When new home owners and renters were recently polled, they sited the high costs of moving as a considerable source of stress. Their concerns are valid. On average, moving costs movers $1,911 when they factor in hiring a moving company and supplies.
However, there are a several ways to keep costs at a reasonable level when moving. It just takes some planning and patience. If you try any of our ideas below you will be able to save a pretty penny on your next move.
Buy Used Boxes
There are numerous companies in the Pearland and Houston area that specialize in used boxes.
They ensure that the boxes are in top notch condition and are available in a variety of sizes.
The costs are typically about half of what you would spend on new and unused boxes.
Buying used boxes is also eco-friendly because you are recycling an item that has already be used.
Book your move well in advance
After being in business for over 26 years we have seen our fair share of people calling us to book their move at the last minute.
Waiting so late to book your move can potentially costs you extra money because moving companies are fitting you into their moving schedule on very short notice.
It is best to schedule your move at least 2 weeks in advance. That way, you may be able to take advantage of a promotion or special that the moving company may be offering for booking so far out.
Get referrals and recommendations for a moving company
Ask your co-workers, family, and friends, what moving company they used during their last move.
Often times, moving companies will extend a slight price break to you if you mention that you were referred by them from a previous client of theirs.
Hire a team to just load or unload your items
If you are moving from out of the area, then hire a moving company to just load and unload your items. This cuts the costs down of having a company use their truck and more manpower.
Rent a U-Haul or Enterprise truck and drive to your new home once a company has loaded your items and then have another company unload your items in your new city.
This will save you hundreds of dollars in moving expenses.
Book your move during the week versus the weekend
Just like weddings, more moves are conducted on the weekend.
If you have the flexibility, schedule your move during the week.
Many moving companies have lower rates for week day moves or they may offer a better deal to you on a case by case basis in order to fill their schedule up during the week.
We don’t want you to spend no more money than you have to on your next move.
Hopefully, you will be able to put one of these tips, if not all of them, to good use, in order to save you money.