing about the relocation is that you finally have a chance to go through all your stuff and sort them out. Make four categories: things you want to take with you, things you need to toss away, things you will donate, and things you can sell. Think about the stuff you want to take with you. Are they valuable enough and worth the time, cost, and headache to move? Remember that moving companies charge according to weight, so the more stuff you take with you the more you will have to pay. On the other hand, the items you don’t need, but are still in good condition, you can sell in a garage sale and make some money. Therefore, decluttering and selling possessions is a smart way to save money during relocation.

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Organize a garage sale, sell the stuff you do not need, and make some money

Choosing the right moving date can save you a lot of money

If you want to save money during relocation, you will have to plan an off-season move. This means that you should plan your relocation between October and April. During warm months from late spring to early fall, moving companies keep the prices high. This is because the demand is high during those months. However, outside those months, the prices and demand drop. So, if you plan your move during those months you have a chance to some money. Take advantage of this, make a plan to move during the fall, and get a free estimate to find out how much it will cost you to move. You should also avoid weekends or holidays since those days are also very busy for the moving companies and the prices tend to be high. Pick a moving date during the offseason and save some money during the relocation.

Hire a suitable moving company

Everyone can find and contact a moving company. But finding a professional moving company that will handle your move at a reasonable price is a totally different category. Your impeccable moving plan can go to waste if you have a moving company that does not have appropriate moving equipment or that will charge you extra for some special services like packing. For instance, you don’t want to hire a moving company that doesn’t have the adequate equipment for moving your old piano from the fourth floor. You don’t want to risk hiring a company that will damage your precious piano which will cost you a lot of money. If you are moving your office, the moving company has to have the equipment for moving delicate appliances and electronics that need special attention. Any damages to your electronics could potentially cost you a lot of money.

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You don’t have to spend money on moving boxes.

Therefore, before you start thinking about how you will decorate your new home or office, make sure you find and hire a trustworthy moving company that can handle your relocation at realistic and transparent moving service fees.

You do not have to pay for packing materials

When it comes to packing for the upcoming move, you need to think outside the box. There is no need to buy moving boxes and spend extra money on your relocation. All you have to do is ask around and you will find moving boxes given to you for free. Ask your friends and family and see if they have some moving boxes they do not need and want to get rid of.  You can also ask the owners of local stores such as bookstores or liquor stores to give you cupboard boxes they don’t need. These boxes are sturdy, so you can pack heavy items there. Every extra box you find will save you some money. Also, before you start packing and using the moving boxes, remember to pack suitcases and baskets that you will take with you. So, think smart, find free moving boxes, and save some money.

Moving can be quite expensive but it doesn’t have to empty your bank account. By planning ahead, and finding a reliable moving company, you can have a pleasant and affordable moving experience. Saving money during relocation is doable. All you have to do is to make smart decisions.

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