Money-Saving Moving Tips

Moving? Here are some money-saving tips

How do you save money when it comes to moving? This is one of the top questions you will ask yourself when preparing to move your home. Most homebuyers focus their attention on the new property and usually overlook other expenses. Here are some money-saving moving tips that will reduce the costs of your upcoming move. 

Declutter your belongings before you move.

Start planning early for your move and decide what belongings you will take with you when you move. Leave enough time to have a garage sale to sell unwanted items or donate the items to a local charity. The fewer items you have during your move means less weight and time. Therefore, saving you money during your move. 

Arrange a place for the moving van to park. 

Park your car on the street in front of your home can reserve a parking space for the moving van. The closer the truck parks to your home, the less time the move will take. 

Prepare your family and pets for moving day. 

You may want to consider hiring a babysitter to care for young children. If you have dogs or cats, you may consider having someone watch them during the move. 

Prepare your home for moving day. 

Get your home ready by tying back gates, screen doors, or unhinge doors if required. Keep hallways and doorways clear of boxes to allow the moving crew quick access to all parts of your home. 

Disconnect and bundle electronic cords.

Disconnect the electric cords on televisions, computers, and home theater equipment. Label the cords. Also, tie the cords into bundles and place them in the same box.

Packing your belongings yourself. 

If you need packers, Lile will be happy to provide you with our packing services. However, the more you pack into boxes, the more money you can save.

Place boxes in stacks. 

Stack boxes with the heaviest on the bottom and lightest on the top, but no higher than a light switch. Write your last name and contents on the side of each box. 

You can leave clothing in dresser drawers.

Generally, it would help empty any end tables, buffets, cabinets, and desks. Ask your moving consultant to clarify if you should remove your items from these items before your move. 

Remove any belongings from your attic. 

Bring all your belongings down from the attic or up from the basement to save loading time. Also, it will help reduce the chance of extended carry fees.  

Carry backyard items to the front of your home.

Following this moving-saving moving tip helps to reduce long carries for the movers and shortens the loading time. 

Carefully consider your utility shut-off dates. 

If you don’t schedule a shut-off date, you can end up paying for the following month. There is nothing more frustrating than paying utility bills for separate properties. It would help if you planned start-up and shut-off dates that match your moving date. For example, garbage service should end the moment you move out. Think of each utility service and determine when you want it to end at the old place or start at the new destination.

Stage your belongings for moving day.

Before moving day, place your items in the garage or an area closest to the moving truck. On moving day, feel free to move anything you can carry yourself to and from the truck. However, you can not enter the mover’s truck or assist the crew in moving large pieces of furniture.

Pack lamp shades inside a box. 

Place all lampshades inside a moving box separate from the lamp base. Remember to mark the moving box as “Fragile.”

Consider leaving old and heavy appliances behind.

Appliances nearing their lifecycle end may not survive the trip, especially if it is a long-distance move. Moving a washer or fridge that is barely functional, for example, may not be cost-effective. You use a lot of effort and space for an appliance that may not get to your destination in working order. Instead, consider replacing the old piece of equipment when you get to the new property.

Get several quotes from professional moving companies. 

Get quotes from at least three different professional moving companies. Outline your moving needs, so the moving company knows what services you will require. This tip will help you find a moving company that fits your budget. After receiving your quote, make sure you understand everything included in the estimate. If you don’t understand the moving details, ask your moving consultation for clarification. 

Moving can be stressful! We hope these moving-saving moving tips will help you save money during your upcoming move. Lile is here to help make the entire process go smooth and seamless. Our goal is to start you off on the right foot and reduce your stress.  

At Lile, we are the LOCAL MOVING PROFESSIONALS ready to help you with all your moving needs. Get your free moving quote today!

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