How to Minimize Your Moving Expenses
When it comes to moving anywhere, you need to make sure that you’re spending as little as you can, yet still getting your possessions to their destination safely. Don’t think it can be done? Think again. Because people are more mobile these days, it’s easier than ever to find competent movers that can handle jobs large and small – while also lowering their prices to be competitive.
However, there’s much that you can do personally to ensure that your moving expenses aren’t more than your new house. First of all, you will want to consider having a yard sale to start getting rid of items that you don’t need, don’t want, or just don’t want to move. Remember, the more you have, the more moving will cost, so it’s in your best interest to get rid of as much as you can. And if you have a yard sale, you can always use the money you make towards your costs.
Another way to cut down on your moving expenses? Move some of your items yourself. You can easily fill a car or a van with a lot of the items that you need, and this is far cheaper when you only have to move a short distance. Longer distances aren’t going to have this option unfortunately.
But what longer moves can do is ship their items to their new location. Not only will this allow you to track your possessions en route, but it can be far cheaper (and insured) to do so. Check with your local postal service to see what kinds of rates you can expect and see how they stack up with a more traditional move.
For the bold, you can always sell everything that you own in order to have no moving expenses – aside from getting yourself to your new home. Think of it, selling all that you own will probably give you all the money that you need to buy the items again wherever you end up. In fact, this is probably one of the best ways to really clean out your house and figure out what’s worth keeping.
And the final way that you can minimize your moving expenses is to find others that have completed a move similar to your and ask them what they would do differently this time. You’ll find that hindsight really is clearer, and that their mistakes can be to your financial advantage.