Save Money On Your Move
Key tips to save you time and money
The outcome of your move could very well be felt through both sore muscles and a lower bank account. Just
how much depends on a number of factors such as whether your employer is helping with the costs, how
much 'stuff' you are moving, and how far you’re moving. To get an idea of how much moving costs can be,
below is an example of typical moving expenses:
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- Home Repairs: $300 - $1,500
- Cleaning Supplies: $350
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Moving Saving on Moving Supplies
Obtain affordable packing supplies by ordering them online or asking a friend who has recently moved
- Professional Moving Service: $3,500
to give or sell you their boxes. Borrow a tape dispenser instead of buying one. Try using crumpled
- Moving/Packing Supplies: $300
newspaper as an alternative to bubble wrap. Simply crumple up some newspaper, plain unused
- Storage Unit Rental: $250
newsprint or tissue paper to pad breakables. Shop around for the cheapest deal on packing tape and
other supplies. Instead of renting padded blankets from the truck rental company, use your own
Moving blankets, linens and area rugs for padding. But bear in mind that you may have to launder or dry-
- Airline clean them when you arrive. $300
Ticket $150 -
- Fuel $40
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TOTAL: $6,790 - $8,140 *
boxes and supplies!
Saving on Labor
If you use professional movers, consider a "you pack, we drive" arrangement, in which you pack
boxes, and the moving company loads, moves, and unloads your belongings. Call around and
compare moving cost estimates. If you can live without all your stuff for a while at your new or old
location, moving companies sometimes give significant cost reductions if they can short-term-store
and consolidate your moving items with other customers' belongings. If you move yourself, round up
"volunteers" to help you load and clean on moving day. It's still customary to reward them with
moving-day food and beverages (and maybe a small cash gift). You may also have to "volunteer" to
help them move some day. And on the day of your move, take out some of the stress – and save on
child and pet care – by asking a family member or friend to baby sit while you’re busy loading up the
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Saving on Trip Expenses
The night before you depart
Where will you stay the night before you depart? A hotel or motel might be most comfortable
and convenient, but you could save a decent amount of money if you stay the night with a
friend or relative. Or, if you have the gear, maybe you'd enjoy unrolling your sleeping bag
and "roughing it" on your living room floor the night before you leave town. If you do, try to
get hold of a sleeping pad or air mattress, which will help you get a good night's sleep.
Overnight on the Road
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Look into motel discounts along your route. Your automobile club membership may qualify
you for a better rate. When you call about them, ask if the hotel or motel includes a breakfast
with your stay. If your move travel involves an overnight stay and you're game for camping,
check into campgrounds and RV parks along your route. Be sure to ask whether a moving
truck is allowed. Some parks have size restrictions; some RV parks may not welcome moving
trucks; and some limit the number of vehicles allowed in a campsite.
"Food While Traveling" is one of those comfort factors that can make your move more enjoyable.
Eating also gives you a reason to stop and rest, so here are some helpful pointers:
o Try to balance your need to save money with your (and your family's) health and comfort
needs. Try to have at least one solid, nutritious, sit-down meal each day.
o Breakfast can be a budget - and schedule - friendly meal purchased at a grocery or
convenience store and eaten on the road: fruit, muffins, and juice for example. Lunch prices
at sit-down restaurants are typically cheaper than dinner prices. Consider having a hot lunch
and then picnicking in your hotel or motel on supplies from a grocery store.
* Values are representative of a move involving professional moving services, preparing a home/apartment
for sale, transfer of utilities to a new residence, and personal travel expenses. These costs are not indicative
of every move and therefore, may result in higher or lower moving costs based on your individual moving
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