5 Genius Ways to Save (Big) on Moving Expenses

Did you know that the average individual in the United States moves 11 times throughout their life?

Moving can not only be a stressful experience emotionally, but it can also put some stress on your wallet. Learning how to cut the cost of moving can reduce some of this stress and make the experience more enjoyable.

If you are searching out ways to reduce moving expenses, you’ve come to the right place! 

Moving tips

Below we talk about how you can cut moving expenses and make it just a tiny bit easier on you and your family.

1. Track Down Free Boxes

Purchasing moving boxes can be costly. You can find free boxes at local grocery stores, clothing stores, and restaurants. Keep an eye out on recycling day as well. 

Sometimes, you can find listings for free moving boxes on websites known for reselling used goods. Search and see what you can find!

2. Book Movers During Less Busy Times

Weekends are super busy for moving companies, and some will charge a premium to move you on high-volume days. Alternatively, they may reduce prices or give you a discount on days when they likely wouldn’t have many people to move. 

Consider booking your move in the middle of the month if you can swing it. It’ll save you a ton on moving expenses. 

3. Pack Everything Yourself

Most movers charge by the hour. If you are not organized and don’t have anything packed for when they arrived, you can be looking at hours of wasted time and money. 

Make sure you have everything packed and organized before the movers get to your home. Label your packed boxes with the room they are supposed to go to at your new home to prevent confusion on the other end as well. 

4. Consider Renting Appliances

Moving appliances can be costly. They are heavy and difficult to get from point A to point B.

If you rent a washer and dryer or other large appliances, you can not only save money when it comes time to move these appliances, but you can get top-of-the-line models for way less money upfront. 

When it comes time to move, you can save money on moving any large appliances because you don’t have to take them with you! 

5. Declutter Instead of Moving Stuff You Don’t Need

If you are moving, you really should consider decluttering before you pack everything away. Moving costs go up with every box, so moving with items you are just going to throw away when you arrive at your new home is a waste of time and money. 

Take stock of everything you have, determine what is essential, and donate or throw out the rest!

Your Next Move Is Going to Be a Breeze!

Now that you know how to save money when moving, you can rest a bit easier. Your moving expenses don’t have to break the bank. 

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About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.